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Annual Training Requirements

OAC 310:233 Body Piercing and Tattooing Rules and Regulations requires licensed artists to maintain current training in three fields:

The trainings must come from a nationally accredited program.

        For example: Oklahoma Career Tech, American Red Cross, an accredited online program, etc.


During the license renewal period, the licensee must submit a current copy of a certificate of completion for each of the trainings.

It is prohibited to obtain or attempt to obtain a license by means of fraud, misrepresentation, or concealment.


        *OSDH contacts trainers to verify the validity of all certificates*


It is the responsibility of the licensed artist to maintain current trainings for the entire time the license is held.

Copies of current training certificates should be maintained on-site at every shop where the artist works.

An artist license is considered invalid if any of the trainings are not current.


Submit training certificates of completion by:

Mailing Address:


Oklahoma State Department of Health

Consumer Health Service

PO Box 268815

OKC, OK 73126-8815


Contact Information:


Phone: (405) 271-5243

Fax:     (405) 271-3458

Email:  CHSLicensing@health.ok.gov



Bloodborne Pathogen training requirements

Bloodborne pathogen training certification shall contain a minimum of the following elements:

(1) A general explanation of the epidemiology and symptoms of bloodborne diseases;

(2) An explanation of the modes of transmission of bloodborne pathogens;

(3) An explanation of the employer's exposure control plan and the means by which the employee can obtain a copy of the written plan;

(4) An explanation of the appropriate methods for recognizing tasks and other activities that may involve exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials;

(5) An explanation of the use and limitations of methods that will prevent or reduce exposure including appropriate engineering controls, work practices, and personal protective equipment;

(6) Information on the types, proper use, location, removal, handling, decontamination and disposal of personal protective equipment;

(7) An explanation of the basis for selection of personal protective equipment;

(8) Information on the Hepatitis B vaccine, including information on its efficacy, safety, method of administration, the benefits of being vaccinated;

(9) Information on the appropriate actions to take and persons to contact in an emergency involving blood or other potentially infectious materials;

(10) An explanation of the procedure to follow if an exposure incident occurs, including the method of reporting the incident and the medical follow-up that will be made available;

(11) Information on the post-exposure evaluation and follow-up that the employer is required to provide for the employee following an exposure incident; and

(12) An explanation of the signs and labels and/or color coding required.

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First Aid training requirements

First aid certification shall include instruction in:

(1) Injury and acute illness as a health problem;

(2) Interactions with the local emergency medical services system;

(3) Responsibility for maintaining a current list of emergency telephone numbers (police, fire, ambulance, poison control) easily accessible to all employees;

(4) Instruction in the principles and performance of bandaging of the head, chest, shoulder, arm, leg, wrist, elbow, foot, ankle, fingers, toes, and knee; and

(5) Apprentices shall be provided with adequate instruction on the need for and use of universal precautions that should include:

       (A) The meaning of universal precautions;

       (B) Which body fluids are considered potentially infectious, and which are regarded as hazardous;

       (C) The value of universal precautions for infectious diseases;

       (D) The necessity for keeping gloves and other protective equipment readily available and the appropriate use of them; and

                   (E) The appropriate tagging and disposal of any sharp item or instrument requiring special disposal measures such as blood soaked material, and the appropriate management of blood spills.


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CPR training requirements

CPR training certification shall include instruction in:

           (1) Performing a primary survey of each victim including airway, breathing, and circulation assessments;

(2) The presence of any bleeding, establishing and maintaining adult airway patency;

(3) Performing adult breathing resuscitation; and

(4) Performing choking assessments and appropriate first aid intervention.


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