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Body Art Facility Inspector Training

Unlock your potential and boost your career with our Body Art Facility Inspector Training! The introductory-level training focuses on the fundamentals of body art facility inspection and includes:

  • Inspection Simulation
  • In-Person Equipment Demonstrations
  • Job Aids
  • Infection Control
  • Universal Precautions
  • Tattooing
  • Piercing
  • Branding
  • Scarification
  • Communication
  • Facility Inspections

Instructors are experienced body art facility inspectors and industry professionals with real-world experience. Connect with fellow professionals and build valuable contacts in the industry as you learn the core principles of body art facility inspection and experience in-person demonstrations of the latest tools and technologies.

The next training will be delivered July 14-15, 2024 in Pittsburgh, PA, before our 2024 AEC. The cost is $349 for NEHA members and $449 for non-members.


Training Background

Most body art regulations in the U.S. lack consistency across procedures and struggle to keep up with evolving trends. Due to the variety in regulations and lack of training, environmental health specialists have expressed the need for further body art education before conducting inspections. Our Body Art Facility Inspection Training 2021 Needs Assessment confirmed this gap in training, which found that only 49% of body art facility inspectors feel qualified to do so. To address this issue, we created a training geared towards the ‘new to body art’ environmental health professional.

We collaborated with industry and regulatory experts to bring this training to environmental health professionals. In 2022 NEHA successfully launched the pilot delivery of this training at the NEHA AEC. The feedback received from the pilot delivery was used to refine course content and introduce additional engaging materials, including mock inspection videos, activities, job aids, photos and more. The updated course was then delivered at the 2023 NEHA AEC. Pulling from two years of course content creation, updates, and refinement, we are getting ready to offer an online asynchronous BAFIT course for inspectors.