Retail Management Certificate

A skilled workforce will help your company build market share, profits, customer loyalty and long-term viability.

The Retail Management Certificate, developed in partnership with Western Association of Food Chains (WAFC), is a community college academic program specifically tailored to develop the core competencies in business, marketing, management, technology, organizational behavior, communications, and finance necessary to be a successful grocery leader. The RMC Certificate is nationally recognized throughout the industry as a key credential for managerial success. Classes are available at community colleges across the U.S. and 100% online nationwide.

Courses include:

  • Human Relations
  • Business Technology
  • Business Communications
  • Management Skills
  • Marketing
  • Human Resource Management
  • Financial Management & Budgeting
  • Retail Management


Learn more about implementing the program for your employees at or view the toolkit for a step-by-step guide on how to implement the program in your area. 



“After receiving my certificate, I got right into finding a job, and within one week, landed a job with Smart and Final as a Full Time Key Carrier. I feel the certificate was well worth the time and I am excited I am able to come back into the grocery industry strong. Thank you very much for your help.”

Mario Gallegos
Smart and Final

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  • Cynthia Brazzel
    Cynthia Brazzel
    Director, Member Relations & Advocacy