Become A Member...
The American Academy of Micropigmentation offers several membership levels to meet all practitioners’ needs. Share in this enormous pool of knowledge and enjoy the wealth of information and support awaiting you. Whether you are a recent graduate, a seasoned practitioner or instructor , the AAM has a membership level to meet your needs and looks forward to being a tremendous resource throughout your career. We look forward to accompanying you on your path to success.
The AAM Certification Exam is the only 3-segment test in this profession. This intensive testing process continues to produce informed practitioners and allows you to proceed with more confidence. Display your AAM Certification with great pride.
The AAM is a non-profit organization that is committed to promoting education, training and regulation.
Below are the membership statuses. Read on to learn how the AAM can meet your needs.
FAAM, Fellows of the American Academy of Micropigmentation
DAAM, Diplomat of the American Academy of Micropigmentation
The DAAM status was specifically assigned for practitioners from Maine, New Jersey and Nevada, where the state regulation requires passing the AAM Board Exam before practicing. The DAAM certification is life-time. Membership is not required in these locations to apply for this exam. The DAAM certification requires a written, oral and practical exam proctored by an AAM testing site.
The AAM Board Certification Exam application fee is $250.00
DAAM’s Academic Benefits Include:
AAAM, Associate of the American Academy of Micropigmentation
(Annual membership $250.00) Associate Membership: Practicing more than 1 year (not board certified).
AAAM members are Associate Members who wish to enjoy the benefits but have not yet taken the AAM Board Certification Exam.
AAAM Benefits Include:
CMI, Certified Micropigmentation Instructors
(Annual membership $350.00)
A CMI is an instructor with the highest level of certification and has passed the initial AAM Board Certification Exam and the rigorous 3-part AAM Instructors Exam. To qualify, one must be practicing continuously for a minimum of 5-years. Applicants for CMI status must submit their training curriculum, manual, client intake and consent forms, post care instructions, all student contracts and proof of trainers insurance.
The CMI Board Certification Instructors Exam Application is $250.00. The CMI training program must meet the AAM standards of a100-hour training with a minimum of 6-days, consisting of 55 to 60 of classroom time and 35 to 40 hours of home study, including homework. Testing is made available at AAM testing sites. A minimum of 15 hours of continuing education every 2-years is required.
Vendor Annual Membership Fee $350.00 or join for 3 years at a reduced rate $950.00
Lifetime Membership: (membership $2,000.00)
Option for those with an active membership for 5 years or more.