RISE Up - NRF Foundation

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Industry certification

Method of Delivery

Online, e-learning, or distance learning

When offered


Instructional Program (CIP)

Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other. 529999


3 Unique credential offerings listed below:

Retail Industry Fundamentals

  • Dive into the retail world, its career paths and industry jargon.

  • Study retail operations product life cycles and supply chains.

  • Know how the cost of goods sold impacts profit.

  • Build basic customer service skills.

  • Practice job readiness skills.

Customer Service & Sales

  • Discover the value of quality customer service.

  • Improve your knowledge of different types of customer’s needs.

  • Master effective communication skills.

  • Design a sales plan and apply effective upselling strategies.

  • Acquire advanced retail skills.

Business of Retail:

  • See retail as a business and define the profit model.

  • Recognize inventory life cycle and inventory control.

  • Explore merchandising and marketing.

  • Understand Loss Prevention.

  • Learn the importance of workplace safety practices



Program Length (Weeks)




Entrance Requirements



Maine Business Education Partnership

WIOA Approved Program


Curriculum Competency Based

Soft skills, Language, Math, Communication, Interpersonal learning

Training Location(s)

45 Melville St., Suite #1, Augusta, Maine

Local WIB

3 - Central Western Local Area 3

Name of Credential

Business of Retail

Type of financial aid offered or have access to

To be determined - decided on a case by case basis

Refund Policy

10 days 

Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?

Yes - NRF

Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?


Cost Items

In-State/District Tuition

$135.00 Retail Fundamentals is $99 Customer Service & Sales is $115 Business of Retail is $135 Fee includes on-line course and testing fees

Total In-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

41-2031.00Retail Salespersons
$14.00 per hour

Provider Status



45 Melville St., Suite #1, Augusta, Maine 04330

Phone Number

(207) 623-1140

Web Address

Last Updated

Apr 21, 2021


Apr 14, 2021