Board of Laser Safety Announces Revised Certified Laser Safety Officer Exam to Begin in March 2017

All CLSO exam questions reviewed for clarity and ANSI Z136.1-2014 Safe Use of Lasers standard compliance

For Immediate Release

ORLANDO, FL – The Board of Laser Safety (BLS) announces today that its Certified Laser Safety Officer (CLSO) exam is now revised to comply with the ANSI Z136.1 Safe Use of Lasers standard, 2014 edition. The CLSO exam is intended for all non-medical laser safety officers and is administered by the BLS.

The first in-person offering of the revised exam will take place on Sunday, March 19, at the Sheraton Atlanta Airport, the day before the official start of the 2017 International Laser Safety Conference (ILSC®). In addition to the March 19 exam preceding ILSC, future in-person opportunities to take the exam include June 9 in Denver, CO, and September 22 in Chicago, IL. The revised CLSO exam is also available via computer-based testing in the U.S. and Canada through PSI Comira.

“All questions on the revised exam have been reviewed by a team of subject-matter experts and are now presented more clearly and concisely so candidates can focus on the content of the question rather than how it is worded,” said Barbara Sams, BLS Executive Director.

Now is the time to register to take the newly revised CLSO exam to remain competitive in the field. Interested candidates are advised to contact the BLS office with any additional questions regarding the exam at +1.407.985.3810 or

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