- Bloodborne Pathogen Training: Must include infectious disease control, waste disposal, hand washing techniques, sterilization equipment operations along with methods and sanitization, and disinfection & sterilization methods and techniques.
- Current certification in First Aid/CPR.
- Examples of courses approved by the Health Department
- – “Preventing Disease Transmission” (American Red Cross) and “Bloodborne Pathogen Training” (U.S. OSHA).
- –Training or courses provided by professional body art organizations or associations, or by equipment manufacturers may also be submitted for approval.
- Applicants must provide documentation or proof of completion of a course in Anatomy and Physiology
- Applicants must provide documentation or proof of completion of a course on Skin Diseases & Conditions including Diabetes
- Evidence satisfactory to the Commission of 2 years actual experience in the practice of performing body art activities of the kind for which the applicant seeks a Body Art Practitioner license to perform, whether such experience was obtained within or outside of the Commonwealth (IF APPLICANT HAS NO ACTUAL EXPERIENCE, APPRENTICESHIP IS REQUIRED).
- If the applicant does not have 2 years of experience:
- 2 Year Apprenticeship required.
- Applicants with apprenticeship must submit a signed letter from a body art practitioner licensed in Massachusetts (including a copy of that artist’s license) stating that the applicant has completed at least 200 hours of apprenticeship including 30 hours observing procedures being performed and performing at least 50 complete supervised procedures on clients.
- Applicants for permanent cosmetics (microblading, cosmetic tattooing, etc.) who do not have certifications in Anatomy and Physiology and Skin Diseases and Conditions and/or do not meet the experience requirement, must provide one or more of the following for proof of training/experience:
- Certificate of completion/passing of a training course of at least 100 hours of instruction and certified/accredited by either the American Academy of Micropigmentation (AAM) of the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals (SPCP). The applicant must also provide documentation of the training course including the training institution contact information, documentation of AAM or SPCP certification/accreditation, and a copy of the course curriculum (schedule or table of contents only, not complete materials)
- A signed letter from a Massachusetts-licensed body art practitioner stating that the applicant has completed at least 200 hours of apprenticeship, including 30 hours observing procedures being performed and performing at least 50 complete supervised procedures on clients.