Soapmaker Certification Program

 

The Hong  Kong  HandMade Soap Association has developed and implemented a soapmaker certification program in order to encourage  our members to achieve the highest professional standards.

 

The  Certification Program establishes an industry-wide standard of excellence in soapmaking. Achieving these certifications demonstrates dedication to professional standards and documents the member's soapmaking proficiency. Consumers can have confidence when purchasing handcrafted soap from an HKHSA Certified Soapmaker.

 

Members who have passed certification at  level   or higher may display the appropriate "Certified Soapmaker" logo(s) on his/her website, in promotional materials and on product packaging for as long as the membership is still  in force. Green color logo for Level 4  certification and pink color for Level 5 certification, purple color for Level 6 certifications.

New Level Scheme: Jan 2019
Level 1 :   Soap hobbyists 

Soap lovers who have never attended formal training but do soap at home for more than 5 years. To get this certifications, we will have a formal exam to test and if they pass this exam, level 1 will be granted

Level 2: Soap Making Foundation 

Certificate will be granted to those who pass an level 2 introduction to soap making with 10 hours of study time and 5 works submitted

Level 3: Intermediate Soap Making

Certificate will be granted to those who pass our exam on  level 3 Intermediate  Soap Making with submission of  10 different works and total study  hours not less than 24 hours in soap making

Level 4: Advanced Soap Making

Certificate will be granted to those who pass  our exam  our  level 4 Advanced soap making with 54  hours of study time and 5 works submitted

Level 5: Professional Soap Teacher

Certificate will be granted to those who pass  our exam  on  level 5 Professional  soap making, case study, and home assignments

Level 6:  Senior Soap Teacher   

Certificate will be granted to those who have over 5 years experience in soap teaching and also  pass  our exam  our  level 6 Senior soap Teacher 

Seal of Quality:  For  organizations 

Any handmade soap institutions that pass our stringent quality test and consumers will have confidence to purchase from organizations with this mark.