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Core Competencies

The AICI Core Competencies identify the knowledge, skills, abilities and behaviors required for success as an image consultant. These Core Competencies form the basis for certification with AICI and establish a path for continued professional development.

If you are considering working with an image consultant, this listing will give you information about the scope of services an image consultant may offer.

If you are considering becoming an image consultant, this will help you to identify areas of study. Please refer to the AICI First Level Certification Handbook for information on which Core Competencies are covered in the FLC Exam.

I. Technical Image Consulting

A. Psychological Aspects of Image
B. Social Aspects of Image
C. Physical Aspects of Image
D. Artistic Aspects of Image/Visual Design in Appare

II. Professional Preparation & Development — Application of Technical Knowledge

A. Clientele/Target Market
B. Programs (Working with Groups)
C. Services (Working with Individuals)
D. Products
E. Marketing/Marketing Techniques

III. Business Management

A. Organizational Aspects
B. Management Aspects
Outline adapted with permission from the work of Judith Rasband, AICI CIM, Conselle LC, for use by AICI.

Want to know more?

Download a more detailed listing of the Core Competencies.

The FLC Content Committee has prepared a selected listing of Key Terms as they apply to the image industry and the AICI Core Competencies. This is an invaluable resource for both established image consultants and those studying to prepare for the AICI FLC Exam.

Download your copy of AICI Key Terms below.

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