Tester requirements

I’m wondering if you need to meet certain requirements to be a knitting or crochet tester. Do I have to be certified with a certain group or the Craft Yarn Council?


From what I’ve seen generally no, you do not need “certification”. Each designer puts out their own requirements.
What I’ve seen testers require in general are:
make the complete item as requested
make the complete item by due date
do not share pattern AT ALL
do not copy the pattern for self or others
keep communication lines open with designer and answer promptly

In others words be a honest, dependable person of integrity.


There’s no certification but different designers will want different things and may need different skill sets.
I know my tester calls have been very varied. My patterns are meant to be easy so I want people with all skill levels to give feedback :blush: