If you have already completed sound training in laser safety for events involving laser radiation, for example in another country or in a similar context, it is possible to have this training recognised by the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH).

For this purpose, it is necessary to submit a written application and provide the relevant documents.


The Federal Office of Public Health writes in this regard:

Other training qualifications can be checked for equivalence at the FOPH.

An application must be submitted at least five and a half months before an event with class 1M, 2M, 3R, 3B or 4 laser radiation is planned to take place in Switzerland. The processing of the application is subject to a fee.

The costs for processing amount to CHF 250 - 3000.


Depending on the level of training, compensatory measures can be ordered to compensate for the difference in the level of knowledge and training compared to the requirements of the O-NISRA. 

It is very likely that the FOPH will order compensatory measures, as there are currently no comparable training courses offered worldwide as required by the O-NISRA.

If compensatory measures are imposed on you, we, as a recognised examination centre, can help you to achieve the corresponding training goal.

Please send us an email if the FOPH has imposed specific measures on you - we will be happy to support you: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Further details on the recognition of training courses can be found on the website of the Federal Office of Public Health FOPH: Events with laser radiation