Examinations are held over a 15 hour period and a minimum donation of $40 of which part goes to the cost of running and maintaining our website, payment gateway fees, and fair compensation to those involved in running this organization. The rest of the fee goes into future lobbying for fair and better-controlled regulations for artist and suppliers, laboratory testing of shelf-stable cones, and paying the fees and lawyers necessary for incorporation. There are no refunds on the exam donations.

You should make sure that you have enough time to sit and complete the exam in one single sitting. If you try and open a new browser window, or close the exam window whilst taking the exam you will get logged out of the exam and it will be counted automatically as a failer.

To complete the exam you must also send 3 pictures of your current work and your recipe on how you mix your henna. A score of at least 95% is required on the exam to pass. If you fail then you will be required to pay for the exam again and wait 1 month before being able to do so.

The International Certificate for Natural Henna Arts examination administrator only reviews the examination and checks your pictures and paste mix. The computer automatically grades the actual exams.

When you have passed the examination, you will receive an icon which you can post on your website and an electronically issued personalized certificate that you can print and carry with you or display at your worksite.

This will have your name and your certification number. Your name and certification number will also be posted on the list of certified artists on this site, so people can verify that the International Certificate for Natural Henna Arts has certified you.

To check your results you will need to contact us – Results will not be available online for security purposes and to protect the integrity of the test.

Under the terms of the ICNHA website you are not allowed to share answers, questions, or your login details with anyone else. ICNHA reserves the right to revoke certification or the ability to take any examination should users be found to be sharing details. Passing the question part of the exam does not entitle you to certification. You are also required to show that you have a knowledge of how to mix and apply henna.

All payments for the exam are non-refundable unless deemed otherwise by the board.

ICNHA Terms of Certification and General Usage

International Certification for Natural Henna Artists (referred hereinafter as ‘ICNHA’, ‘our’, ‘we’ and ‘us’) is a non-profit organization. All users on this service are subject to the terms and conditions described in this document. Under the terms of this agreement, your submission of information and undertaking of the examinations is an acknowledgment that you have read, understand, and agreed to be bound by terms and conditions stated here.

User Conduct

Each user at this website should respect the privacy of the examination process. Examinations are conducted over a set 15 hour period. During this time users are forbidden to re-take the exam, share the answers to questions and give others access to their given login details for the duration of the 15 hour period and afterward.

ICNHA respects freedom of speech and your right to express yourself. However we will not tolerate unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, obscene, libelous, offensive, pornographic, indecent, profane, or otherwise objectionable information of any kind, including without limitation any transmissions constituting or encouraging conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law.

ICNHA respects your business and provides a fast, professional and courteous service. Users found to be abusive, threatening or make unfounded accusations either here at this website or elsewhere will have their certification or rights to take the examinations revoked.


You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless ICNHA from any and all liability, penalties, losses, damages, costs, expenses, attorneys’ fees, causes of action or claims caused by or resulting indirectly from your use of the service which damages either you, ICNHA, or any other party or parties without limitation or exception. This indemnification and harmless agreement extend to all issues associated with your certification.


ICNHA offers volunteer examinations only. That is we do not claim to be a governing body. Nor do we provide a license to practice.

The Certification exams at ICNHA neither permits nor forbids anyone to do henna body art. It is a certification that an artist has correctly answered a series of questions about basic henna principles. It is not a legal certificate nor does ICNHA endorse it as so.

Login information and an access link will be sent to you within 24 hours of purchase. This will be sent to the email address associated with your PayPal account. All examinations are available online. All exams are to be completed within 15 hours or you automatically fail the exam.

During the 15 hour period, you are not allowed to retake the exam. Nor are you allowed to cancel the exam and start again. If you do start the exam and do not have the time to complete it you should contact ICNHA immediately to have your details reset. The time already spent taking the exam will be deducted from the 15 hour period.

All exams either unfinished or not returned after the 15-hour time limit will fail. There is no exceptions and no refunds. Completing the online exam is only part of the certification process. Each person must be able to prove to have a sufficient knowledge of how to mix and apply henna to be applicable for certification. If this is deemed insufficient then the examiner and the board will refuse certification.

Refusal or discontinuation of service

ICNHA reserves the right to revoke certification should evidence be presented to us without prior notice or warning. ICNHA may also refuse users found in violation of these terms access to the website and from taking any exams.

No warranties

ICNHA makes no warranties or representations of any kind for the services being offered. The service is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis without warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to warranties of title, non-infringement, or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

No advice or information given by ICNHA or its members shall create a warranty. ICNHA provides no warranty that the service will be uninterrupted or error-free or that any information, software or other material accessible on the service is free from viruses or other harmful components. Under no circumstances shall ICNHA be liable for any direct, indirect, special, punitive, or consequential damages that result in any way from your use of or inability to use the service.

You agree not to interfere with the operation of the system. You further agree not to interfere with the proper operation of other systems reachable through the Internet, including any attempt at unauthorized access.

ICNHA reserves the right to monitor any and all communications through or with our facilities. You agree that ICNHA is not considered a “secure communications medium” for the purposes of the ECPA and that no expectation of privacy is afforded.

Payment & Other Information

You agree to supply appropriate payment for the services received from ICNHA, in advance of the time period during which such services are provided.

All payments are pre-paid and non-refundable once exam starts.

Agreement Acknowledgement

This agreement supersedes any written, electronic, or oral communication you may have had with ICNHA or any agent or representative thereof, and constitutes the complete and total agreement between the parties. Should any provision of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable, all other provisions shall remain in full force and effect and said provision shall be reformed only to the extent necessary to make it enforceable.

Terms were last amended

January 14th, 2011 at 14:51 Pacific Time

All material, information, examinations, and content is copyrighted. ICNHA 2004-[current_year]


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