Admission Requirements

The application and pre-qualification process for the NRHA Retail Management Certification Program is designed to ensure that all students entering the program have the necessary skills to actively participate and succeed. Applicants may already have these skills or may need to participate in and pass pre-course work in order to demonstrate these skills. The application process described below has been developed to ensure that all students will be prepared for classes when they begin.

Written Application for Admission Form

The first step in the admissions process is the completion of the written NRHA Application for Admission form. Submission of this form indicates your desire and intention to enter the NRHA Retail Management Certification Program. It indicates that you also understand the time and financial commitments required. Due to the small class size, admission is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Students are qualified and accepted dependent upon the date of receipt of this application.

Application Components

Part 1 requires information about the student who is applying and the applicant's signature.

Part 2 requires information from the sponsor/employer, his/her signature and payment of the $1,500 space reservation deposit.

Follow Up Personal Interview

After review of the completed application by the NRHA Program Director, if it is determined that the candidate is clearly qualified, a personal interview will be set up to review expectations of the program. If the applicant is determined to be a "good fit" for the course and is willing to commit to the program, he or she will receive a welcome message once the $1,500 deposit payment for the program is received (approximately 8 weeks before the start of the course).

We are currently accepting applications for Spring and Fall 2017 classes

To apply via email or US mail, please contact Tom Marcum at 317-440-9782 or tmarcum@nrha.org.