What Is the Fashion Psychology Field®?
What programs are offered?
Can I be a
in my country?
WHAT IS A FASHION PSYCHOLOGIST?
A Fashion Psychologist utilizes the Fashion Psychology Field® a newly applied academic discipline that is focused on the study and treatment of color, beauty, style, image, and shape and its affect on human behavior while addressing cultural sensitivities and cultural norms.
WHAT IS DISTANCE LEARNING?
Distance learning is synonymous with e-learning and online learning. Distance learning can be in two forms- synchronous and asynchronous. Synchronous learning occurs when students are engaging in learning at the same time (i.e. Webinars). Asynchronous learning occurs when information is shared outside the constraints of time and place among a network of people (i.e. Teleseminars).
The Luminary Lab program is both synchronous and asynchronous. Specialized Programs are asynchronous.
Due to high demand, early registration is suggested. All program applications are reviewed in the order that they are received. Applications must be completed in full to be considered for admission. Once submitted our team meets to determine your eligibility to become a student. If applying for the Luminary Lab Program applicants for FPI must wait 2-3 weeks upon receipt of Certificate Application. All other applicants for the Specialized Programs automatically are accepted and will receive correspondence to select a start-date upon receipt of application.
There are standard non-refundable application fees that must be met to receive consideration. All fees must be applied before course registration.
For Luminary Lab Program fees see below.
For Specialized Program fees scroll below their course description.
Please note payment plans are available for all programs.
WHAT COURSES ARE OFFERED?
Online Luminary Lab Program Courses and Specialized Program Courses are centered on the newly applied academic field of Fashion Psychology Field®. New Specialized Programs with Hot Topics will be introduced each quarter. Students will study the various ways in which the Fashion Psychology Field® can be applied to business, entertainment, lifestyle, love, relationships, and more. Classes will be held year-round learning modules, web-based tutorials, and teleseminars and workshops.
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO CURRENT FASHION PSYCHOLOGY INSTITUTE® STUDENTS
Upon meeting the full course requirements of study at the Fashion Psychology Institute®, students will receive a certificate of completion and are eligible to list the course offering on their resumes to demonstrate their experience in this newly applied field and professional industry. To receive academic credit as well, students will need approval from their home institutions. 10 hours of online course instruction at the Fashion Psychology Institute® calculates to 1 CEU per quarter. To further facilitate the granting of academic credit by one's home institution, students will have the opportunity to complete a final project or exam at the end of the course offering and will receive a grade report in the form of a signed letter from the Institute; rather than a transcript. Students pursuing academic credit are strongly suggested to please confirm with the primary institution about receiving credits.
I AM A PROFESSIONAL. HOW CAN I BECOME A FASHION PSYCHOLOGIST?
All professionals must hold a high school diploma, licensure in a field, a degree, or its equivalent. Schooling takes place on a rolling basis. Titled -certification of completion will be awarded to all professionals after the program.
I AM A PSYCHOLOGIST IN MY COUNTRY.
WHICH PROGRAM SHOULD I STUDY?
All psychologists should show proof of credentials and are strongly encouraged to apply to Level 2 or 3 of the Luminary Lab program. Psychologists can apply to specialized programs as well.
I AM A FASHION PROFESSIONAL IN MY COUNTRY.
WHICH PROGRAM SHOULD I STUDY?
All fashion professionals should show substantial proof of credentials if applying to the Luminary Lab program. Fashion professionals can apply to only Level 1 or Level 2 any program. Special circumstances can permit fashion professionals to apply to Level 3. Please inquire. It strongly encouraged to apply to special programs as well.
I AM A HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT. CAN I TAKE COURSES?
All students much be enrolled as a high school student. Learning takes place on a rolling basis. Perfect for the high school student who is a dreamer and expects to feel inspired! Please note the pre-college enrichment program will begin in 2021.
I PURCHASED COURSES ON COURSEHORSE.
If you purchased your class on CourseHorse, our cancellation policy applies to your purchase. If you need help canceling or have any questions, please visit CourseHorse (link:
ENGLISH IS NOT MY FIRST LANGUAGE. CAN I TAKE COURSES?
All programs are available in 66 languages. The English utilized within programs are at an L2 or B2 language level. When applying to programs please indicate your preferred language.
I AM DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING. CAN I TAKE COURSES?
All programs are created to incorporate neurodiversity for individuals with various learning disabilities. Captions or subtitles can be made available. When applying to programs please indicate your preferred language.
WHAT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE?
The majority of our graduates go on to consult in private practice to work with individuals.
WHAT ARE THE SPECIALIZED PROGRAMS?
Beauty Baked & Naked, Closet Chronicles, Color Consciously, Knighted Armoire, Mirror Reflections and Summer Couch Sessions.
WHAT TYPE OF CERTIFICATIONS ARE GIVEN?
Graduates of the Luminary Lab Program receive titles of Fashion Aristocrat, Fashion Therapist or Fashion Psychologist plus a certificate of completion. Graduates of the Specialized Programs receive only a certificate of completion in without a title. All certificates are accredited through the International Association of the Fashion Psychology Field®.
Fashion Psychology Institute® Titled Certification
In the Fashion Psychology Institute® Luminary Lab Program one can enter to obtain three different levels of certification. These levels possess different requirements in the areas of course work, examinations, online training, and seminars.
Pre-College Enrichment Program ***Students Grades 9-12 Start Here***
Must be enrolled in high school or its equivalent
Online Learning in 5-7 Courses
Successful completion of a Pre-College Enrichment Program final exam
Level I Certification- Fashion Aristocrat ***High School Graduates Start Here***
Must be a student, have a high school diploma or its equivalent
Successful completion of a Fashion Psychology Institute® Luminary Lab Certification final exam
Level II Certification- Fashion Therapist
Must have a degree or its equivalent
Online Courses + TeleSeminar or Live Seminar Training + Online Internship
Complete written and practical Fashion Therapist final exam + special project
Fashion Therapist will allow one to consult clients and conduct research under supervision.
Level III Certification- Fashion Psychologist
Must have an advanced degree or its equivalent
Online Training + TeleSeminar or Live Seminar Training + Live Internship
Successful completion of the Fashion Psychologist thesis will allow one to teach, consult, work on campaigns, and conduct research.
Pre-College Enrichment Program- $$$ Application Fee: $25
Level I Certification- $$$$ Application Fee: $75
Level 2 Certification- $$$$ Application Fee: $125
Level 3 Certification- $$$$ Application Fee: $175
Continuing Education Units
To ensure professionals are continually advancing their skills we provide them with annual continuing education unit opportunities to update certifications.
HOW LONG ARE THE PROGRAMS?
The Luminary Lab Certification program can 6 months to 2 years depending on your level of entry. The Specialized Programs are taken anytime within a 3-month duration.
***International Students are Encouraged to Apply*** If you are not a U.S. citizen, legal resident, or will enter the U.S. as a non-immigrant attending the Fashion Psychology Institute® Certification Program's live seminar training and live internship, you may need a visa to attend. ***Live Internship will be replaced with a Virtual Internship***