Since the release of the very first basic certification exams at the 2008 Annual Conference, the Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild has certified hundreds of soapmakers. Today, you can apply for basic, advanced, and master certification, under either a cold process/hot process or melt and pour track. All in all, you can achieve 6 different certifications.
Why did HSMG develop this program?
Part of the Guild’s mission is to encourage and promote the highest professional standards among HSMG members. By establishing an industry-wide standard of excellence in soap making, the certification program is a natural fit,. In addition, the program creates a centralized repository for industry-standard information and resources.
Why do I want to be certified?
Achieving these certifications not only builds credibility with your customers, it demonstrates dedication to professional standards. The certification program also helps you measure your soap making knowledge and skill.
We are proud to announce that 44 new certifications across 4 different certification areas were awarded to 35 soapmakers at our 2012 Conference in Portland, Oregon.
Congratulations to all the newly certified soapmakers!!