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MBIE Requirements for Admissions
for Traditional Classroom Course and Hybrid Distance Learning Students

All Applicants Must Submit the Following

  1. A completed application form, $225.00 non-refundable registration fee payable to the Monterey Bay Institute of Electrology.
  2. A copy of a high school/College or GED certificate from an accredited senior high school.
    NOTE: Ability-to-Benefit (ATB) students are not eligible for the electrology program.
  3. Have a good working knowledge of English, both reading and writing.
  4. A copy of a birth certificate or another legal document to verify a minimum age of 17 years.
  5. Copy of a picture ID (driver license)
  6. Health certificate from a physician indicating that the candidate is in good health and free of communicable diseases. The candidate must also provide a certificate from a physician stating that they are receiving vaccinations for hepatitis and tetanus and have been screened for the presence of tuberculosis.
  7. Evidence of a recent eye examination within the past 12 months. (Distance Education student is to present the above health certificate and proof of eye examination at the start of the practical portion of the program.)

The Institute welcomes applications at any time. All applications will be reviewed in the order received. Applicants should complete and return the application form and pay the $225.00 non-refundable application fee. This begins the enrollment process and reserves a place in the next available class. Currently, there is a waiting list of students eligible for future enrollment.

English Proficiency

The student must have the ability to read and write English at the level of a graduate of an American high school as demonstrated by the possession of a high school diploma, GED or passage of the California High School Proficiency Exam. All course lessons and communications are written English only, English as a second language (ESL) is not available for this program. The Institute does not offer a tutor for the program.

Visa Services

This institution does not admit students from other countries or who are in the United States on "visa services" programs.


Monterey Bay Institute of Electrology does not discriminate in its educational programs or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic group, ancestry, age, religion or religious creed, sex or gender, individuals with disabilities or handicap, or any other status or condition protected by Federal Laws Prohibiting Discrimination.


The Institute does not extend credit or lend money to an individual for institutional and noninstitutional charges and will not require more than one term or four months of advance payment or tuition at one time. When 50 per percent of the program has been completed, the Institution may require full payment. The student understands that if a separate party is financing his/her education that the student, and the student alone, is directly responsible for all payments and monies owed to the school listed on this agreement.

The Institute does not participate in any state or federal financial aid programs; it will be incumbent upon applicants to demonstrate the availability of sufficient financial resources to pay for the course of instruction.

It is important that the student keep copies of the enrollment agreement, receipts, or any other information that documents the monies paid to the institution.

Consumer Loan Agreement: Students may voluntarily choose a Third Party Private Lending Institution to receive a loan to pay for the cost of the electrology program. The third party lender is responsible for providing all disclosures to students according to the Truth in Lending Act of Title 15 of the United States Code.

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MBIE Course Catalog & Application