Body Art Bloodborne Pathogens Training Requirements and Course Approvals

Bloodborne pathogens certificate courses offered by Your Training Place and Body Art Training Group are approved or accepted by numerous agencies, organizations, state and local governments. Courses are offered in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese. For the latest information on BBP training requirements, contact the agency that regulates body art in your area.

Please Note: Even if your state or local health department does not require you to take a body art bloodborne pathogens class, you still should take such training to learn how to protect yourself and your clients from infectious diseases.

Click the state where you work for BBP course approvals and training requirements:

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BBP120

California Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Training

BBP220

Los Angeles County Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Training

BBP320

Bloodborne Pathogens Training and Infection Control for Body Art Professionals

BBP420

Bloodborne Pathogens and Communicable Diseases for Florida Tattoo Artists

OSHA

BBP120

,

BBP220

,

BBP320

,

BBP420

comply with the training requirements of OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, 29 CFR 1910.1030 .

American Electrology Association

BBP320

has been approved by the American Electrology Association for .2 continuing education units.

Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals

BBP120

,

BBP220

,

BBP320

and

BBP420

have been approved by the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals.

Alabama

The Alabama Department of Health has approved

BBP320

as a bloodborne pathogens training course for body artists who perform tattooing, body piercing, branding, and scarification.

Alaska

The State of Alaska Board of Barbers and Hairdressers has approved

BBP320

for body art professionals who do tattooing, permanent cosmetic coloring, and body piercing.

Arizona

There is no current Arizona state requirement for tattoo artists or piercers to take bloodborne pathogens training. Local requirements, if any, apply. If your county or city has requirements, ask if an OSHA-compliant course like

BBP320

will be accepted.

Arkansas

The Body Art Program of the Arkansas Department of Health has approved

BBP320

for bloodborne pathogens training for tattoo artists, permanent cosmetics artists, body piercers, and branders.

California

Los Angeles County has approved

BBP220

for Los Angeles body art practitioners.
California counties have approved

BBP120

for California body art practitioners.

Colorado

The Denver Department of Environmental Health accepts

BBP320

for body artist bloodborne pathogens training.

Connecticut

BBP320

complies with the bloodborne pathogens training requirements for tattoo technicians as specified in CT Gen Stat § 20-266o (2013) and for electrologists in CT Gen Stat § 20-275b-2 and § 20-275b-3 (2013).

Delaware

Delaware does not have any current state requirement for body art professionals to take bloodborne pathogens training. If your local health department has training requirements, determine if an OSHA-compliant course like

BBP320

will be accepted.

District of Columbia

Contact the District of Columbia to determine their requirements for tattoo artists and piercers. If there are BBP training requirements, ask if they accept OSHA-compliant courses like

BBP320

.

Florida

BBP420

is approved by the Florida Health Department for tattoo licensure under 381.00775(2)(b)4. and 5., F.S., and, Rule 64E-28.006, F.A.C. .

Georgia

BBP320

complies with the body artist bloodborne pathogens training requirements of Northwest Georgia Health District, North Georgia Health District, Fulton Health District, and Clayton County Health District.

Hawaii

The State of Hawaii Department of Health, Sanitation Branch, has approved

BBP320

for bloodborne pathogen transmission prevention training for tattoo artists.

Idaho

The State of Idaho does not currently require tattoo artists or body piercers to take BBP training. Contact your local health department to determine if they have BBP training requirements for tattoo artists and piercers. If there are requirements, ask if

BBP320

, an OSHA-compliant course, will be accepted.

Illinois

BBP320

complies with the bloodborne pathogens training requirements for body artists as specified in 77 Ill. Adm. Code 797.300 a) 8).

Indiana

BBP320

complies with the bloodborne pathogens training requirements as specified in Guide for Sanitary Operations of Tattoo and Body Piercing Facilities in Indiana, March 2001. Section C, 410 IAC 1-5-27.

Iowa

The Iowa Department of Public Health accepts

BBP320

for body art bloodborne pathogens training.

Kansas

The Kansas Board of Cosmetology has approved

BBP320

for continuing education for body art practitioners for 3 hours.

Kentucky

There is no current Kentucky requirement for body art professionals to take BBP training. Determine if there are requirements in the area in which you work. If there are, ask if an OSHA-compliant course like

BBP320

will be accepted.

Louisiana

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals accepts

BBP320

for bloodborne pathogens training for body art operators.

Maine

The Maine Department of Health and Human Services accepts

BBP320

for body art bloodborne pathogens training.

Maryland

There is no current state requirement for body art professionals to take bloodborne pathogens training. Local requirements, if any, apply. If your county or city has requirements, ask if an OSHA-compliant course like

BBP320

will be accepted.

Massachusetts

BBP320

complies with the body art bloodborne pathogens training requirements as specified by the Boston Public Health Commission and by the City of Worcester.

Michigan

The State of Michigan licenses tattoo facilities, not individual artists. Contact your local health department to determine if they have bloodborne pathogens training requirements for tattoo artists. If there are requirements, ask if an OSHA-compliant course like

BBP320

will be accepted.

Minnesota

Minnesota Department of Health accepts

BBP320

for 2 hours of bloodborne pathogens coursework for body art technicians.

Mississippi

The Mississippi State Department of Health has approved

BBP320

as a tattoo and body piercing "Disease Prevention Course".

Missouri

BBP320

complies with the bloodborne pathogens training requirements as specified in Missouri's Office of Tattooing, Body Piercing, and Branding (April 30 2011), Chapter 2 - Licensing Requirements 20 CSR 2267-2.010 (2) (A).

Montana

The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services accepts

BBP320

for body art bloodborne pathogens training.

Nebraska

The Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services accepts

BBP320

as meeting the bloodborne pathogens training requirements for body artists.

Nevada

BBP320

complies with the bloodborne pathogens training requirements as specified in Southern Nevada Health District Regulations Governing the Sanitation and Safety of Tattoo Establishments, Section 6.2.1., and as specified in Washoe County Health District Regulations Governing Invasive Body Decoration Establishments, Section 030.006.

New Hampshire

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services accepts

BBP320

as meeting the bloodborne pathogens training requirements for body artists.

New Jersey

The State of New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services accepts

BBP320

for body art bloodborne pathogens training.

New Mexico

The Boards and Commission Division, New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department accepts

BBP320

as meeting the bloodborne pathogens training requirements for body art practitioners.

New York

Statewide health regulations for tattooing and body piercing are currently being developed by the New York State Department of Health. Until the new regulations are in place, local regulations, if any, apply. For more information on regulations in your area, contact your county or city health department. New York City body artists must successfully complete a three hour Infection Control Course and an Infection Control Examination conducted by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's Health Academy.

North Carolina

Currently, North Carolina does not have a state requirement for body art professionals to take BBP training. If your local health department has training requirements, determine if an OSHA-compliant course like

BBP320

will be accepted.

North Dakota

There is no current state requirement for tattoo artists or piercers to take BBP training. Contact your local health department to determine if they have training requirements for tattoo artists and piercers. If they do, ask if

BBP320

, an OSHA-compliant course, will be accepted.

Ohio

BBP320

complies with the bloodborne pathogens training requirements for body artists as specified in Ohio Administrative Code, Chapter 3701-9-04 (M)(3)(b).

Oklahoma

The Oklahoma State Department of Health accepts

BBP320

for bloodborne pathogens training for tattoo artists and body piercers.

Oregon

The Oregon Health Licensing Agency has approved

BBP320

for 2 hours of continuing education credit for electrologists. Oregon also recognizes

BBP320

as meeting the criteria for bloodborne pathogen training certification needed by tattoo artists and body piercers for initial licensure and renewal.

Pennsylvania

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health, Environmental Health Services accepts

BBP320

for body artist bloodborne pathogens training.

Rhode Island

BBP320

complies with the bloodborne pathogens training requirements as specified in the Rhode Island Dept. of Health Rules And Regulations For The Registration Of Tattoo Artists And Tattoo Parlors (Sept 2012). Section 16.1.b.

South Carolina

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control has approved

BBP320

for bloodborne pathogens training for tattoo artists and body piercers.

South Dakota

The State of South Dakota does not currently require body art professionals to take BBP training. Determine if there are requirements in the area in which you work. If there are, ask if OSHA-compliant courses like

BBP320

are accepted.

Tennessee

There is no current state requirement for body art practitioners to take bloodborne pathogens training. Local training requirements, if any, apply. If your county or city has requirements, ask if an OSHA-compliant course like

BBP320

will be accepted.

Texas

The State of Texas currently licenses tattoo facilities, not individual artists. If your local health department has training requirements for tattoo artists, determine if an OSHA-compliant course like

BBP320

will be accepted.

Utah

There is no current state requirement for body art professionals to take BBP training. Contact your local health department to determine if they have BBP training requirements for tattoo artists and piercers. Ask if

BBP320

, an OSHA-compliant course, will be accepted.

Vermont

Contact the Vermont Secretary of State, Office of Professional Regulation for bloodborne pathogens certification requirements for tattoo artists, piercers, permanent cosmetologists, and microblading technicians.

Virginia

The Virginia Board for Barbers and Cosmetology has approved

BBP320

for bloodborne pathogens training for tattoo artists and body piercers.

Washington

The Washington State Department of Licensing accepts

BBP320

for body art bloodborne pathogens training.

West Virginia

The State of West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources has approved

BBP320

as an Exposure Control Training course for body piercing technicians.

Wisconsin

The State of Wisconsin has no current requirement for body art professionals to take BBP training. Determine if there are requirements in the area in which you work. If there are, ask if an OSHA-compliant course like

BBP320

will be accepted.

Wyoming

The Cheyenne/Laramie County Health Department accepts

BBP320

for body artist bloodborne pathogens training.