This section of our site will help you gather permanent cosmetic makeup industry information such as professional liability insurance needed once you begin your practice. We've also included information on professional organizations that you will be eligible to join once completing your primary education.

Professional Liability Insurance

We recommend that all technicians carry professional  liability insurance. This protects you in the event of a lawsuit. It only takes one unhappy client to ruin your business and your life.  You can be sued by anyone whether you've done something wrong or not, so it pays to invest in a good policy. Plus, you will sleep better at night !

We've included information below for the three  major insurers of our industry. We feel that it is your responsibility to do research and check each company prior to purchasing a policy.  Give them a call, tell them you are interested in learning permanent makeup, and ask for a quote. They will be more than happy to assist you !

Professional Program Insurance Brokerage (PPIB)

Allied Health Insurance

Professional Organizations, Cetification Exams

The Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals (SPCP)
Once you complete your primary class, you are eligible to join this great organization. The SPCP holds two conventions a year, with the large convention being held in the Spring at a different location each year.  This years convention (2008) will be held in Houston, Texas  in March.  Other benefits of joining the SPCP include  a great quarterly newsletter, support line, online training classes, etc. The SPCP also offers the CPCP exam (Certified Permanent Cosmetic Professional) once you've completed your primary course. This exam is given at  locations throughout the U.S.  Although it is administered on a computer at various testing sites, it is not an easy exam to pass.  Much research and study should be done on color theory, blood borne pathogens, working safely in your studio, machines and needles, etc.  Although you are qualified to take the exam once you complete your primary course, it may be a good idea to get some experience in the permanent makeup industry prior to taking this exam. Visit the SPCP website at

The American Academy of Micropigmentation (AAM)
Once you complete your primary class, you are eligible to join the AAM. Benefits of the AAM include a quarterly newsletter, annual convention, support line, online articles, etc.  The AAM offers a board certification exam, and you are eligible to take this exam after you've been in the industry for one year. For more information on the exam, and the organization itself, visit the AAM's website at

We hope this page has familiarized you with the permanent cosmetic makeup industry, companies where you can obtain professional liability insurance, and our professional organizations.  Once you have completed your primary training class, we encourage you to get involved in your industry, attend conventions (they are FUN), and meet other technicians. Networking can be helpful for new technicians (and oldies alike). 


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