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Advanced Retail and Supplier Industry Training

You may already be an experienced retail professional, but the industry is always evolving. Continue to grow in your career by further expanding your knowledge base and enrolling in any of our continuing education courses.

Each course is priced affordably and has multiple start dates to choose from, so you can pick which works best with your schedule.

Courses & Registration:

  • Accounting Deductions - Learn best practices to prevent and resolve deductions.
  • Becoming Effective with Retail Link - Learn the basics and best practices.
  • On Time in Full (OTIF) and Winning in the Details - Learn best practices, the structure of supply chain links, and focus on key factors to properly manage your business.
  • Supply Chain and Replenishment - Focus on foundational topics in addition to hands on in class training.
  • Tableau: Data Visualization Retail Analytics - Learn what’s possible in the program and how to leverage insights.

Shelf Management and ProSpace - Learn Walmart’s modular review process and inventory management using ProSpace JDA Intactix. 

  • Prerequisites for this course include:
    • Bachelor's Degree or completion of the NWACC Certified Retail Analyst Program
    • Knowledge and experience using MS Office 2007 or 2010
    • 1 year or more of experience within retail

Download and complete the registration form here.

You can register for the above courses through a special online portal. Find full course details, price options, and start dates here

Retail and Supplier Education Policies

Call (479) 936-5175 to make sure you meet the appropriate prerequisites and have submitted the required documents prior to registration.

  • Individuals enrolled in the Certified Retail Analyst Program will receive a grade of A, B, C, D, or F
  • This based on a 10-point grading scale, where 90-100=A, 80-89=B, 70-79=C, 60-69=D, and 59 and below=F.
  • A grade of C or better for all classes is required for successful course completion.
  • Students are graded based upon course work, exams, projects, participation, and attendance.
  • Students must also receive a satisfactory grade of C or better in the Retail Analytical Techniques class in order to receive certification as a Retail Analyst.

  • Students are expected to attend every class for which they are registered, but a minimum of 80% class attendance is required to complete the attendance requirement.
  • Absences may be excused if the instructor is contacted in advance with all missed assignments being completed.
  • Excused absences due to emergencies will require documentation.

  • A request to drop or withdraw from a class must be made no later than 3 business days prior to the first class meeting. Students should complete the Drop/Withdrawal form by signing and date it.
  • Students can deliver the completed form 3 ways:
    • Mail it ( if time permits) to NWACC Corporate Learning, One College Drive, Bentonville, AR 72712.
    • Email to
    • Fax it to (479) 936-5198
  • Refer to the Corporate Learning academic calendar for last date to withdraw from the Retail Analyst Program classes to receive a “W” on transcript.

  • Class transfer requests must be made no later than 3 business days prior to the first class meeting otherwise students will be charged for the original class.
  • Companies sending employees to a class will have the option to register a substitute and have a previously registered employee removed from the class roster before the class meets for the first time.
  • Request may be made by fax (479) 936- 5198 or email

  • Students may be eligible for a refund if they officially drop from classes within the specified refund periods according to program guidelines.
  • Full refunds will be issued for drop requests received prior to the first class meeting.
  • After the first class meeting, refunds will be issued on a prorated basis.
  • Tuition and class fees paid by cash, check, or credit card will be refunded by check and mailed in approximately 2 to 3 weeks.
  • All refund checks will be mailed to students.