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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.




The Process

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

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