AAM Board Certification Exams

The objective of the AAM Board Certification Exam is to raise the bar on how each practitioner operates their practice. 

The AAM Board Certification Exam has been developed to assure the examinee has integrated and retained vital information to practice permanent makeup, safely, for both themselves and their clients/patients.
Prior to taking the exam, the following items are required:
  1. Become a AAM Associate Member (annual membership $250; if state requires the AAM Exam, membership is waived)
  2. Primary Micropigmentation Training Certificate, with total number of hours completed
  3. Current Bloodborne Pathogens Certificate 
  4. Apprenticeship letter (If required by the state you will be working in)​
  5. Proof of Liability Insurance
  6. Payment of AAM Board Exam fee of $250.00
  7. Client files the day of the test (please contact the AAM directly for details)
Send all above credentials to: [email protected]
You can order an AAM Study Guide $60.00 on our website: Exam Study Guide

Please be sure to order the exam online: AAM Board Exam Application

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AAM Certified Micropigmentation Instructor (CMI) Exam 

The AAM Certified Micropigmentation Instructor Exam has been developed to assure the examinee has the breadth of knowledge and skills needed to train new practitioners in this dynamic and changing industry.
Prior to taking the exam, the following items are required:

  1. Provide a Primary Micropigmentation Training Certificate, with total number of hours completed
  2. Become a AAM Associate Member (Annual Membership fee $250)
  3. Take the AAM Board Certification Exam (Exam fee $250)
    • See credential requirements listed above
  4. Must be practicing for at 5 yrs. consecutively
  5. Must offer a primary/fundamentals training course that meets AAM CMI criteria: 5-6 days, minimum 100 hours, and includes hands-on training with live models.
  6. Must provide training materials such as Manual, Handouts, Curriculum, Client forms for approval by the AAM Board of Directors
  7. Payment of CMI Exam fee $3​50 Click to purchase CMI Exam
  8.  Automatically upgraded to CMI Membership(annual membership $350) upon passing the CMI Exam; a savings of $100 if completed within the same year. 
You can order an AAM Study Guide $60.00 on our website: Click for Study Guide
Please be sure to order the exam online: Certified Instructor Exam Application
Please note that membership is an annual fee for $350.00, you must be sure to renew your membership yearly in order to remain an active AAM member.  Certified Instructor Membership Renewal