Bloodborne Pathogen Training Requirements - MDH

Bloodborne Pathogen Training Information

Bloodborne Pathogen (BBP) Requirements

BBP coursework of at least five hours 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.

To comply with the five-hour requirement, an applicant may choose to take multiple courses. All individuals applying for or renewing a Minnesota Body Art Technician or a Minnesota Guest Artist license must attach copies of certificate(s) with their application.

Bloodborne Pathogen (BBP) Coursework

Above Training
2 contact hours (online)
Bloodborne Pathogens Training

Biologix Solutions
5 contact hours (online)
Body Art Professionals Approved Online Body Art Industry Specific OSHA/Cal-OSHA Compliant Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) Training

Pacific Medical Training
3 contact hours (online)
Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) for non-medical persons

The American Red Cross
2 contact hours (online)
Bloodborne Pathogens Training for Tattoo Artists - Online Course

Alliance of Professional Tattooists
2-6 contact hours (depending on online study or in classroom)
Online Blood Borne Pathogen Certification

Association of Professional Piercers
5.5 contact hours (online)
APP Online Courses (Bloodborne Pathogens for Body Piercers 2020 Minnesota Edition)

Informational Resources on Bloodborne Pathogens in the Workplace

US Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Updated Wednesday, 26-May-2021 09:13:34 CDT