"Why should I bother joining the BIAE?"
"There are plenty of trade associations I can join without having to take an entrance assessment!" That is precisely why the public trust the BIAE when searching for an electrolysist. As we are a professional body rather than a trade association we provide peace of mind for the public by assessing each potential member. If you are serious about providing the very best treatment you can, and want to prove to your clients you are a cut above the rest then membership of the BIAE is the perfect solution.
"I'm scared of exams!"
Please don’t be scared, we’re not trying to catch you out! We just need to check you’ve been taught correctly, and if not then we’ll recommend what to do next. We know all too well that some colleges don’t prepare their students adequately. We even offer an initial assessment to identify problems before the entrance assessment when you apply to join.
We’re here to help you all the way, and once you’re ready all you need to do is come along to one of our assessment days to perform a few treatments for us. There’s also a multiple choice written assessment which again we’ll help you prepare for. It’s definitely in your best interests to join the BIAE to boost your career prospects and grow your business, plus potential clients will feel reassured if you are a BIAE member. We’re a friendly, supportive organisation and we’d love to have you on board.
"But I don't do just Electrolysis, I do other treatments too..."
So do lots of our members. Whether you are a full-time electrolysist or just do a few treatments a week the BIAE has plenty of other members in exactly the same situation as you.
"What about insurance?"
You can either keep your existing policy or choose our own cover for a huge range of treatments. (Minimum amount of experience required for electrolysis cover.)
Whether you are employed or self-employed you are sure to find membership of the BIAE more than just another certificate to put on your wall. Membership for 1 year includes:
- A listing in the online directory for client referrals
- A subscription to our newsletter The Probe, including access to all back issues via the members only section of the website
- Discounted training courses, seminars and AGM tickets
- A range of stationery with the BIAE logo only available to members
On top of these benefits you will also be a part of a professional body that stands up for your interests, and works tirelessly to promote electrolysis as performed by BIAE members.
How to join
Simply call, email or write to us for an application pack to apply for the initial assessment. You can also download a Prospectus and BIAE Application Form 15 (3) view a sample page of our Entrance Handbook; and even try out a sample of the written assessment.
Not ready to take the assessment just yet? Perhaps you are still studying at college. Student membership gives you:
- A subscription to The Probe
- Support to help you prepare for the entrance assessment
- Mentorship from a BIAE member
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Tel: 08445 441 373