The ideal candidate is a key employee who has shown the potential to grow and eventually become a key player in running your retail organization, but may need additional education on fundamental business principles and how to apply them.

Students who have participated in the NRHA Retail Management Certification Program include store managers, general managers, directors of retail operations, human resources managers and other key personnel working at hardware stores, home centers, lumberyards, farm and home retailers, paint stores and discount stores. While a college degree is not required, some college experience is helpful.