Eau Claire Institute of Electrology

Two generations of serving the Chippewa Valley

Erica Vanderloop, BS, LE
Joyce Munson, RN, RE, CPE

Eau Claire, WI

715-832-1183


The Eau Claire Institute of Electrology

Program Overview

Our curriculum includes 450 hours of rigorous theoretical and practical hands-on training, but can be adapted to meet most state requirements.

Classes are limited to a maximum of four students to ensure one-on-one attention.

Our syllabus includes studies in human anatomy and physiology, basic concepts of biochemistry, cytology, histology, integumentary and other body systems, hair structure and analysis, microbiology, immunology, basic principals of electricity, electrology techniques and variables; operation, care and maintenance of equipment and instruments and basic business principals and practices.

 

Contact Us

The Eau Claire Institute of Electrology is located in Eau Claire, WI, just off the intersection of Business Highway 53 and Highland Avenue, in the EastRidge Center Mall.

If you are interested in our program you may download the application here:

Student Application:
ECIE App for Student Admission

Instructor Application:
ECIE App for Instructor Admission

If you have any questions about our program or would like to be sent a School Catalog, feel free to call Joyce at 715-832-1183 or send her an E-Mail.

 

Your Instructors

Erica Vanderloop, MSE, RE

Erica Vanderloop, MSE, RE

Erica is the second-generation owner and director of the Eau Claire Institute of Electrology, stepping into the role in 2016. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education.

Erica is an active member of the Wisconsin Electrologists Association and the American Electrology Association. She obtained her instructor license in the fall of 2016 and is excited to continue her love for teaching while also pursuing her passion for helping others.

The combination of Erica's skill in electrology and her background in education uniquely qualify her as the area's leading electrology instructor. Prior to shifting her career focus to the Eau Claire Institute of Electrology, Erica worked over 10 years in public schools in the districts of Bristol and Chippewa Falls in Wisconsin, and received her Education masters degree in 2016 through UW-Oshkosh.

Erica has been trained in electrology since 2010, when she received her electrology license and began her journey in the field part time while continuing her teaching career. Eventually she followed her passion and in 2016 decided to leave public schools and pursue electrolysis and electrolysis education full time.

 
Joyce Munson, RN, RE, CPE

Joyce Munson, RN, RE, CPE

Joyce graduated cum laude from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing.

After working over 11 years in hospital areas of acute care and hemodialysis, where she was involved with the home hemodialysis training program, she became a dermatology nurse, working in the clinic and surgical settings.

The ERI School Branch in Eau Claire was managed by Joyce for three years. After its closing, Joyce opened the Eau Claire School of Electrolysis in 1994, now the Eau Claire Institute of Electrology.

Joyce is an active member of the Wisconsin Electrologists Association and the American Electrology Association, having served on a number of state and national committees, as well as being a professional witness for the State of Wisconsin. Her level of demonstrated expertise in the field of electrolysis led to invitations as a National Speaker in Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Madison, Omaha, and San Francisco for state and national electrology groups.

Her work in the field of dermatology led her to become trained as a electrologist. Joyce graduated from Dr. James Schuster's Electrolysis Research Institute (ERI), School of Electrology in 1988.

The National Title of Certified Professional Electrologist (CPE) was earned in 1990.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

How do I know this is a quality program? All the schools I've looked into say that that are the best?

Our school is the only Wisconsin licensed electrology school with a history of serving the profession since it's establishment in 1994, taught by an instructor with over 20 years of electrology experience and a long history of teaching, being one of the first hemodialysis nurse instructors in the area. Eau Claire Institute of Electrology was the only school in the state until 2004, when a former graduate of our electrology program and former employee (licensed in 2003 as an electrologist and 2004 as an electrology instructor) started an independent school in the area in August of 2004.

How long does the program take?

Our accelerated program is designed to meet Wisconsin State licensure requirements of 450 hours of training. We hold classes Monday through Thursday from 8:30am - 5:30pm. 210 theory hours can be taken on-line through our distance learning program. The remaining 240 hours of practical experience is done on-site at the school. We can design a course plan that includes up to 1,600 hours of training to satisfy most state's training requirement.

What are the entrance requirements for the ECME?

According to Wisconsin State Regulations, applicants must have a high school diploma or GED and must be 18 years old. We would add that successful students are mature, self-motivating, and have excellent study skills.

This sounds great, but how much does it cost?

The course tuition for the Wisconsin state licensed program is $6,995. There is a $15 application fee and the textbook fee is $150. We have a library of all the current textbooks for electrologists and utilize textbooks recommended by the Wisconsin Board of Regulation and Licensure and the American Electrology Association in preparation for state and national exams.

When do the sessions start?

On-site classes are started approximately every 8 to 12 weeks. These practical hours are scheduled around student needs and instrctor availability. The on-line theory training is available at any time, but should begin prior to attending the school for the practical portion of training. Wisconsin requires the program be taught in no less than 11 weeks or longer than 30 weeks.

How do I get started?

Fill out and submit an application.

Sessions require a minimum of two confirmed applicants to be held and have the maximum of four confirmed students. Apply today as sessions fill quickly.

A confirmed student is one who has submitted an application, been accepted, submitted an enrollment contract and paid their textbook fees and tuition deposit. Class slots can not be reserved without payment.

Electrolysis Tip

For a more comfortable treatment, avoid caffeine for a few hours before your appointment.

Electrolysis Tip

Talk to your electrologist about any questions or concerns. We want your experience to be as comfortable and effective as possible.

Electrolysis Tip

HydrateHydrate, hydrate, hydrate!
Drinking plenty of water helps unwanted hair slide right out.

Did you Know?

Electrology is the only hair removal method recognized as permanent by the FDA.

Electrolysis Tip

Ask your electrologist for aftercare advice. We can recommend the product that is right for your skin and treatment program.

Did you know?

The hair you see is not all the hair you have. Hair grows in cycles. That's why it takes more than one appointment to permanently clear an area.

Did you know?

Gently exfoliating your skin before your treatment opens up the follicles and lets the unwanted hair slide out more easily.

Did you know?

If your electrologist can't see the hairs, they can't zap the hairs. Plucking, waxing, threading, or tweezing before your hair removal appointment reduces the number of hairs your electrologist can remove.

Electrolysis Tip

Clean skin releases unwanted hair more easily. Remove your makeup before your appointment, Remove makeup prior to your electrolysis appointment.so the hair follicles are clean and accessible.

Electrolysis Tip

It's okay to shave between treatments, but never, ever tweeze!

Never tweeze between treatments.

Our Credentials

Erica Vanderloop:
Registered Electrologist
Masters of Science Degree in Education

Joyce Munson:
Registered Electrologist
Registered Nurse
Licensed Electrology Instructor
Bachelor Degree in Nursing from University WI-Eau Claire

Robert Vanderloop:
Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Theatre Education from University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
Master of Science in Administrative Leadership from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Rheanna Severson, RE:
Registered Electrologist

 

Electrolysis Solutions

   For Athletes
   For Breasts & Sensitive Areas
   For Coarse, Wavy Hair
   For Darker Skin
   For Hormonal Changes/PCOS
   For Men
   For Teenagers
   For Transgender

Locations

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Eau Claire, WI Office

715-832-1183
4330 Golf Terrace
Suite 112
Eau Claire, WI 54701

Modalities & Techniques

Shortwave (Thermolysis)
Galvanic
Blend
Waxing
Vasculyse

Areas Served

Eau Claire, WI*
and surrounding areas

* Indicates that an office is located at this location