American Academy of Micropigmentation

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Our Mission

The mission of the American Academy of Micropigmentation is to serve the public by improving the quality of micropigmentation practice through a voluntary certification process that fosters excellence and encourages continuous learning. We are not affiliated with any State or Federal government agency. Board Certification by our not-for-profit organization is strictly voluntary and is only mandatory in the States of Maine, New Jersey and Nevada. Candidates become Board-eligible after one year of practice. Board eligibility for Instructors involves at least five years of practice. Each candidate undergoes a rigorous 3-part examination process including a written exam, and oral exam and a practical exam.

The American Academy of Micropigmentation invites you to join this prestigious group of dedicated physicians, nurses, cosmetologists, estheticians, electrologists and others in the field. Be the best!


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Membership Overviews:
Our Student membership indicates that you are new to the industry and have been practicing for less than one year. This is most appropriate for those who are new to the field, just completed a basic training session, or are simply interested in learning about permanent cosmetics.


The Associate membership is our most common membership. This level requires you to have performed permanent cosmetic procedures for a minimum of 1 year. This membership also provides eligibility for practioner to take our Board Certification Exam.


The Fellow membership is available upon passing the Board Exam. This indicates that you are now a board certified, active member of the Academy. This membership then provides eligibility for our Instructor’s Certification Exam.


The Certified Micropigmentation Instructor membership requires a technician to be Board Certified by the AAM as a Diplomat (non-member) or a Fellow (member). Then the practitioner must clinically practice for a minimum of 5 years to qualify to be an Instructor.



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