Accreditation Program

Spectrum Noir has developed an accreditation program that is free and available to everyone, no matter where you live.  Assistance is also available to help you improve your coloring skills. We believe that if we assist you in learning how to use our products, you will love them as much as we do.

See all of our updated, newly revised Accreditation Videos on our Accreditation Videos page.

To view a list of all approved Instructors and Colorists, click here.

If you wish to take part in the accreditation program :

  1. Follow along the tutorials on our blog and downloadable worksheets to practice your coloring skills. There are tutorials that will assist you in each skill or technique required to pass the colorist test.
  2. When you feel you have learned the basic coloring skills (listed below) then download the newly revised colorist test from our downlaods page. (completed sample test coming soon)
  3. Color the images on the test.
  4. Scan your test and send it to our team for approval to:
  5. Our team will look over each image and determine if you have passed the skills required to become a Spectrum Noir Colorist.
  6. If you pass, we will send you a blinkie to be proudly displayed on your blog along with a certificate to display in your home or office.
  7. If you have not quite accomplished the skill level required, our team will give feedback and suggestions on how to improve your coloring skills.

Skills required for Colorist Level

  1. Smooth coloring – coloring an area smooth without blotchiness — NEW video available here! 
  2. Basic shading – blending three colors together to build volume or dimension to your image. —  NEW video available here! 
  3. Basic coloring of a face and hair. (hair can be smooth or textured)
  4. Basic coloring of a floral or landscape image.
  5. Palette blending.  — NEW video available here! 
  6. Layering – ability to add a bit of shadow or shading to show layers.
  7. Correcting with the blender pen. – –NEW video available here!
  8. Skills that show basic ability to get consistent results using the Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers.

If you would like further information or have questions, please visit our Accreditation Program FAQ page.

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