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Core Training Course (9-Day)

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9-Day Core Laser Course Description

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For students who can’t travel to our Scottsdale or Dallas locations for our Comprehensive Laser Bootcamp Course, we offer an 9-Day CORE Laser course in cities across the country, including Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia and New York! This course will teach you the medical aesthetics industry’s most in-demand cosmetic laser treatments in less than half the time of our 2-week class.

The CORE Laser course at National Laser Institute includes 9 full days of training as well as 2 days of classroom education taught by industry-leading experts with 10 to 20 years of experience in the medical aesthetics marketplace. Throughout this laser training course, students will also participate in hands-on clinical training with a variety of highly popular cosmetic laser treatments.

Your tuition includes a course manual that consists of written materials and marketing tools, including examples of history and consent forms, and a certificate of training upon course completion. We also provide you with access to our online medical aesthetics library, which has thousands of resources, including instructional videos, clinical studies and more.

Classroom (Didactic) Education

Classroom education is led by expert instructors and covers topics such as laser biophysics, pre- and post-treatment care, the consultation process and the latest laser techniques. You will also discuss topics such as:

  • The fundamentals of laser physics
  • The Fitzpatrick scale for classifying skin types
  • The ABC’s of laser
  • Clinical applications of lasers in the industry
  • Client screening and candidacy
  • Laser settings and functionalities

These classroom lectures not only will help you understand the basics of various cosmetic laser treatments but will also prepare you for clinicals in an educational environment where you will apply the new skills you learned while treating real, paying clients.

Hands-On Training

In order to gain the comfort and familiarity that comes with firing cosmetic lasers, National Laser Institute believes all students should receive hands-on training with scheduled clients. This type of clinical practice provides a real-world type of environment so students can gain the confidence and skills they need to provide these treatments to their future clients.

Since we are the largest medical aesthetics institute in the country, the world’s biggest laser companies have given us millions of dollars in the latest and greatest technologies. Our relationship with them allows us to provide you with hands-on practice on some of the newest technologies in the marketplace.

At the end of our 9-Day CORE Laser course, students will be prepared to confidently provide these treatments to their own clientele:

  • Laser hair removal
  • Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) photofacial
  • Laser spider vein reduction
  • Laser acne treatments
  • CoolSculpting body contouring
  • Cellulite reduction
  • Radiofrequency skin tightening
  • Laser wrinkle reduction
  • Laser skin tightening
  • Laser tattoo removal
  • Microneedling

In addition to treating real clients, you’ll have the opportunity to receive these cosmetic treatments. We believe it’s important to have the procedure in order to truly understand what your clients will experience!

Why Become A Cosmetic Laser Technician?

The medical aesthetics industry is currently a multi-billion-dollar marketplace that is expected to grow even more in the future. With cosmetic laser training, you will become highly desirable to prospective employers as your skill set will be a diverse asset to any company! That’s why now is the best time to receive cosmetic laser training. You’ll become laser trained to perform laser hair removal, IPL photofacials, radiofrequency skin rejuvenation, body contouring, tattoo removal, microneedling, and more using safe techniques and proper protocols.

As new treatment modalities and advanced technologies emerge, businesses need trained skin care specialists to deliver these services. In this ever-changing industry, the career possibilities are endless, which allows you to take your skills to medical spas, laser clinics, physician’s offices and fitness centers!

The more well-rounded you are in your new skill set, the more attractive you are in the marketplace. If your prospective employer knows you are proficient in photofacials, tattoo removal and other anti-aging services, you are a far more valuable employee.

Sample Course Schedule
9 Day CORE Destination


Comp Didactic

Day 1

9:00am – 6:00pmWelcome – Hair, Skin, & CPR

Core Didactic

Day 2

9:00am – 6:00pmLaser BioPhysics, Laser Safety, Intense Pulsed Light

Core Laser Clinical Hands-On *

Day 3 – Day 9

9:00am – 10:00amDidactic Education
* Laser Clinical includes modalities such as: Laser Hair Reduction, Photofacial, Radio Frequency Skin Tightening, Tattoo Removal, Non-Ablative Radio Frequency Skin Resurfacing, Cellulite Reduction, Microneedling, and CoolSculpting Body Contouring.10:00am – 1:00pmLaser Clinical Hands-On
1:00pm – 2:00pmLunch Break
2:00pm – 6:00pmLaser Clinical Hands-On

(*Classes are subject to change without notice.)

Laser Technician Career Advancement

National Laser Institute has trained thousands of students each year who have gone on to work for medical spas, laser facilities, physician’s offices, dermatology clinics, fitness centers and more. Many have even opened their own business after graduation! There are many avenues of work and career opportunities open to you after you’ve received your laser certification.

We are proud to inform you that we are the only medical aesthetics school in the United States with a Graduate Services Department to assist you in your career search. Each month, we send out over 600 job leads nationwide from employers looking to hire Cosmetic Laser Technicians.

Our 9-Day CORE Laser course also includes a Marketing Seminar presented by National Laser Institute CEO, Louis Silberman, a nationally recognized marketer. He has been featured in numerous skin care publications, including Skin Inc.Les Nouvelles Esthétiques & Spa and Dermascope. During this special marketing session, you will gain the tools to market yourself to potential employers or open your own businesses and start attracting clientele!

As an alumnus, you’ll also have access to our online medical aesthetics library, a comprehensive tool for those who want to expand their knowledge. This online resource includes clinical studies, informative videos, treatment information, career tools, medical aesthetics news, marketing materials and so much more.

Course Objectives

By the end of the 9-Day CORE Laser course at National Laser Institute, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the unique characteristics of a cosmetic client
  • Understand the fundamentals of how a cosmetic laser interacts with skin tissue
  • Discuss the benefits, expectations and results associated with several laser and pulsed light devices
  • Describe measures to minimize complications and sub-optimal results
  • Determine which types of laser treatments will create the desired results for your clients
  • Explain pre- and post-treatment care to your clients
  • Demonstrate proper technique and safe operation of laser and pulsed light devices


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Laser Training Testimonials

National Laser Institute is the leading medical aesthetics school in the nation with over 15 years of experience in the industry! Each year, we train thousands of cosmetologists, estheticians and complete career changers on how to become Cosmetic Laser Technicians. Read what our graduates have to say about their experience with us below!

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NLI Student Success Stories

From day one, the staff seemed to answer questions even before I asked them! The instructors are extremely knowledgeable and they know everything pertaining to laser like the back of their hand. As the classes tend to go long, the instructors had a way of bringing your attention back to where it needed to be. Hands-on training was an incredible experience. Thank you, National Laser Institute!

Linda J. Cass

I was a student at National Laser Institute in January. I have since worked at two laser facilities. I feel that I am more educated than my coworkers who did not go to National Laser Institute. I am so happy with the education I received from your school.

Margaret Sorden

National Laser Institute has helped me immensely in my new career. I had no prior experience in the field, and almost immediately I had job offers! I was also very impressed with the ongoing help and information I received after my class ended. Anytime I had questions I would call and receive a prompt response. I am happy with my new job and I learned so much from this course!

Jordan G.

View hundreds more testimonials here!


For more details on our core laser training course, please give us a call at 1-800-982-6817 or fill out our form on the bottom.