Good news, colorists — the board certification process just got an exciting new update!
The Board of Certified Haircolorists (BCH), a newly formed non-profit organization, recently announced the conversion of the Haircolor Board Certification process to online testing via its own verifiable secure platform. This new testing option would be available to all colorists, even those who have already been certified through the American Board of Certified Haircolorists.
“This exciting new certification option for colorists was developed in response to the conditions and demands brought on by the 2020 pandemic,” said Jessee Skittrall, Executive Director at BCH. “Also, when it became evident that our respected former American Board of Certified Haircolorists (ABCH) was not able to continue with its mission of certification and education, several devoted ABCH-certified colorists teamed up independently to officially form BCH, a federally recognized 501c3 organization. Our goal is to carry forward the critical process for all colorists of board certification, yet transition into new, progressive and highly-credentialed methods made accessible to all.”
Along with Skittrall, a number of salon industry veterans will be at the helm of the new organization including Peggy Sue Schmoldt, President and Director of Marketing; Toni Mondragon, Vice President and Director of Education; and Kevin Anthony, Consultant and Technical Advisor.
At the moment, the BCH’s current focus is on the new online testing option, but long-term the non-profit looks forward to updating and maintaining the Certification Manual and the Certification Exam to create a diverse and inclusive curriculum that’s in line with current and generally accepted professional coloring practices for all hair textures.
“In support of the Certification process and to promote the continued education of the Certified Haircolorists, the next steps include planned educational events that will be offered both virtually and in-person as conditions permit.”
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