Professional Laser Hair Removal Technician
Texas state mandated course to become a Professional Laser Hair Removal Technician.
About This Course:
The Texas Laser Institute serves as a Certifying Entity, recognized by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), and administers the Professional Examination with an optional four to five hour review course. Training through the Texas Laser Institute enables individuals to upgrade their registration status as a Senior Laser Hair Removal Technician to that of a Registered Professional Laser Hair Removal Technician with DSHS.
There are no special requirements for completion of the seminar other than to score a passing mark on the final examination of at least an 80%. Exams are graded Pass/Fail. A certificate from the Texas Laser Institute, LLC as a Professional Laser Hair Removal Technician shall be awarded to each individual with the achievement of a passing score on the examination. Individuals that attend the review prior to the examination shall be awarded continuing education units (CEU) equal to the duration of the review. CEU through the Texas Laser Institute are recognized by DSHS, and can be applied towards the eight hours of CEU DSHS requires of its registered laser hair removal technicians every two years.
This seminar is designed to enable Registered Senior Laser Hair Removal Technicians to upgrade their registration to that of a Registered Professional Laser Hair Removal Technician. Students that attend the optional review prior to the examination will also be able to apply the theory, science and practice of laser hair removal to achieve safe and effective treatments using a multitude of light based machines. Specifically, the student will be better able to understand the interaction of light within competing chromophores, conduct client consultations, determine treatment settings and protocols appropriate for laser hair removal, and address treatment complications.
Main Skills to be Learned:
- Laser Safety
- Human Anatomy Relevant to Laser Hair Removal
- Laser Physics
- Skin Typing
- Skin Reactions
- Treatment Protocols
- Eye Protection and Selection of Goggles
- Emergency situations and Mitigation
- Pre and Post-Treatment Protocols
- Sanitation and Proper Care of Laser and IPL equipment
- Regulatory Considerations
- Student must possess registration in good standing with DSHS as a Senior Laser Hair Removal Technician
- Proficiency in English or in Spanish, depending upon the language in which the course will be instructed
For 2015, tuition to take the examination to become a Professional Laser Hair Removal Technician is $200 – which also includes the optional review course* as well as membership to the Texas Laser Institute – Association of Laser Professionals (TLI-ALP). Those electing not to join the organization can sit for the examination and participate in the optional review for $225. Membership within the TLI-ALP is free of any fees or other charges. Tuition also includes all course materials, testing, and certificate of completion.
*Review Course Only Available at the Houston and Austin Locations