How to Choose a Good NLP Trainer

If you are considering NLP Training for yourself, you may be wondering how to decide which Trainer is the `right` one for you.

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How to Choose a Good NLP Trainer

If you are thinking about doing some NLP training for yourself, you may be wondering where to start looking, and how to decide which trainer is going to be the right one for you.

NLP courses come in many differing formats, from a basic taster session to full Trainers Training. Although NLP is one of many unregulated professions, the certification structure within the field of NLP is globally accepted. Choosing the level of certification you ultimately want to achieve depends on what you want to do with your certificate. NLP is very powerful for many areas of self development including confidence, public speaking, selling, negotiation, relationships, education, health and sports, to name but a few. It is therefore important to check what your proposed course offers before you commit to a training course.

It is also vitally important that you ensure your potential NLP trainer does hold the required ceritications to deliver an NLP training course. An NLP Trainer must be able to prove their own training lineage is in accordance with the globally accepted certification structure. Any NLP Trainer who has put in the hard work to achieve these certificates will be more than happy to share this information with you - most will already have their credentials on their own website!

In addition, Professional Associations such as ANLP will not recognise any form of asynchronous video/online NLP training for professional or trainer purposes, so if you intend to use your NLP training in future, please ensure you choose face to face** training - after all, you would not choose a doctor or lawyer who had only trained by watching a video, would you? If you want to use your NLP professionally in future, it is wise to make sure that your training is delivered in accordance with the ANLP Virtual Training Criteria.

Choosing your course wisely requires a little homework and it will be well worth the effort in the long term. It is a good idea to prepare a list of questions beforehand to ask your prospective trainer and make sure you do your own due diligence.

And, because the practice of NLP is not currently regulated, ANLP always recommends that you select a trainer who is accredited with, or at least a member of a reputable organisation.

All trainer members of ANLP agree to adhere to the ANLP Code of Ethics and the Trainers Code of Ethics. Trainer members are required to provided copies of NLP qualifications and external references. Qualifications are checked and verified by the ANLP Membership Co-Ordinator. In addition, ANLP has a complaints procedure in place to deal with concerns about any Member.

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A short video guide - How to find a bona fide NLP Trainers Training (the same model can be used to source training to become an NLP Professional too)

**  ‘Face to face’ may include synchronous virtual training that meets the ANLP criteria for virtual training. For further information visit the ANLP Criteria for Virtual Training Page