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Become a Member

Members of AICI have the unique opportunity to:

  • Share ideas, brainstorm, and network with over 1,300 fellow image professionals who practice throughout the six continents.

  • Have their business marketed on one of the most recognized image-related websites which is used as a source for thousands of individuals and organizations worldwide to find image professionals and be advised on industry trends and standards.

  • Have access to a wealth of industry-related training programs, seminars, webinars and resource materials.

  • Add credibility to their professional skills, marketing materials, and résumé by obtaining industry-related, internationally-recognized Certified Educational Units (CEUs).

  • Able to obtain internationally-recognized professional certification up to the level of 'Certified Image Master.'

  • Access current information and trends affecting the image industry.

  • Access Association of Image Consultants International conferences and be a part of the largest gathering of international image consultants worldwide.

  • Be a part of international task force teams, chapters, and boards and become recognized as a pioneer in setting future image industry standards and practices. Benefit from exclusive partnerships and discounts offered by the association's affiliate members and corporate sponsors.


AICI certification validates your credibility within the image industry and with your clients. Accreditation is a great marketing tool to build your business and attract clients.  Potential clients visiting the AICI website will see members listed in the AICI Membership Directory by certification levels. The Masters are listed first, Professionals second, and the First Level Certified Members third. Higher certification allows more exposure to the public.

Completing each level of certification is a primary time-consuming task, but is rewarding and gives your self-confidence a boost that it is well worth all the work.

Working on a certification keeps you striving to be the best and focused on the details of your business. You continue to update your professional education by earning CEUs. The best benefit of certification is the monetary reward because each time you receive a new certification, your income potential increases.

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Contact Anne Stills, Chapter President if you have questions: president@aicinytristate.org