Center For Retail Excellence

Thank you for completing the application. It will assist us in understanding how the Certificate in Retail Operations can best help you to become a successful retailer. Should you have any questions or comments regarding the application, please do not hesitate to contact the Director via email at, by regular mail or by phone at (757) 455-9319.

Michelle Ellis Young
Director, The Center for Retail Excellence
838 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510



Please be aware there is no requirement that you have a high school diploma or GED to participate in our program. We simply would like to know something about the background of our participants.

The Center for Retail Excellence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

Please submit this application and once received, we will send you an invoice for the $10.00 application fee (you can pay by credit card or send a personal check or money order to Center for Retail Excellence at the address above). Cash is not accepted! If you wish to pay over the phone, please contact our billing department at Retail Alliance at (757) 455-9337.