2020 Online Education


The Association of Professional Piercers is proud to present our first ever online education event APP Online Education: Core Essentials held from July 15 through August 15, 2020.

This virtual global event offers both live and pre-recorded educational content and highlights 16 courses that align with our mission. We are SO excited to bring this to you, our members and piercers worldwide!

While nothing will replace our face to face in-person educational events - we know this one will have its own special place in our hearts and in our history.


What's the cost

  • Live courses  $20 each;
    Some courses will have their registration fees sponsored by contributors from within our industry.

  • Pre-recorded courses $10 each; with package pricing available.  

  • Recordings of the live courses  $15 each
    Live courses will be recorded and added to the pre-recorded platform (Litmos) and be available on-demand through December 31, 2020. 

We know that many are facing financial hardships these days. We are offering a limited number of scholarships. For more information, please visit Core Essentials Scholarship.


What courses are being offered?

Live Classes on Zoom

  • Each live class has a limit of 500 people.
  • Open registration is now available to all industry professionals. Click the buttons below to register; live sessions will fill up quickly!
  • Conflicting schedule? Don't worry! Live courses will be recorded and made available for purchase on-demand through December 31, 2020 in our Online Course library.

Focused Education

Available as a package deal or à la carte on-demand through December 31, 2020 in our Online Course library!

Available on Friday, July 17, 2020

Package One Release

  • Hand Hygiene & PPE: Staying Safe in Uncertain Times

  • Surface Disinfectant: Purpose and Application

  • Tray Setup and Piercing Procedure

  • Skin Preparation


Available on Saturday, August 1, 2020

Package Two Release

  • Setting Up your Studio/Room: Keeping It Safe and Simple

  • Instrument Decontamination and Reprocessing

  • Single Use Piercing: The Next Evolution in Studio Safety

  • Autoclave Sterilization

APP 2020 Online Education: Core Essentials - Thank you to our official Top Tier Sponsors - NeoMetal & Jewelry This Way