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Tanning Facilities

Florida Department of Health in Monroe County

There are risks associated with overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) light from tanning beds and booths as there are with overexposure to sunlight. Tanning facility staff will advise you about the maximum exposure time for the particular device you will use, the operation of emergency shutoff controls, the requirement for protective eyewear, and the location of personal hygiene facilities. Tanning bed surfaces and protective eyewear must be sanitized between uses.

Tanning facilities must only allow customers to tan only once within a 24- hour period. For more information, please download the indoor tanning facts brochure.

The most current information can be found on the DOH Website here:




All owners/operators, managers and employees that assist customers or operate tanning devices must be trained in accordance with Rule 64E-17, of the Florida Administrative Code.

The Florida Department of Health recognizes the following approved training courses: 

Correspondence Courses

  • Marver Corporation, Inc.: (239) 936-2232
  • Regulatory Consultants Inc.: (800) 533-9017
  • Suntanning Association for Education: (800) 536-8255

Internet Courses