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Are your courses fair?
Online Laser Training understands the importance of impartiality in carrying out its certification activities, manages conflict of interest and ensures the objectivity of its certification actions and shall act impartially in relation to its applicants, candidates and certified persons.
I only use an IPL, why do I need to take this laser safety course?
- Although intense pulsed light is not laser light it can be hazardous with reported examples of permanent eye injury in the literature and numerous skin burns. Understanding the light and laser basics is key to avoiding adverse incidence and achieving optimal therapeutic outcomes.
- In Australia, the content of this course is determined and approved by Radiation Health, Queensland (ref: ED220) as the pre-eminent radiation authority in Australia. Without achieving this level of certification it would be virtually impossible to obtain a Laser User or LSO licence in Queensland, Tasmania or W.A. You would also need this level of certification to obtain a use licence for an IPL in Tasmania.
- In USA our laser physics and safety course is approved by the US Board of Laser Safety and provides 1 CPD point.
What is the average time required to complete an Online Laser Training course?
You will find this information on the enrolment page for the Laser Physics & Safety‘Core of Knowledge’ Laser User – Level 4 course before you book.
Is online learning suitable for me?
Distance learning offers you an alternative to attending expensive face-to-face training and allows you to complete courses at a time that is convenient to you and at a pace best-suited to your learning speed. All you need is to be a competent reader and have access to a computer and the internet.
What course payment options do I have?
Multiple payment options are available via our payment facility.
How is my course work assessed?
The Core of Knowledge — Laser User course work is all completed online and assessed in sections by multiple-choice questions. You can only progress to the next unit once you have achieved an acceptable pass in the previous section. The Core of Knowledge — LSO Level 5 course work has more challenging multiple-choice questions and requires separate submission of both elective and mandatory assessment evidence / written tasks.
Can I take the Level 5 LSO course if I have completed ‘Core of Knowledge’ Laser User certification elsewhere?
If the Laser User certification is current and from a recognised / accredited training source. Scan a copy of your current certificate and verify it with the OLT team first on: firstname.lastname@example.org
What is the cost of a distance-learning course with Online Laser Training?
Costs are per course for each person who registers. See our pricing page for price details of each module.
Will I receive an official, signed certificate?
At the end of the ‘Core of Knowledge’ Laser User course you may download a fully UK-compliant ‘Core of Knowledge’ certificate under the signature of Dr Godfrey Town PhD, a certified RPA2000 Laser protection Adviser (Certificate No: L00159 dated 1st May 2018) with expertise in non-ionising radiation safety (medical, research and teaching).
Is the certificate a recognised qualification?
The ‘Core of Knowledge’ certificate issued under the signature of Dr Godfrey Town PhD, Laser Protection Adviser, is a BMLA-approved accreditation that is specifically required under CQC, HIW, RQIA, HIS and local authority regulations in many English boroughs including, but not limited to London, Nottingham, and Essex. With current certification by RPA2000 (certificate no: L00159), Dr Town holds the necessary competencies in radiation safety recognised by the MHRA to issue the ‘Core of Knowledge’ certificate.
Why do I need a ‘Core of Knowledge’ certificate?
Local and national licensing authorities require persons providing ‘special treatments’ (such as laser or intense light sources) to have sufficient training, knowledge and experience to carry out their treatments safely and competently. It is an increasing requirement of insurers that operators of lasers and IPLs provide current evidence of recognised ‘Core of Knowledge’ certification as a condition of cover. Evidence of competence and training including CPD (continuous professional development) is also a requirement of the BS EN 16372 2014 Aesthetic medicine services — Non-surgical medical procedures standard.
What do I do if I lose my login details?
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