Image Consultant Certification CEU Course

Image Consultant Certification CEU Course
Event on 2015-01-06 09:00:00

Image Consultant Certification + Business

Start Up Course

Have you always wanted to turn your passion for making others look phenomenal into a life-long career? Are you sitting by and letting time get away from you while you pursue a dead-end job? We’ve been there and so have the hundreds of men and women who turned to us to get certified and started on their way to personal and professional happiness!

Join us, in person, for an exciting foray into the 21st Century's greatest learning shift in the 21st Century’s greatest tech city and get certified as an Image Consultant today! Choose your date to train on the drop down menu above. 


We will meet in class to process through Fashion Stylist Institute's Image Consultant Certification and Business Start Up course.  We employ Blended Learning Methods (blend of instructor led and computer based) to successfully prepare, and certify, students for Image Consultant Certification and, because this course is instructor led, you will have the opportunity to flesh out e-course modules that show "best practices" in action.  This is an effective way to learn image consulting in person along with curriculum data-based on the internet.  Plus you can earn 3.2 Continuing Education Credits and apply these to your AICI certification protocols. *Training courses are also open to graduates of our online programs. 


During class you will log into your personal online account and progress one module at a time with your instructor leading and illustrating.  You will follow the course material as your instructor demonstrates image techniques and guides you to a deeper understanding of the processes involved in successful image consulting. Instructors provide preparation for your final exam.  FSI instructors can also help guide students in their pursuit of AICI’s First Level Certification. Students are not required to have FSI certification or AICI membership to qualify for campus enrollment. 

Day One 9 am to 5pm – Image Consultant Training. Classroom/ instructor assisted online certification course. Lesson plans 1, 2 and 3


Day Two 9am to 5pm – Image Consultant Certification. Classroom/ instructor (live) assisted tutorials, consultations and methods. Lesson plans 4, 5 + Bonus Business Start Up Seminar


Day Three 9am to 1pm – Final Exam and Field Trip to Fashion Tech firms Pinterest, Eventbrite, Polyvore and more**


While you are in the course we plan to:

  • Enhance the way you presently consult and do business.
  • Provide on the spot tutoring and solutions for your existing consulting practices.
  • Prepare you for professional consulting using our simple consulting method and business start-up training techniques.
  • Get you comfortable with intimate, hands-on image consulting practices.
  • Guide you into professional image consulting techniques (no more of that amateur stuff for you!)
  • Prepare you for final exams leading to certification.
  • Support you in your goals and mentor you toward success.


Our style training method is based on three simple steps and students learn this modern, simple way to consult. No muss, no fuss.

Clients today have zero time and minimal budgets. They want max value for their money. Our 3 step process takes just two hours with clients and can be affordably priced so your business will grow quickly.

Therefore we provide you with the toolkits* to start consulting right after your course is completed.  Students also learn how to determine style directives based on six modern styles of dressing.  These directives are so focused that the client immediately knows how to dress and what to buy when shopping.  We include directives for shoes, accessories and jewelry along with a concise and detailed manual/directory of the five body-shapes and clothing coordinates for each.

What you will learn during these three full days:

•      How To Consult In Appearance, Behavior, Communication And Design
•      How To Style Fashion For Successful Visual Images And Appearance
•      How To Shop For And With Clients
•      How To Craft A Business Image
•      How To Determine The Authentic Style Personality
•      How To Use Color Analysis With Clients
•      How To Curate, Edit And Shop A Closet
•      How To Polish Your Clients Verbal And Non-Verbal Communications
•      How To Market Your Business Socially
•      How To Start Your Business Affordably And Professionally

To start you must register and pay in advance of the course start date.  Just register at Eventbrite by clicking the menu above and pay in full (99) or make your deposit.  Payments must be completed by the first day of class. Enrollment costs for in-person training listed here does NOT include online course completion required of all incoming students. (online courses start at 9).


FSI has worked closely with developers to produce fashion websites and apps for image consultants. Graduates of our training courses receive the option of a website/store of their own stocked with curated clothing collections of your choice (niche market/ who you consult to – Plus, Petite, Contemporary or Designer etc.).  You can also earn commissions on the merchandise you sell to your clients.  Start-up costs are kept low and your site can be branded with your logo and theme colors. Details will be reviewed at the end of the course.


FINE PRINT– once registered and deposit paid, an information kit will be emailed to you prior to the course start.

 *99 full cost of the course includes all tutorials plus Image Consult Manual and Forms, Color Analysis Manual and Forms, Wardrobe Manual and Forms, Business Start Up Manual and Forms, Five Body Shape Books, Visual Style Personality Guidebook, starter color kit, MYCLIENTBOOK templates, lunch, drinks and snacks.

 **FSI has confidential agreements in place and cannot publicly disclose the names of tech firms we are approved to visit.  All visits are dependent upon schedules of tech firms. We will also visit fashion incubators and online shopping tech firms. These educational visits are meant to inspire and train you, the consultant, on Social Media Marketing and how to use it to grow your business.

And all graduates of Fashion Stylist Institute receive a free online listing in our graduate directory.  This directory gets over 25,000 hits per day and is an important starting point to attract your clientele and raise your ranking in search engines. In addition FSI provides its graduates with free, ongoing resources, training, tools and books to use as you grow your successful consulting and styling practice.


As an Authorized Training Provider FSI is required to divulge the official AICI/CEU provider statement here:

  • As an authorized CEU Provider, AICI has approved the Image Consultant Certification course for 3.2 CEUs.
  • Earning CEUs is not a requirement of general membership with AICI. However, if you are currently certified through AICI with FLC, CIP or CIM then you must earn CEUs to retain certification.  Please follow this procedure:
  • At the end of this course, please complete the provided Participant Training Evaluation form.  You will notice that included in this form are the learning outcomes for the course.  Note that you will receive CEUs for this course, even if you indicate that a learning outcome was not successfully achieved.  
  • Hand in the completed Participant Training Evaluation form to your trainer at the end of this course.  You may not submit this form at a later date.
  • When you earn CEUs, AICI Headquarters is notified and your permanent record is updated.   You may request a copy of your CEU record by contacting AICI Headquarters.


Supervising Trainer: Gillian Armour, AICI CIP

Gillian Armour is a Certified Image Professional with the Association of Image Consultants International. She is the past president of the San Francisco Chapter. She is an award winning TV presenter, writer and published author of over 17 books on image, style and fashion. She is the founder of the ed-tech fashion school Fashion Stylist Institute located in San Francisco, California.  As a working image consultant Gillian also consults privately with clients from the social centers of San Francisco.



The heart of San Francisco – 505 Montgomery Street.  Once enrolled students will receive maps and details about the location, parking, hotels and dining options.

�'� 0 deposit required at registration, balance due payable prior to course start or at the door the day of the course start.

�'� All deposits are final, if you have to cancel you may do so by request 30 days in advance of the course start date. We plan space, food, amenities and instructors based on attendance and your cancellation impacts these plans therefore we encourage you to attend and not risk forfeiting your deposit.

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�'� We will be sending all attendees a list of instructions for this event. You do not have to contact us. We will include hotel suggestions but if you want to get a jump start sign on to – a San Francisco based booking agency.

�'� In the rare event that we need to cancel training – FSI reserves the right to cancel, move dates and locations if necessary.  Participants will be notified as soon as possible if any changes have occurred to the participant’s course.

We hope to see you in San Francisco soon and look forward to getting you trained to start your fashion, style and image business.

Gillian Armour and Team FSI





Are there VISA options for this training?

Students traveling to California from outside the United States must obtain VISA information from their countries consulate or embassy. FSI does not facilitate any paperwork for VISA's.


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Downtown San Francisco is served by many transit options. Train stop – Montgomery Street Bart Station. Those staying within the downtown San Francisco area are within walking distance. 


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Via email to contact@fashionstylistinstitute dot com 


Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Your registration is not transferrable and cannot be postponed or moved to another course.


What is the refund policy?

Deposit refunds only if requested within 30 days of course start.

at FSI Training Facility
505 Montgomery St
San Francisco, United States

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