What's included?

Your online BBP training includes:

Bloodborne Pathogen (BBP) Certification Details

BBP Provider Manual

Online access to the BBP Provider Manual. Download as a PDF or view online

Certification Exam

Multiple choice, 10-question certification exam to test cognitive knowledge

2022 Guidelines

Updated 2022 guidelines which adhere to industry standards

Provider Card

Instantly available BBP provider card after passing the exam

Certifying More than 100,000 Medical Professionals Since 1998

At ARC, we offer accredited, evidence-based online education that conforms to your schedule. All courses provided by ARC adhere to the latest ECC and ILCOR Standards and Guidelines.


Up-to-Date Guidelines

The BBP curriculum adheres to OSHA's Standard 29 CFR 1910.1030

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3 Exam Attempts

You are given three chances to pass the exam with a score of 80% or better.

BBP Certification

What will I learn?

Being BBP-certified will help you feel confident in your career, whether than involves directly working with patients, blood or blood samples, or contaminated materials. You deserve to be safe in your workplace. We all must work together to make sure everyone stays safe.

  • Overview of bloodborne pathogens

  • Bloodborne pathogen transmission

  • Common bloodborne pathogens including HBV, HCV, and HIV

  • Identifying exposure risk

  • Standard precautions (formerly “universal precautions”)

  • Post-exposure evaluation and follow-up

  • Exposure Control Plan (ECP)

Healthcare Professionals
& American Resuscitation Council

Our continuing education courses are designed for experienced healthcare professionals including physicians, physician assistants, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, paramedics, pharmacists, physical therapists, dentists, medical students, and other medical professionals.

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Systems of Care
& American Resuscitation Council

Certify your staff quickly and efficiently with American Resuscitation Council. Our online learning management system makes it straightforward and our curriculum assures that your staff is certified according to the latest ILCOR standards.

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Accepted Across the United States and Internationally

We are proud to be accepted in all 50 states and in most countries abroad.

Who should take a BBP Certification

The BBP certification course is designed for healthcare workers and others who may come in contact with blood or blood products. Those who may be required to obtain a certification in Bloodborne Pathogens includes:

Healthcare Professionals

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Physician assistants
  • Dentists
  • Dental hygienists and dental technicians
  • Phlebotomists
  • Surgery or anesthesia technicians
  • Clinical laboratory staff
  • Biomedical research laboratory staff
  • Medical assistants
  • Patient care aides
  • Pharmacists
  • Blood bank staff
  • First responders
  • Aestheticians
  • Body modification professionals
  • Funereal professionals
  • Military warfighters and support personnel
  • Tattoo Artists
  • Microblading Artists

Top 4 BBP Certification FAQs

Will my employer accept your provider card?

Provider cards and credentials from American Resuscitation Council are accepted by the majority of employers.

How long does it take to receive my BBP provider card?

After successfully passing your exam, a digital copy of your provider card will be emailed to you. Your provider card will be valid the moment you complete your exam, and will remain valid for two (2) years. You will be able to download, file, and/or print this digital card as needed and best for you. American Resuscitation Council is proud to support Green CME by offering this digital provider card and processing employer verification online. These digital and online systems are highly efficient and allow us to offer the courses at a lower cost.

Will I be required to attend an in-person skills test to complete my certification?

In-person testing is not required to complete any of our courses. Instead, you must demonstrate you have mastered the didactic material by passing the certification exam. If you choose to learn this material for the first time, you must use our curriculum only to supplement your existing educational program.

Once I complete course registration, what is the time available for completing the course?

You will have 90 days from the date of your enrollment to successfully pass the final exam and complete your coursework.

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