Orlando, FL, October 23, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- Stuart Gutter of American Balloon Decor in Orlando, FL recently earned Certified Balloon Artist (CBA) Status. Stuart was one of a select group of balloon professionals who successfully completed a series of tests, including oral and practical examinations. The Certification was administered by the Qualatex Balloon Network (QBN), a professional organization dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in balloon decor and bouquets. Stuart is one of a select few who have reached the highest standard of certification in the state of Florida.
“The education I’ve received as a result of pursuing my CBA designation will be invaluable in helping me provide high-quality, professional balloon products and services to everyone in Orlando area,” said Mr. Gutter
To achieve certification, CBA candidates are required to:
- Satisfactorily complete a series of exams;
- Apply knowledge of skills and techniques by designing and building professional balloon deliveries, arrangements and decor;
- Demonstrate their understanding of design theories, delivery techniques and business systems through an oral presentation to a panel of industry leaders.
Participants in the CBA Practical Exams are graded according to their knowledge of theory as well as the application of key design elements. In preparation for the CBA exams, Stuart was required to study a series of educational DVD’s and written material produced by Pioneer Balloon Company, manufacturer of Qualatex brand balloons and developer of the Qualatex Balloon Network.
The CBA Certification process is a key program in the Qualatex Balloon network, which establishes industry standards and guidelines for balloon professionals. QBN supports balloon retailers through education, business systems and marketing.
The QBN curriculum focuses on all aspects of the professional balloon industry, including balloon arrangements, deliveries and decor for social expression, parties and special events. QBN also serves as an international resource of ideas and solutions for its members.