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As the use of lasers continues to grow in both popularity and applications, so too will the growing demand for trained laser safety professionals. The mission of the Board of Laser Safety is to provide a means for improvement in the practice of laser safety by providing opportunities for the education, assessment and recognition of laser safety professionals.

BLS certification will enhance the credibility of a designated Laser Safety Officer, and demonstrates that these individuals serving in the field of laser safety have agreed to adhere to high standards of safety and professional practice.

"Certification of persons indicates that the individual has specific knowledge, skills, or abilities in the view of the certifying body..."

"... A certification is a commitment the majority of employers recognize and have been willing to support with training dollars and salary. "


Congratulations to the following recently certified Laser Safety Officers!

  • Patrick Parker - KLS-Tencor
  • Jeffrey Reilly - Leidos
  • Yuliya Henes - University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • Steven Jackson - Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas
  • John Ladner - NCSU Veterinary Medicine
  • Cristi McNure - East Georgia Regional Medical Center
  • John Metyko - Texas Children's Hospital
  • Joseph Whisman - University of Maryland Medical Center