The National Council on Laser Certification has published a handbook on laser certification requirements to prepare interested students sitting for their laser certification examination.
This handbook spells out the eligibility requirements for proctored testing and subsequent full certifications. A specified number of hours of accredited academic training are required in order to sit for the examination itself. These training hours may be accumulated or accomplished in one training or home-study/online course (Computer Based Learning), and the training may be acquired from any accredited training course (contact hours or credits given for nursing, physician CME, technical or any other body or company that provides accredited certificates.) In addition there are experience and background requirements, and/or documentation of clinical cases that are required to meet the full Certification requirements. Once one has passed the examination they are considered a Certification “Candidate” and receive the appropriate Certificate. Once documentation is provided to fulfill the other requirements, their Certificate is converted into a full Laser Certification.