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Congratulations for aspiring to become a Certified Image Consultant in your profession!

The AICI Certified Image Consultant (AICI CIC) designation shows others that you have achieved practiced standards in the image consulting industry and that you keep abreast of current thinking and technical knowledge.


The successful completion of the CIC Portfolio is one of the steps necessary in completing your CIC certification. The order in which you complete your CIC Portfolio is determined by the track you selected at the time that you completed your CIC application.


Please review your CIC Portfolio carefully, as it will take some time to complete. All information will remain confidential. The standard is high and you must prove to the reviewer that you have received appropriate training and are working in a qualified image business. Please note that all entries and supporting documentation, with the exception of promotional materials must be submitted in English. It is the responsibility of the applicant to translate materials into English.


The decision of the AICI CIC Committee is final, but you will be told the reasons you fell short in any section. It is strongly advised that you submit your completed portfolio at least two (2) months in advance of your final deadline, in case you need to add or clarify any documentation.

Basic Requirements

  1. Signed the AICI Code of Ethics (members sign this at membership renewal time)
  2. Provide proof of professional preparation (30 hours of image consulting training) in the image field
  3. Provide required documentation for each section of the CIC Portfolio
  4. Submit your photo with the application
  5. Submit 5 client evaluations
  6. CIC portfolio and all supporting documents demonstrate a professional level and pass the AICI CIC image and presentation criteria. All documents must be computer-typed. Handwritten is not acceptable
  7. You will be notified by AICI Headquarters and your CIC reviewer when your portfolio has been approved or if there are areas lacking
  8. Document sent from AICI Headquarters notifying you of your approval or denial

Please send your unopened client evaluation forms through a reliable delivery service (UPS or FedEx) to the CIC Reviewer.

Submission of the CIC Portfolio

Online Submission

You will want to keep all your original documents. Scan your original documents and save them electronically on your computer.

  1. Download and complete the fillable AICI CIC Portfolio form, Section I-VII and the CIC summary page.
  2. Gather your electronic documentations requested in sections I-VII.
  3. Electronically submit your CIC Portfolio form and documents to the AIC CIC reviewer that has assigned to you by AICI Headquarters. All files are to be combined into ONE SINGLE PDF document
  4. By a reliable delivery service send your unopened client evaluation forms to you CIC reviewer
  5. Once all materials have been received by your reviewer your AICI CIC Portfolio will be reviewed

Paper Copy Submission

You will want to keep all our original documents.

  1. Download and complete the fillable AICI CIC Portfolio form, Section I-VII and the CIC summary page.
  2. Gather your documentations requested in sections I-VII.
  3. Send only copies of the required documents, AICI CIC cannot be held responsible for the loss or destruction of materials
  4. By reliable delivery service send your AICI CIC Portfolio and your unopened client evaluation to your assigned AICI CIC reviewer

AICI and the AICI CIC Committee reserve the right to change or update this application and its fees at any time. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure they are working with the most recent edition of the AICI CIC Application.

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