Licensing Structure


Sep 26, 2021

As of September 1st, 2021, ISSTA trainer licensing is global, and all current trainers who had done IITTI training and exam satisfactorily will be automatically grandfathered.

That is, in all countries starting September, if a trainer wants her students to be able to sit for an IITTI Exam (e.g. IITTI Business 'Level 1' Exam), she must go through the ISSTA licensing process and become a "Licensed IITTI Trainer".

Authorization as IITTI trainer

  • completed AICI certified member, or equivalent

  • passed IITTI Business Level 1 Exam

  • completed ISSTA Train-the-Trainer (TTT) program

  • committed to ISSTA Trainer Continuing Education (TCE) program

Authorization as IITTI instructor

  • prerequisite: authorized IITTI trainer

  • more than 10 years of relevant professional experiences in HR, PR, image, education, modeling, marketing, and/or sales

  • track record of 80% passing rate, ie 8 out of 10 students passed IITTI exam, other innovative contribution or leadership role

IITTI Master instructor

Master instructors are responsible for specifying the core curriculum for the Train-the-Trainer (TTT) program.

By appointment only.


What would the train-the-trainer (TTT) be like?

TTT is done via approximately 40 hours of offline or online asynchronous and synchronous training, depending on the trainee's qualification and previous professional experience. All classroom training will be conducted by authorized IITTI instructors or master instructors. At the end of the TTT program, each student needs to pass an independent ISSTA exam.

How to become licensed IITTI trainers?

Image consultants are invited to select whoever they find most suitable among the Licensed Instructors or designated Licensed Master Instructors to train them.

What am I allowed to say regarding my IITTI title and my training program?

"Our training program is approved by IITTI." No
"Our training program is provided by IITTI." No
"Our training program is endorsed by IITTI." No
"We are exclusive with IITTI." No
"We formed a strategic alliance/partnership with IITTI." No
"Our program/book is authorized by IITTI." No

"Our training program conforms to IITTI Standard." OK
"We follow the IITTI Standard." OK
"We are authorized to offer an IITTI program" OK