This program meets license requirements in the state of Arkansas.

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Step 1

Contact Us at APCI to Be Accepted as a Student – We are an approved Body Art Training Facility.

Requirements – High school diploma or GED, $100 application fee, and a valid government ID

Step 2

Bloodborne Pathogen Certification – The bloodborne pathogens course shall be a minimum of two (2) hours of instruction. Online cost is $9.95. You can choose your own training provider or get certified by the provider listed below.

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Step 3

Apprentice Training Package – Download the necessary student pages, or if you’re looking for the full state document, you may download that as well.

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Step 4

Gather the Following Paperwork – You can choose to bring it to our office or submit it by mail.

  • Completed Body Artist License Application (within the Apprentice Training Package)
  • Bloodborne Pathogens Completion Certificate
  • $50.00 to Arkansas Department of Health
  • Copy of Government Issued ID
  • Two passport-sized photos

Use the following address to submit this information by mail:

Arkansas Department of Health
Attn: Body Art Program
4815 West Markham Street, Slot 46
Little Rock, AR 72205-3867

Step 5

Body Art Written Exam – The applicant shall successfully complete a Body Art written exam based on the Arkansas Department of Health Rules and Regulations Pertaining to Permanent Cosmetic and Tattoo Establishments and the law prior to issuance of the Artist-in-Training Certificate.

A fifty-dollar ($50.00) fee (by CHECK OR MONEY ORDER) shall be paid at the time of the written exam. The exam is given on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, except December. The test takes place at the Arkansas Department of Health, 4815 West Markham Street, Little Rock, AR 72205, Lab Training Room #2508.

Step 6

Classes for New Students – Classes begin at Arkansas Permanent Cosmetics Institute twice each month at 112 Rainbow Drive, Cabot, AR 72023. Contact us for specific dates for each month.

Post-Enrollment, Post Training

At the end of the training period, the Artist/Trainer will register the Artist In-Training for the practical exam in their field(s) of study to be performed at the approved State training facility. Your Body Art License will be issued upon successfully completing the practical exam and the Arkansas Department of Health receives payment of the annual artist fee of $100.00.