CPCP Certification

Upcoming Exam Dates:

  • June 5th Tulsa, Oklahoma Sponsored by Shanan Zickefoose
    Also providing a Train the Trainer Class June 4th and 5th


Completed registration form and documents must be received by the SPCP office no later than five days before a scheduled exam.

If you would like to host an exam near you, contact admin@spcp.org 

Below are the materials that are required elements of the SPCP Certified Permanent Cosmetic Professional (CPCP) examination.

The CPCP examination was developed to support the growing need of the permanent cosmetic industry. Legislators, clients, landlords, physicians, the media, and others who have an interest in our industry are demanding credentials that are creditable and have substance beyond a training certificate. Unfortunately many have expressed concerns that training certificates don’t always indicate that there is a basic fundamental knowledge of permanent cosmetics. Certificates are being reported as being too easily developed at home through the Internet, and many are given in classes without the provisions of a pass or no pass examination or are provided simply because a student paid for training.

The consumer, regulators, and industry professionals, specifically SPCP members, have asked for a proficiently developed, non-biased competency examination that will be identifiable with the SPCP, the largest professional organization for the permanent cosmetic industry. We have met the demand.

In many locations, requirements to tattoo are currently being developed, or present legislation is being reviewed or expanded to include additional requirements. The SPCP often presents CPCP information as requested to regulators as a key element for each permanent cosmetic professional’s credentialing portfolio. Insurance companies have accepted the CPCP credential for those who wish to be recognized as a provider for paramedical procedures.

Presently not only does the public seek the SPCP logo use by the technician they choose for services reflecting membership activity, but they also know to look for proof of certification. Don’t be passed over by a potential client because you cannot display this important CPCP credential.

Please review the enclosed material and provide the required documentation to the SPCP as outlined. You may contact the administration office with any questions. On behalf of the Board of Directors, I hope you share our excitement and enthusiasm as we continue to move in a positive direction, once again bringing our industry to a higher level of professional standards.

Sincerely yours,

SPCP Board of Directors

Still have questions? Check out the CPCP FAQ!

The CPCP Materials below are in PDF format.

The SPCP has an extensive glossary of terms that many CPCP candidates find helpful as an additional study aid before taking the exam. You can find it here.