The Certified Needlework Judges Program (CNJ) guides and assists prospective judges in developing and refining their ability to evaluate needlework. CNJ apprentices learn standards of excellence in color, design, techniques, materials, and finishing, and they learn the ethical standards of judging exemplified by our certified needlework judges. They do practice and actual judging, exhibit their own work, pass a series of written examinations, and meet with members of the CNJ committee for an exit interview. The program, designed to be completed within two years from the date of enrollment, requires attendance at two CNJ-sponsored classes, one of which must be a two day class.
Enrollment: Prospective candidates should send a $50.00 screening fee to EGA headquarters through this page or by mail. The application is sent to the chairman of the program. The balance of the fee is due upon acceptance into the program.
Fee: The cost of the program, including screening is $250.00 and is sent to EGA headquarters. The fee includes pin, received upon completion of the program. EGA Certification fees are non-refundable.
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