National Council on Laser Certification
Established 2000

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has approved the NCLC Aesthetic Laser Operator Certifications for licensing of practitioners in the United Arab Emirates including physicians.

The National Health Registry Authority in the Kingdom of Bahrain has similarly approved the Certifications for practitioners including physicians.

In the U.S., the State of Texas has been accepting NCLC Certification as part of their licensing process.

Most U.S. States have no Certification requirements, nor licensing requirements for non-physicians.
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Affiliates, Associates
and Training
Affiliates & Associates - listed at bottom of page
It is IMPORTANT to differentiate between Training and Certification. They are TWO SEPARATE issues. The
NCLC does no training whatsoever - only Laser Certifications. ANYONE may qualify for eligibility of an NCLC
Laser Certification if they meet the requirements detailed in the handbook. That means that applicants can
submit evidence of laser training from ANY GROUP that offers laser training, provided it meets the required
number of accredited hours for qualification.

PROCTORS are required for all testing. Our primary worldwide proctor organization is ETA international. You
may apply to take exams at any of over 755 locations worldwide through ETA International, or take them online
through secure online ETA testing. Find those other ETA in-person proctored locations by clicking "exam
locations" at left. You first must be approved by the NCLC before you contact them.

AFFILIATES have NCLC authorized proctors to administer the NCLC Laser Certification Exams to qualified
individuals at their own training courses. These affiliated programs offer their own training. Training is not from the
NCLC. Affiliates simply serve as a proctor for testing.

ASSOCIATES do not have assigned NCLC proctors to administer the exams. Instead they organize the
application process to the NCLC on behalf of their students, and help expedite submission of required
documents. After the applications are approved, the applicant will contact ETA International to schedule their
exam either online or with an ETA proctor. The Associate offers their own training. Training is not from the

Applicants are not required to train through an affiliated or associated program in order to qualify for NCLC
exams and certification. The NCLC does not "approve" or "accredit" either Affiliate or Associate courses in any
way.The NCLC does not discriminate and does not restrict nor limit the training of an applicant to any one

Affliate and Associate Laser Training Programs
       or regional NCLC proctors in an area (in addition to ETA proctors).

Laser Training Institute (LTI) of Professional Medical Education Assn. -
    This is the parent nonprofit group of the NCLC and and LTI is it's other division for training. LTI may also
supply academic curriculum to both Affiliates or Associates. LTI may administer the NCLC exams on site.
Northpoint Aesthetics  -
      Jillian Cioccetti MD, Northglenn (Denver) Colorado. USA. May administer the NCLC exams on site.

National MedSpa Training Institute -
Colorado Springs Colorado. USA
   Lisa Jenks MD, Medical Director;      Ashley James, CEO

Indy Laser Center  -
      Chris Dryden, Owner. Indianapolis Indiana. USA

Maureen Hines - weblink pending
      Woodbury Minnesota. USA
Dundrum Cosmetic Laser Clinic -
      Brian Barrett. Dublin Ireland

Institute of Medical Aesthetics (IMA) -
    The Institute of Medical Aesthetics (IMA) is a fully accredited academic institute located in Dubai
     Healthcare City. Dubai UAE. May administer the NCLC exams on site.

Borna Laser Center  - 
Aesthetic Laser Educational center in Dubai, UAE. Afsaneh Rohparvar.

Accurate Med Health Care Services -
Management, Consulting and Training, including Laser Training in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

PrimeXperts - Healthcare, Training, Consultancy.
Office 210, Second Floor, Madinat Zayed Tower, Abu Dhabi. UAE
Percivic Delantar, Operations and Managing Director. May administer the NCLC exams on site.

Royal European Polyclinic Academy (REPC).
  Laser Training. Dubai, UAE
P.E.S. University - weblink pending
Bheemsain Rao, PhD. Bangalore India

The Aesthetic Clinic - 
     Samuel Nwatu, Lagos Nigeria

Note to Previous Proctors, Affiliates and Associates - if you have not administered an NCLC exam or submitted
applications on applicants behalf in more than a year you have been removed from the list. Contact Gregory
Absten if you wish to renew and be re-instated. -

Other qualified training organizations interested in becoming an NCLC Affiliate or Associate may also contact
Gregory Absten. -

Plus secure online certification testing available to qualified applicants. You do not need to attend an
affiliate nor associates training program if you otherwise qualify for an exam.