Bloodborne Pathogens Certification for Tattoo Artists

Get OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Certification in 2 Hours

Are you a tattoo artist, body piercer, studio owner, microblader or permanent cosmetic artist? You need OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Tattoo training and certification. 

Register, take a course on your laptop, tablet or phone and get an instant QR Code compatible Bloodborne Pathogens for Tattoo Artists Certificate upon completion.

OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Certification for Tattoo Artists $37.95

Take Bloodborne Pathogens Tattoo Artist training on any device. Unlimited quiz retakes and 100% acceptance guarantee.

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How Tattoo Certification Works


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You are automatically enrolled and can begin immediately. Once you begin the course all progress is saved and you can pause and resume the training anytime, anywhere that you log in – train in your lunchbreak on your phone and continue on your laptop in the evening, whatever works for you.



Good job! You’re BBP certified

You’re OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Certified and compliant for 1 year. OSHA mandates bloodborne pathogens training be completed annually.


Full Size Frameable Bloodborne Pathogens Certificate for Tattoo Artists

After successfully completing the training, You will receive the official, printable, US Letter sized certificate. 

Instant access and email delivery means you’re compliant immediately. Your bloodborne pathogens certification for tattoo artists will be permanently stored in your account where it can be verified or re-printed any time.

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Bloodborne Pathogens + CPR/AED Certification Bundle

This bundle provides two certificates to prove your compliance and health and safety awareness.

Complete the additional CPR Certification course that is required by some states in addition to tattoo specific bloodborne pathogen training.

Even if your state does not mandate CPR training, it’s essential knowledge, you may help save a life one day, and the certificate will give your clients extra comfort.

Save $10 on the cost of individual courses.

Zero Risk

Our Bloodborne Pathogens certification for tattoo artists is universally recognized by employers aiming to meet OSHA's requirements. Train and see how good our course is.​

Standards Compliant

Our course covers everything required by OSHA plus additional content that meets or exceeds most State and City tattoo licensing requirements. Check out the course info down below.

Best Value

Our Online Bloodborne Pathogens Tattoo course is the most comprehensive and user friendly available. Train any time, any place.

Guaranteed Pass

Unlimited course and quiz retakes are included. You can review content and take quizzes as many times as required.

Bloodborne Pathogens + Cleaning & Disinfecting Studios Certification Bundle

This bundle provides two full size frameable certificates for your tattoo studio.

Complete the additional short course Cleaning & Disinfecting Studios and Salons and receive an extra certificate to show your clients how seriously you take their health and safety.

Save $10 on the cost of individual courses.

100% Acceptance Guarantee

Our Online Bloodborne Pathogens Certificate is accepted in 49 US States (we do not currently support Florida certification). If for any reason your certificate is not accepted we offer a no questions asked money back guarantee. Train risk free.

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Bloodborne Pathogens for Tattoo & Body Art - Curriculum

Introduction to Bloodborne Pathogens

A short overview of the course and learning outcomes.

Learn what Bloodborne Pathogens are and the highest risk types.

Learn how Bloodborne Pathogens are spread and the risk factors associated with the different types of transmission.

Learn about the risks associated with the use of sharps in a work environment.

Learn about the OSHA standard, and when and how it was implemented.

Learn who is, and is not covered by OSHA’s BBP standard.

Common Bloodborne Pathogens

Learn about the HBV virus including how it is transmitted, risk profile, symptoms and treatments.

Learn about the HCV virus including how it is transmitted, risk profile, symptoms and treatments.

Learn about the differences between the Hepatitis virus types including risk of transmission and infection.

Learn about the HIV virus including how it is transmitted, risk profile, symptoms and treatments.

Exposure Controls and PPE

Learn what obligations your employer has in protecting you from exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens in the workplace.

Learn the minimum requirements and standards that must be applied to an Employers Control Plan.

Learn about what training your employer must provide staff who may be exposed to Bloodborne Pathogens, and how often the training must take place.

Learn about the concept of Universal Precautions and how they can help protect against Bloodborne Pathogens exposures.

Learn what Work Practice Controls are and why they are important.

Learn what Engineering Controls are and why they are important.

Learn what PPE is and when it should be used.

Learn how to correctly and safely remove disposable gloves.

Learn about employer obligations to provide free HBV immunization to potentially exposed workers.

Learn about the importance of correct housekeeping practices and how they are implemented.

Learn about what you must do when exposure incidents occur.

Learn about employer obligations to keep records of sharps injuries in the workplace.

Body Art Professional

Learn about the additional risks facing professional body artists and why extra Bloodborne Pathogens training is required.

Learn about the anatomy of the human skin and how it relates to body art procedures.

Learn about how a tattoo is created and how it is visible on the skin.

Learn about specific medical issues related to tattooing and piercing procedures.

Learn about other communicable diseases that can be transmitted via tattooing and piercing procedures.

Learn about general requirements in a body art workplace.

Learn about cleaning, disinfection and sterilization procedures including using Autoclave devices.

Learn about personal protective equipment (PPE) specific to the body art workplace.

Learn how to safely prepare your work space and take all required precautions before starting a body art procedure.

Learn about best practice recommendations for tattoo and piercing aftercare.

Learn about safe waste disposal specifics for body art work environments.

Learn about employer exposure control regulations and planning.

Learn about what you need to do after an exposure occurs.


Training Time


Four Quizzes

Bloodborne Pathogens + CPR + Cleaning & Disinfecting Studios Bundle

This bundle provides three full size frameable certificates for your tattoo studio.

Complete the additional CPR and short course Cleaning & Disinfecting Studios and Salons and receive two extra certificates to show your clients how seriously you take their health and safety.

Save $15 on the cost of individual courses.

bloodborne pathogen certification for tattoo artists with online verification

Online Bloodborne Pathogens Certificate Verification

Anyone can verify your Bloodborne Pathogens certification for Tattoo Artist credentials via QR code, or in two clicks with our unique ‘Verifier’ system.

Legal Name, Course, Date of Award, Expiry and Certificate ID can all be confirmed on this site. 

Bloodborne Pathogens Certification for Tattoo Artists FAQ

Frequently asked questions and answers about BBP training for tattoo and body artists.

We now provide a full US letter size bloodborne pathogens certificate which is suitable for framing and display in your tattoo studio, cosmetic tattoo clinic or any other workplace to prove your OSHA bloodborne pathogen certification status.

The OSHA rule is that all INDIVIDUALS must be bloodborne pathogen certified. You can enter anything you want in the name fields at checkout, but this does not make your studio ‘certified’. In many cases studios do want to display a certificate with a studio name in addition to individual artists certificates to make customers feel more comfortable – in this scenario an additional certificate for the studio name can be purchased under a different email and account.

No. We only provide electronic copies of certificates. You will receive a PDF file by email with your certificate and you can access and reprint it any time online.

The average for the Bloodborne Pathogens tattoo artist course is 120 to 240 minutes (2-3 hours). Each lesson takes no more than ten minutes so you’ll never get bored, and you can stop and resume the course as many times as you want.

We offer online verification of all bloodborne pathogens certification for tattoo artists with QR code. Simply scan, or give your clients or studio owner the link written on your certificate, and your unique certificate number, and they can instantly verify your name, unique certificate ID, the course you passed, and the issue and expiry dates of your certificate.

Yes, our Bloodborne Pathogens Tattoo Artist course is designed with a ‘mobile first’ approach and works perfectly on any device. You can use any Apple or Android device, or train on your laptop or PC, the content will always display perfectly.

OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens certification expires one year after issue. This is a requirement under the OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1030 Bloodborne Pathogens Standard.

You can take each end of module Bloodborne Pathogen Tattoo Test as many times as you need to in order to complete it. We suggest reviewing the material in the module before each retake.

Yes. The Body art professional course is suitable for bloodborne pathogens certification for microblading artists and permanent cosmetic artists.

We are not able to offer individual advice. Tattoo licensing requirements differ by state. You can check our full guide on how to get a tattoo license covering all US states. 

When your bloodborne pathogen certificate for tattoo artist is close to expiry, you will automatically receive a discount code to recertify at 15% discount.

No, sorry. Our bloodborne pathogen training for tattoo artists is accepted in all other states. Florida has some unique and onerous requirements so you will need to seek training from a local provider.

Although several other countries follow the OSHA BBP standard for tattooing, for example, New Zealand and South Africa, we have discontinued selling to these countries and now only provide bloodborne pathogen training for tattoo artists, piercers and microbladers in the United States in line with OSHA USA standards.

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