California – Bloodborne Pathogens for California Body Art (Except LA & Sacramento)



This course (Bloodborne Pathogens for California Tattoo, Piercing, and Body Art) provides body art industry-specific training in compliance with the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard 29 CFR 1910.1030, CalOSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens Standard Section 5193 of title 8 CCR, and California’s Safe Body Art Act AB 300, H & S Section 119307. This coursework is designed by an experienced infectious disease professional with 15 years of experience in the body art industry and public health. Material covered in this comprehensive 3-hour course (minimum 2 hours required by law) provides body art industry-specific information on bloodborne pathogens and other highly contagious skin infections/communicable diseases.

Upon completion of this course (Bloodborne Pathogens for California Tattoo, Piercing, and Body Art), you will be able to:

  • Review the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration Bloodborne Pathogen Standard, which is contained in Section 5193 of Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations or its successor.
  • Review the state, city, county, or local body art act.
  • Discuss the transmission, control, and symptoms of the diseases caused by bloodborne pathogens.
  • Discuss the tasks involved in performing body art and how those tasks may expose the client or practitioner to bloodborne pathogens.
  • Discuss the types and uses of Personal Protective Equipment (i.e., gloves, aprons, bibs, masks, and eye protection), their limitations, proper task technique, and the order of tasks before and after putting on and removing Personal Protective Equipment to avoid contamination.
  • Discuss the importance of hand hygiene and demonstrate proper hand hygiene techniques.
  • Discuss the choice, use, and storage of disinfectants and antiseptics specific to Bloodborne Pathogen diseases.
  • Discuss the signage required for biohazard materials and the importance of properly labeling chemicals and supplies.
  • Review information on the hepatitis B vaccine, including safety and accessibility.
  • Discuss what constitutes a bloodborne pathogen exposure incident and the procedure to follow after an exposure incident, including medical follow-up. Also, discuss what actions to take to prevent or minimize future exposures.


Course Duration: Minimum 2 Hours (Training + 35 Test Questions) for First Time & Annual Renewals 

Approval:  California Counties Approval / Acceptance: Approved By Santa Clara County, San Mateo County, Sacramento County, San Diego County, Fresno County, Stanislaus County, Solano County, Amador County,  Los Angeles County, Nevada County, Kern County, Butte County, Ventura County, Yolo County, Placer County, Shasta County, Pasadena County, Monterey County, Sutter County, Siskiyou County (Approved for all major  counties in California…list is keep growing..!)

Bloodborne Pathogens for California Tattoo, Piercing, and Body Art Course – Approval/Acceptance: Biologix Solutions LLC’s online “Bloodborne Pathogens for California Tattoo, Piercing, and Body Art” is approved/accepted by almost all California Counties. Below, you will find a complete list of county health departments/environment health programs/body art programs/agencies that have approved or listed Biologix Solutions’ comprehensive body art industry-specific bloodborne pathogens and infection control training as an accepted training to obtain/renew body art license in the State of California. Most Counties in California accept courses/providers approved by Los Angeles County (If your County is not listed here, please visit your County Health Department’s website to see the most updated list of approved/accepted providers).

Los Angeles County: Click Here

San Mateo County Health Department Environmental Health Services: Click Here

San Bernardino County: Click Here

Fresno County: Click Here

Santa Clara County: Click Here

Stanislaus County: Click Here

Kern County: Click Here

San Diego County: Click Here

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Contra Costa Health Services: Click Here

Yolo County: Click Here

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Placer County: Click Here

Ventura County: Click Here

Solano County: Click Here

Shasta County: Click Here

Pasadena County: Click Here

Monterey County: Click Here

Sutter County: Click Here

Siskiyou County: Click Here

Santa Cruz: Click Here

The following counties accept Bloodborne Pathogens courses approved by other California counties: San Francisco Department of Public Health Environmental Health Branch Riverside County County of Marin City of Long Beach, San Joaquin County, Kings County, Imperial County, Yuba County, Amador County, Humboldt County County of Lake Tulare County, Mendocino County Merced County.

Note: Please check your County Health Department’s website for the most current bloodborne pathogens training requirements to apply/renew your body art license and the accepted/approved bloodborne pathogens training provider to ensure that Biologix Solutions LLC is listed in the list of approved providers posted on the County’s website. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the County Health Department for current information.

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