“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 KlattLasers 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.Phoenix, AZ

“Kristin is an expert in her field and I enjoyed her medical director’s course on Laser science and applications. She has a passion for skin aesthetics and her knowledge in the subject is outstanding! I highly recommend her course for those looking for a well-rounded, structured program with one of the best instructors in the field.”

Dr. Jyoti PatelFountain Hills, AZ

“Being an advanced educator for PCA SKIN and a Master Esthetician, continuing education is essential for professional growth. Esthetic Advisor Laser Academy truly believes in the quality of the education they provide. The teaching staff makes the science behind the technology easy to comprehend. This is truly important because you want to be able to trust a technician’s knowledge and skill level. With the knowledge that I gained from Dr. and Mrs. Groop along with their staff, I feel confident in both the science and technologies that I learned. While attending the academy I was able to do a variety of treatments on various patients and skin types. This hands on experience is key to being successful in any practice even as a seasoned professional. I would highly recommend this training for any clinical professional just starting out or even for someone looking to advance their practical skills and education. Thank you for providing me the skills and tools for my continued success!”

Amy Hirshfeld LE, LEIAdvanced National PCA Educator

Students wanting to enjoy our amazing training theater can enroll in the following live courses. Just click on a course title to get detailed information!

Fully Retouched Tori Lookback 300 x 20088 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.
theater-seating 170 tall40 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. 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 certification.
Tori looking back 2 fully retouched 600 x 40048 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.
500 tall x 600 procedure pic for front pagegoldThe significant theoretical, practical, and hands-on live patient treatment opportunities provided to the 16 Hour live Master Microtherapy Training Certification Course attendee, allows the skincare professional to feel confident in performing the complex protocols and explaining/marketing microtherapies to his/her clients. Attendees of this rigorous course will receive a Certificate of Achievement.
girl with pen 400 x 600The Esthetic Advisor Introduction to Microtherapies course is designed for estheticians, cosmetologists, and skin professionals who want to find out more about the advances in microdevices and receive a well-rounded overview of microsystem treatments from experienced skincare professional instructors who use these devices on their own clients.
attractive female doctor with group of doctors showing thumbs up24 Hour Health Professional Laser Course (live)As a registered nurse or physician assistant in Arizona, the Arizona Radiation Regulatory Agency (ARRA) requires at least 24 hours of didactic training in laser biophysics, safety and other topics. RN’s and PA’s have the choice of attending EALA’s 24 Hour Health Professional Course or the EALA 40 Hour Basic Laser Operator Course.
beautiful medical nurse closeup portrait24 Hour Medical Director Course (live)Arizona requires that a medical director supervise the operation of any Class II and above cosmetic laser. In order to be licensed by ARRA as a medical director in AZ, doctors/nurse practitioners must complete a 24 hour medical director course from an ARRA approved training 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.
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 (peach fuzz). The art and technique of dermaplaning/epidermal leveling utilizes a surgical blade to perform this procedure on the face.
blog28 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.
Kris Teaching fully retouched 508 x 356The 40 Hour Basic Laser Operator Didactic 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.
skin sense 250wThe 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 Flex-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.
Frax 350 x 307The 88 Hour Comprehensive Laser Operator 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.