The AICI Certified Image Consultant shows clients, colleagues and the media that you have achieved a competent level of training and knowledge in the image field and that you keep abreast of current thinking and technical knowledge. AICI confers AICI Certified Image Consultant on those who successfully complete the AICI CIC Portfolio review process and pass the AICI Certified Image Consultant exam. A consultant receiving the Certified Image Consultant may write "AICI CIC" after his/her name.
AICI offers a two-track application option for earning the AICI CIC certification. Choose the track that works best for you.
Step 1: Select Track
Track 1 | AICI CIC Portfolio Review and Approval
Followed by CIC Exam
Complete AICI CIC portfolio and submit for review.
Confirmation from the Reviewer & AICI Headquarters that the portfolio has passed the review opens up a six (6) month candidacy period to register for and pass the AICI CIC Exam.
If the candidate passes the AICI CIC Exam within the six months, they earn the AICI CIC designation.
If the candidate does not pass the AICI CIC Exam within six months, and still wishes to pursue certification, they will be required to start the process again, beginning with the submitting the fee for the AICI Application.
Track 2 | CIC Exam Followed by the Submission of CIC Portfolio
Register for AICI CIC Exam
Sit for AICI CIC Exam
Confirmation from our third party testing partner Castle Worldwide & AICI Headquarters that you have passed the CIC Exam opens up a twelve (12) month candidacy period to submit your Portfolio for review.
Complete and submit AICI CIC Portfolio for review
If the candidate passes the AICI Portfolio Review within twelve months, they earn the AICI CIC designation.
If the candidate does not pass the CIC Binder review within twelve months, and still wishes to pursue certification, they will be required to start the process again, beginning with the submitting the fee for the AICI Application.
Step 2: Submit CIC Application and Submit Your Track
AICI CIC application fee is $100 USD for members or $400 USD for non-member
AICI CIC application can be completed online-click here to register
AICI CIC application can be printed click here to print application. Application and payment should be faxed or mailed to the AICI Headquarters.
Fax or Mail to AICI Headquarters:
1000 Westgate Drive #252
Saint Paul, MN 55114 Fax: 651.290.2266
Step 3: Confirmation of Payment from AICI Headquarters
Email confirmation received from AICI Headquarters
confirming your track selection.
Step 4: Completion of CIC Portfolio and CIC Exam Based on Track Selected