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5-Day Laser Training Course Overview

laser trainingFor those considering a career as a cosmetic laser technician, it’s exciting to know that without any medical or aesthetic background you can learn all you need to know about the ABC’s of laser in this information-packed course. Our classroom curriculum is designed to give students an in-depth knowledge of skin care mechanics in addition to Comprehensive Laser Bootcamp training education. We train our students in the basic fundamentals of how lasers work, describe the clinical applications in the industry, and promote an understanding of laser safety. Students will leave with a thorough knowledge of cosmetic lasers and the education needed to be successful in this industry.

Building off of laser basics at the beginning of our course, students will be taught the fundamentals of laser physics, the importance of the Fitzpatrick scale (classifying skin typing) and laser safety, and will be able to explain the clinical applications of lasers in the industry. A variety of experts in the field will also educate students on the business side of the laser industry, such as client screening and candidacy, safety protocols, marketing and the application of treatments. Students will have an overall solid grasp of lasers and will be ready to take on any line of work in the skin care working environment.

(*Note: This laser training course does not include hands-on training. If you are looking for clinical hands-on training, check out our 2-week Comprehensive Laser Bootcamp Course or our 1-week CORE Course for clinical hands-on training)

Career Advancement

In addition to providing a cosmetic laser and Intense Pulse Light education National Laser Institute has the only course in the country that contains an extensive presentation on how to build your business as an employee, independent contractor, or business owner. This marketing portion is presented by Louis Silberman, medical spa owner who has been written up in Entrepreneur and Fortune magazine for his successes in the health and beauty market.

5-Day Laser Training Course Agenda

When you attend our laser training course, you will receive:

  • Laser course workbook
  • Medical Aesthetics Marketing and Operations Package (detailed manual plus a 3-hour DVD on how to build your business!)
  • Laser Safety Officer Training (which also includes the 2 hours of CPR)

Here is a sample course schedule as to what you would be learning each day!*

Day 1
9:00am – 1:00pm
1:00am – 2:00pm
2:00am – 6:00pm
Hair, Skin, & Lasers
Hair, Skin, & Lasers
Objectives: Laser Science, Laser Bio-Physics, Hair & Skin Anatomy, Tissue Interaction, ABC’s of Laser, Fitzpatrick Scale, Disorders of the Skin
Day 2
9:00am – 1:00pm
1:00am – 2:00pm
2:00pm – 4:00pm
4:00pm – 6:00pm
ABC’s of Laser
Laser Physics
Tissue Interaction
Objectives: The fundamentals and basics of laser physics, the Fitzpatrick scale (classifying skin typing) and tissue interaction
Day 3
9:00am – 11:00am
11:00am – 1:00pm
1:00pm – 2:00pm
2:00pm – 3:30pm
3:30pm – 5:30pm
5:30pm – 6:00pm
Laser and Intense Pulse Light Summary
Understanding Client Care
Laser and Intense Pulse Light Safety
Radiofrequency & Skin Tightening
Live Botox/Filler Demonstrations
Objectives: Laser and Intense Pulse Light summary, skin rejuvenation procedures, client screening and candidacy, laser and Intense Pulse Light safety, radiofrequency and skin tightening.
Day 4
9:00am – 12:00pm
12:00pm – 1:00pm
1:00pm – 2:00pm
2:00pm – 4:00pm
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Clinical Laser Applications
Guest Speaker: Tattoo Removal
Customer Service Phone Pre-Consults
Laser Safety Officer Training
Objectives: Laser applications, laser safety officer training, laser safety and operation, tattoo removal guest speaker.
Day 5
9:00am – 11:00am
11:00am – 12:00pm
12:00pm – 1:00pm
1:00pm – 2:30pm
2:30pm – 4:30pm
4:00pm – 6:00pm
CPR Training
Laser Guest Speaker
Guest Speaker: Laser Techs
Guest Speaker: Plastic Surgeon
Business Development & Marketing Seminar
Objectives: Learn CPR training, listen to laser guest speakers, business development and marketing seminar.

(*Classes are subject to change without notice.)

Why Become a Laser Technician?

Laser technicians are often found working in medical spas, physicians’ offices, laser clinics and other establishments. Data shows that last year, there were 2,100 medical spas open for business across the country. Laser hair removal and IPL photo skin rejuvenation treatments are two of the most in-demand nonsurgical cosmetic treatments in the United States. Each year, millions of people around the world seek out laser services. At National Laser Institute, you can complete your education in two weeks or less!

Here at National Laser Institute, we frequently receive inquiries from med spas, doctor’s offices and clinics across the country seeking our graduates. As the requests come in, we distribute the leads to our alumni. We also have a team that works to build relationships with medical spas nationwide so that we are a resource for our students and for employers who are looking to hire laser technicians. In fact, we send out between 200-500 job leads each month. While no school in the country can “guarantee” you a job, we are confident that our reputation speaks for itself.

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Why Choose National Laser Institute?

Comp Boxes Laser

20,000Successful Graduates

20 Years of ExcellencePioneered marketplace for Cosmetic Laser & Injection Training

#1 RatedMedical Aesthetics Training Brand in Country

Nationwide Locations Credits for Medical Professionals

500Job leads sent out per month by Graduate Services

7000+5-star reviews

Our educational focus is, and always has been medical aesthetics. It’s our passion! In fact, our instructors have a combined 200 years of experience with laser, IPL, radiofrequency and other modalities. NLI students get to experience a variety of instructors with different backgrounds and teaching styles. This makes each educational session fun and unique! All of our instructors have a minimum of 5-20 years working with laser full-time. Our instructors include physicians, nurses, certified laser experts, plastic surgeons, dermatologists, skincare specialists and guest speakers from the country’s top medical aesthetic brands.

National Laser Institute also offers its graduates access to the first and largest online medical aesthetics library. This resource is ideal for those who would like to expand their research and knowledge in the anti-aging industry. This comprehensive library is filled with thousands of pages of information that range from clinical studies, treatment information, business development, equipment information, career tools, medical aesthetic news, and much more. We have also included a vast amount of informative videos on all relevant topics as well as sample client forms to help aid you in your business ventures.


– What our attendees say –

  • NLI was the greatest experience! Everyone is full of personality and heart. They really care about you and your education. I feel so blessed to have been part of the NLI experience.

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  • Your dream job is waiting! If I can do it, you can too!

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  • I can't believe I got a job so quickly after graduating from NLI! It really is such a fun job!

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