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AICI Academic Membership Dues: $1500.00

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Qualifications of Membership:

This membership is open to an association, college, university, academy, school, or other educational institution having a program of at least 130 hours of training that covers subjects pertaining to image, fashion, appearance, behaviour and communication. The entity its self will be the member; therefore, the entities owner, 3 faculty staff, and all students currently enrolled in the school will be covered under the Academic Membership and will have access to benefits mentioned below. Students will be mentioned as "AICI Academic Students". Any entity applying for AICI Academic Membership must identify one administrator from within their organization who will be the one and only point of contact for AICI with regards to the terms and conditions of the Academic Membership.

Admission to Membership

  • An academic membership application shall be completed in its entirety by each prospective entity.
  • Submit dues with application.
  • If the application is denied membership dues will be returned to the applicant.


  • The cost of the AICI Academic Membership is $1500.00 for a period of one year.

Privileges of Membership:

  • Access to the database of the largest international association of image consultants and network with over 1000 image professionals who practice throughout the Americas; North America, South America, Central America, Canada, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia

  • Representation on an Academic Membership page on the AICI web site with university information, video (if applicable) and a link to the university web site.

  • Ability to use the AICI Academic Member Logo which is only for the University to place on their website. Students will only be able to use the AICI Academic Student Logo.

  • Access to designated podcasts / teleclasses on several topics that are relevant for starters in the field of image.

  • Access to free information, tutorials and videos "Preparing for CIC” to take the right steps to get certified.

  • Ability to attend designated AICI regional and local chapter events that bring together certified image professionals, personal stylist and individuals associated with the image business. (Academic Students only)

  • Two free scholarships per University for the AICI Global Conference ((Academic Students only /registration only).

  • Special ‘Academic Membership’ rates for designated paid AICI events

  • Ability to add credibility to their professional skills, marketing materials and resume by obtaining industry related, internationally recognized, certified educational units (C.E.U's).

  • Ability to share ideas and learn about new business trends and practices from around the world by having access to AICI exclusive international discussions group technology.

  • Access to AICI’s global publications

  • Ability to obtain internationally recognized professional certification 'AICI Certified Image Consultant (AICI CIC)'.

*Special Note* AICI Academic Membership will not have AICI voting rights.

Administrators Responsibilities:

The association, college, university, academy, school, or educational institution must identify one individual within their organization who will be the administrator of the AICI Academic Membership and the point of contact for AICI. The administrator will be the single point of contact with AICI headquarters.

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