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The leading standard in the retail industry

MaRC Syllabus

Your Six Easy Steps to Success

  1. Qualify

    There are no pre-requisites for the credential. Shop membership is not a requirement for certification.

  2. Enroll

    Set your sights on success by partnering with Morgan. It’s easy to enroll on Morgan’s Shop! MaRC Program and get started on your journey.

  3. Apply

    There’s only a few short steps to applying, but Morgan can help you master the process easily. Contact us and we’ll walk you through it.

  4. Exam

    Morgan gives you everything you need to feel fully prepared ahead of the exam. Give me the exam 101

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  5. Schedule

    Applications must be completed at least six weeks in advance of desired examination date. After the application has been approved, and the examination registration fee has been paid, the candidate will receive an e-mail with instructions for accessing and taking his/her examination online.

  6. Credential

    If you pass the exam, you’ll be able to identify yourself as “MaRC Certified Professional”. Congratulations!

The Shop! MaRC exam in detail

Let Morgan guide you through what to expect from the exam

What’s in the test

The MaRC certification examination surveys the job knowledge and skills required for enhancing retail environments and experiences:

  1. Research (20% of the exam)
  2. Build (20% of the exam)
  3. Market (20% of the exam)
  4. Evaluate (20% of the exam)

The Essentials

  • Exam Structure & Time:

    Candidates will have two hours to complete the 100-question, closed-book exam

  • Exam Format:

    Candidates take their exam online. The exam remote proctoring service uses the onboard camera and microphone of the candidate’s computer to monitor the exam session

  • Exam Passing Score:

    You’ll need a minimum score of 80%

To do list:

  • Access the MaRC exam content outline here
  • Download the MaRC Candidate Handbook here

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Morgan’s Self Study package gives you the leading industry tools to master your success. As a Self Study student you will have the flexibility to prepare at your own pace and convenience. Your MaRC Exam Prep Premium Self Study package includes:

  • Digital Shop! Exam Prep Text Ebook
  • Practice Questions
  • Lecture Notes & Summary Booklet
  • Flashcards
  • Mock Exam

A Powerful Partnership

Why Morgan selects Shop! shop marc
  1. The standard or excellence:

    Shop! is the global trade association dedicated to enhancing retail environments and experiences.
  2. Powerful resource:

    Through Global awards, international events, exclusive research and reports, and more
  3. Global reach:

    Shop! serves the global retailing community with members from 30 different nations
  4. Companies Choose Shop!:

    Shop! represents more than 2,000 member companies worldwide from 30 countries