A great deal of time, money, and effort have been invested in the training of our Balloon Artists. When you are preparing to host an event, no matter how big, or small. You expect everything that you arrange to be the best possible. Being let down with shoddy work, or an attitude of "....it'll do" is just not good enough. When I opened my business 11 years ago, balloons were not our main business. They have become our business now because our customers have driven it there. In 2007 when I chose to become a professional I turned to Qualatex to provide my training. I could have taught myself from You Tube, but I thought more of my customers than that.
To become a Certified Balloon Artist you need to achieve an 80% + pass mark for each of three exams before you are eligible to sit the final exam to prove that you really do know what you are doing.
I became a CBA Qualified Balloon Artist in 2008, and I am very proud of that fact. My daughter, Christina works in the business with me, along with Rachel, who started with us at the very beginning, both recently achieved their CBA status.
The sleepless nights, stress & passion involved in proving to your peers that you are good enough to claim that title is immense. It took months of practice and preparation to perfect the balloon bouquets that had to be reproduced in front of a panel of examiners. As well as the 'Classic Decor' pieces that were required to be made in front of them to prove that you know what you are doing. No matter what kind of decor you are offering to make for your client, having your professional qualifications behind you is the safest place to start.
We can all learn a little bit from 'You Tube'. From people who don't necessarily know what they are doing either, and that's OK if you have got the professional knowledge to back it up.
Rachel, Christina, and I continue to learn new techniques, and learn new ideas from attending Qualatex training courses, taught by industry accredited trainers.
Why would you choose anything less ?