National Beauty Tool
There are many types of Guild Members. You do not need to certify to be active in the Guild.
The certified members of NBTSG shall consist of professional sharpeners who have met NBTSG certification requirements as determined by the certification and membership committees and approved by the board of directors.This is a sharpener who scored high enough on the certification test to achieve status as a certified sharpener in their chosen field (Shears/Thinners or Blades). They can make structural repairs in shears such as twisting, bending and serration.
This is a sharpener who has achieved Master Sharpener status in all the fields that certification testing is offered by the NBTSG.
This is a sharpener who scored high enough on the certification test to achieve the title of Master Sharpener in the guild for their chosen field. They can make structural repairs in shears such as twisting, bending and serration.
This is a shear sharpener who tested on edging and adjusting shears without bending or serration and scored high enough to achieve status at the Journeyman level. This is a step below the Certified Sharpener level but they are fully capable of sharpening beauty shears and grooming shears without making major structural repairs.
An active member has maintained status by paying dues and participating in guild functions. Active members are eligible to vote on all guild business and elections as specified in Sec 5 of the bylaws and are eligible for appointment and/or election to office.
If there is a period of time of inactivity the member may be designated an inactive member by the membership committee. At this time, a letter shall be sent to the member at their post office address, as it appears upon the books of the NBTSG notifying them of the inactive designation.
An associate member is not a certified member and they are not eligible to vote in guild elections or hold the office of president, vice-president, chairman of the board, or vice-chairman of the board. Associate members may participate on guild committees, participate on the board of directors, and hold the offices of secretary and treasurer.