How do I register my new laser?

Laser Use Authorization Procedure

All Class 3B or 4 lasers systems are required to be registered. If you are unsure of your status, please contact Eddie Ciprazo, campus laser safety officer at or (510) 643-9243. Laser pointers, Class 1, Class 2, and Class 3R are exempt from this requirement.

Obtaining an LUA

  1. Please submit a Laser Use Authorization (LUA) form to the Laser Safety Officer (LSO).
  2. The LSO will review the application and inform the applicant of the safety requirements under the specific LUA.
  3. The LUA is then signed by the LSO and the Chair of the Laser Safety Committee (LSC).


  • All users of the laser, including the PI, are required to be trained.
  • Whenever there are changes to the authorized user list, the LSO must be notified.
  • If the laser is moved or changes are made to how it is used, the LSO must be notified.