Body Art Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) Course Approvals

Updated May 12, 2024

Please note: Body art licensing and training regulations are subject to change. Keep in contact with your local regulatory agency to make sure you are aware of current requirements.


Bloodborne pathogens training courses for tattoo artists, piercers, and permanent makeup artists

  • BBP100     California 

  • BBP200     Los Angeles 

  • BBP300     Nationwide

  • BBP400     Florida

  • BBP500     Minnesota

  • EHS100     Bloodborne Pathogens and Infection Control for Environmental Health Professionals



Our bloodborne pathogen training courses are OSHA-compliant.

BBP100, BBP200, BBP300, BBP400, BBP500 comply with the training requirements of Federal OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard CFR 1910.1030.

OSHA requires any worker who has occupational exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials to take annual bloodborne pathogens training. OSHA covers most private-sector employers and workers in all 50 states.

Our BBP certification training is approved or accepted in almost all states.

Alabama
Alabama Public Health has approved BBP300 as a bloodborne pathogens training course for body artists who perform tattooing, body piercing, branding, and scarification. We are listed as "Online Bloodborne Pathogens Training Program".

Alaska
The State of Alaska Board of Barbers and Hairdressers has approved BBP300 for body art professionals who do tattooing, permanent cosmetic coloring, and body piercing. We are listed under the name of our parent company, Your Training Place.

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 OSHA-compliant BBP300 will be accepted.

Arkansas
The Body Art Program of the Arkansas Department of Health has approved BBP300 for bloodborne pathogens training for tattoo artists, permanent cosmetics artists, body piercers, and branders.

California
Body Art Training Group is a Los Angeles County-approved BBP trainer for body art practitioners. See Approved Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control Training Providers.

All other California counties have approved, or accept, BBP100 -- California Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Training.

Colorado
The Denver Department of Environmental Health requires applicants for a body art license to submit an OSHA-compliant bloodborne pathogen training certificate (must be valid and taken within the past 12 months). Our BBP300 course is OSHA-compliant.

Connecticut
BBP300 complies with the bloodborne pathogens training requirements for tattoo technicians as specified in CT Gen Stat § 20-266o(b)(1)(B) (2013).

Delaware
Delaware does not currently require body art professionals to take bloodborne pathogens training. If your local Delaware health department has training requirements, determine if OSHA-compliant BBP300 will be accepted.

District of Columbia
The Code of the District of Columbia, § 47–2853.76c, requires body artists to have a certificate of completion of a course in bloodborne pathogens conferred by an institution or organization that is recognized by the Board or that the Board determines to be substantially equivalent thereof. Our Nationwide BBP300 course is OSHA-compliant.

Florida
BBP400 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.  See Florida Tattoo Artist Licensure.

Georgia
The Georgia Department of Public Health requires body artists to provide proof of successful completion of an OSHA-compliant Bloodborne Pathogen/Universal Precautions training program as one of the documents that must be submitted with an application for a Body Artist Certification. Course BBP300 is an OSHA-compliant body art BBP course.

Hawaii
The State of Hawaii Department of Health, Sanitation Branch, has approved BBP300 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 BBP300, an OSHA-compliant course, will be accepted.

Illinois
The Illinois Department of Public Health requires establishments providing body art services such as tattooing, piercing, branding or scarification to be registered with the Department.   The body art establishment holds the permit, not the individual artist. The artist, however, is required to provide proof of education including bloodborne pathogen training that meets OSHA standards. Our Nationwide BBP300 course is OSHA-compliant.

Indiana
BBP300 complies with the bloodborne pathogens training requirements as specified in the Guide for Sanitary Operations of Tattoo and Body Piercing Facilities in Indiana, March 2001. Section C, 410 IAC 1-5-27.

Iowa
The State of Iowa requires body art practitioners to take bloodborne pathogens training.

Kansas
The Kansas Board of Cosmetology has approved BBP300 for continuing education for body art practitioners for 3 hours.

Kentucky
BBP300 complies with Kentucky's bloodborne pathogens training requirements as specified in 902 KAR 45:065 and 902 KAR 45:070.

Louisiana
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals accepts BBP300 for bloodborne pathogens training for body art operators.

Maine
The Maine Department of Health and Human Services approved BBP300 for body art bloodborne pathogens training.

Maryland
The Maryland Department of Health does not license tattoo and body piercing businesses. Allegany County and Calvert County, however, require tattoo artists and piercers to obtain proof of attendance at a bloodborne pathogens training program. BBP300 complies with OSHA bloodborne pathogens training requirements. Other Maryland counties or cities may have similar requirements. Always review the current licensing requirements of your local regulatory agency.

Massachusetts

BBP300 complies with the body art bloodborne pathogens training requirements as specified by:

Michigan
The State of Michigan licenses body art facilities, not individual artists. Body art facilities, however, have to provide bloodborne pathogen training that is industry-specific and site-specific to anyone in the facility who has occupational exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials. See Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Requirements for Body Art Facilities, Section 7. Online BBP training is not accepted.

Minnesota
Minnesota Department of Health accepts BBP300 for 2 hours of bloodborne pathogens coursework for body art technicians. BBP500 is accepted for 5 hours of coursework. See Minnesota Body Art Technician Licensing

Mississippi
The Mississippi State Department of Health has approved BBP300 as a tattoo and body piercing "Disease Prevention Course".

Missouri
BBP300 complies with the bloodborne pathogens training requirements as specified by Missouri's Office of Tattooing, Body Piercing, and Branding.

Montana
The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services accepts BBP300 for body art bloodborne pathogens training.

Nebraska
The Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services accepts BBP300 as meeting the bloodborne pathogens training requirements for body artists.

Nevada
BBP300 complies with the bloodborne pathogens training requirements as specified by the  Southern Nevada Health District, and as specified in Washoe County Health District Regulations Governing Invasive Body Decoration Establishments, Section 030.006.

New Hampshire
New Hampshire accepts BBP300 as meeting the bloodborne pathogens training requirements for body artists.

New Jersey
The State of New Jersey Department of Health accepts BBP300 for body art bloodborne pathogens training.

New Mexico
The New Mexico Board of Body Art Practitioners requires tattoo artists, permanent makeup professionals, body piercing professionals, and apprentices to take bloodborne pathogens training. BBP300 is a course that will satisfy this requirement.

New York
Even though New York State does not currently require bloodborne pathogens training for tattoo artists and piercers, some NY body art practitioners take our BBP courses because they want the specialized training or because they need a bloodborne pathogens certificate to do an out-of-state body art show. See New York Tattoo BBP Training.

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 OSHA-compliant BBP300 will be accepted.

North Dakota
There is no current North Dakota 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 BBP300, an OSHA-compliant course, will be accepted.

Ohio
BBP300 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 BBP300 for meeting the requirements for bloodborne pathogens training certification for tattoo artists and body piercers.

Oregon
The Oregon Health Licensing Agency has approved our BBP300 course (formally labeled BATG001) for 2 hours of continuing education credit for electrologists. Oregon also recognizes our training 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 BBP300 for body artist bloodborne pathogens training.

Rhode Island
BBP300 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 BBP300 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. The city of Sioux Falls requires tattoo artists to take bloodborne pathogens training.

Tennessee
The Tennessee Department of Health requires tattoo artists and body piercers to take an infection control training class. See the 2024 Tennessee Department of Health list of trainers.

Texas
The State of Texas currently licenses tattoo facilities, not individual artists. See Texas Tattoo Regulations. Some local jurisdictions, however, do require body artists to take BBP training.

BBP300 complies with the body art bloodborne pathogens training requirements as specified by:

Utah
There is no current Utah 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 BBP300, an OSHA-compliant course, will be accepted.

Vermont
See the requirements for tattoo artist and body piercer licensing at the Vermont Office of Professional Regulation webpage.

Virginia
The Virginia Board for Barbers and Cosmetology has approved BBP300 for bloodborne pathogens training for tattoo artists and body piercers.

Washington
The Washington State Department of Licensing requires applicants for a body art license to have a current and active bloodborne pathogens certificate.    

West Virginia
The State of West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources has approved BBP300 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 BBP300 will be accepted.

Wyoming
The Cheyenne/Laramie County Health Department requires body artists to take bloodborne pathogens training. Take BBP300 to fulfill that requirement.


Professional Organization Approvals

American Electrology Association

BBP300 has been approved by the American Electrology Association for .2 continuing education units.

Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals

BBP100, BBP200, BBP300, BBP400, and BBP500 have been approved by the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals.

Your Training Place, a California Department of Public Health Continuing Education Accreditation Agency for Registered Environmental Health Specialists

EHS100 has been approved by Your Training Place for 3 REHS continuing education contact hours. See California REHS Accreditation Agencies