Online 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!

Upcoming Classes


About This Course

This course is closely modeled after our LIVE Standard Certification classes that have been so successful across North America for the past decade! This class is intended as an overview and introduction to Copic products and how to use them successfully in papercrafting. Whether you are a beginner, or someone who just wants to learn more about Copics, you will love this class! The material covered in the course can be used for teaching classes or educating employees and is appropriate for enthusiasts who want to further their knowledge of Copics. During the two-week course, we will cover different types of markers and their uses. We will also cover the Copic color wheel, color values, and natural blending groups. You will learn what types of papers, surfaces, inks, and other materials that work well with Copic markers. Lastly, you will become familiar with the airbrush system and its different uses. Although the instructor will be using many different Copic colors in the videos (see list here), you can improvise with as few as six Copic markers(a blending group of three markers and a blender pen). Two weeks prior to taking the course you will receive: a Standard Certification Manual, a blender pen, a blending group of three markers and two various inks that can be used in the course. Additionally, you will receive printed images that you will color during different chapters of the course. These will be need to be uploaded during the lessons, so the instructor can review student work, offer comments, and give helpful feedback. The images are not graded by your instructor and are used strictly to generate feedback that will help you get the best performance out of your markers. As previously mentioned, the course has an airbrushing section, so you will need to have an airbrush system available to use during this class. If you have a compressor, you will need an ABS 3 to use with it. If you do not have a compressor, you may purchase the ABSN2 system at a discounted price, when you purchase your online class. Either system is required to complete the course. Each certification course has a beginning and ending date that is two weeks long. You can take the course at your discretion and leisure during that two-week period. In addition to giving you feedback on your coloring work throughout the course, your instructor will have office hours once a week to answer any questions you may have. All work must be completed and uploaded during this time period. There will be no extensions or exceptions granted for any reason. You will be able to see the assignments you have completed and keep track of what you still need to do. When all assignments have been completed, you will be mailed your Standard Certification Certificate. After the two-week course has ended, you will not be able to access your completed assignments or any other coursework materials.

Topics Covered in Class

  • How to identify, test, and use your materials.
  • Three common mistakes of Copic marker use.
  • Four blending techniques.
  • How to create texture and erase mistakes.
  • The Copic numbering system.
  • How to choose colors from the Copic Color that will work well together.
  • Airbrush techniques.


It is necessary to have the most up-to-date browser and a good Internet connection to properly view course videos:

  • the most recent version of Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Opera,
  • an Internet connection with a speed of 500+ kbps.

Below is a short sample of the video format that is used for Imagination International, Inc. classes. To check the strength of your Internet connection, please play the video.  If necessary, download the most recent version of your browser or operating system.

  • Internet Explorer: 9 (Released March 2011)
  • Firefox: 35 (January 2015/Partial support(21) Jan. 2013)
  • Chrome: 4 (November 2008)
  • Safari: 3.2 (January 2007)
  • Opera: 25 (November 2014)
  • Safari and Chrome for iOS 3.2: (Jan. 2010)
  • Android Browser: 4.4 (April 2014)



Your class fee covers the following supplies, which will be shipped to you before the class starts:

  • 68-page Standard Certification Manual
  • Sketch - Colorless Blender
  • Sketch - E95
  • Sketch - E97
  • Sketch - E99
  • Various Ink - E95
  • Various Ink - E97
  • Multiliner
  • Copic Color Wheel
  • Blank Copic color chart

Supplies you will need to have before the class begins:

  • your own papers and inks to experiment with (please test your own).
  • embellishments to alter or airbrush (die cuts, metal, silk flowers, etc.).
  • airbrush system compatible with Copic Markers(ABSN2 can be purchased at a discount when you purchase the class).
  • three Copic Markers of a similar shade(light or medium).

You do not need to have specific Copic marker colors to take this class, however, you do need at least three Copic markers of your own, that blend well together to use when taking this class  We will supply you with three more.  The marker colors that will be used during the class are:  



These are NOT required to take the class, as you can improvise with other colors that blend well together.

Re-taking the Course

There is no discount to retake the On-Line Standard Certification.


Once this is purchased, there will be no refunds. No exceptions.   All material for the class is sent out immediately upon purchase.

Space is limited, so once the class is full, it will be unavailable for purchase.