Hobbyist Handcrafter Membership is for individuals who Make soap and/or cosmetics, but do not market or sell to the public.
This membership is intended for those who are learning the craft and making product, but are not yet ready to go into business.
Hobbyist Memberships include all member benefits except those that specifically relate to marketing and selling handcrafted soap and cosmetics.
Fee: $100 per year.
Professional Handcrafter Membership is for individuals who make handcrafted soap and/or cosmetics and do market their products to the public.
Benefits for Professional Handcrafter Members are geared toward promote their handcrafted soap and cosmetic products, increase proficiency in the trade, improve business skills, encourage networking opportunities and provide general exposure for the member's business and products.
Fee: $200 per year.
The Natural Design Association (NDA) offers a Teacher Program to members. In order to qualify as an Soap Making teacher, the member must be Certified Soap Making Teacher through the NDA Certification Program and have a minimum number of hours of teacher's training.
Natural Design Association Teachers who have met the requirements and been approved may list themselves and the classes they offer. Many offer classes on bath and body products as well as actual soapmaking, and some offer online classes and classes by appointment in addition to scheduled classes. You can search for classes by area and scheduled date.