Bloodborne pathogens (BBP) For non-medical persons

Audience: This course is targeted specifically for tattoo artists and body artists.

However, our past students have reported to have employment in the following industries: cosmetology, child care, cleaning service, construction rental, foster care, holistic medicine, and massage.

Our bloodborne pathogens course teaches employees how to protect themselves and others from being exposed to blood or blood-containing materials.

This course is designed to meet Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements for bloodborne pathogens training when used with a site-specific containment plan. This training is compliant with U.S. Federal Regulations at 29 CFR 1910.1030.

Also see our free OSHA Exposure Control Plan template.

Course format

This course is offered in in-person group format and online format. All our instructors hold current and valid advanced life support instructor credentials and are experts in their field.

This course takes a minimum of 3 hours to complete, excluding examination.

Our course includes the opportunity for interactive questions and answers with the course trainers. We are available 8am to 4pm Pacific time via email and phone to assist you!

Use our bloodborne pathogens course for required job training.

Course overview

Our course front matter includes the syllabus, complete accreditation statements and statements from all instructors and contributors.


This course is accredited for continuing medical education by AMA — American Medical Association and ANCC — American Nurses Credentialing Center. See full accreditation statements from these organizations in the course front matter above. See our accreditation letters and sample certificates on our accreditations page.

Scientific basis

This course is written based on scientific evidence. Our main works cited for this course are:

  • Occupational Safety & Health Administration.
  • Twitchell KT. Bloodborne pathogens. What you need to know–Part I. AAOHN J. 2003; 51: 38-47.
  • Twitchell KT. Bloodborne pathogens. What you need to know–Part II. AAOHN J. 2003; 51: 89-99.
  • OSHA’s bloodborne pathogens standard: analysis and recommendations. Health Devices. 1993; 22: 35-92.
  • Beltrami EM, Williams IT, Shapiro CN, Chamberland ME. Risk and management of blood-borne infections in health care workers. Clin Microbiol Rev. 2000; 13: 385-.
  • Wilburn SQ. Needlestick and sharps injury prevention. Online J Issues Nurs. 2004; 9: 5.
  • Bloodborne pathogens. 1910.1030-OSHA.

Additional review information

Additional information is available for organizations that are reviewing our course, just ask us.

  • Complete printout of study materials
  • Complete testing instruments with answer keys -- This is only available to accreditation organizations and government regulators that review our course.
  • Complimentary online course access
  • Resumes, CVs and all credentialing information for our instructors

States where our bloodborne pathogens course is accepted

Our bloodborne pathogens course is accepted in the following states in the US: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CO, CT, DE, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TX, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY.

Completion eCard

Sample of our course completion eCard (click to enlarge):



Students will also have a copy of their skills form (see information on the left).

Please verify the authenticity of our eCards by emailing us with the name and expiration date of the student.

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Contact us at +1 484‑464‑2882 or to schedule an in-person training for your group (minimum of 10 people).

Individuals seeking certification can sign up here.