Requirements to take the CPCP Exam
100 hours of training/education
Newly trained or currently active in the industry
A current bloodborne pathogens class
If training a fundamental program, the class structure cannot be less than 100 hours
Agreement and Adherence to the SPCP Code of Ethics

Exam Fees
SPCP Member, First Attempt: $250
Non-Member, First Attempt: $350
SPCP Member, Repeat Exam: $150
Non-Member, Repeat Exam: $250

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    Fundamental Permanent Cosmetic Education

    Proof of 100 hours of training must be included. Certificates must have hours listed, or an additional inclusion of trainer verification via email or letter is accepted.

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    I have recently completed my fundamental training or am active in the permanent cosmetic industry

    I have read and understand the Candidate Information Bulletin (Click Here to read the CIB)

    Please read the following, and then mark at the bottom that you agree to uphold this Code of Ethics.

    1. Members are to maintain high ethical professional standards consistent with sound practices, regulatory requirements, and SPCP guidelines.
    2. Members will strive to promote the mission of the Society and encourage a cohesive relationship throughout the cosmetic tattoo industry.
    3. Members agree to only offer procedures they have been trained to perform with hands-on oversight.
    4. Members recognize the importance of continuing education to upgrade and improve their knowledge and skills.
    5. a. Members will only use products that are professionally manufactured and follow all regulations for their use.
      b. Members who are manufacturers and/or distributors of equipment or supplies, including pigments and anesthetics, agree not to provide false or misleading statements and will fully disclose all ingredients.
    6. Members will utilize safe practices of disinfection and sterilization of all machine, device, or other components that can potentially be contaminated by bloodborne pathogens. Disposable parts, including needles, will not be reused, nor will manual device handles be detached from needle groupings prior to disposal.
    7. Members agree that permanent cosmetics/makeup/microblading procedures, among other names for depositing pigment into the skin with a needle is tattooing and is not to be considered a semi-permanent nor a fully painless process.
    8. Members will make no false or misleading statements to the public through material; including but not limited to: websites, social media, brochures, or forms regarding the process of tattooing.
    9. Members agree that technicians who are not a licensed medical professional shall not participate in any behavior that could be construed as diagnosing and that the client’s health and privacy of records in accordance with regulatory requirements are protected at all times.
    10. Members who conduct fundamental training agree that programs at the fundamental level shall be a minimum of 100 hours (Not less than a minimum of 65 classroom hours) in duration and shall include practical components under direct instructor supervision. Only trainer members may use SPCP logos in association with training.
    11. Members agree that Society or fellow member materials, including items such as articles, videos, handouts, images, and membership lists may not be used without written authorization from the SPCP, or the member owning the materials.
    12. Members agree that in the event of a lapse in SPCP membership or CPCP certification, they will remove all associated logos and references within fourteen days of expiration.

    I understand certification through the SPCP is voluntary and to maintain my certification, I must maintain SPCP membership or member eligibility by abiding by the SPCP Code of Ethics.

    I have not been denied SPCP membership in the past, and have not been asked to resign, nor had my SPCP membership revoked.

    I have not withdrawn my SPCP membership rather than comply with the SPCP Code of Ethics

    I have provided proof of 100 hours of Permanent Cosmetic education with at least 65 classroom hours.  If my certificates do not reflect hours, I have provided additional documentation from my instructor specifying the number of hours taken

    I understand Permanent Cosmetic Professional Certification must be renewed every two years through the following requirements:

    • I must take a Bloodborne Pathogens Standard Class every two years, unless required annually for my business, and proof of education must be provided.
    • I must acquire a minimum of 12 hours of continuing education in the field of permanent cosmetics every two years (16 hours if a trainer member) and provide proof of this education
    • Payment of renewal fees

    The CPCP Exam is a 100-question multiple-choice exam and the candidate has 90 minutes to complete it. No items such as phones, tablets, smartwatches, recording devices, books, etc., are permitted when taking the exam. If you are more than 15 minutes late, you risk your exam fee and must re-register.

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