Standard Certification

Our Final Copic Classes

Over the last decade, we have been privileged to work with thousands of Copic enthusiasts in our live classes and workshops across North America. As we look to the future, we will be offering our final Copic certifications and classes in Phoenix this January—these classes will be awesome, and we expect them to fill quickly. We hope to see you there!


Retake $60

Upcoming Classes


About This Course

The Copic Papercrafting Standard Certification class includes hands-on education of Copic products, blending techniques, answers to common problems and teaching users how to test and select inks and papers. You will leave our class with all of the information you need to sell, teach or just enjoy using our products. Attendants of our Standard Certification class will also recieve a 98-page manual, an exclusive kit of Copic products, and a portfolio to keep samples of the different techniques you learn in class. Everything you need for this class is provided!

This class is the prerequiste required to take the intermediate class. You are allowed to take the Standard Class the previous day to the Intermediate Class, and sign up for both at the same time.

All Standard Certification Classes are from 9am-4pm

Topics Covered in Class

  • Three common mistakes and how to identify, test and use your materials
  • Four blending techniques
  • How to create texture and erase mistakes
  • The Copic numbering system
  • How to choose colors that work well together from the Copic Color Wheel
  • Airbrushing with both the ABS-1 and the air compressor


  • Please remember to include your email when you checkout.
  • Create an account at the end of the checkout process. We need this information for your class record!
  • Also: If the billing information is different from the person attending the class, please use Shipping information for the attendee! We need the attendee's information for the instructor's class roster.


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Class Schedule

Time Topic
9:00 am - 10:30 am Papers, inks and product overview (Basic Overview)
10 minute break  
10:40 am - 12:30 pm Coloring, four blending methods and the colorless blender
1 hour lunch break*  
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm Colorless blender effects, altered media and ink effects
10 minute break  
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Airbrushing, Q & A and signing of certificates

*Lunch not provided

Please note: we will not make special accommodations for people who will be late or are leaving early. If you will need to miss more than 1 hour of the class, please do not apply. If you do not attend the full class, you will not receive the packet.


All Sketch markers needed are provided for certification and workshop classes, however, if you wish to bring your own, here is a list of all of the Sketch markers used in our classes. Your class fee includes the following supplies:

68-page Standard manual

  • Guides
  • Portfolio Sketch - Colorless Blender
  • Two Sketch Markers
  • Multiliner
  • Glitter Pen - Clear

You may also wish to bring the following:

  • Your own papers or inks to try (please test your own)
  • Embellishments to alter or Airbrush (die-cuts, metal, silk flowers, etc)

Who Can Take This Class?

  • Anyone looking to learn more about Copic products
  • Craft Enthusiasts
  • Store Owners, Store Employees
  • Teachers
  • Designers registered with CHA or members of Design Team(s)
  • Sales reps for Copic or associated distributors
  • Media/Press

Re-taking the Course

If you have already taken the Standard Certification Class and want to take it again, thats great!. You can always learn something new from taking the class again.  See below for how to apply.   Here are some details for you to keep in mind:

  • It will cost $60 - this helps us cover instructor's pay and room rental, etc.
  • You may not sign up for a retake online.
  • You will need to contact or call (877) 524-6614 to sign up as a retake.
  • You will not receive a new marker packet, manual and a new certificate.
  • You will not need to bring anything to class. Everything you need for this class will be provided.



The Standard Certification class runs from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The Intermediate Certification class runs from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm. Both classes include a one hour lunch break. Everything you need for the class will be provided. If you choose to bring your own supplies, please mark them clearly with your name.

Absolutely! You are welcome to come and learn all about our markers. We also have a fine arts division, which you may also be interested in. To invite us to a university classroom, or fine art store or event, check out our events page.

Our Certification classes will provide you with a well rounded view of how our markers work and which papers work best with our markers. You will receive an in-depth manual of techniques and information for each individual class (there is a standard manual and an intermediate manual).

Absolutely! There is a lot of information presented to you in the Certifications, so retaking the class is encouraged! The retake fee is $60 for the Standard Certification class and $100 for the Intermediate Certification class.

We try to go to different towns that have a huge draw for our attendees. Most of the time we do not repeat towns, however, if a class fills and has a long waiting list, we will try to revisit that area within the year. All venues are at neutral locations (not stores) chosen by the instructor.

No. You must take the Standard Certification class first before you can take the Intermediate Certification class. You can apply for both classes at the same time -- as well as in the same location when offered.

The Standard Certification class has between 30-35 people in each class. The Intermediate Certification class is smaller, with 25 people or less.

Yes. You may also apply for both the Standard and Intermediate classes at the same time -- as well as in the same location when offered.

You can find our Certification and Workshop refund policy here.


Additional Questions?

Please contact our class coordinator with any questions you have about applications and payment.

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