If you are an esthetician or cosmetologist looking to get live training on the latest in medical esthetics or cosmetic light based therapies, EALA provides the most comprehensive classes in the nation.

“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!” Alex, S. Mesa, AZ “Kristin is a plethora of knowledge, a trusted source and considered an expert when it comes to anything laser, skincare or aesthetics.” Kim S. Gilbert, AZ “I have had the great opportunity to work with Kristin when she was starting her career in Aesthetics. As her instructor, it was apparent that she was focused and success driven. Kristen has made a name for herself in the past 12 years since she was an aesthetics student. She has a light-hearted personality and a strong sense of business. Five years after her graduation from National Aesthetics Institute, she was my instructor for Laser. I strongly recommend Kristin for any type of medical esthetics or laser class for physicians, technicians or clients. As an educator she definitely knows the Laser industry.” Isabel Calleros Mesa, AZ

Unlike the large “degree mill” training schools where you are just a number, EALA prides itself on very small class sizes using the latest technology in our state of the art and ultra comfortable training theater equipped with leather recliners, surround sound, dimmable lighting, and big screen TV’s. Students have access to our complimentary snack center as well as the ability to check out laptops and tablets. EALA students benefit from extensive hands on time with experienced, ARRA and BOC certified instructors who currently work with the machines on a daily basis as a long term career. Our graduates leave with the confidence to earn more and further their professional skincare careers.

Kristin Groop is the founder and Education Director of Esthetic Advisor Laser Academy and has a background in adult education for over 27 years. She was an adjunct faculty member of the Maricopa Community College System prior to becoming a Master Esthetician and Educator in the State of Washington and licensed/certified Esthetician, Esthetic Instructor, Laser Operator and Laser Instruction Supervisor in Arizona After spending seven years as the lead instructor for the nation’s largest laser training school, Kristin created the curricula for Esthetic Advisor Laser Academy in 2010 knowing that there was a better way to train laser operators to increase their skill set and comprehension of the subjects taught.  She has used her passion, experience and extensive knowledge to create the most comprehensive laser and medical esthetics training courses available.  She is a national speaker and educator, and has been featured in several international esthetic magazines (Les nouvelles magazine, etc.). Kristin maintains her own busy practice and uses all the machines and technologies taught at EALA on her clients. Kristin is exceptionally connected in the medical esthetics field and has had great success in helping skincare professionals enhance their careers.

Below is a list of the courses considered most appropriate for skincare professionals. Please feel free to contact us to discuss how our courses can enhance your career in esthetics!

LIVE COURSES: EALA’s goal is not to be the biggest medical esthetic/laser training school, but the very best. Our live class sizes are small (10 or less in classroom and 5 or less in clinic) to ensure enough hands-on treatments for our students to gain the confidence and experience they need to succeed in their own career. Kristin has spent years developing research supported and experience tested curricula that are each copyrighted through the Library of Congress. Beauty professionals are exposed to the very latest procedures and technologies. In addition to learning how to safely and effectively operate a laser or perform advanced medical esthetics procedures, Kristin also spends time showing her students how to be profitable and successful. EALA students are taught relevant, timely, valuable information that only a practitioner with over 12 years as a successful practitioner, business owner, educator, and innovator can provide. Kristin individually mentors her students and helps them achieve their goals, something a “national” school can’t possibly offer.

Check out our wide selection of live courses approved by ARRA and/or AZ BOC!

Kris Teaching fully retouched 508 x 35640 Hour Basic Laser Operator Didactic Course (live)This 40 hour live, didactic course was developed for estheticians, cosmetologists, and individuals making a career change into laser esthetics and is an ARRA approved course that satisfies the didactic requirement for certification in Arizona. No prerequisites.
hybrid_img348 Hour Clinical Laser Operator Course (live, hands-on)This ARRA approved course utilizes the latest light based technologies to complete a minimum of 24 hours/10 treatments for hair reduction and 24 hours and a minimum of 10 treatments for certification in other cosmetic lasers procedures including photofacials, fractional non-ablative skin rejuvenation, skin tightening, and non-ablative tattoo removal.
hybrid_img288 Hour Comprehensive Laser Operator Course (live)This ARRA approved course combines the live 40 Hour Basic Laser Didactic Course together with the live 48 Hour Clinical Laser Operator Course to provide start to finish AZ certified eligible training in less than two weeks. No prerequisites.
500 tall x 600 procedure pic for front pagegold4 Hour Introduction to Microneedling (live)The 4 Hour Introduction to Microneedling live course is designed for career changers beginning their esthetic careers, estheticians, cosmetologists, and skin professionals who want to find out more about the advances in microneedling and receive a well-rounded overview of fractional therapy systems from experienced skincare professional instructors who use these devices on their own clients.
Portrait of a young female professional spa employee8 Hour Laser Safety Officer (LSO) (live)This live course teaches the fundamentals of laser biophysics and laser safety. ARRA requirements are included to give the participants not only the tools to understand lasers, but how to administer a laser safety program effectively for a facility.
girl face with peel away for OUTSIDE of PATIENT Brochure8 Hour Chemical Peel Course (live)This 8 hour live, in-person class will not only teach you how to chemically peel the skin, but skin anatomy and common skin conditions that chemical peels are used for. Specifically, you will learn the following subjects:

• Skin anatomy
• Chemical peel history
• Skin conditions
• Classifications and peel depth
• Mechanism of action of common peeling agents
• Contraindications
• Avoiding potential complications
• Post peel tips

This course will demonstrate the safe and effective use of a mid-depth peel. Students will then have the opportunity to perform a mid-depth peel application. Because we are using a mid-depth peel, if participants are wishing to use this depth of peel in their practice, they must be under the direction of a medical director with a DEA license, or a health professional possessing a DEA license. You will receive the appropriate certificate of completion at the end of this course.

PREREQUISITE: Attendees should be a licensed esthetician, cosmetologist, or healthcare professional.
isabel teaching blading4 Hour Dermaplaning Course (live)Dermaplaning is a simple and safe procedure for exfoliating the epidermis and ridding the skin of fine vellus hair (commonly called peach fuzz). The art and technique of dermaplaning/epidermal leveling utilizes a surgical blade to perform this procedure on the face. Although it has been used for many years, many estheticians, nurses and other skin care professionals haven't been trained in how to properly perform this popular and profitable procedure.

This 4 hour interactive power point lecture/ theory seminar includes an in-depth demonstration, as well as hands-on practical/practice. Additionally, attendees receive a Dermaplaning Kit ($100 value) consisting of:

• 20 sterile surgical steel blades
• 1 surgical steel blade holder
• 1 safety blade remover
• 1 hard case

Attendees will be given hands on opportunities to perform and receive this procedure. Students will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion.

PREREQUISITE: Attendees should be a licensed esthetician, cosmetologist, or healthcare professional.
girl with pen 400 x 600The 16 hour Live Master Microneedling CourseThe 16 Hour Live Master Microneedling Certification Course is the proper course to attend for those who:

already own any microneedling system (bring your current system to class with you!)
are ready to profitably add microneedling to his/her practice
already have experience with microneedling
are nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and doctors
are experienced, licensed, skin care professionals
The significant theoretical, practical, and hands-on live patient treatment opportunities provided to the Master Microneedling Certification Course attendee, allows the skincare professional to feel confident in performing the complex protocols and explaining/marketing microneedling treatment to his/her clients. Attendees of this rigorous course will receive a Certificate of Achievement.

Enrollees will be assigned 8 hours of online Anatomy & Skin Physiology training that MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO LIVE ATTENDANCE. Once onsite, enrollees will spend 4 hours in intensive classroom training preparing them for the next 4 hours of live patient training. Continental Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks and Refreshements are all complimentary.

PREREQUISITE: There is no specific prerequisite for this course but attendees should be licensed skincare professionals.
bigstock-Cosmetician-providing-facial-t 300 x 371The 40 Hour Basic Laser Operator Didactic Course (Live, Flex-time schedule) This ARRA approved live 40 hour didactic course was developed for estheticians, cosmetologists, and individuals making a career change into laser esthetics and is an ARRA approved course that satisfies the didactic requirement for licensure in Arizona. For those who cannot take several days off in a row to complete live, laser training, EALA has developed a Flex Time program. Classes will be held one day per week for 4 weeks (or other interval). This is an awesome opportunity for esthetic students currently taking night or day classes or those who don't want to use all their vacation time to increase their earning potential! EALA is also are offering a "pay as you learn" option by dividing the payment into 4 payments! (each payment is due 2 weeks before class attended). Enrollment is VERY limited for this popular program as is it in high demand.
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. Classes are held in our ultra-comfortable training theater equipped with leather recliners, complimentary refreshments and an 82” TV.
EALA has developed the most comprehensive ARRA approved laser curriculum which includes the latest training in laser biophysics, laser hair reduction, photofacials, laser safety, and many other required topics. Attendees will also become certified as a Laser Safety Officer (attendees must provide a current CPR card for LSO certification), which affords the ability to function in that capacity for an organization. AZ Attendees are required by ARRA to take a 50 question test and pass with an 80% or better score.
In order to be eligible for AZ licensure as a laser operator by ARRA, 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 ARRA 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 in a live format that is taught in a continuous, sequential block. For those practitioners not working in the state of Arizona. EALA offers a 100% online format and a hybrid forma. For non-AZ practitioners taking this course online but NOT also taking the 48 Hour Clinical Laser Operator Course, the 50 question test will be administered online.
PREREQUISITE: There is no prerequisite for this course.
bigstock-Cosmetician-providing-facial-t 300 x 371The 48 Hour Clinical Laser Operator Course (Live, Flex-Time schedule)In order to be licensed in AZ as a laser operator, ARRA requires graduates of a 40 hour didactic laser course to complete 24 hours of directly supervised permanent hair reduction treatments (a minimum of 10 separate treatments). If an AZ 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.). Many states have similar requirements. For those who are not able to complete these treatments under the direct supervision of a medical director, EALA provides an ARRA approved 48 Hour Clinical Laser Operator Course. This ARRA approved course utilizes the latest light based technologies to complete a minimum of 24 hours/10 treatments for hair reduction and 24 hours and a minimum of 10 treatments for certification in other cosmetic lasers procedures including photofacials, fractional non-ablative skin rejuvenation and non-ablative tattoo removal.
Unlike other laser training schools, EALA limits clinical class sizes to a maximum of 6 students per instructor to allow for more hands-on time and individual mentoring. Small classes and highly experienced instructors help build the skill sets and confidence needed for our students to become successfully employed. EALA uses the latest equipment from top laser companies such as Alma and the Cynosure family of lasers.
This ARRA approvedFlex-Time version of the live course was developed for estheticians, cosmetologists, and individuals making a career change into laser esthetics who cannot take several days off in a row to complete live, laser training. Classes will be held one day per week for 5 or 6 weeks (or other interval). This is an awesome opportunity for esthetic students currently taking night or day classes or those who don't want to use all their vacation time to increase their earning potential! EALA is also are offering a "pay as you learn" option by dividing the payment into 5 or 6 payments! (each payment is due 2 weeks before class attended). Enrollment is VERY limited for this popular program as is it in high demand.
Non-AZ practitioners who elect to take this course at Scottsdale or at the affiliate locations may have the option to customize this course to increase (or decrease) the amount of hours and to change the amount of time devoted to a specific modality. In some circumstances, on-site hands on training (at your location) can be arranged. Customized courses will vary in price based on what is included, affiliate location, and specific requests. Please contact EALA to discuss customizing a course.
PREREQUISITE: Arizona practitioners must have completed a live 40 Hour Basic Laser Operator Course. There are no prerequisites for non-AZ practitioners but the 40 Hour Basic Laser Operator Course (live or online) is strongly encouraged.
hybrid_img2The 88 Hour Comprehensive Laser Operator Course (Live, Flex-Time schedule)This ARRA approved course combines the live, Flex-time 40 Hour Basic Laser Didactic Course together with the 48 Hour Flex-Time Clinical Laser Operator Course to provide students who cannot take several days off in a row to complete live, laser training. Classes will be held one day per week for 11 weeks (or other interval). This is an awesome opportunity for esthetic students currently taking night or day classes or those who don't want to use all their vacation time to increase their earning potential! EALA is also are offering a "pay as you learn" option by dividing the payment into 11 payments! (each payment is due 2 weeks before class attended). Enrollment is VERY limited for this popular program as is it in high demand.
This course provides comprehensive didactic training and utilizes the latest light based technologies to complete a minimum of 24 hours/10 treatments for hair reduction and 24 hours and a minimum of 10 treatments for certification in other cosmetic lasers procedures including photofacials, fractional non-ablative skin rejuvenation and non-ablative tattoo removal.
Enrollees will complete the 40 hour didactic portion and then will be required to take a 50 question test and pass with an 80% or better score to assess knowledge of the material. Those who have successfully passed the assessment will be awarded a certificate of completion and will be prepared to successfully complete the 48 Hour hands-on clinical course component. Once the 48 hour hands-on component is completed, students will receive a certificate of completion for the 88 hour course. These certifications can then be submitted to ARRA for licensure.

PREREQUISITES: There are no prerequisites for this course.

ONLINE COURSES: Esthetic Advisor Laser Academy (EALA) is excited to offer non-Arizona beauty professionals many of our comprehensive courses in a revolutionary online format. Unlike a voice behind a boring Powerpoint® presentation, all of our video courses are professionally recorded and provide engaging, educational, and often entertaining training as if you were sitting in front of a live instructor. Taking EALA courses online cuts a busy skincare professional’s time away from home and his/her career dramatically while providing the same quality instruction at the convenience of learning at home. For cosmetologists and estheticians looking for CE credits, EALA’s online courses provide a convenient way to enhance your career in esthetics.

bigstock-business-internet-office-and-59130734 400 x 49040 Hour Online Comprehensive Laser Course with LSOThe technological advances in today’s laser and IPL machines have made operating this sophisticated equipment quite challenging. The demand for laser services grows each year as consumers flock to medspas for treatment. Estheticians, cosmetologists, and even those entering this exciting career need comprehensive training to find employment, become successful and avoid liability.

Many states are beginning to require registered nurses and physician assistants to have documented laser training. For example, Arizona requires at least 24 hours of didactic training in laser biophysics, safety and other topics. For those who do not require ARRA certification (non-AZ health professionals and those not seeking ARRA certification),

Esthetic Advisor Laser Academy is pleased to provide comprehensive online courses! Unlike a voice behind a boring powerpoint presentation, all of our video courses are professionally recorded and provide engaging, educational, and often entertaining, training as if you were sitting in front of a live instructor. Taking all or most of the didactic portion of the course online cuts the student’s time away from home dramatically and fits into a busy work and life schedule, while providing the same quality instruction at the convenience of learning at home.

This 40 hour online didactic course was developed for non-Arizona laser operators such as entry level career changers, estheticians, cosmetologists, nurses, and physician assistants. Additionally, doctors and nurse practitioners who do not wish to become Medical Directors may also find this course appropriate.

EALA has developed the 40 Hour Online Comprehensive Laser Course to be the most informative online laser curriculum based on the latest research and technologies. Participants will learn all about:

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!
Attendees may also become certified online 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. Please check with your state for requirements.

Arizona practitioners, click HERE for information on the live version of this course.

PREREQUISITE: There are no prerequisites for this course but participants without any prior medical training should be prepared for a rigorous curriculum. The 40 Hour Online Comprehensive Laser Course with LSO is only available to non- AZ participants or by permission.
girl face with peel away for OUTSIDE of PATIENT Brochure8 Hour Mid-depth Chemical Peel Course-OnlineThis 8 hour online class will not only teach you how to chemically peel the skin, but skin anatomy and common skin conditions that chemical peels are used for. Enrollees will learn the following subjects:

• Skin anatomy
• Chemical peel history
• Skin conditions
• Classifications and peel depth
• Mechanism of action of common peeling agents
• Contraindications
• Avoiding potential complications
• Post peel tips

Our online chemical peel course will demonstrate the application of a mid-depth peel and give instructions for the participant to mimic the demonstration application in their own home with non-chemical components. You will receive the appropriate certificate of completion at the end of this course.

Notice: If practitioners are planning to use an actual (non-simulated) mid-depth peel in this course or in their practice, they must be under the direction of a medical director with a DEA license, or a health professional possessing a DEA license.

PREREQUISITE: Participants should be estheticians, cosmetologists, or licensed medical professionals. Arizona practitioners are strongly advised to take the hybrid or live version of this course.
girl with pen 400 x 600Here are a few of the topics the 14 hour Esthetic Advisor Online Microtherapies course training covers:

Skin anatomy and skin physiology
Research based skin nutrition
Fractional technologies including Radio Frequency Microneedling
Comparing and combining modalities to maximize results
Reducing wound stress and inflammation
Wound repair physiology and differential healing responses
Fetal versus adult wound healing
Genetic and environmental interactions
Advantages of mechanical fractional modalities compared to other treatment modalities
Treatment planning and case studies
Contraindications
Demonstration of sample protocols and techniques
Choosing the proper topicals and timing of application
Methods to increase topical absorption
Emerging technologies and the very latest advances in skin care

Have questions about which classes to take? We have answers!

HYBRID COURSES: For those non-AZ beauty professionals looking for the convenience of online didactic courses but also desire hands-on training, EALA offers several Hybrid courses combining the best of both worlds. Hybrid course attendees receive their hands on clinical instruction at our Scottsdale location or at our one of our affiliate school locations.  At EALA, we strive to provide beauty professionals the highest quality education in formats that suit individual needs and preferences.

Woman Having Laser Treatment At Beauty Clinic88 Hour Hybrid Comprehensive Laser Operator CourseEsthetic Advisor Laser Academy (EALA) is excited to offer non-Arizona students the 88 Hour Comprehensive Laser Operator Course as a revolutionary hybrid course providing all your classroom instruction through video learning. Unlike a voice behind a boring Powerpoint presentation, all of our video courses are professionally recorded and provide engaging, educational, and often entertaining training as if you were sitting in front of a live instructor. Taking the didactic portion of the course online cuts a student’s time away from home dramatically while providing the same quality instruction at the convenience of learning at home. Attendees of this comprehensive hybrid course receive their hands on clinical instruction at our Scottsdale location or at our affiliate school locations in Minnesota or Vancouver B.C.
This 88 hour hybrid course combines the 40 Hour Online Basic Laser Didactic Course together with the live 48 Hour Clinical Laser Operator Course to provide start to finish comprehensive laser training in less than two weeks. There are no prerequisites.
girl face with peel away for OUTSIDE of PATIENT Brochure8 Hour Hybrid Mid-depth Chemical Peel CourseOur 8 Hour Hybrid Chemical Peel course blends the best of both online training and hands on application. The 6 hour online didactic portion of the class will not only teach you how to chemically peel the skin, but skin anatomy and common skin conditions that chemical peels are used for. Specifically, you will learn the following subjects:

Skin anatomy
Chemical peel history
Skin conditions
Classifications and peel depth
Mechanism of action of common peeling agents
Contraindications
Avoiding potential complications
Post peel tips
Once you have completed the online theory course, you will attend either a hands-on practicum at Esthetic Advisor Laser Academy’s Scottsdale location, or one of Esthetic Advisor Laser Academy’s affiliate schools who offer the chemical peel training. This 2-hour hands-on portion consists of a demonstration and then the student performing a mid-depth peel application. Because we are using a mid-depth peel, if participants are wishing to use this depth of peel in their practice, they must be under the direction of a medical director with a DEA license, or a health professional possessing a DEA license. You will receive the appropriate certificate of completion at the end of this course.

PREREQUISITE: Attendees should be a licensed esthetician, cosmetologist, or healthcare professional.