Minnesota Bloodborne Pathogens Training for Body Art Professionals

Complete Your Minnesota Approved 5-Hour Bloodborne Pathogens Course for Just $35

Minnesota requires Body Art Technicians to complete a five-hour Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) training course within the year before their initial licensing application or renewal. This approved course, fulfills the requirement and makes it easy to complete your license application.

 Instantly print your certificate of completion at the end of this online course.

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Take this online bloodborne pathogens training course for Minnesota tattoo artists and piercers.

It's easy and convenient:

  • Use your phone, tablet, laptop or desktop
  • Leave the course and return to where you left off 
  • Listen to course narration
  • Print forms, checklists, takeaway notes, and certificate of completion
  • Take the final exam as many times as necessary
  • Ask questions by phone 7 days a week from 8 am to 10:30 pm CST
  • Call or text us at (858) 792-1630.

What tattoo, piercing and permanent makeup artists say about our BBP courses:

MN Bloodborne pathogens course 5 star review, "This course was very informative, very detailed, and easy to follow. I love how you’re able to pause and resume where you left off. I also love that it offers downloadable documents to use in the shop. I highly recommend this course. You will not be disappointed."Minnesota Bllod Borne Pathogens trainign review, "This course was very informative, very detailed, and easy to follow. I love how you’re able to pause and resume where you left off. I also love that it offers downloadable documents to use in the shop. I highly recommend this course. You will not be disappointed."

Minnesota requires 5 hours of bloodborne pathogens training for body art practitioners.

Make sure those 5 hours are time well spent.

Our Minnesota BBP course will help you:

  • Understand complex regulations and infection prevention concepts
  • Do things safely
  • Retain what you've learned and apply it in your daily activities
  • Build a successful career


Minnesota 5 hour bloodborne pathogens certificate by Body Art Training Group


How to get a Minnesota tattoo license.

As a new applicant for a Minnesota Full Body Art Technician License, you must:

  • Submit a copy of a current, legal ID showing you are 18 years of age or older
  • Provide documentation that you have completed a certain number of hours of tattooing or a certain number of piercings:
    • body piercers must have completed 250 piercings under direct supervision and 250 piercings under indirect supervision
    • tattoo artists have completed 200 hours of supervised tattooing
  • Submit a notarized affidavit from your supervisor that they supervised you during your temporary license period
  • Submit a copy of your current bloodborne pathogens certificate
  • Complete an application and pay a fee

Go to Body Art Technician Licensing for the official, current requirements.


How long does a Minnesota body art license remain valid?

A Minnesota body art technician license is valid for up to two years. All technician licenses expire on March 31. 

Can a Minnesota body art technician be licensed as both a tattooist and a piercer?

Yes, a Minnesota body art technician can obtain a dual license for both tattooing and piercing. However, the technician must fulfill the specific requirements for each type of license.

Where is a Minnesota body art technician allowed to work?

A body art technician can only perform work at a licensed body art facility or a Minnesota Department of Health licensed body art temporary event.

How do I get a Minnesota body art license?

All body art technicians applying for a license must use the Minnesota Body Art Technician Licensing System.

Get coached on body art shop safety.

This course was designed specifically for the body art industry and has takeaway notes, a realistic training scenario, and exercises designed to help tattoo artists, permanent cosmetics artists, and body piercers avoid cross-contamination. 

There are 5 modules:

Module 1 of this course covers what body artists need to know about the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the National Institute for Occupational Safety. After completing this module you should be able to:

  • Describe what OSHA and NIOSH do
  • Demonstrate knowledge of OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
  • Explain why body art BBP training is required
  • Give definitions of key words

Module 2 covers common diseases caused by bacteria and viruses.

After finishing this module you should be able to:

  • Define MRSA, endocarditis, flesh-eating disease, impetigo, syphilis, TB, scabies, ringworm, herpes, shingles, molluscum, HIV, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C
  • State their symptoms and incubation periods
  • Explain how these diseases are identified, prevented, transmitted, and treated

Module 3 covers infection, disease, aseptic technique, and Chain of Infection. Every permanent cosmetics technician, tattoo artist, and piercer needs to have a basic understanding of the health risks associated with tattooing and piercing.

After finishing this BBP training module you should be able to:

  • Name the links in the Chain of Infection
  • Use the Chain of Infection to explain how to prevent infection from being spread from one person to another
  • Identify potential links in the Chain of Infection where you work
  • Analyze tasks
  • Explain the importance of aseptic technique and how it is used to break the links in the Chain of Infection.

Module 4 teaches permanent cosmetics technicians, micro-blading technicians, body piercers, and tattoo artists how to do an exposure determination--the first step in developing an Exposure Control Plan.

This body art bloodborne pathogens training module also reviews Universal Precautions and Standard Precautions and helps body artists understand which level of precautions should be used when developing a tattoo shop Exposure Control Plan.

Module 5 teaches essential behaviors to prevent disease transmission such as:

  • Using personal protective equipment
  • Setup and teardown
  • Performing hand hygiene
  • Disposing of sharps and contaminated waste
  • Using tattoo safety checklists
  • Communicating hazards with labels, signs, and Safety Data Sheets
  • Cleaning and sterilizing reusable instruments.

Also covered are what to do and whom to contact after an exposure incident, and how to conduct a post-exposure evaluation and follow-up.

Be Safe.

Taking our Minnesota online course for body art BBP certification is an affordable and convenient way to get the bloodborne pathogens training required by OSHA and Minnesota Statutes. This BBP course will help you protect yourself, your clients, your co-workers, and your family from infection and disease.


Tattoo artists and body piercers who work at an out-of-state show may need to take bloodborne pathogens training approved by the local health department.

Besides our Minnesota course, we offer the following online, OSHA-compliant, bloodborne pathogens courses for tattoo artists and piercers:



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