Full BA Tech Licensing Info, by Reciprocity - MDH

Full Technician Licensing Information, by Reciprocity

Minnesota Body Art Licensing Statutes

Applicants for Minnesota body art technician licensure who are licensed, certified or registered in other states may qualify for licensure by reciprocity. If you have not been licensed by a state that Minnesota accepts reciprocity from, you will need to begin the temporary technician licensure process. If you have questions as to whether or not we will accept your state or counties accreditation, please contact 651-201-3770. You will only be issued a license by reciprocity if your license is in good standing AND the Minnesota Commissioner of Health determines that the requirements for your current license, certification, or registration meets or exceeds Minnesota's requirements.

To apply for licensure by reciprocity, you must:

  • be 18 years or older;
  • have the jurisdiction of your current license, certification, or registration mail directly to the Minnesota Department of Health a completed Body Art Licensing Verification of Credential Form 2017 (PDF) stating that you are in good standing;
  • a copy of the statutes/requirements* for your current licensure, certification, or registry;
  • supply a copy of a current, legal ID showing proof of age;
  • supply a copy of a current course certification (taken in the last year) in bloodborne pathogens, prevention of disease transmission, infection control, and aseptic technique;
  • complete the Body Art Technician License Application 2017 (PDF); and
  • pay the fee of $420 payable to "Treasurer, State of Minnesota."

*The Commissioner has determined that requirements in Missouri, New Mexico (EXCLUDING Permanent Make up), Oklahoma, Oregon, and Virginia meet or exceed Minnesota's requirements. If your license, certification, or registration is from one of those states, you do not have to submit a copy of the state's licensure requirements.

Length of Licensure: Full technician licenses are valid for up to two years. All full technician licenses expire on March 31st.

Processing Time: Up to 30 days AFTER application paperwork is considered complete.

Updated Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 04:00PM