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AICI Skilled Member Dues: $295.00

Entrepreneur or corporate employee working in the field of image consulting or related fields. Skilled members must have a 20 hour minimum of professional image industry training from recognized image industry institutes, colleges, workshops offered by an AICI CEU Provider or other education providers. This does not include CEU programs offered at AICI Chapters or International Conferences. Course topics must be within the AICI Core Competencies. A course outline must be submitted.

Membership applications will be approved by either the AICI Membership Committee or International Board of Directors monthly. Current paid Associate members in 2012 who are not CIC certified will be grandfathered in and automatically become AICI SkilledMembers. As a current paid member, they will not have to meet the 20 hour minimum training requirement.

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Options to Join:

  1. Choose the member type and complete the online application and pay with credit card or create an invoice. IMPORTANT: Membership will not be active until payment is received. If you choose the invoice option, you will need to pay in 30 days or your application will be removed from the database.

  2. Download the form and send in payment – check, credit card or PO.

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Professional Preparation

In order to apply for a AICI Skilled Member membership, applicants must have successfully completed a minimum of twenty (20) hours of professional training in topics of image that are within the AICI Core Competencies. A list of these core competencies can be found here.

In this section list the training programs, courses, seminars or workshops you have attended that were offered by a recognized educational provider.

To qualify as validation one of the following documentations must accompany the application form:

  • Certificate of current attendance in training and course description.
  • Certificate of completion of training and course description.
  • Letter of confirmation on training company’s letterhead, which includes course title, dates of attendance, length of program, and confirmation of attendance and course description.

Experience & Expertise

Our AICI Skilled members have the opportunity to become part of an AICI Task Force Team and play a major role in the process to continually upgrade AICI's resources, development tools, and technical knowledge. All of which are essential to the growth and development of our members and the association.

In this section you have the opportunity to list your personal experience and expertise. This will allows us to match your talents to an appropriate task force, should you have the desire to become involved as a trail blazer in the world of image.


Many of our AICI members specialize in specific areas. Use this section to identify any specialized services you are able to offer. This valuable information will be included in AICI's online member directory and allows individuals looking for specific image consulting services to filter the AICI online directory and find you that much faster.

Please Note: This section of the application is different from section 5, experience and expertise. Your specialties are used to identify your strengths by potential clients. Whilst your experience and expertise are used internally to record the valuable wealth of knowledge you bring to the membership.

Personal Profile

On endorsement of your membership you will be added to the AICI's online directory which is used by individuals looking for image consulting services. Within this directory members can place their personal profile. This is an opportunity for you to introduce yourself and to articulate your individual business and the services you provide. Your personal profile serves as a window to your passion and professionalism, which in turn will inspire potential clients to contact you.

You may like to consider the following questions when submitting your personal profile:

  • What inspired you to become an image professional?
  • Why are you passionate about what you do?
  • How will a client benefit from your services?
  • Why should a client choose you?

Application Approval

All applications to AICI for membership are reviewed by the end of the 2nd week of every month. Once a membership application has been submitted it will remain pending until approval is given. If a membership application is not approved, applicants will be informed by AICI and all full refund of membership fees will be given.

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