1st Day Laser Safety
2nd Day Aesthetic Laser

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$295 regular fee for the full 2 days
$195 for Alumni of any of our laser courses
              Sun-Mon Apr 3-4, 2022


Marathon Florida - Florida Keys - Marathon Yacht Club
- 2 days

Medical Laser Safety Officer, or Aesthetic Laser Operator.


This Update Course allows you to take ANY of our online courses in advance (up to a $695 value, but are included in this course fee), and then optionally take the NCLC Laser Certification Review & Exam at the course. -- see the course summary sheet.

Since Aesthetic Laser Operators need at least 24 hours of training in order to even qualify to take the Certification exam you may take our online Aesthetic Laser program for FREE prior to attending, in order to qualify for the exam.
Laser Safety Officers require at least 16 hours of training to take the Certification exam and you may take our online LSO program for FREE prior to attending, in order to qualify.

Those opting to take these free online programs in advance will receive their Certificates at the Update course itself, and if you don't attend then you will not receive your accredited certificate of training.

NOTE: You may attend either or both days at your discretion, but the price is the same. Credit hours on Certificates will be adjusted for the hours attended.

Useful Information and Links:

Article on "What you need to know about your Laser Safety Program"

• NCLC Laser Certification Handbook - to review requirements of the various Certifications.
    Professional Medical Education Assn & The Laser Training Institute™, and
    National Council on Laser Certification (NCLC)

MEETING LOCATION: Marathon Yacht Club, 825 33rd St Gulf, Marathon Florida 33050


ANNUAL UPDATE: Once a year we offer an "Update" course on Laser Safety, Aesthetic Laser, and offer any of the NCLC Laser Certifications. It's held in the Florida Keys. What better way to get "warmed up" after winter than to come to the fabulous Florida Keys.

This is a two day program that also meets the ANSI Z136.3 requirements for "Laser Recurrency" - suggested annually but required once every 5 years at a minimum. Keep your credentials up to date and meet ANSI requirements.

The two days are compressed "Cliff Notes" summaries of Laser Safety on day one, and Aesthetic Lasers on day two. Both offer the optional NCLC Laser Certification exams (included in course fee) for both LSO and Aesthetic Laser Operator (or others if you schedule in advance). The 1st day on Laser Safety is applicable to Physicians, Laser Safety Officers, Laser Operators, and Laser Repair Technicians. The 2nd day on Aesthetic Lasers is applicable to all of those, plus Aesthetic Laser Operators and aesthetic practice owners and managers. The compressed "courses" are held in the mornings, and the Certification Review session and testing in the afternoon of each day. You must meet the CE hours requirement in order to take the exams, and our online courses taken in advance will meet that requirement if you need it. The exams are optional, but included in the course fee if you wish to take them.

RE-CERTIFICATION for those already holding NCLC Laser Certifications: Anyone holding an NCLC Laser Certification (LSO's, Aesthetic Laser Operators, Laser Hair Removal Specialists, or Laser Repair Technicians) are required to renew their certification once every three years. You can do this by making application and meeting the continuing education requirements over the 3 years, or you can retest here at this update program and renew your certification for another three years. This year you'll be able to access an online LSO or Aesthetic practice exam prior to your attendance, which automatically grades your exam and shows corrections when you get one wrong. The content is very close to the actual exam.

RECIPROCITY FOR BOARD OF LASER SAFETY CERTIFIED MEDICAL LASER SAFETY OFFICERS: The BLS of the Laser Institute of America joined the NCLC for a few years to offer a joint CMLSO Certification. The BLS subsequently decided to withdrawal from that partnership and offered their own separate LSO Certification. If you have such a BLS Certification then the NCLC offers full reciprocity, at no charge, whether your BLS Certification is current or not. You can go online at to convert that, or you can come to this update program in the Keys to receive a new NCLC Laser Safety Officer Certification without testing and at no charge.

If you are pursuing an actual CERTIFICATION (not just the Certificate of Training from the update course) then review the requirements in the CERTIFICATION HANDBOOK


$295 regular registration fee for the two day program. The price is the same regardless of sessions attended.
$195 fee for any alumni of our seminars or online courses. Show us your certificate or we can look you up in our database. When you register just put in the remarks box that you are an alumni, and then send us a copy of the certificate or ask us to look you up. If you'll be taking an exam, just say so in the remarks and which one (or both).

CLASSROOM LOCATION: Marathon Yacht Club, 825 33rd St Gulf, Marathon FL 33050

Course Times & Outline:       2022 ANNUAL LASER SAFETY UPDATE: -

    Marathon Yacht Club - classes below also held at the Yacht Club

DAY 1: Sunday Apr 3. - Laser Safety Review & Recurrency - Compressed Review
    - Dan Little, CLSO/M, CBET, Gregory Absten, CLSO/M
7:30 am - Coffee, Registration
8:00 am - Laser Safety Review & Recurrency
12:00 pm - LUNCH  - Provided. Marathon Yacht Club
1:00 pm - Laser Certification Review - CLSO/M
2:00 pm - BREAK
2:15 pm - NCLC LASER CERTIFICATION EXAM CLSO/M , Optional but included
5:15 pm - Adjourn -

Day 2: Monday Apr 4 - Aesthetic Laser Operator Review & Recurrency - Compressed Review
     Gregory Absten
7:30 am - Coffee & Sign-in
8:00 am - Aesthetic Laser & Light Based Procedures Review & Recurrency
12:00 LUNCH - Provided - Marathon Yacht Club
1:00 pm Laser Certification Review - CLO/A
2:00 pm - BREAK
2:15 pm - NCLC LASER CERTIFICATION EXAM CLO/A , Optional but included
5:15 pm - Adjourn


Gregory Absten BSc, MBA, CLSO/M
- Executive Director, Professional Medical Education Assn., member ANSI Z136.3 committee, Chairman, National Council on Laser Certifications. Former Board Director, American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery. CLICK for more complete Bio. (opens as .pdf)

Dan Little CBET, CLSO/M - President, Worldlink Biomedical. Technical Director the Laser Training Institute. Certified Medical Laser Safety Officer and Laser Repair Technician. Served as the Director of Clinical Engineering for Roswell Park Cancer Hospital in Buffalo NY for many years, and now runs his own independent laser service company. CLICK for more complete Bio. (opens as .pdf)

What You Get - included with this course:

- The Lasers in Medicine and Surgery manual, sent in advance electronically (we're green)
- Copy of slides for the presentations (pdf copy)
- Laser Certification Review Outline - for the exam of your choice
- Online, self-grading practice exams for either the Laser Safety Officer or Aesthetic Laser Operator
- Online Laser Course - if you need it in order to qualify for either the LSO or Aesthetic Laser Operator exam.
  - Accredited Certificates of Laser Training.

Accreditation: - Certificate of Laser Training provided. Accredited by the California Board of Registered Nursing.
16 Nursing Contact Hours for the full program, but will vary depending on the segments you attend. Certificates mailed after the course.
Provider Approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 12386.  Most states offer reciprocity and accept these credits.

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Hotels -  Here are some of the Hotels/Motels in Marathon. They range from the pricey, to mom and pop affordable. I have not listed any of the "dive" motels here - anything on this list is clean and reasonable, and I'd personally stay in any of them (Greg Absten). The top of the list is toward the Key West side of Marathon at 7 mile bridge, and as you go down it's toward Miami.

Isla Bella Beach Resort (within a mile - at base of seven mile bridge)
The Hammocks at Marathon (close)
Hyatt Place at Faro Blanco Resort & Yacht Club (close - walkable)
Marriott Courtyard (close - walkable)
Tranquility Bay Beachfront Resort (closest - walkable) Condo like resort
    Marathon Yacht Club in middle (no accommodations - just the meeting space)
Banana Bay Resort & Marina  (close)
Sea Dell Motel 
Reef at Marathon Resort - accommodates 6 people in a 2 br 2 bath villa, full kitchen, living room
Ranch House Motel -
Coconut Cay Resort & Marina (medium distance)
Skipjack Resort - Suites - Marina   - backside of Boot Key Harbor away from US 1.
Holiday Inn Express (3-4 miles - close to Key Colony Beach)
Glunz Ocean Beach Hotel Resort (4 miles, in Key Colony Beach - where Dan & Nancy Little like to stay)
Hawk's Cay Resort (10+ miles)

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