Shea Technician Online

Certified Shea Technician


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Course Description

This course is designed to provide attendees a comprehensive understanding of shea butter’s clinical properties and benefits. Emphasis is placed on ingredients, grades types, colors, and sources. The clinical properties that separate shea butter from all other vegetable oils will be discussed in detail.

Certified Shea Technician training is designed to provide a full understanding of shea related cosmetic and personal care products. The course is well suited for persons, buying/selling brokering, and others involved in various transactions of shea related products. The course will highlight the clinical properties of shea butter as an important first step in formulating shea related products. Additionally, to increase sales of shea butter, market education is primary. This is due to the fact that less than 10% of the US and Global market is familiar with the benefits of shea related product.

By Understanding the various quality Grades of shea butter, such as A, B, C, D, a shea technician is better qualified to educate their clients and provide a competitive advantage to the products they sell.

Original Release: 11/1/2012
Most Recent Update: 11/1/2012
Termination Date: 11/1/2015

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Additional Information


This course designated completion time is 30 days from course purchase


$129.00 for the average user.


  • Describe briefly what shea butter is?
  • Describe the sources of shea butter
  • Recognize and determine shelf life of shea butter
  • Describe and list the characteristics of shea butter
  • Understand the clinical properties of shea butter
  • List the different methods of extraction
  • Understand the Various Grades of shea butter
  • Describe quality issues
  • Miracles of premium grade shea butter
  • Understand government regulations
  • Learn about Importation and Exportation of shea butter


Registrants participate in the learning process by answering interactive multiple choice questions that are dispersed throughout the presentation.

In order to earn certificate of completion, trainees must successfully complete the entire educational activity before the one month termination date, determined at time of individual course registration.


This internet enduring material is a case-based, interactive presentation comprised mainly of text, interactive questions, and images. A variety of media, including video clips, audio clips, and Flash animation, may be presented. Links to any necessary plugins are provided when necessary, but no plugins are required for general use of the ASBI website, and you may skip the multimedia presentation(s) within the course if you choose. 

Hardware/Software Requirements

General Information



Any computer running Windows, Mac OS, or Unix machines are supported.

Internet Connection

Your computer should be configured to access the Internet. A high speed internet connection may be required to view some of the large multimedia files.


Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher is recommended. However, Internet Explorer 4.0 or Netscape 4.0 or newer versions will also work. JavaScript and cookies must be enabled.


Some of the multimedia resources in this course require Apple Quicktime, RealMedia, or a Flash player. You will be prompted to download the appropriate plugin when necessary. No plugins are required for general use of the ASBI website, and you may skip the multimedia presentation(s) within the course if you choose.


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