Optional Certification for Makeup Artists
The Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Barbering and Cosmetology (BBC) is uniquely capable at very little administrative impact or expense to add & implement certification for Makeup Artists. For those wishing to get certified the path will be as follows:
Applicants for certification may continue to self-teach or apprentice to gain the necessary experience to become certified through grand fathering. They may also attend an approved BPPE / Board institution & successfully complete all the educational requirements and testing as prescribed by BBC.
Those wishing to obtain certification through apprenticing must successfully complete an apprenticeship period under the guidance of a Master Makeup Artist and successfully complete a 40-hour course on safety health and sanitation at a state approved makeup school.
Is for industry veterans who meet the experience threshold requirements of 3 or more years, or belong to a Makeup artistry Union, or have previously attended a BPPE approved makeup artistry that lead to a diploma in Makeup Artistry. They are able to get certified if they choose to and have a desire to work in areas currently not permitted. Those who have less than the required experience threshold but have completed a 16 hours educational class at a BPPE approved school.