Microblading - Certificate Of Qualification

Certification Exam Overview - Microblading


The Certificate of Qualification Examination in Microblading was developed to support the growing need of the Permanent Cosmetics Industry. Municipalities, Health Inspectors, Consumers, Insurance Companies, the Media, and others who have an interest in our Industry are demanding credentials that are creditable and have substance beyond a training certificate.

Unfortunately, many have expressed concerns that training certificates don’t always indicate that there is a basic fundamental knowledge of the Microblading procedure. Certificates are being reported as being too easily developed at home through the Internet, and many are given in classes without the provisions of a pass or no pass examination or are provided simply because a student paid for training. The Microblading Certificate of Qualification is a proficiently developed, non-biased competency examination that will be identifiable with the BeautyCouncil Western Canada, the largest professional registry in Western Canada that is recognized throughout North America and Internationally.  BeautyCouncil is the only searchable database of Certified Cosmetology Professionals. It lists all active, trained individuals qualified to hold a professional role within the Beauty, Barber and Spa industry. 

Obtaining the Certificate of Qualification in Microblading is recognized as a key element for each Permanent Cosmetic Professional’s credentialing portfolio. Show your commitment to raising standards across the beauty industry. Other benefits are:

  • Enhance your employability with proof you have met industry training standards.
  • Stand out from the untrained workforce operating in the industry.

Nothing demonstrates your professionalism more than carrying a certification card and wall-mountable Certificate of Qualification. Do not get passed over by a potential client, Employers or Municipalities because you cannot provide proof of certification.

We have met the demand, become a CCP in Microblading today.


PLEASE NOTE: Technician members of BeautyCouncil are not required to take the Certificate of Qualification examination in order to maintain membership; non-members may take the examination without being members even though member eligibility is required.  This means a candidate must accept and abide by BeautyCouncil’s Code of Ethics.

  • A course of study in the field of Microblading/Permanent Cosmetics of no less than 80 hours at the fundamental level with proof of training diploma; if less than 80 hours, continuing education specific to the industry must be accumulated to achieve 80 hours total. Proof of hours is required. If hours are not on a certificate, a short note from the trainer specifying hours as well as apprenticing and practise hours will be acceptable.


  • BeautySafe Certification Level I & II must be taken with in the past two years or Bloodborne Pathogens Standard Class must be taken within the past two years. It is mandatory to have taken and passed one of the two certifications and proof of passing is required.


  • The candidate must be currently active in the Permanent Cosmetics Industry, or have recently completed a training program or apprenticeship.


  • A completed application is required with documentation of classes and/or continuing education, proof of the BeautySafe Certification or Bloodborne Pathogens Standard Class and the required fees. Do not send incomplete affidavits.


If any candidate cannot show acceptable proof of training, he/she will not be eligible to take the exam.



  • MEMBER PRICE: $150.00 + GST = $157.50
  • NON-MEMBER PRICE: $250.00 + GST = $262.50


  1. Go to our event calendar (under Events at top of page)  to find the exam date.
  2. Download, print, and fill out Exam Application
    • Please fill out Exam Application clearly with your legal name.
    • Please include email address on Exam Application as this is how you will receive instructions for the exam.
  3. Attach proof of training and fax (604-871-0299), email (exams@beautycouncil.ca), or mail (#203-8047 199 St. Langley, BC V2Y 0E2) application to BeautyCouncil.


  1. Go to our event calendar (under Events at top of page) to find the exam date.
  2. Submit proof of training to BeautyCouncil by fax (604-871-0299), or email (exams@beautycouncil.ca).
  3. Apply online (after proof of training has been approved) on our events calendar (under Events at top of page).

Please note: payment must be received with the Exam Application as it will not be processed until payment is received.


Please download: 

Microblading Exam Instructions (PDF)

Model Waiver Form (PDF)


If you are unsuccessful in attaining 70% on your practical exam, you may retake just the competencies in which you were unsuccessful, if you are unsuccessful in attaining 70% in 3 or more competencies or the Infection, Prevention and Control competency, you must retake the entire practical exam.

 Exam retake cost: $100.00 + GST = $105.00

You can retake the exam up to three (3) times. If you are still unsuccessful in getting a minimum mark of 70% for all parts of the exam, it is recommended that you enroll in a refresher course from an accredited cosmetology institution.

All retakes must be done within two (2) years of the original exam.

For more information, please contact BeautyCouncil at 604-871-0222 or email exams@beautycouncil.ca