Admission and Prequalification

Admission Requirements

The application and prequalification process for the NHPA 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 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 written NHPA Application for Admission form. Submission of this form indicates your desire and intention to enter the NHPA 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.

Follow Up Personal Interview

After review of the completed application by the RMCP 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, they 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).

Part 1

Student Application

Part 2

Sponsor/Employer Application

Part 3

Scholarship Application

Contact Us

Scott Wright, Executive Director – Retail Leadership Institute

317-441-4136, or


Gary Petz, Retail Consultant & Course Instructor

913-626-1960, or

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