We've been getting many emails and calls about rumored date changes, re-certifying next year, etc. We will do our best to keep you informed of any potential changes that could occur with licensing and certifications.

The last email reply from the Florida Department of Health, and I quote:

"Artists will have 6 months to get licensed by their county health department from the time our tattoo rules (Chapter 64E-28, FAC) are adopted by the state.  We are hoping for that now to happen by the middle of May.  That would give artists until the middle of November to get their certificate and get licensed.

 
Training for artists still is a one-time thing at this point.  That will be the case until the statute is changed by the Legislature."