The art of craftsmanship is
anything but a lost art.
Whether you’re looking to become a teacher, a judge, or an appraiser, EGA can make sure you have the tools and skills to pass our rigorous certification process. These aren’t easy journeys, by design. However, they can be rewarding, both financially and spiritually as you travel new roads and meet people with whom to share your passion. Visit the link below to see a list of EGA certified teachers, judges and appraisers.
The teacher certification examination certifies teachers in various areas of needlework for EGA.
The examination portion of the EGA Teacher Certification Program evaluates a candidate’s proficiency in design, color, and a specific technique, and the ability to convey the same to students through classroom presentations and clearly written instructions. Learn more and Register
This program is designed to help and encourage certified teachers to evaluate their professional careers, and expand their knowledge of embroidery.
The EGA-Certified Teacher Graduate Program has been designed to help and encourage certified teachers to evaluate their professional careers, expand their knowledge of embroidery, and develop their skills in critical thinking. Learn more and Register
CNJ guides and assists prospective judges in developing and refining their ability to evaluate needlework.
The Certified Needlework Judges Program guides and assists prospective judges in developing and refining their ability to evaluate needlework. Apprentice judges learn standards of excellence in color, design, technique, material, and finishing, and they learn the ethical standards of judging exemplified by our certified needlework judges. Learn more and Register
MNJ is a five-year course of judging, exhibiting, and study. It is open to all individuals who have completed a basic certified judging program (CNJ).
This program is designed to build on the basic knowledge accrued while becoming a Certified Needlework Judge and to refine the knowledge and ability of our judges. Learn more and Register
This program is a combination of EGA instruction and self-study that trains individuals to appraise embroidery and needlework.
The Certified Needlework Appraisers Program (CNAP) has been established to train individuals to appraise or value embroidery from a monetary and historical perspective. Learn more and Register
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These programs are designed to promote excellence in embroidery by providing the accomplished needleworker the opportunity to demonstrate skills and become certified as a “master” in her or his area of expertise.