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The NRF Foundation shapes retail’s future by building awareness of the industry through statistics and stories; developing talent through education, experiences and scholarships; and fostering career growth among people who work in retail.

The NRF Foundation shapes retail’s future by building awareness of the industry through statistics and stories; developing talent through education, experiences and scholarships; and fostering career growth among people who work in retail.

Learning builds confidence. And confidence builds careers.
That’s why the NRF Foundation and over 30 leading retailers have come together to launch RISE Up – a powerful new program offering training and credentials that help entry-level job seekers develop meaningful careers.
 
Proud Supporters
 
Retail’s future isn’t what. It’s who.
 
INVEST IN YOURSELF
Finding a job that meets your needs can seem like an impossible task. We’re here to help you take the first step with a special program created specifically for job seekers like you. Our course materials are designed for learners of all ages, backgrounds and education levels.

Our individual credential programs offer a wide range of learning and benefits that vary by course, including:

  • Retail fundamentals education
  • 40 hours of job training
  • Certificates to take to interviews
  • Mentorship and hands-on training
  • Flexible online and classroom formats
 
INVEST IN YOUR COMMUNITY
Good jobs change lives. That's why we’re excited to help more people get started or advance in their workplaces– with your help. By supporting first-time job seekers, you can help them find stable incomes, further their education and grow their careers.

Participating in the RISE Up program offers a wide range of benefits, including:

  • Partnerships with the NRF Foundation
  • Easy test site registration
  • Specialized training guides
  • Online resources
  • Opportunities to reduce unemployment in your community
 
INVEST IN OPPORTUNITY
Retail touches billions of lives every day. As retail hiring managers and changemakers in corporate foundations or national nonprofits, you have the power to impact the future of retail and the lives of job seekers across the country.

RISE Up programs provide:

  • A visionary approach through specialized education and credentialing
  • The support of major national retailers
  • Opportunities to impact local economies and communities, demonstrate the value of retail careers and give participants an advantage in landing jobs
  • Assistance to the retail industry in overcoming skills gaps, keeping up with advancing technology and attracting and promoting talent
 
Building confidence is the key to success.
RISE UP CREDENTIALS
Our innovative education and credentialing programs are designed to help educate and advance both entry-level retail employees and first-time job seekers. From retail basics to advanced selling skills, our credentials help build the industry’s next generation of talent.
 
RISE Up Learning Portal
All users are required to create an account in our learning portal. Once their account profiles are complete, users can:
  • Access training and exam materials
  • Purchase training materials and exam vouchers for exams, exam retakes and credential renewals
  • Redeem and transfer vouchers
  • Access reports
  • Access digital badges
  • Register a new test site
Questions? Please email RISE@nrf.com, call 844-NRF-Exam (844-673-3926) or send a fax to 919-361-2426 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday.