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Northwest Laser Institute strives to be the benchmark of academic excellence in cosmetic laser education through superior hands-on education. Our goal is to facilitate the development of self confidence in laser technology and to provide our students with the academic foundation necessary for them to reach their true potential in the medical spa field, and adjust to an ever changing cosmetic laser technology society.

Below is a list and description of the training and certification we offer. If you are interested in signing up for a class, or have any questions, please submit your request via the Training / Certification Inquiry form.

Training & Certification


Basic Phlebotomy Class

3 Day Phlebotomy Basics Course


3 days

Experience level: Beginner

This course is designed for clinical settings. You will leave this course will the confidence to safely obtain and efficiently collect a blood sample.


  • Roles
  • Professionalism
  • Safety
  • Legal issue
  • Consent
  • Draw technique
  • Blood borne pathogens
  • Lab departments
  • Draw order
  • Tube additives

Microneedling Certification Course

6 Hour AAEG Medical Microneedling CE Certification 

$3,200 (includes kit)

$595 – Stand-alone price

CE Credits: 6

Certification: AAEG (Advanced Aesthetics Education Group) Microneedling Certification

The AAEG delivers world class clinical education and certification to all medical professionals in the emerging field of medical micro-needling.   It has quickly become the leading resource for (CIT) Collagen Induction Therapy due to its faculty members passion, knowledge, and expertise.  The AAEG offers an approach that promotes high standards of patient care, comprehensive knowledge of all micro-needling procedures and ethical standards through jointly sponsored Continuing Medical Education (CE) hours, workshops, and yearly conferences.  The course agenda includes:

History of Micro-Needling
Conceptual Knowledge
Indications for Use
Pre & Post Programs
Understanding Growth Factors
Combination Treatments
Marketing Micro-Needling
Patient Information
Hands on Demonstrations

Kit includes:

  • Full system
  • Box of 10 tips

Injectable Training Course

6 Hour Cosmetic Injection Certification


6 hours

Experience level: Beginner

Certification: Certificate indicating your knowledge, competency and completion of the course



  • Techniques
  • Products - BOTOX, Dysport, Juvederm, Restalyne, Radiesse
  • Anatomy of the skin, muscles and nerves of the face
  • Botox injections demonstration in at least three different facial areas, filler in the lips, nasolabial folds and oral commisures

VI Peel Chemical Peel Training Course

6 Hour VI Medium Depth Chemical Peel Certification

$500 – When taken with the Laser Certification Course

$800 – Stand-alone price

7 hours

Certificate: Certificate indicating your knowledge, competency and completion of the course



  • VI Peel medical products
  • Treatment
  • Product formulation philosophy
  • Ingredients used in skin care products
  • Common skin conditions
  • Peeling fundamentals
  • VI Peels
  • Hands-on demonstrations

Exilis Elite Certification Course

6 Hour Skin Tightening/Body Contouring Certification

$500 – When taken with the Laser Certification Course

$800 – Stand-alone price

Certification: Certificate indicating your knowledge, competency and completion of the course


In our Exilis Elite Certification course you’ll learn about this exciting new technology that uses radio frequency (RF) energy for body and face contouring and skin tightening.  It is a non-surgical office procedure that reduces fat and firms skin on the face and body. The energy used during treatment heats the deeper layers of the skin causing fat cells to shrink as the skin contracts stimulating new collagen.

While not a replacement for a neck-lift or facelift, Exilis Elite can provide a very nice alternative for those not seeking a surgical solution, or a supplemental treatment following facial surgery.

Your attendance will include material for further and at home review, hands-on experience.

Vampire Facelift Couese

2 Day Vampire Training and Certification


2 days

Certification: Certification to perform all Vampire procedures


This two day course will provide you with the tools necessary to become certified and branded in the Vampire Facelift and all Vampire procedures. Two full days of hands on and didactic from 9am-9 pm on Day 1 and from 9 am until 5 pm on Day 2. You will become certified in all procedures including Vampire Facelift, Vampire Facial, Vampire Breast Lift, Priapus-Shot, O-Shot, as well as learn different injecting techniques that will be beneficial to your practice.

Also included are techniques in facial aesthetics. How to look at the face and identify the most beautiful and the most distracting parts of the face and then how to talk comfortably with the patient about what can be done. Learn how to inject the lower face with Botox with confidence to treat a gummy smile, soften periorbital lines and marionette's lines, and orange peel chins. 

You will also learn to apply the proportions as described by Leonardo da Vinci--how to translate art into medical practice.

After this 2 day course and with a monthly subscription, you and your practice will be able to advertise and market all procedures learned as well as be added to a Provider Registry on all Vampire websites.

You can visit to locate Travis Stanek, RN, as a registered ACCMA Vampire Trainer and Certifier. 



  • Vampire Facelift
  • Vampire Facial
  • Vampire Breast Lift
  • Priapus Shot
  • O-Shot
  • Injection techniques
  • Facial aesthetics
  • Treatment of gummy smiles, periorbital lines, marionette's lines and orange peel chins
  • Application of Leonardo da Vinci's proportions
  • How to translate art into a medical practice

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Training Course

6 Hour AAEG Aesthetic Training In Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) CE Certification


7 hours

CE Credits: 6

Certification: AAEG (Advanced Aesthetics Education Group) Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Certification


This comprehensive training course covers in Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) focusing on facial aesthetics. Offering Platelet Rich Plasma therapies for your practice is a natural progression of services needed for a successful aesthetic practice as the popularity of these procedures has increased dramatically. The PRP training includes all of the major areas of the face aesthetically as well as gives you the tools to be successful immediately upon completion of the program. Our goal is to ensure that each attendee will understand and be proficient for the aesthetic uses of platelet rich plasma. Attendees during the PRP training will receive didactic on the various FDA approved spin methods, advantages of dual spin vs. single spin and the full understanding of the biological mechanism of action for these procedures. 

Patient selection, indications for use, different forms of PRP, and contraindications for the use of PRP will be given as well as hands-on training through demonstrations on each other. By taking this course, you will receive a PRP treatment valued at $1500. The various injection techniques, recommended dosing, special handling and other considerations are given as well as potential risks and possible effects of the treatment.

Join the thousands of providers nationwide that are taking advantage of this new innovative aesthetic treatment that has become the fastest growing segment within aesthetics!



  • Treatment of all major facial areas
  • Necessary tools
  • Didactic training on FDA approved spin methods
  • Dual spin vs. single spin
  • Biological mechanism of action
  • Patient selection
  • Indications for use
  • Forms of PRP
  • Contraindications for use of PRP
  • Injection techniques
  • Dosing
  • Handling and other considerations
  • Treatment risks and possible effects

Laser Certification Course

40 Hour Laser Technician Certification 


40 hours

Certification: 40 Hour Laser Certification, Laser Safety Officer Certification


We provide 40 Hours of Laser Theory & Fundamentals with certification for Laser Safety Officer.  Laser, Intense Pulse Light and Broadband Light for Hair Removal, Foto Facials, Vein Removal and Acne Treatments will be taught, as well as, classroom education on Microdermabrasion and Advanced Medium Grade Chemical Peels during this week course. Hands on practice with models is included for Broad Band Light in Hair Removal, Foto Facials, Vein Treatments and Acne Treatments. 

Attend our 40 Hour Laser Certification Course and learn the basics of skin histology, laser physics, as well as all aspects of laser safety. Real-life applications and possible complications are discussed using before/after photos.



  • Laser theory and fundamentals
  • Basics of skin histology
  • Laser physics
  • Laser safety
  • Intense pulse light
  • Broadband light for hair removal
  • Foto-Facials
  • Vein removal
  • Acne treatment
  • Tattoo Laser Removal
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Advanced medium grade chemical peels
  • Applications
  • Possible complications
  • Before/after photos

Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Consult with patients regarding Laser, IPL, or BBL treatment options.
  • Discuss with patients the potential results and reactions that may occur.
  • Identify prior skin conditions and skin reactions to laser treatments.
  • Demonstrate proper laser safety and protocol instructions.
  • Students will be educated on one of the world’s leading Intense Pulsed Light system, the BBL by Sciton. This course does include hands-on experience.

210 Hour Laser Certification Course

210 Hour Laser Technician Certification Program


210 hours

Certification: 210 Hour Laser Certification, Medium Depth Chemical Peels with VI Peel

(Oregon Location Only)


The 210 Hour Laser Certification Course includes: 40 Hours of Laser Theory & Fundamentals. 24 Hours with each of the following modalities: Skin Rejuvenation, Photo Rejuvenation, Body Contouring, Dyschromia Reduction, Cellulite Reduction, Hair Removal/Reduction and Non-Ablative Tattoo Removal. Classroom & hands-on training with our Silkpeel Microdermabrasion machine. This course enables you to obtain your Certified Advanced Esthetician licensure through the Oregon Heath Licensing Office. This licensure will enable you to practice as a Laser Technician under a Medical Director in the state of Oregon.



  • Laser theory and fundamentals
  • Skin rejuvenation
  • Photo rejuvenation
  • Body contouring
  • Dyschromia reduction
  • Cellulite reduction
  • Hair removal/reduction
  • Non-ablative tattoo removal

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

• Consult with patients regarding Laser, IPL, or BBL treatment options.
• Consult with patients regarding body contouring, cellulite reduction & tattoo removal treatment & procedure options.
• Discuss with patients the potential results and reactions that may occur.
• Examine the patient to verify they are an adequate candidate for non-ablative treatments.
• Identify prior skin conditions and skin reactions to non-ablative treatments.
• Demonstrate proper laser safety and protocol when handling a Laser, IPL, BBL, and radio frequency devices.

Microblading Course

4 Day Microblading Certification

$3,500 (includes kit)

4 days

Prerequisite: Online blood borne pathogen class, $25


During this in-depth, four day class, you will learn how to sculpt beautiful eyebrows using a revolutionary manual application method often called Microblading or 3d brows.  We will teach you how to artistically create each individual’s ideal eyebrow shape and how to apply natural looking hair strokes.  The results are beautiful eyebrows that need minimal care for years to come.  This intimate class setting is limited to only 4 students and is ideal for personalized hands on training where the first portion of the course will be spent learning the fundamentals of color theory, skin types and proper technique.  During the final portion of the course, you will perform microblading on two of your own live models while under the supervision of the instructor.  This immersive, 50 hour course, will give you the fundamental training you will need to succeed as a Microblading artist. A Microblading starter kit valued at over $500 is included. Microblading is wildly popular and demand is increasing every day which is why this is such a great opportunity.



  • Fundamentals of color theory
  • Skin types
  • Application methods
  • Shaping for a natural look

Kit includes:

  • 6 LI Aqua Tattoo Pigments

  • Blades/Hand Piece/Measuring Tools

  • Sharps container

  • Numbing products

  • Qtips/Micro brushes/Mascara wands

  • Alcohol pads

  • Pigment rings

  • Brow Scissors/Eyebrow Pencils

  • Dental bibs/Gloves/Face mask

  • Practice skin/Practice ink

  • And More!

Spray Tan Course

4 Hour Spray Tan Certification

$900 (includes kit)

4 hours

Experience level: Beginner


Airbrush tanning is the latest and fastest growing service in the tanning industry. SunFX is the world’s number one professional spray on tan. SunFX spray tanning solutions are 100% all natural – they don’t contain any chemicals. SunFX is the fastest, healthiest way to get the perfect all over tan.



  • Pre spray instruction
  • Application technique
  • Post spray instruction

Kit includes:

  • Spray tan machine
  • Tanning solution
  • Sticky feet pads
  • Portable pop-up tent


Want a superior treatment, at a discounted price? At our student spa, students apply the skills they are learning in the classroom with close supervision by licensed educators. We believe in providing valuable learning experiences for our students, in a safe, supervised setting, to gain the knowledge they need to become a successful licensed professional in the aesthetics industry. We appreciate your patience as the students to fine-tune their skills and learn to provide exceptional customer care.

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