BBP100 California Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Training Preview $25
Take this course if you are a California body art practitioner who works outside of Los Angeles. This course complies with California Code of Regulations Title 8, Sec.5193 and California's Safe Body Art Act. Purchase »
BBP California

Except for Los Angeles (which accepts BBP 200), Course BBP 100 is approved or accepted by every county in California for annual bloodborne pathogens training for tattoo artists, permanent makeup technicians, micro-blading technicians, piercers, and branders.

California's Safe Body Art Act requires any person who will be performing body art on a person to take and maintain a bloodborne pathogen exposure control training certificate. This requirement includes body art students or apprentices working on a live person in a classroom setting. Also included are individuals working in a decontamination and sterilization room, as they may be exposed to instruments contaminated with human fluids or tissue.

Any individual in California who is going to perform body art on a person must be a registered practitioner, even if no money is exchanged or the body art occurs as part of a training course. The only exception is for a practitioner who only provides procedures at sites under the control and direction of a physician or surgeon.

California counties, and three California cities, are responsible for enforcing the Safe Body Art Act requirement that tattoo artists, permanent makeup technicians, micro-blading technicians, piercers, and branders take annual bloodborne pathogens training. Some counties and cities have approved certain bloodborne pathogens training courses. Other counties and cities do not approve specific courses but will instead accept courses that meet the BBP training requirements of the Safe Body Art Act.

California counties and cities that have approved BBP 100:

Alameda, Amador, Butte, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Fresno , Kern, Lassen, Long Beach (City), Monterey, Nevada, Orange, Placer, Pasadena (City), Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Shasta, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Ventura, Yolo.

California counties and cities that accept BBP 100:

Alpine, Berkeley (City), Calaveras, Colusa, Del Norte, Glenn, Humboldt, Imperial, Inyo, Kings, Lake, Madera, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Modoc, Mono, Napa, Plumas, San Benito, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, Sierra, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Tuolumne, Yuba.

This narrated course has English, Spanish, and Vietnamese versions. Tablets, laptops, or desk top computers provide the best viewing experience for this course.

While taking this body art BBP training course a student can sign out and then later resume the course where he or she left off. This course can be taken at home, at work or on the go. Students can phone an instructor and ask questions about the course seven days a week.

This online course has many downloadable resources such as: take-away notes, safety guidelines for autoclaves and permanent cosmetics machines, set-up and tear-down procedures, safety data sheet training, hepatitis B declination form, procedures for donning and removing gloves, sterilization flow chart, emergency envelope instructions and forms, equipment maintenance log, client health questionnaire and informed consent form. Links are provided to California county and city body art programs. Students going to these websites can download body artist registration forms and other material.

This course covers all the bloodborne pathogens training topics required by the Safe Body Art Act and Cal/OSHA such as: epidemiology and symptoms of diseases, modes of transmission, exposure control plan, exposure determination, various methods of exposure control, universal and standard precautions, engineering and work practice controls, decontamination and disposal, personal protective equipment, housekeeping, hepatitis B vaccination, procedures to follow in the event of an exposure incident, post-exposure evaluation and follow-up, hazard signs and warning labels, and recordkeeping.

After finishing the course a bloodborne pathogens certificate of completion can be immediately printed. In the event a certificate is lost, a replacement BBP certificate can be printed by signing in to the Virtual Classroom on the Your Training Place website and clicking on the "My Certificate" icon. If a certificate needs to be verified, the Your Training Place website has a Certificate Validation Tool. To validate the authenticity of a certificate simply enter the certificate number. The Validation Tool will then display the name of the person who took the course, the name of the course, and the date the course was completed.

This body art BBP training course has been specifically designed for tattoo artists, permanent cosmetics technicians and body piercers. The course explains what the Safe Body Art Act and Cal/OSHA require body artists to do on an everyday basis in their shop to protect themselves and their clients from infection and disease. The course provides high quality, engaging content; gives clearly stated objectives that are directly linked to on-the-job performance; allows students to proceed at their own pace; provides feedback through quizzes; and can be used as a supplement for in-shop training.