Come to sunny Scottsdale, Arizona and spend your time in our state of the art training theater immersed in extensive laser training! Unlike most laser classroom training available, the Esthetic Advisor Laser Academy courses are taught by the exceptionally knowledgeable and experienced professionals who use light based devices daily with their own clients. Our instructors are ARRA/ADHS approved with many years of teaching (literally) thousands of skincare professionals how to safely use esthetic lasers and provide invaluable advice on starting a career in this exciting industry.

Our state of the art training theater provides students with ultra comfortable recliners with access to complimentary refreshments. With a maximum of 10 students per lecture class, our 81″ monitor and stadium arrangement make seeing and hearing every aspect of the instruction easy for every student. There isn’t a bad seat in the house!

The 40 Hour Basic Laser Operator Didactic Course (Live, block schedule)

Format: In person (all practioners)

Location: Scottsdale, AZ

This 40 hour, live didactic course was developed for estheticians, cosmetologists, and individuals making a career change into laser esthetics and is an ADHS approved course that satisfies the didactic requirement for licensure in Arizona. Registered nurses and physician assistants who desire a more comprehensive course than the 24 Hour Health Professional Course may take this 40 Hour Basic Laser Operator Course to satisfy didactic requirements for Arizona licensure.

EALA has developed the most comprehensive ADHS approved laser curriculum which includes the latest training in:

• Skin and hair anatomy
• Skin cancers
• Transmittable diseases of the skin
• Fitzpatrick & Glogau skin typing
• Laser hair reduction
• IPL/ photofacials
• Fractional technologies
• Tattoo removal
• Laser safety/LSO
• Contraindications and photosensitizing medications
• Profitable operations and avoiding liability
• Marketing laser services and client communication
• Finding employment in the competitive medical/laser esthetics market
• Many other exciting topics!

“I would highly recommend Esthetic Advisor Laser Academy to anyone who is seeking a beyond excellent education in laser and medical esthetics. I am a graduate of EALA, and I feel that my education far surpasses that of other laser training facilities. I experienced giving state of the art hands on laser treatments at their onsite facility, Cosmo Medspa. I learned advanced techniques, as well as skin biology in a comfortable theatre like setting. Upon graduating, I received assistance with writing a resume and finding employment at an amazing medical facility. I want to thank everyone at EALA for giving me an outstanding education and making my dreams come true!”

“At first, I was torn about which laser school to attend.  After doing some research, the decision was easy. When you write on Esthetic Advisor Laser Academy’s website, the owner, Kris, is the one who responds. She is the one to answer any questions, give you the tour, and she is your main instructor throughout the program. From the first day of my inquiries, I was treated like a person, like a future student, not just another number or name on a list. I loved this school!! The subject matter was covered well, and with our small class size our instructors were able to ensure everyone understood a concept before moving on. During the hands on portion of the course we learned how to successfully perform treatments, how to present pre and post treatment instructions, and how to professionally interact with our clients. I recommend this school to anyone who is interested in a top quality education and more personalized classroom time!!”

“Esthetic Adviser and Laser Academy is an outstanding school. The instructor, Kris Groop is one of my best instructors that I have had through all of my education. She is confident, extremely intelligent, caring women. She teaches everything in a fun and easy way to understand. I had one on one instruction in theory and practical, which you can’t find anywhere! I share my experience and recommend this school to everyone. I can’t wait to attend more of her clinical courses!”

Attendees will also become certified as a Laser Safety Officer (attendees must provide a current CPR card for LSO certification), which may afford the ability to function in that capacity for an organization. AZ Attendees are required by ADHS to take a 50 question test and pass with an 80% or better score.

In order to be eligible for AZ certification as a laser operator by ADHS, graduates of a 40 hour didactic laser course must complete 24 hours of directly supervised permanent hair reduction treatments (a minimum of 10 separate treatments). If a laser operator wishes to perform any other laser treatment in addition to permanent hair reduction, he/she must complete an additional 24 hours of directly supervised hands on cosmetic laser treatments with a minimum of 10 separate treatments per modality (e.g. 10 tattoo removal treatments, 10 IPL treatments, etc.) For those who are not able to complete these treatments under the direct supervision of a medical director, EALA provides an ADHS approved 48 Hour Clinical Laser Operator Course. The 40 Hour Basic Laser Operator Didactic Course and the 48 Hour Clinical Laser Operator Course are offered together as the 88 Hour Comprehensive Laser Operator Course.

The 40 Hour Basic Laser Operator Didactic Course is also available online and in a hybrid format!

PREREQUISITE: There is no prerequisite for this course.

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