BBP300 - Bloodborne Pathogens Training and Infection Control for Body Art Professionals (Nationwide) -- $30

Take this online course if you are a body art practitioner who needs OSHA-compliant bloodborne pathogens training. This course is not for California, Florida, or Minnesota artists. For a list of agencies, professional organizations and states that accept or approve this course see Course Approvals>>

Course BBP 300 complies with the initial and annual bloodborne pathogens training requirements of OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard 29 CFR 1910.1030 and is recognized or approved nationwide by many states, counties, and cities for body art bloodborne pathogens training.

This course has been designed for:

  • tattoo artists
  • piercers
  • permanent cosmetics professionals
  • permanent makeup artists
  • microblading technicians
  • electrologists
  • students/apprentices who practice tattooing or piercing as part of their training

BBP 300 is an online, interactive, narrated course that helps body artists protect themselves and their clients from infection and disease. There are English, Spanish, and Vietnamese versions of the course.

Once the course is started, a body artist can sign out and then return and pick up where he or she left off. Desk top computers, laptops, and tablets provide the best viewing experience for this course, but cell phones can also be used.

This industry-specific training provides body artists with a clear understanding of bloodborne pathogens and communicable diseases. Body artists taking this online BBP course can ask questions and receive answers from a subject matter expert via phone seven days a week from 8 AM to 10 PM EST.

After finishing the course, a bloodborne pathogens certificate of completion can be immediately printed. If a certificate is lost or misplaced, a replacement copy can be printed by signing in to the Virtual Classroom at A student can then click on the My Certificate icon to print or view his or her certificate of course completion. This can be especially useful if an artist is working out-of-town and has forgotten to bring his or her bloodborne pathogens certificate of completion.

BBP 300 provides high-quality, engaging content that is directly linked to on-the-job safety requirements.

The bloodborne pathogens safety training provided by BBP 300 includes:

  • A copy of OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard CFR 1910.1030
  • A general explanation of the epidemiology of bloodborne diseases such as HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C
  • Information on skin anatomy
  • An explanation of the requirements of an exposure control plan (ECP); the advantages of using an Exposure Control and Infection Prevention Plan (ECIPP)
  • An explanation of the difference between Universal Precautions and Standard Precautions
  • An explanation of the appropriate methods for recognizing tasks and other activities that may involve exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials
  • An explanation of the use and limitations of methods that will prevent or reduce exposure including appropriate engineering controls, work practices, and personal protective equipment
  • Information on the types, selection, proper use, location, removal, handling, decontamination and disposal of personal protective equipment
  • Information on the hepatitis B vaccine, including information on its efficacy, safety, method of administration, the benefits of being vaccinated, and that the vaccine and vaccination will be offered free of charge to all employees who have occupational exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials
  • Information on the appropriate actions to take and persons to contact in an emergency involving blood or other potentially infectious materials
  • An explanation of the procedure to follow if an exposure incident occurs, including the method of reporting the incident and the medical follow-up that will be made available
  • Information on the post-exposure evaluation and follow-up that the employer is required to provide for the employee following an exposure incident
  • An explanation of the signs, labels, and color-coding that are used to communicate hazards
  • Information on record-keeping and training requirements

The course has many downloadable resources such as:

  • client health questionnaire
  • informed consent form
  • take-away notes
  • safety guidelines for autoclaves and permanent cosmetics machines
  • set-up and tear-down procedures
  • safety data sheet training
  • hepatitis B declination form
  • procedures for donning and removing gloves
  • sterilization flow chart
  • emergency envelope instructions and forms
  • equipment maintenance log

A health department inspector, or a representative from a professional organization, can quickly confirm the validity of a BBP 300 certificate by using the Certificate Validation Tool on the Your Training Place website. Once a certificate number is entered, the validation tool will display the name of the person to whom that certificate was issued, the course code number, and the date the certificate was issued.

The price of this course is $30.