EALA provides a powerful advantage to those entering the highly competitive medical and laser esthetics field. Learn from the BEST!

“Love, love, love this school! Being a former student from another local school, this school is the best hands down. Kris is….well, how should I word this….AWESOME! There are other choices out there, but there is something to be said for smaller class sizes, more personal hands on training and I can’t leave out the comfy classroom itself! Recliners? Are you kidding me?! Yes, recliners and even a blanket if you get chilly from the AC. Oh, and the snacks and fridge with drinks. No vending machines! Larry is really great himself. Very knowledgeable and great at research. Thank you for opening up this wonderful school and looking forward to new classes!” Christine Klatt Lasers by Christine “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!” Kim P. "Esthetic Advisor Laser Academy is hands down the best laser school in the valley. They offer training on advanced machines, small class sizes and knowledge that can’t be found anywhere else. The training environment is a unique theater style setting with reclining chairs and a full snack bar to help you survive through the long days of training. The staff is incredible and everyone is super friendly. I am so thankful to have found EALA and would not go anywhere else!!" Alicia D.

Tired of the same old job working long hours, doing the same task day after day with little fun and even less pay? Looking for a change? A career in laser esthetics might just be what the doctor ordered!

Unlike other “national” schools that make outlandish promises of employment and wealth, we tell it like it really is at Esthetic Advisor Laser Academy. The laser and medical esthetics field is growing but there is competition for these jobs. That is why it is essential to get the best possible training and the most hands-on experience from instructors that literally “wrote the book” on laser and medical esthetics. For those with a positive outlook, great people skills, the right motivation, training, and connections, finding a rewarding career in this exciting field is possible.

At Esthetic Advisor Laser Academy, classes are kept very small so that each student can be individually mentored and provided with hands-on training opportunities simply not possible to obtain in the “national” schools with large class sizes.

Kristin Groop has taught thousands of students, from entry level career changers to experienced doctors, on the safe, effective, and profitable way to use esthetic lasers and perform medical esthetic procedures. Here is an excerpt from Kristin’s unique philosophy.

“After spending seven years as the lead instructor for the nation’s largest laser training school and listening to feedback from faculty, estheticians, and the thousands of students I have taught, it was apparent that all laser training programs are not created equal. In order for the student to be effective, employable, and successful in the highly competitive esthetic laser industry, the current curricula, methods, and practices utilized by laser schools need to radically change. I decided to develop evidence based and research supported laser and medical esthetics programs incorporating the latest procedures and technologies. I have created a personalized educational experience where each student is mentored and supported throughout the program. Class sizes have been limited to ensure access to instructors, equipment and hands-on opportunities. EALA teaches doctors, nurses, estheticians, and those seeking to enhance their esthetic laser education, the latest procedures and technologies. From ARRA approved courses to one-on-one training, EALA provides a wide array of comprehensive classes.”

Below is a list of the courses considered most appropriate for career changers and those entering the field. Please feel free to contact us to discuss your future!

LIVE COURSES: EALA is the ideal place for those looking to enter the exciting medical and laser esthetics field. EALA has developed courses and curricula specifically tailored to career changers looking for a competitive advantage in this competitive field. Unlike the large, overcrowded, “degree mill” training schools where you are just a number, EALA prides itself on very small class sizes using the latest technology. Our state of the art and ultra-comfortable training theater is 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. Compare EALA to any other school and see how only EALA provides career changers the edge they need to start a new career.

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.
Fully Retouched Tori Lookback 300 x 20048 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.
Frax 350 x 30788 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 pagegoldThe 4 Hour Introduction to Microtherapies (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 microtherapies (including RF microneedling) and receive a well-rounded overview of fractional therapy systems from experienced skincare professional instructors who use these devices on their own clients.
Financial-Optionss-Banner8 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.
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.
Woman Having Laser Treatment At Beauty ClinicThe 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.

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

ONLINE COURSES: Esthetic Advisor Laser Academy (EALA) is excited to offer non-Arizona career changers 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 student’s time away from home and his/her current job dramatically, while providing the same quality instruction at the convenience of learning at home.

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.
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.

HYBRID COURSES: For those non- AZ career changers 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 students the highest quality education in formats that suit individual needs and preferences.

Tori looking back 2 fully retouched 600 x 40088 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.