The ideal candidate is a key employee who has shown that he/she has the potential to grow and eventually become a key factor in running your retail organization; but who might need help in learning and applying fundamental business principles. 

Students who have participated in the NRHA Retail Management Certification Program include store managers, general managers, director 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.