Body Art Bloodborne Pathogens Training Requirements and Course Approvals

Last updated October 4, 2020

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We offer the following courses:

BBP100     California Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Training
BBP200     Los Angeles County Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Training
BBP300     Bloodborne Pathogens Training and Infection Control for Body Art Professionals
BBP400     Bloodborne Pathogens and Communicable Diseases for Florida Tattoo Artists
BBP500     Bloodborne Pathogens Training and Infection Prevention for Body Art Professionals (Minnesota)
EHS100     Bloodborne Pathogens and Infection Control for Environmental Health Professionals

OSHA

BBP100, BBP200, BBP300, BBP400, BBP500 comply with the training requirements of OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard 29 CFR 1910.1030

Professional Organizations

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.

State and Local Regulators

Alabama
The Alabama Department of Health has approved BBP300 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 BBP300 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 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
Los Angeles County has approved BBP200 for Los Angeles body art practitioners. All other California counties have approved, or accept, BBP100 for California body art practitioners. EHS100 for registered environmental health specialists has been approved for 2 continuing education contact hours (CECH) by Your Training Place.

Colorado
The Denver Department of Environmental Health accepts BBP300 for body artist bloodborne pathogens training.

Connecticut
BBP300 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 OSHA-compliant BBP300 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 BBP300.

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. .

Georgia
BBP300 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. For other counties ask if they accept OSHA-compliant courses like BBP300.

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
BBP300 complies with the bloodborne pathogens training requirements for body artists as specified in 77 Ill. Adm. Code 797.300 a) 8).

Indiana
BBP300 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 BBP300 for body art bloodborne pathogens training.

Kansas
The Kansas Board of Cosmetology has approved BBP300 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 
BBP300 will be accepted.

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 accepts BBP300 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 OSHA-compliant BBP300 will be accepted.

Massachusetts
BBP300 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 OSHA-compliant BBP300 will be 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.

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

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

New Mexico
The Boards and Commission Division, New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department accepts 
BBP300 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 OSHA-compliant BBP300 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 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 bloodborne pathogens training for tattoo artists and body piercers.

Oregon
The Oregon Health Licensing Agency has approved BBP300 for 2 hours of continuing education credit for electrologists. Oregon also recognizes BBP300 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. Determine if there are requirements in the area in which you work. If there are, ask if OSHA-compliant courses like BBP300 are accepted.

Tennessee
The Tennessee Department of Health requires tattoo artists to take a sterilization course. Ask if OSHA-compliant BBP300 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 
BBP300 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 BBP300, 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 BBP300 for bloodborne pathogens training for tattoo artists and body piercers.

Washington
The Washington State Department of Licensing accepts BBP300 for body art bloodborne pathogens training.

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 accepts BBP300 for body artist bloodborne pathogens training.