The retail industry covers many specialties under its broad umbrella. In this section, business owners can explore an array of training and continuing education opportunities, particularly through the National Retail Federation Foundation. On the "niche" side, areas include: apparel and fashion; cosmetology (with links to state licensing boards); pharmacy retail and management; and grocery and food service retail
Retail Industry Licensing and Certification
- Apparel Retail Certification &
Clothing retailers may take full advantage of general certification programs sponsored by the National Retail Federation, among them the National Professional Certification in Retail Management.
- Retail Industry: Training &
Though advancement in the clothing-sales business typically requires a two- or four-year college degree rather than a certificate, the proliferation of distance learning programs makes earning these credentials a relatively simple manner - especially for business owners or individuals already employed in full-time jobs.