NLP Certification 2021
What is NLP Certification?
NLP certification normally means that you’ve received a certificate from one of the key NLP certification bodies. These include the the SNLP (Society of NLP), ANLP (Global Association of NLP), INLPA (International NLP Trainers’ Association) and the ITA (International Trainers’ Academy).
If you want the most prestigious NLP certification we strongly recommend certification approved one of the two co-creators of NLP, Richard Bandler or John Grinder.
While each society will have their own variations, certifications normally follow the path of:
- master practitioner
- master trainer.
Practitioners and master practitioners will have reached a level to offer coaching and change work, trainers and master trainers will be able to train in NLP and certify practitioners and master practitioners.
We offer practitioner, master practitioner and coach practitioner certification by the SNLP. NLP Co creator Richard Bandler, John La Valle, and Michael Beale counter sign successful participants’ certificates.
Are all certifications the same? Does a certificate mean I’m certified?
No. For example, a practitioner certificate from a Udemy course is very different to a full coure with trainers from the key accreditation bodies. This doesn’t mean its not worth doing, but it may not count towards your next training – and your skill level may be very basic.
Similarly, anyone can produce a certificate, so it is it important to you, check that your training is with an accredited organisation.
If you’re looking for the very best NLP certification, look for training providers whose certificates are counter signed by one of the two co-creators of NLP: Richard Bandler or John Grinder. They created NLP and have continually developed the field over 40 years. Their signatures are a guarantee that you’re getting the very best NLP training.
How do I get certified?
Each society has slightly different rules, so please check with the trainer or training body you wish to work with.
The criteria we use is further down this page.
Face to face training vs 1:1 training vs online training?
We used to run traditional face to face courses, and still run them for companies, together with the occasional international training. However, our main focus at the moment is 1:1 worldwide certified training. Our training is for ambitious participants, of any age, and the programmes normally last for a minimum of six moths.
The right participant will get significantly more value from this, compared with a traditional training, because of the focus on them and the length of the programmes. Michael is happy to discuss the detail on an individual basis.
We also run non-certified online training. The courses are really useful at the start of your learning journey, and as a reminder of what’s important.
What are our certification criteria?
Our training is specialised and for individuals of any age who want to significantly improve their results. Our certification follows SNLP guidelines with the following additional criteria:
- Demonstrate an element of ambition, courage, discipline and openness throughout the programme.
- Be prepared to invest at least a minimum of time and emotional energy into the programme.
- Take an active part during sessions, and demonstrate that they’ve tested key approaches in their work and personal lives.
- Read the necessary books and take part in agreed tasks.
- Complete a brief certification presentation.
- Complete society paperwork.
We give three ‘no charge’ discovery sessions, so potential participants fully understand the process, before they commit to any programme.
What certification do we offer?
We offer NLP Practitioner, NLP Business Practitioner, NLP Master practitioner, and NLP coach practitioner programmes. These are certified by Richard Bandler and the SNLP. Richard and John La Valle countersign the certificates for successful students.
We also offer excellent non-certified coaching, and online courses. These are great for personal development and you get an ttendance or completion certificate, but they are not certified programmes.
About Michael Beale
Michael is a Richard Bandler NLP trainer, NLP coach trainer, and Marshall Goldsmith stakeholder coach, with 30 years of business experience and 15 years’ experience running his NLP coaching practice.