CMLSO Profile


  1. Who are you?  Michael Crews, CMLSO
  1. What is your educational background?  Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee
  1. Where do you work?  I work for Lifeline Medical, Inc.; a mobile laser rental company.
  1. How long have you worked with lasers?  I have worked with lasers since September 2005.

Becoming an LSO and CMLSO

  1. How did you become the LSO?  Lifeline Medical, Inc. highly recommends that all laser assistants take the certification exam to become a CMLSO.
  1. Do you like being the LSO?  I enjoy being a CMLSO; it requires me to stay current with safety protocols.
  1. What are the challenges of “today’s” LSO? 

One of the major challenges of being a CMLSO is keeping up with new safety protocols and ensuring that our facilities are aware and compliant with ALL of the laser safety rules and regulations.  Since we are in many facilities, this can be a daunting job.

  1. How has becoming certified helped/benefited you in your career? 

Being certified has allowed me to have the knowledge to answer questions confidently that are asked of me by our customers and my fellow employees, as well as adding value to the relationship I have with our customers by helping them with their laser safety programs and issues.




Due to health concerns, the spring CLSO/CMLSO exam is being cancelled and the 2020 DOE workshop has been postponed. The fall exam will be held be held prior to the 2020 DOE workshop on August 17th, 2020. Our office team is working remotely and ready to assist you during our regular business hours!

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