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We know the COVID-19 situation is evolving quickly. We’re as concerned as you are about keeping our staff and our community safe, and we’re tracking the situation closely with the guidance of public health experts. All RISE Up materials continue to be available online so you can use the RISE Up program remotely with your students.  View our RISE Up Online Delivery – FAQs here and access NRF’s COVID-19 resources here.

RISE Up Training & Credentials

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RISE Up

Training & Credentials

Retail Industry Fundamentals is now FREE


Our introductory RISE Up Retail Industry Fundamentals course is now available online, at no charge, for anyone to access. Register today.

New Individual Learner
Enroll as an individual in our free RISE Up Retail Industry Fundamentals course. For the first question (Which organization are you affiliated with?), select 1Free from NRF Foundation
New Training Partner
Offer RISE Up training for a group of students or clients (Retail Industry Fundamentals is free and Customer Service & Sales and the Business of Retail: Operations & Profit are 50% off)

About RISE Up Retail Industry Fundamentals

The NRF Foundation's RISE Up Retail Industry Fundamentals course will prepare you with the skills you need to launch your career in retail, an industry that is looking for more workers to meet increased consumer demand. RISE Up training and credentials help people build foundational skills that are needed to secure critical retail jobs right now.

The course will take you about five to seven hours to complete on a computer or tablet. No special software is required – you only need a web browser.

Once you complete all three lessons and pass all three exams, you have earned your RISE Up Retail Industry Fundamentals credential. List this on your resume and tell potential employers that you’ve completed this training and have the skills needed for a retail job.

See our step-by-step enrollment guide for more on how to get started.

Finished Retail Industry Fundamentals and want to build even more skills? Check out Customer Service and Sales and the Business of Retail: Operations and Profit.