What You Get

  • Earn employer and industry-recognized skills and credentials at no cost to you
  • Access to programs from desktop, tablet, or mobile device
  • Penn Foster faculty, staff, and coaches available for support

Retail Pay$ programs are offered at no cost to you by Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas to allow you to advance your retail career. Accessible online, these skills training programs provide you with the flexibility to learn at home or on the go, at a pace that’s right for you.

Whether you’re new to retail or have a few years of experience under your belt, we have a program for you. Explore the options below and enroll today!

For assistance getting started in your program call our Success Coach team at 1-800-522-8250. (Mon-Fri 8-5 pm EST)

Career Fundamentals

Take one or more of these courses to learn basic, foundational skills in order to begin a career in retail.

Career Readiness Bootcamp

The Career Readiness Bootcamp program will teach you key fundamental soft skills needed for all professions, from using core technology tools to understanding professional etiquette. This fun and engaging curriculum makes learning soft skills easy.

Program Length: 20 hours

Career Readiness Bootcamp (Spanish)

Este programa (Preparación de la Carrera Bootcamp) enseñará a Usted las habilidades prácticas fundamentales para todas las profesiones. Este programa incluye todas las cosas del uso de métodos de tecnología básica hasta la comprensión de la etiqueta profesional. Este currículo divertido y cautivador facilita que el aprendizaje de habilidades prácticas sea fácil.

Duración del programa: 20 horas

Penn Foster High School Diploma

Still need to finish high school? No problem! Earn your high school diploma on your own time and at your own pace by enrolling in Penn Foster’s licensed and accredited online high school completion program.

Program Length: Up to 2,580 hours (transfer credits available)

Retail Industry Fundamentals Credential

Retail Industry Fundamentals is a 10-lesson program from the National Retail Federation Foundation's RISE Up initiative that allows you to explore the business of retail, customer service, sales and merchandising. Enroll in this program if you’re beginning a career in retail and want to learn the basics.

Program Length: 10 hours

Retail Associate Training

Take one or both of these courses to build upon the skills and knowledge you’ve gained working in the retail industry. Best suited for those with a minimum of 6 months of retail experience.

Retail Associate Certificate

Have experience in the retail industry and want to build on your current knowledge? This course reviews the fundamentals such as People, Personal, and Workplace Skills, while also developing retail-specific knowledge in Business Math and Customer Experience in order to prepare you to take the next step in your career.

Program Length: 106 hours

Guest Services Agent Career Diploma

This program provides a strong background in the hospitality and hotel industry, food and beverage service, and human resource methods. Enroll in this course to prepare for entry level positions such as Concierge, Guest Relations Agent or Guest Services in high-end hotels/resorts.

Program Length: 360 hours

Retail Leadership Training

Take this course if you’re interested in pursuing a leadership position in the retail industry. Best suited for those with a minimum of 2 years of retail experience.

Retail Supervisor Career Diploma

Grow your career in the retail industry by developing the leadership and management skills you need to become a retail supervisor. In this online training program, you will learn about customer service, inventory management, and gain common management skills relevant to first-line supervisor training.

Program Length: 240 hours