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Bloodborne Pathogens & Communicable Diseases Training

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Below is a listing of announced Department approved bloodborne pathogen and communicable diseases training courses and Department approved course providers.  Please click links to access provider websites. All course participants must show current government issued photo I.D. Please note that additional training courses are currently under review and as they receive approval they will be added to this webpage.

Submission of proof of completion of this bloodborne pathogen and communicable diseases training 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 Schuerman at (816) 979-1300, from 10 AM - 4 PM, Monday through Friday, both inside and outside of Florida.  Contact Email:  Course Fee $75.00.

American Safety CouncilAvailable Online, Instant Access - Florida-based customer service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Live Chat Available.  Contact Phone:  1 (877) 216-8779Contact Email:   Register online or by phone 24/7.  

Anita Robberson, RN - Call or email for schedule - Contact Phone: (239) 410-6955.  Contact Email:  Course Fee:$100 if pre-registered, $125 walk-in. 

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: or Phone: (630) 984-0093. Please take the course that is approved for Florida tattoo artist licensure. 

Biomed Medical Compliance - Classroom setting only - Florida based.  Locations vary.  Contact Phone: (561) 531-2589.  Contact  Contact Website: for more information. 

Body Art Training Group-Online training 24/7. Course fee: $45. The Florida course is available in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese. You can leave the course, return to where you left off, and print your certificate when you finish.                                              Contact Phone: 858-792-1630.                                                   Contact Email:  kathy@bodyarttraininggroup.comWebsite:

Body Art Educators, LLC - Schedule varies, please visit the website or call for schedule - Brandon Sommers, David Lockart.  Contact Phone: (941) 747-1700.                                                              Please take the course that is approved for Florida tattoo artist licensure.

Cathy Montie's Body Art Training Company - 100% Online Training  Contact Phone: 619-303-5893. Website:  Contact Address:                          PO Box 663, La Mesa, CA 91944                                                            Please take the course that is approved for Florida tattoo artist licensure. - 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:

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:

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:

Florida Compliance Center - Available Online, Contact Phone: Liseth Lopez at (305) 227-2797 or (786) 545-6304 Contact Address: 11398 W Flagler Street, Miami, Florida 33174. Contact Email: Espanol.  

International Board of Medicine and Surgery (IBMS) - Available Online, Contact Phone: Dr. David Kalin, MD MPH at (813) 966-1431.  Contact Email: 

Contact Address: P.O. Box 2396, Oldsmar, Florida 34677                   

John Hashey's Permanent Cosmetics - Classroom setting onlyContact Phone: (813) 814-1548.  Contact Email:  

The Master Tattoo Institute - Classroom setting only - Preregistration Required - Course Fee:  $100.00. Contact Address: 740 71st Street, Miami Beach, Florida 33141.  Classes vary, call for schedule.  Contact Phone: Alex Zarfati (888) 227-9442.

Pegacorn Productions, LLC - Tampa Bay and Orlando, Florida area. To register call or email for schedule - for Tampa area,for Orlando area (407) 602-8234.  Contact Email: 

VIP Beauty School-Contact Phone: (954) 977-9292.  Contact Email:  Contact Address: 2515 State Road 7, Suite 215, Margate, Florida, 33063.

Bloodborne Pathogens and Communicable Diseases 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.