It’s true. Members were getting busy at this year’s annual conference in Tucson, Arizona….obtaining certifications, of course (what were you thinking, eh hem??). This year, 53 soapers achieved 58 soapmaking certifications ranging from Basic Melt & Pour to Advanced Cold Process/Hot Process.
Without further ado, our latest and greatest certified soapmakers are:
|Basic Cold Process/Hot Process Soapmakers
|John S. Ykinionty
|Basic Melt & Pour Soapmakers
|Advanced Cold Process/Hot Process Soapmakers
Of course, members aren’t restricted to taking certification exams at an annual conference (log in for information on proctored exams), but it’s a darn convenient place to take them, as long as you didn’t karaoke too much the night prior to the exam or overwhelm your brain from the first full day of conference activities (always a danger). The two testing slots offered this year kept our Certification Chair Barb De Los Santos and her judging committee busily grading exams and soaps.
Members, we’ll let you know once your certification information is available online. Also look forward to your pictures soon, for those of you who took them.
We will offer certification testing slots again next year in Indianapolis at the 2015 Annual Conference (pssst, don’t forget, you have until the end of the month – a scant 12 or so days – to score the lowest registration rates), so if you were pondering it at this past conference, sign up now!
Congratulations again to all of our newly certified soapmakers. You guys rock!