Professionalism in NLP Training ANLP, as a community Interest Company, exists to serve the NLP Community and inform the public about generally accepted practices in an unregulated industry. Back to blog posts Posted by Karen Falconer on July 14th 2022 Good Business Practice Share Tweet LinkedIn Pin ANLP, as a community Interest Company, exists to serve the NLP Community and inform the public about generally accepted practices in an unregulated industry. This means we can offer you our independent view, based on the fact we are not attached to or affiliated with any training company. As more organisations spring up, claiming to deliver life changing NLP training, either at a low cost or a huge cost (it is life changing, after all), we are fielding more enquiries about due diligence, with potential students wanting to check whether or not their training will be recognised. Questions range from Can I legally practice as an NLP Professional? Even if my training isn’t recognised by ANLP, does that matter? I’ve done a 12 hour online (video only) practitioner course – can I practice as an NLP Professional? How do I ensure I am training the ‘right way’ to offer my services as an NLP Professional? The honest answer is that it is possible for people to deliver NLP training without being properly certified to do so because NLP is unregulated…just as it is ‘possible’ for people to deliver training in a whole range of random subjects without being properly qualified to do so. The difference is that whilst NLP is unregulated, it is an established field and already has a globally accepted training & certification structure. If your intention is to practice NLP in a professional way and use your NLP skills with yourself and others, then it makes sense to ensure you learn NLP through the commonly accepted training routes, which means getting trained by a properly certificated NLP Trainer. It is always important to check the trainer’s lineage and whether or not they can demonstrate (with verifiable certificates) that they have the appropriate training. All the established NLP certification bodies will hold records on who has trained with them, so will be able to confirm a certificate. There are also established, reputable Accreditation Organisations who accredit NLP Professionals and NLP Training This is what ANLP does when we receive members certificates from a trainer, certifying organisation or accreditation body previously unknown to us – we trace it back to its source. It is part of the due diligence checks we do on our members. It is important you are prepared to do the same, as part of your due diligence, if you intend to become an NLP Professional!! The links below, all consolidated into this one place, may assist you in making a decision about the ‘right’ NLP training for you. Knowledge Base Categories and Articles Choosing a Good NLP Professional Section: Which includes: The Importance of Due Diligence: https://anlp.org/knowledge-base/importance-of-due-diligence Due Diligence Assistance: https://anlp.org/knowledge-base/due-diligence-assistance How to choose a good NLP Trainer: https://anlp.org/knowledge-base/how-to-choose-a-good-nlp-trainer Training in NLP Section: Which includes: NLP Certification Structure: https://anlp.org/knowledge-base/nlp-certification-structure NLP Certification Bodies: https://anlp.org/knowledge-base/category/nlp-certification-bodies In addition, if you wish to check our credentials, then please read these pages, which you can find in the About Us section of the website: About ANLP https://anlp.org/about-anlp Vision, Mission and Aims https://anlp.org/anlp-vision Ethos https://anlp.org/anlp-ethos Community Interest Statement https://anlp.org/anlp-community-interest-statement Karen Falconer As CEO of ANLP and author of 'The NLP Professional: Your Future in NLP', Karen is uniquely positioned to offer guidance for empowering NLP Professionals.