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Accreditations and Licensing

  • National Laser Institute pioneered the cosmetic laser & injection training industry offering the very first formalized comprehensive medical aesthetics training in 2003.
  • The Arizona State Board for Private Post Secondary Education licenses National Laser Institute as the first vocational training program in the state of Arizona.
  • The American Academy of Family Physicians has reviewed the National Laser Institute’s Continuing Medical Education (CME) courses and approved them for up to 66 prescribed credits.
  • NLI was the first cosmetic laser training school approved by AARA to offer training classes in 2004. The Arizona Radiation Regulatory Agency (ARRA),  is responsible for the conduct of a statewide radiological health and safety program and for the enforcement of State rules and regulations.
  • This continuing education activity was approved by the Western Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
  • National Laser Institute is approved as a career school by the Texas Workforce Commission and is authorized as an agency approved laser hair removal training course by the Texas Department of State Health Services. In 2017 the Texas agency laser oversight was changed to the Texas Department of Licensing Regulation.


Many of our prospective students ask us: “Can I do laser if I don’t have a degree or an aesthetician license?” After completing a National Laser Institute training course, you will be certified to perform laser and medical aesthetic procedures.

The industry, however, is regulated on a state-by-state basis. In most states, after completing our National Laser Institute training, anyone is qualified to work in a supervised setting. Most states allow anyone with National Laser Institute’s training to perform laser procedures in a qualified med spa or laser center. Please contact us if you have a question about your state.

Cosmetic injections such as BOTOX®, Dermal Fillers, and Sclerotherapy typically must be performed by a registered nurse, physician assistant, or physician. In some states, a licensed vocational nurse or medical assistant is allowed to inject.

If you have specific questions about the state you live in, please call us at 1-800-982-6817 or simply fill out the form to your right. We will be happy to answer your questions.