Become an AICI Certified Image Consultant

Certification is what distinguishes the AICI certified member among industry practitioners. AICI Certification is the next step for those who have completed their initial image training, actively practice image consulting, have been active in their local chapter, and have demonstrated hands-on client experience.  Level up your credibility by starting the certification process today!

The Three Levels of AICI Certification

At this level, AICI CIC certifies that you have achieved certain standards in the image consulting industry and that you keep abreast of current thinking and technical knowledge. Many consultants apply for the AICI CIC designation after they complete their initial image consulting training and start a business. This certification gives you credibility and self-confidence to be an image consultant. A consultant receiving the Certified Image Consultant may write “AICI CIC” after his/her name. Learn more.

This valued certification builds your credibility as an experienced, professional image consultant, thereby helping you market your established image business. An AICI CIP will feel more competent, have more hands-on experience and, therefore, receive more business opportunities with this certification. Successful people want to hire other successful people. To earn the AICI CIP certification, you must be AICI CIC certified; your CIP application and CIP portfolio must be reviewed and approved. A consultant receiving the Certified Image Professional Certification may write “AICI CIP” after his/her name. Learn more.

This reflects the highest level of consultant in the industry. The applicant must have achieved the AICI CIP certification. The applicants need to demonstrate, with proof, 2000 hours per year of full-time work; an extensive Continuing Education record; a professional fee structure; a history of personal and professional achievements; original systems or developed work such as and not confined to books, booklets, teaching or training aids, and/or image products; professionally produced high-level products; a commitment to AICI and high-level participation on AICI or other boards; recognition by peers; and a recognized brand in the industry. A consultant receiving the Master Certification may write “AICI CIM” after his/her name. Learn more.

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