Application for New Professional Membership

Price: $310.00

    Description

    You must read the Code of Ethics before filling out this form.

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    To avoid confusion, please also become familiar with the Benefits of Membership.
    Be sure to Contact Us if you have any questions.
    Only NEW MEMBERS can use this form.

    Professional Membership is for the permanent cosmetic technician (individual, not business) currently practicing in the industry or recently completing a course of study. All Professional Members have full voting privileges.

    Renewals are due one month prior to membership expiration.



    Individual Name *
    Date of Fundamental Permanent Cosmetic Training (MM/YYYY): *
    Business Information

    Business Name *

    Business Address *
    Business City *
    Business State *
    Business Postal/Zip *
    Business Country (optional)
    Business Phone *
    FAX (optional)
    Home Phone (optional)
    Cell Phone (optional)
    Website (optional)
    Business Email (optional)
    How did you hear about the SPCP (If referred, please list name)? (optional)

    I have read the application for membership, including the CODE of ETHICS and agree to abide by the terms thereof. For the purpose of communication or dissemination of important SPCP information or materials, the SPCP may contact me via telephone, e-mail, text, or fax unless otherwise indicated by me, in writing. Only SPCP Trainer and Supplier members are authorized by the SPCP to send promotional material or communications to its members.


    Please read the following, and then mark at the bottom that you agree to uphold this Code of Ethics.


    1. Members are to maintain high professional standards consistent with sound practices.
    2. Members are to conduct business relationships in a manner that is fair to all.
    3. Members will promote professionalism in the cosmetic tattoo/permanent makeup industry without discrimination against any fellow member’s background.
    4. Members will further the interests of the Society and encourage cooperation throughout the cosmetic tattoo industry.
    5. Members will refrain from any immoral or unethical behavior in their business dealings.
    6. Members will strive to participate in continuing education to upgrade and improve their knowledge and skills.
    7. Members will follow all SPCP, city, state and federal guidelines set forth for the cosmetic tattoo industry.
    8. Members understand they must be in compliance with OSHA regulations and CDC guidelines as they apply to the cosmetic tattoo industry.

      1. Members will use only those tattoo products made in the USA or imported from reputable companies and will not use any product deemed unsafe or improper by the FDA.
      2. Members agree that manufacturers and distributors of equipment or supplies, including pigments and anesthetics, not provide false or misleading statements to the consumer and fully disclose all ingredients.
    9. Members will utilize safe practices of sterilization of all machine or device components that can potentially be contaminated by bloodborne pathogens. Disposable parts, including needles, will not be reused.
    10. Members agree the application of permanent makeup is in fact tattooing. Members will not deceive their clients regarding this aspect of permanent cosmetics by stating “this is not tattooing.”
    11. Members understand the process of tattooing is not temporary or completely painless. Members will make no false or misleading statements to the public through material; including but not limited to: websites, social media, brochures, or forms regarding the process of tattooing.
    12. Members agree that any training program at the fundamental level shall be no less than 100 hours (Not less than 65 classroom hours) in duration and shall include practical components under direct instructor supervision. Members agree not to teach any such program which falls short of these minimum standards.
    13. Members may not appropriate any Society materials, including items such as articles, videos, images, and membership lists for their own personal gain. Members may not reproduce or use any of said materials, including the membership list, for any reason without the prior written approval of the Board of SPCP.




    The technician referral program is $85 annually. A professional business address and phone number is required. Additional listings can be requested via the Additional Listings item.
    Proof of 100 hours of education specific to permanent cosmetics must be submitted to admin@spcp.org
    Technician liability insurance is required to participate in the referral program.
    A copy of a business brochure must be included or to submitted to admin@spcp.org. (SPCP brochures may be purchased.)
    The above listed business phone and address will be listed on the SPCP website and disseminated to inquirers. If you are conducting training and not a trainer member, your website will not be listed.
    If a first year member, the listing will be marked “New Member” until the first renewal.


    I have read and agree to the above participation provisions of the Technician Referral Program. I understand that if my website lists supplies or offers training and I am not an SPCP supplier or trainer member, the SPCP will only list an email address, not my website. I agree that I will only post before and after procedural photos of my own work on my website unless there is a disclaimer with each photo. In consideration of my use of a link to and/or from the SPCP website, I agree to indemnify and hold harmless the SPCP from any loss and expense as a result of any claim or loss arising from my activities.




    I authorize automatic annual renewal using the credit card listed below.



    SPCP dues/membership fees are not deductible as a charitable contribution for U.S. federal income tax purposes, but may be deductible as a business expense. Consult your accountant. Membership dues or related fees are nonrefundable for any reason including loss of privileges dues to Code of Ethics violations. Fees current to 12/31/2017, then subject to change.