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The following questions were taken from the examination question repository and serve as samples of the question type and question content found on the certification examination.

1. In North America, in order to project a high-impact presence through non-verbal communication, which of the following should the Image Consultant consider?

  A. Announcing him/herself when entering a room
  B. Offering his/her hand immediately, regardless of the cultural setting
  C. Making eye contact when greeting people
  D. Lowering the chin slightly to project respect

2. Which of the following is the definition of a color's complement?

  A. One step over on the color wheel
  B. Opposites on the color wheel
  C. Two steps over on the color wheel
  D. Equidistant on the color wheel

3. Which of the following is correct for a man wearing a suit?

  A. Wear black shoes and a black belt.
  B. Wear braces (suspenders) with a belt.
  C. Tuck in the narrow end of a tie into the shirt near the collar.
  D. Wear a wide knot tie with a narrow spread collar.

4. An AICI colleague confides in an Image Consultant that he/she is involved in a conflict with another member. Which of the following actions should the Image Consultant take?

  A. Talk to other AICI members whose opinions are valued and discuss the problem with them.
  B. Offer advice or coach him/her how to resolve the issue with that consultant face-to-face.
  C. Urge him/her to contact the Ethics Chair and ask for assistance in resolving the problem.
  D. Offer to assist and talk to both sides in an attempt to get the conflict resolved.

5. Which of the following statements is TRUE about communication?

  A. Men and wo men communicate verbally in the same ways.
  B. Verbal communication styles are the same everywhere.
  C. It is sometimes best to alter your verbal communication style to match the client's pattern.
  D. To be authentic, always maintain your own communication style.

Additional Preparation - Demo Exam

Castle offers a free online tutorial and demo test to familiarize candidates with the computer-based testing environment. The online demonstration and tutorial are acces sible at any time, anywhere, through any computer with Internet access. Candidates may access the tutorial and demo on Castle's website. The demo is not intended to be a review of AICI examination.

Answer Key to Questions Above

Question #1

Answer: C
Reference: Casperson, Dana May. Power Etiquette: What You Don't Know Can Kill Your Career. New York: AMA Publication, 1999.

Question #2

Answer: B
Reference: Mathis, Carla and Helen Villa Connor. The Triumph of Individual Style: A Guide to Dressing Your Body, Your Beauty, Your Self. Fairchild Books & Visuals, 2002. Page

Question #3

Answer: A
Reference: Bassil, James. Presents The Style Bible: The 11 Rules for Building a Complete and Timeless Wardrobe. Collins, 2007. Page 113

Question #4

Answer: C
Reference: AICI Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct as published on the AICI Website.

Question #5

Answer: C
Reference: Casperson, Dana May. Power Etiquette: What You Don't Know Can Kill Your Career . New York: AMA Publication, 1999.

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