OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Training for Body Art Professionals

Take our $30 online, OSHA-compliant, Bloodborne Pathogens Training Course for Tattoo Artists, Piercers, and Permanent Makeup Artists.

This course meets the initial and annual training requirements set by OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, 29 CFR 1910.1030. 

Your BBP certificate can be immediately printed after course completion.

See below for a list of states that accept or approve this course for body art licensing. Body art practitioners in CA, FL, Los Angeles, or MN should take our location-specific BBP courses.

Toma este curso si eres un profesional de body art que necesita una capacitación sobre patógenos transmitidos por la sangre que cumpla con OSHA. Este curso no es para artistas de California ni de Florida. (Lista de los estados que reconocen y aprueban este cursor Course Approvals>>

Después de finalizar con éxito este curso, podrás imprimir un certificado de finalización.  Lee Mas>>

Chọn khóa học này nếu bạn hành nghề tại các tiểu bang khác không là California và Florida. Đào tạo này tuân thủ theo hướng dẫn hiện hành về đào tạo tác nhân gây bệnh lây truyền qua đường máu theo Quy định của Liên bang (CFR) 29 1910.1030. (Danh sách các Tiểu Bang công nhận và phê duyệt khóa học này Course Approvals>>)

Sau khi hoàn thành xuất sắc khóa học này, bạn có thể in chứng nhận hoàn thành khóa học.  Đọc thêm>>

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OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard Requires Annual Training for Covered Workers.

OSHA-compliant BBP training is a good thing.

It's meant to help you comply with regulatory requirements and operate safely.


Many body art BBP certification courses are boring, poorly written, and unhelpful. They make bloodborne pathogens training more of a nuisance than a benefit.

And that’s just plain wrong.

As a body art practitioner, you deserve professional training that helps you operate safely and efficiently—the type of training we've been providing since 2010!

This OSHA-Compliant BBP Course is designed for:

  • tattoo artists
  • body piercers
  • permanent cosmetics artists
  • permanent makeup artists
  • microblading artists
  • branding artists
  • students and apprentices who practice tattooing or piercing as part of their training
  • any worker in a body art shop whose duties require them to come in contact with blood or other potentially infectious material


States That Accept Our OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Training for Tattoo or Body Art Licensing:

Alabama Louisiana New Mexico
Alaska Maine Ohio
Arkansas Mississippi Oklahoma
Connecticut Missouri  Rhode Island
Georgia Montana South Carolina
Illinois New Hampshire Virginia
Kansas New Jersey West Virginia   

This OSHA-compliant course also fulfills the bloodborne pathogens certification requirements for body art in numerous counties, cities, and local health departments, including:

Boston, MA Witchita Falls County, TX  Schenectady County, NY
Denver, CO Philadelphia, PA Southern Nevada Health District, NV


Questions? We're Just a Phone Call Away!

We answer the phone 7 days a week from 9 am to 11:30 pm EST.

Call (858) 792-1630 to speak to an OSHA-authorized trainer.

What body artists have to say about taking their OSHA Bloodborne pathogen certification with us:

OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens 5 star review, "Great Bloodborne Pathogens course, very informative and learned a lot. It was very well organized with a lot of useful materials and resources."OSHA bloodborne pathogens training review, "I've been using them for my Body Art BBP since 2012 and will continue using them.   The courses are always informative and I've never had an issue with the BBP certificates even when doing conventions around the country."

Improve workplace safety. Take our online BBP training.

We'll coach you on how to:

  • prepare for inspections by OSHA and your local enforcement agency
  • use aseptic technique to prevent body art related infections 
  • streamline operations for maximum efficiency
  • prevent exposure incidents

Make the smart choice.

Take our OSHA-compliant course and get the training you need to protect the safety and health of your clients and yourself.

OSHA bloodborne pathogens training certificate by Body Art Training Group for tattoo artists, permanent makeup and body piercing

Getting an OSHA-Compliant Bloodborne Pathogens Certificate doesn't have to be stressful.

With over a decade of experience in training body art professionals like you, we're here to make things easy.

We've designed this OSHA-compliant Nationwide course to be user-friendly and well worth your time. Here's why it's your best choice:

  • Fully narrated
  • Accessible 24/7, with unlimited exam retakes.
  • Validate your certificate online.
  • Enjoy the flexibility to start, stop, and resume at your convenience.
  • Available in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
  • Benefit from our friendly phone assistance, seven days a week.

Take our course.

You'll be glad you did!

This online BBP training course covers all the topics required by OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard.

The course includes:

  • A copy of OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard CFR 1910.1030
  • An overview of bloodborne diseases like HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C
  • Details on skin anatomy and its role in infection prevention
  • Explanation of exposure control plan (ECP) requirements and benefits of an Exposure Control and Infection Prevention Plan (ECIPP)
  • Differentiation between Universal Precautions and Standard Precautions
  • Guidance on recognizing tasks with potential exposure risks
  • Information on engineering controls, work practices, and personal protective equipment (PPE) for exposure prevention
  • Guidance on personal protective equipment types, use, removal, and disposal
  • Details on the hepatitis B vaccine, including efficacy, safety, and administration
  • Emergency procedures for incidents involving blood or other infectious materials
  • Protocol for reporting and medical follow-up after an exposure incident
  • Explanation of hazard communication through signs, labels, and color-coding
  • Requirements for record-keeping and ongoing training.


What is OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard?

As a tattoo artist, permanent cosmetics artist, or body piercer, your work involves using needles and other sharp tools that may cause bleeding, exposing you to infectious pathogens such as HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C.

OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard was created to safeguard workers like you from occupational exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials (OPIM). 

Who Needs Annual Bloodborne Pathogens Training?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) mandates that any employee who is at risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens as part of their job must receive BBP training. This includes tattoo artists, piercers, permanent makeup artists, and other body art professionals. In addition, any employee who has duties in a body art shop procedure area or a sterilization or decontamination room is also obligated to take BBP training.

Many states require all body art practitioners, both employees and independent contractors, to take BBP training.

Local jurisdictions such as cities and counties sometimes have their own safety regulations that body art practitioners must follow. 

So, it's always smart to contact your local enforcement agency, such as the county health department, for guidance on what is required to legally perform body art.

Besides our Nationwide course, we also offer location-specific BBP courses:

California Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Training

Florida Bloodborne Pathogens and Communicable Diseases

Los Angeles Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Training

Minnesota Bloodborne Pathogens Infection Prevention Training

These courses are for tattoo artists, piercers, and permanent makeup artists who either work regularly in these locations or as temporary guest artists.

Course Price $30.00