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- Tattooing Frequently Asked Questions
- Tattoo Artist Licensure
- Tattoo Establishment Licensure Requirements
- Tattooing Educational Courses
- Microblading/Permanent Cosmetics
- County Contact Information
- Guest Tattoo Artist Registration
- Temporary Tattoo Event or Convention Checklist
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Tattooing Educational Courses
Below is a listing of announced Department approved educational courses and Department approved training providers. Please note that additional courses are currently under review and as they receive approval they will be added to this webpage.
Submission of proof of completion of this educational course requirement and passing of the examination is only required for initial licensure or registration. There is not a continuing education requirement for renewal of an artist license or re-registration of a guest artist.
Alliance of Professional Tattooists - Classroom setting only -For course schedules call APT Home Office Manager Julie Marschall at (816) 979-1300, from 10 AM - 4 PM, Monday through Friday, both inside and outside of Florida. Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. All course participants must show current government issued photo I.D. Course Fee $75.00.
American Safety Council - Available Online, Instant Access - Florida-based customer service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Live Chat Available. Contact Phone: 1 (877) 216-8779. Contact Email: email@example.com. Register online or by phone 24/7.
Anita Robberson, RN - Call or email for schedule - Contact Phone:(239) 410-6955. Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Course Fee:$100 if pre-registered, $125 walk-in. A valid government issued picture ID is required to participate in the course.
Biologix Solutions LLC - 100% Online Training - Available Online 24/7 - Course Fee: $55 - Course Duration - 3 hours - Instant access after course sign up. Florida mandated student verification system used. Contact Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact Phone: (630) 984-0093.
Body Art Training Group-Online training available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week -Course fee: $45. Available in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese. You can leave the course and later resume where you left off. Print your certificate when you finish. Contact Phone: 858-792-1630. Contact Email: Kathy@YourTrainingPlace.com. Contact Address: 16580 Harbor Boulevard, Suite F, Fountain Valley, California 92708.
Body Art Educators, LLC - Schedule varies, please visit the website or call for schedule - Brandon Sommers, David Lockart. Contact Phone: (941) 747-1700. Class participants must bring a valid government issued photo I.D. for age verification.
CETTraining.com - Courses available only in a classroom setting; online service coming soon. Contact Address: 3226 E Jersey Avenue, Orlando, Florida, 32806. Contact Phone: 407-247-9572. Contact Email: LongNguyen4059@yahoo.com
Charme Meison - Courses available only in a classroom setting in Miami, Florida. Available in both in English and Spanish. Contact Address: 16115 SW 117 Avenue, Unit A-27, Miami, Florida 33177. Contact Phone:305-971-3232 or Fax: 305-971-2817. Contact Email: email@example.com.
Community Health Certification, LLC - Classes vary, call for schedule - Scott Bohrer or Robert Bohrer Contact Phone: (561) 676-9518 or (561) 707-6837. Contact Address: 1274 SW Hutchins Street, Port St. Lucie, FL 34983. Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Florida Compliance Center - Available Online, Contact Phone: Liseth Lopez at (305) 227-2797. Contact Address: 11398 W Flagler Street, Miami, Florida 33174. Contact Email: email@example.com. Hablamos Espanol.
International Board of Medicine and Surgery (IBMS) - Available Online, Contact Phone: Dr. David Kalin, MD MPH at (813) 966-1431. Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact Address: P.O. Box 2396, Oldsmar, Florida 34677
John Hashey's Permanent Cosmetics - Classroom setting only - Contact Phone: (813) 814-1548. Contact Email: email@example.com. A valid government issued picture ID is required to participate in the course.
The Master Tattoo Institute - Classroom setting only - Preregistration Required - Course Fee: $100.00. Class participants must bring a copy of a government issued photo identification confirming the individual is at least 18 yeas of age and to confirm identity. Identification cards may be a military ID, a state issued driver's license, or a state issued I.D. card. Classes vary, call for schedule. Contact Phone: Ian Marioles (888) 227-9442.
Pegacorn Productions, LLC - Tampa Bay and Orlando, Florida area. To register call or email for schedule - for Tampa area firstname.lastname@example.org,for Orlando area (407) 602-8234. Contact Email: email@example.com. A valid government issued picture ID is required to participate in the course.
VIP Beauty School-Contact Website: www.VipBeautySchool.com. Contact Phone: (954) 977-9292. Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact Address: 2515 State Road 7, Suite 215, Margate, Florida, 33063.
Educational Course Regulations
Section 381.00775, Florida Statutes, and Chapter 64E-28, Florida Administrative Code,require persons seeking licensure as a tattoo artist to complete an educational course approved by the department on bloodborne pathogens and communicable diseasesand achieving at least 70% on an examination covering the materials in the course.
In addition, these regulations require tattoo artists who hold an active license, registration, or certification issued by a jurisdiction outside of Florida and who are seeking registration as a guest tattoo artist to meet the above mentioned educational course and examination requirements. Tattoo artists, who completed an educational course and achieved a score of at least 70% on the examination which was required for licensure, registration, or certification in that jurisdiction, may request the department to determine if such course and examination is comparable or exceeds those requirements specified in Chapter 64E-28.006, Florida Administrative Code. Should the department determine that the educational course and examination requirements in another jurisdiction do not meet or exceed those in section 381.00775(2)(b), Florida Statutes, and Chapter 64E-28.006, Florida Administrative Code, the applicant must meet the same educational requirements as persons applying for licensure as a tattoo artist.