NLP Certifications

NLP Certifications

Three levels of certification

Certification is the standard term for graduation from a program that provides training in the skills, practices and principles of NLP. It’s the smallest unit of training that provides skill development so that you can manage yourself and others more effectively and more flexibly.

NLP Canada Training offers certification at the Practitioner, Master Practitioner and Trainer levels. The Practitioner certification is open to all; the Master Practitioner certification requires NLP Certification from NLP Canada Training or another institution. Trainer certification is an apprenticeship program and is offered by invitation only to NLP Canada Training certified Master Practitioners.

All NLP Certifications are currently offered online by Zoom.

Is Online As Good As In-Person Training?

Our online certification training offers the same level of skill development as our in-person training with several advantages:
1) your learning is anchored to your own space so you are more likely to use it;
2) you can easily join future sessions to continue to develop your skills
3) we find people connect and focus as well or better than they do in person.
And there’s a bonus: training with us online will improve your state and performance in on-line meetings.

The training you do is always better than the training you put off. The training you practice is always better than training you do once and forget. Online makes it easier to train and easier to practice. And that makes our graduates better.

The NLP Practitioner Certification

This is where you start to develop the core skills of NLP. You learn to observe and manage your own thoughts and feelings, recognize motivation and patterns in the behaviours of others, and set up your use of words so that you can be more effective and more confident. Certification requires that you complete all 8 days of training. You’ll be more aware of your own states and the emotions of those around you. You’ll make better choices and adapt better to new circumstances. And you’ll have more choices and flexibility in leading others.

Certification dates are listed below. We run different configurations of days to suit your schedule and requirements.

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Upcoming NLP Practitioner Certifications

The price for the course is $1750 plus applicable taxes. Ask about our discounts for couples, students and seniors. Call 416-928-2394 for more information on pricing and payment plans.

Thurs Oct 13 – Sun Oct 16 NLP Practitioner Certification Unit 2 of 2

13 October, 2022

Sat/Sun Oct 29/30 NLP Practitioner Certification Unit 1 of 4

29 October, 2022

Sat/Sun Nov 12/13 NLP Practitioner Certification Unit 2 of 4

12 November, 2022

Sat/Sun Nov 26/27 NLP Practitioner Certification Unit 3 of 4

26 November, 2022

Sat/Sun Dec 10/11 NLP Practitioner Certification Unit 4 of 4

10 December, 2022

Sat/Sun Feb 11/12  NLP Practitioner Certification Unit 1 of 4

11 February, 2023

Sat/Sun Feb 25/26 NLP Practitioner Certification Unit 2 of 4

25 February, 2023

Sat/Sun Mar 11/12 NLP Practitioner Certification Unit 3 of 4

11 March, 2023

Sat/Sun Mar 25/26 NLP Practitioner Certification Unit 4 of 4

25 March, 2023

Fri Apr 14/Sun Apr 16 NLP Practitioner Certification Unit 1 of 4

14 April, 2023

Fri Apr 28/Sun Apr 30 NLP Practitioner Certification Unit 2 of 4

28 April, 2023

Fri May 12/Sun May 14 NLP Practitioner Certification Unit 3 of 4

12 May, 2023

Fri May 26/Sun May 28 NLP Practitioner Certification Unit 4 of 4

26 May, 2023

Tuesday August 8 – Sunday August 13 – In person intensive (tentative)

8 August, 2023

The NLP Master Practitioner Certification

This is training for people who want to keep their heads and keep moving towards their goals, no matter the circumstances. If you want to know that you will maintain your mindset and your leadership under difficult conditions, you need 2 things: 1) the skill to adapt your state to your circumstances and 2) the perspective that allows you to observe and manage opportunities most people don’t see.

The Master Practitioner course builds rock solid confidence and determined optimism. It also introduces more complex framing, strategies and narratives, building on the skills learned in the practitioner certification.

If you are a coach, trainer or leader, this course starts you on the path to excellence. Certification requires that you complete 6 days of online training.

Upcoming NLP Master Practitioner Certification

The price for the course is $1750 plus applicable taxes. Ask about our discounts for couples, students and seniors. Call 416-928-2394 for more information on pricing and payment plans.

Fri Jan 6 – Sun Jan 8 NLP Master Practitioner Certification Unit 1 of 2

6 January, 2023

Fri Jan 27 – Sun Jan 29 NLP Master Practitioner Certification Unit 2 of 2

27 January, 2023

Fri June 2- Sun June 4 NLP Master Practitioner Certification Unit 1 of 2

2 June, 2023

Fri June 16 – Sun June 18 NLP Master Practitioner Certification Unit 2 of 2

16 June, 2023

Will My Certification Be Recognized?

There is no governing body for NLP. There are many different streams flowing from the work of the original developers. Our certification is not affiliated with any other institution because 1) there are no recognized standards for training and 2) most trainings include practices that are not aligned with current science on how the brain/body/mind system works.

NLP certification represents your work to develop a skillset. It is not a credential and NLP is not a profession (no matter who trains it). When you certify with NLP Canada Training, you stand with hundreds of other practitioners who respect the work we do to ensure that our training is current and evolving.

The NLP Practitioner Certification details and pricing

What will I learn?

The NLP Practitioner Certification will teach you perspectives and techniques that allow you to observe and change your own state so that you can influence others. In plain language, you’ll learn to use your mind and body to recognize unconscious patterns in yourself and others. That will give you the ability to control the influence others have over you, and the influence you have on other people. You’ll become more self-aware, more observant, more congruent, and a more fluent and effective communicator.

In NLP terms, you’ll learn:

  • State management
  • Congruence
  • Calibration
  • Sensory coding, submodalities, and anchoring
  • Personal edits to change state
  • Well-formed outcomes and goals
  • Rapport
  • Perceptual positions
  • Intention and influence
  • Accelerated learning
  • Ericksonian Language and the Meta Model
  • Chunking up and down
  • Stories and metaphors
  • Framing and reframing
  • Strategies for collaboration
  • Strategies for influence

How does the training run?

Each course runs for eight days online, as an intensive (two four-day segments) or as four weekends (or weekday units). Classes run from 10am to 5:30pm, with breaks from 12pm to 1pm and from 3pm to 3:30pm. You can take days in more than one session, but you must complete all 8 days to be certified.

During the certification program, you will:

  • Learn in short, intense bursts calculated to help you stay focused and in your best learning state
  • Pay attention to just one or two people at a time in breakout exercises designed to build your acuity
  • Anchor your learning to your home so that you can fire those anchors more often
  • Meet people from across the country without any commute time or travel costs
  • Incorporate NLP techniques into your online communication style to heighten your effectiveness as you communicate online at home and work

Course Fees

Courses are payable by cash, cheque, or major credit card. All certifications are subject to applicable taxes.

Certification courses are payable in full or by instalments. There are never any fees or interest charges when you make your payments on time each month.

You may always arrange a customized payment plan to cover the cost of your course. There will be no additional fees or interest charges as long as you make your payments on time.

NLP Practitioner Certification
$1750

Discounted rate for seniors, post-secondary students & couples (per person)
$1250

Support after graduation

  • We hold events several times a month. As a practitioner, attend all #freeNLP events, all practitioner certification courses, and all practitioner events so you can develop your skills without any further charges.
  • Enjoy discounts on special courses or coaching with Linda Ferguson.
  • Repeat certification training to develop deeper and more flexible skills (no extra fees).
  • Connect with people from different fields who are curious about how to make change happen. Develop a resource network that will support your most innovative thinking and your commitment to developing better habits

The NLP Master Practitioner Certification details and pricing

In the Master Practitioner certification, a small group of participants goes through a rigorous process that uses the core skills of NLP to build bulletproof thinking. You learn to apply patterns of thought and behaviour more quickly, more flexibly and more effectively. And you learn to make choices about your responses and your goals, no matter what comes your way.

This course includes 6 days of online training, one-to-one coaching sessions, and off-line assignments. We will be providing hard copy materials by mail, and soft-copy materials through Dropbox. Graduates of the Online NLP Master Practitioner Certification have all the rights and benefits of graduates of the traditional course. You’ll also see immense benefits in your ability to interact meaningfully and effectively online.

The NLPCT Master Practitioner Curriculum

Day 1: Recognize and change unconscious patterns in yourself and others.

This includes setting up better patterns using outcome formation and intention; calibration; use of scaling to make progress tangible; introduction to the Enneagram; and a review of logical levels (the Human Face of Change)

Day 2: Emotional intelligence: Develop and maintain states under stress.

Notice the effects of fatigue, frustration and resistance on peak performance states and make adjustments to mindset. Learn to move to adjacent states to step towards desired states in yourself and others.

Day 3: Time and Timing.

Become aware of the difference between clock time and your internal sense of time. Build timing into your outcomes

Day 4: Framing and Reframing.

Learn to identify frames in conversation, to enlarge frames to reduce emotional impact, and to shift to different frames to uncover new possibilities and opportunities. Develop an awareness of how structure guides states and behaviours.

Day 5: The Language of Choice and the Language of Freedom.

Explore the interaction of the Meta Model and Ericksonian Language to narrow down to focus and decision or to open up to more possibilities. Practice directing attention to smaller or larger frames and using narratives as frames. Learn how stories engage and guide beliefs and awareness.

Day 6: Strategies for Deliberate Optimism.

Understand how to recognize, explore and shift strategies to overcome obstacles or explore opportunities. Apply NLP practices to develop and maintain a mindset of deliberate optimism.

Course Fees

Courses are payable by cash, cheque, or major credit card. All certifications are subject to applicable taxes.

Certification courses are payable in full or by instalments. There are never any fees or interest charges when you make your payments on time each month.

You may always arrange a customized payment plan to cover the cost of your course. There will be no additional fees or interest charges as long as you make your payments on time.

NLP Master Practitioner Certification
$2250

Discounted Rate for Practitioners Certified by NLP Canada Training
$1750

The NLPCT Master Practitioner training includes:

  • The 6 units of the Master Practitioner Training
  • Two individual coaching sessions, one before the course and one within 2 months after the course
  • Unlimited access to NLP practitioner trainings, including a written guide to using those training to deepen your practice and your understanding
  • Unlimited access to NLP Master Practitioner trainings
  • A flash drive loaded with copies of Linda’s books, Living Your Purpose and Shiftwork, and copies of NLP Canada Training manuals for 90 minute workshops, 1 day courses, and the Practitioner and Master Practitioner courses (also available through Dropbox online)
  • If you’re a coach or consultant, we’ll refer clients to you when they’re a good fit
  • Access to a private Facebook group where you can develop your network of NLP Canada Training master practitioners, ask questions, and share your work