*NLP Trainers’ Training in 2014: 14 – 24 November* 

With so many NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) Trainers and Institutes in the market, each claiming to be the best, it can be very confusing to know which to choose.  Some trainers claim to be Master Trainers but they do not have the appropriate certifications.  Others misrepresent the institutes or boards.

So how does one choose?  First of all, check the organization that is providing the certification.  Is it a recognized institute or board?  Look at their websites and write to them to get more information.  Do a thorough check and find out as much as you can before you commit your valuable time and money for the training.

While we are unable to list all the main certifying bodies, here are a few which you may have heard of:

AMERICAN BOARD OF NLP (ABNLP) – this is the largest NLP certifying body in the world with more than 35,000 members worldwide.  Founded in 1955 by A.M.Krasner (who also founded the American Board of Hypnotherapy), ABNLP has members and trainers in most countries.

NLP UNIVERSITY (NLPU) – founded by Robert Dilts, NLPU is based in the University of California, Santa Cruz which is the birthplace of NLP.  This is where Richard Bandler and John Grinder developed NLP back in the 1970s.  Whilst NLPU has certified many Trainers and Master Trainers, they usually offer certification under their own institutes or academies and not NLPU.

NLP LIFE – for those who wish to be trained by Richard Bandler, the co-creator of NLP, then you will need to make a trip to London or USA to attend the program.  The training is co-delivered with John La Valle (and Kathleen La Valle).

INTERNATIONAL TRAINERS’ ACADEMY OF NLP (ITANLP) – this is founded by John Grinder (the other co-creator of NLP), Carmen Bostic St Clair and Michael Carroll and teaches traditional NLP (or as John calls it, Classic Code NLP) and New Code NLP.  Certified trainers under ITANLP are mainly based in Europe.

SOCIETY OF NLP – established in 1978 by Richard Bandler and John Grinder, the Society of NLP is  now owned by Dr Christina Hall.

As for the trainers themselves, NLP certification has the following structure:

  • NLP Practitioner
  • NLP Master Practitioner
  • NLP Trainer
  • NLP Master Trainer

Trainers certify practitioners and master practitioner and Master Trainers certify trainers, master practitioners and practitioners.

Billy Kueek International is proud to be the only NLP certifying institute in South East Asia with 2 NLP Master Trainers and Hypnotherapy Master Trainer and Dr Billy Kueek is the only NLP Master Trainer in the world certified by both ABNLP and NLPU.

For NLP Practitioners and Master Practitioners who would like to be certified as NLP Trainers under the ABNLP, join the NLP Trainers’ Training which will be from 21 to 30 November 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and join us in Transforming People, Inspiring Lives.