Soap Making
  • The Soap Making Program is for those who wish to explore a career in the use of locally available materials for production of soap. Students will learn how to use local materials for high value soap products. This course is introductory. It assumes NO knowledge on the part of registrants beyond the interest and desire to be a successful technical entrepreneur in the field. 
  • The course starts with extensive classroom training to ensure that students appreciate the safety considerations associated with any chemical enterprise. This is required training prior to any exposure to process equipment. Students receive extensive training in safety, use of personal protective equipment (PPE), and workplace regulations to prepare them for the use of soap making equipment. It then advances to the use of traditional materials and how they can be substituted with local (and often superior) alternatives to produce high quality soap products.
  • The course fee includes the classroom instruction. Students are expected to provide their own PPE under the guidance of the instructor. Students will own this equipment at the end of the course. These workplace items may also be purchased through the IDMANN Procurement Office.
  • The training takes place over 12 weeks during which time students meet in person weekly. While the training usually takes place at our corporate campus in Umuahia, IDMANN Institute organizes specialized sessions for significant groups of students closer to their places of domicile when needed. Classes typically meet on weekends (though for large groups, custom training schedules can be developed). 
  • Participation in classes is MANDATORY in order to receive the Certificate of Completion at the end of the course. Students must successfully complete and pass the tests and assignments given in the program to receive the certification. The in-person class meetings are intended to address practical hands-on issues while the online classes cover the more theoretical aspects as well as provide a platform for ongoing support of participants.
  • In a given calendar year (which coincides roughly with the academic calendar), four sets of students complete the program, corresponding to one quarter of study. Students are strongly advised to keep pace with the training; students who fall behind due to extraneous factors may have to repeat the class in order to get certified. Unfortunately, due to the high interest in the program, students who do not complete their course of study in their cohort may not automatically be enrolled in the next cohort. Furthermore, students who have to attend additional sessions to meet their certification requirement will be required to pay the (training only) fee to cover that added training. Relevant dates are posted on the IDMANN Institute web site. Most questions can be answered by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling the IDMANN Institute front desk (see the CONTACT US section for details).