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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 mail:

Oklahoma State Department of Health
Consumer Health Service
P.O. Box 268815
Oklahoma City, OK  73126-8815

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

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.
  5. Apprentices shall be provided with adequate instruction on the need for and use of universal precautions that should include:
    1. The meaning of universal precautions.
    2. Which body fluids are considered potentially infectious, and which are regarded as hazardous.
    3. The value of universal precautions for infectious diseases.
    4. The necessity for keeping gloves and other protective equipment readily available and the appropriate use of them.
    5. 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.

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

Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Oklahoma State Department of Health
Consumer Health Service
P.O. Box 268815
Oklahoma City, OK 73126-8815

Physical Address:
Oklahoma State Department of Health
123 Robert S. Kerr Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK

Phone: (405) 426-8250
Fax: (405) 900-7557