BBP for BA Licensure - MDH

Bloodborne Pathogen Training Information

Bloodborne Pathogen (BBP) Requirements

Starting March 1, 2015 MDH will no longer accept online Bloodborne Pathogen Training from American Heart Association or Red Cross. These classes require additional site specific training that MDH cannot verify is being conducted. These classes are also not testing participants at the conclusion of the training. MDH wants to ensure all technicians are receiving the best educational experiences available to them, while keeping the safety of their consumers in mind. If you have any questions, you can email

BBP coursework must be completed within the year PRECEDING your initial application or your renewal application.

In order to qualify for the training requirements of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 146B.03, Subd. 4, the training must include:

  1. bloodborne pathogens,
  2. the prevention of disease transmission,
  3. infection control, and
  4. aseptic techniques.

Informational Resources on Bloodborne Pathogens in the Workplace

US Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Bloodborne Pathogen (BBP) Coursework

The Minnesota Department of Health accepts but does not endorse any of the following training programs:

Classroom Training*

Alliance of Professional Tattooists
215 West 18th Street, Ste 210
Kansas City, MO 64108

See website for Seminar Information.

Association of Professional Piercers
PO Box 1287
Lawrence, KS 66044

See website for Conference Information.
2014 Association of Professional Piercers Annual Conference
Las Vegas, Nevada
Monday, June 9th, 2014, 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm
(Although, in the future, this course will be available online as well.)

CPR-Twin Cities
1040 Cleveland Ave S
Saint Paul, MN 55116

Contact CRP-Twin Cities to schedule group training.

In-Pulse CPR, Inc.
11035 Harth Road
Spring Hill, FL 34608
Minnesota: 763-262-4776 or 218-260-4930

Contact In-Pulse for more information on training in a private class setting.

MN Safety Council
Jan Fedora
Occupational Safety and Health Consultant
474 Concordia Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55103

Contact Jan Fedora to schedule training, or search the Course Catalogue on for scheduled classes.

Twin Cities Safety
8715 Jody Circle South
Cottage Grove, MN 55016

Contact Twin Cities Safety for more information on classroom or online training.

Online Training*

Biologix Solutions LLC
1201 Alison Ln.
Darien, IL 60561

Body Art Training Group
350 E. 17th Street, Suite 110
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

PO Box 4704
Chapel Hill, NC 27515

International CPR Institute
11161 E State Rd 70, Ste 110-13
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
ProTrainings, LLC
6452 E Fulton Street Suite #1
Ada, MI 49301
Twin Cities Safety
8715 Jody Circle South
Cottage Grove, MN 55016

*The Minnesota Department of Health accepts but does not endorse any of the training programs listed.

Updated Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 08:14AM