STUDEX® Piercing Academy


become a STUDEX® certified ear piercer

Become a STUDEX® Certified Piercing Partner and legitimize your service offerings

  • Piercing equipment, inventory and supplies

  • Individual and staff training

  • Release of liability forms

  • Dedicated customer service

  • Marketing assets and retail displays

  • Customer service support and regular updates from our experienced Head Office Team

  • Complementary downloadable marketing materials from our Media Hub

  • Virtual or in-person ear piercing training, facilitated by STUDEX® corporate educators

  • Piercing Academy Alumni Program with unique benefits for newly certified piercers

STUDEX® academy programs

  • Basic Course


    For experienced piercers

    (Must be an existing customer or have proof of product)

    Refresher course with basic certification for best practices and bloodborne pathogens

    Not redeemable in product credit

    Apply Now
  • Technical Course


    STUDEX® will shadow your 1st ear piercing

    Not redeemable in product credit

    Apply now
  • Pro Course


    STUDEX® will train and certify you

    $300 credit redeemable in product

    Apply Now
  • Enterprise Course


    STUDEX® will train and certify a group of 2 to 5 piercers

    Add an additional student for $200

    $600 credit redeemable in product

    apply now
  • Train-the-Trainer


    STUDEX® will train and certify your lead piercer

    $800 credit redeemable in product

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  • wholesale


    No training or certification required

    Limited to aftercare and non-piercing studs for your business

    Apply Now

Complete the desired application above. If you are already an approved STUDEX customer, provide your 6-digit STUDEX customer #. If you are new to STUDEX and own a business, upload 1 proof of business document issued by your State which includes your business name, business address and your name as the registered owner. See application for list of documents accepted. Upload identification for each student enrolling to receive their certificate.

If you’re a service professional that doesn’t own a business, apply for our “Pro Course” and upload 2 forms of proof of professional services. See application for list of documents accepted. Upload identification for student enrolling to receive their certificate.

Yes, if taking a course with Alumni Benefits you will receive 60% of the amount paid in STUDEX BUCKS to apply towards STUDEX products.

Yes, once approved you may enroll for as many courses as you’d like. If enrolling for courses with Alumni Benefits, you may attend unlimited virtual education and mixers for ongoing education support.

STUDEX will contact you by phone and email within 3 days to share your application status. If approved, you will receive an email invitation to begin your online modules. If you are not approved, we will share details on how to reapply and the criteria needed to be approved.

STUDEX courses vary from 30 minutes – 7 hours depending on the course(s) you are taking.

All piercers in California and New Jersey as well as licensed cosmetologists in Virginia and Ohio are required to have a certificate to perform ear piercing services. If you do not meet this criteria and still want to receive a certificate, we welcome you to enroll for our “Basic Course” for a certificate of achievement or our “Pro Course” for a degree with our highest level of certification and Alumni Benefits.

No, the “Basic Course” is a refresher for establish ear piercers that would like a basic certificate of achievement. This high-level course is not recommended for new piercers, our “Pro Course” is the best option if your new to this service.

These courses offer our most thorough education, our highest level of certification, on-going education support and Alumni Benefits. These courses help to ensure your piercers don’t make preventable mistakes that could compromise your business. Students that graduate from these courses are proven to be more confident, comfortable and are more successful at engaging with clients and piercing their ears on their 1st day.

STUDEX offers multiple sessions monthly. They are not one-on-one private sessions and the number of attendees that join will vary.

Yes, each employee in attendance will receive a degree with our highest level of certification and an exclusive magnetic STUDEX pin so your clients know a STUDEX Certified Ear Piercing Specialist is piercing their ears.

The Enterprise Course includes 5 students; however you may add more students for just $200 for each additional student.

No, you are not a STUDEX Certified Educator and not approved to sell and teach a STUDEX course. This is an “in house” option designed for your store’s employees when you experience turnover. If you are found selling and teaching STUDEX courses, your account with STUDEX will be terminated immediately and your certificate will be revoked.

For education support Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm PT, you may contact a STUDEX customer service representative. To speak with a STUDEX Certified Educator, join our monthly virtual mixer and bring your questions to ask away.

STUDEX Alumni have ongoing access to online modules, virtual education, and mixers.

You may order a System 75 or Universal training kit by calling or emailing your STUDEX representative.

STUDEX BUCKS is credit applied to your account to purchase STUDEX products. They do not expire and are available until you spend every last BUCK.

STUDEX uses Zoom for these virtual sessions; attendees do not need to create a Zoom account to join.

This is a virtual meeting hosted by a STUDEX Certified Educator that provides Alumni with tips to enhance their piercing service and the client’s experience. STUDEX will share a new topic during each mixer and encourages our Alumni to bring topics of their choice.

Alumni Benefits are active for 24 months.

STUDEX certificates are active for 24 months.

Renew both before they expire for just $200! You will take our refresher course and maintain Alumni Benefits for an additional 24 months. If your active status has expired, you may retake the desired course and start fresh.

 If you decide STUDEX PIERCING ACADEMY is not for you, email your course cancelation to prior to starting your online modules. Once your cancelation is received and STUDEX confirms your modules have not been taken, a refund for 50% of your course will be issued and the remaining 50% will be applied as STUDEX BUCKS to your account for future orders.

Call STUDEX direct at 800-478-8339 Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm PT or email anytime. Approved STUDEX customers are welcome to join our monthly “Open House” virtually to learn more about all courses available.