Board secretary and Certification Chair Barb De Los Santos was very busy at this year’s conference in Raleigh certifying the latest batch of soapmakers. While proctored and group exams offer opportunities to be certified throughout the year, Annual Conferences are still the most popular method (and anybody who can ace the test after typical conference-induced sleep deprivation has truly earned it!).
At this year’s Awards Dinner, we took a moment to celebrate the newest soapmakers joining the certified ranks:
|Basic Cold Process/Hot Process Soapmakers||Basic Melt & Pour Soapmakers|
|Mary Allen||Angela Babin|
|Edna Billesberger||Marla Bosworth|
|Michael Bosch||Sharon Czekala|
|Marla Bosworth||Holly Erickson|
|Al Bruns||YuLi Guo|
|Elizabeth Burns||Jessica Molina|
|Sharon Czekala||Dorothy Smith|
|Carrie Durkins||Advanced Cold Process/Hot Process Soapmakers|
|Janis Emery||Sharon Czekala|
|Bonnie Garrity||Ruth Esteves|
|Becky Gentile||Becky Gentile|
|Marcia Hagwood||Marcia Hagwood|
|Jennifer Hofmann||LiChing Liu|
|Bonnie Howard||Natalie Moore|
|Carol Jones-Rodgers||Naomi Murray|
|LiChing Liu||Marilyn Schendel|
|Sheri Marshall||Annie Shek|
|Natalie Moore||Advanced Melt & Pour Soapmakers|
|Patricia Pike||Sharon Czekala|
Three cheers to these amazing soapers (when will we award our first soapy PhD? More important, will it be you?).
Did you know certified soapmakers get a gold star in company listings? And are featured in listings to consumers? (Yeah, baby!) Find out all about the soapmaker certification process and how to get your very own gold star.
Congrats again to the 34 soapmakers who earned 43 certifications across 4 testing areas at the 2013 HSCG conference in Raleigh!