What is an NLP Practitioner?

An NLP Practitioner is certified by one of the NLP certification bodies to have reached a basic standard of NLP expertise, and is normally competent to offer NLP coaching and change work. NLP coaching and change work can help you achieve many objectives, and overcome many blocks that may be holding you back.

NLP certification bodies include the Association for Neuro Linguistic Programming (ANLP), the American Board of NLP (ABNLP), the Society of NLP (SNLP),  and the Professional Guild of NLP.

The investment to become an NLP practitioner ranges from just £14.00 for a course on Udemy, through £1800 for our own 1:1 practitioner training, to several thousand of pounds for some courses. Sometimes unrelated to the cost, there is a significant difference in the quality of practitioner training. The doesn’t mean the Udemy practitioner is bad, but do your own due diligence. Udemy may be a great starting point for some, but it’s only a starting point.

Suggested criteria for choosing an NLP practitioner? 

All the following can be useful indicators:

  • How long have they been practising? It’s a generalisation, but normally the more experience the better.
  • Their practitioner accreditation body. We prefer practitioner certificates countersigned by NLP co-founders Richard Bandler or John Grinder.
  • Their previous experience and the area in which they work. Often direct experience in the area where you want help is useful.
  • Free taster or discovery sessions, so you can make  your own mind up.
  • Your gut and intuitive reaction to them: Do you trust them? Would you enjoy working with them? This can make real difference.
  • Recommendation.

 Suggested criteria for choosing an NLP Practitioner programme?

We’ve a similar checklist for trainers:

  • How long has the trainer been training? The more experience the better.
  • Their accreditation body. We prefer practitioner certificates countersigned by NLP co-founders Richard Bandler or John Grinder.
  • The length of the programme. Like a martial art, the longer you train the more you learn.
  • Their background and the background and experience of their clients/delegates.
  • Face-to-face or group online or 1:1 online.  1:1 is more expensive, but works really well for the right clients.
  • Free taster or discovery sessions, so you can make up your own mind.
  • Your gut and intuitive reaction to them: Do you trust them? Would you enjoy working with them? This can make real difference.
  • Recommendation.

Suggested criteria for becoming a really good practitioner?

  • Have  purpose for you, and a purpose that’s bigger than you (you get something out of the role yourself and you contribute to something bigger).
  • Look after yourself, learn the best ways of attracting clients, treat your NLP learning as life long journey.
  • Select the clients you choose to work with, remember you’ll learn from your clients.
  • Have an attitude of curiosity (you want to learn), ambition (you’re determined to help your clients), courage (you sometimes work outside your comfort zone), discipline (we all need a degree of discipline to succeed) and openness (seek feedback and ideas to improve).
  • Be clear about your ethical boundaries.

How do you become certified to certify NLP practitioners?

The details depend on your association. However, the usual route is through becoming a certified practitioner, then a master practitioner and then a trainer. Always check with your certification body as to which certificates are accepted.

Our 1:1 NLP Practitioner Training

Our NLP Practitioner certification programme is certified by NLP co-founder Richard Bandler and the SNLP. It consists of 4 phases:

a) free discovery phase of 3 online sessions to discover what would make the programme really useful to you
b) NLP coaching module.
c) NLP change techniques.
d) certification.

Many delegates find that NLP training enables them to make a significant, positive step forward in their lives.

Richard Bandler, NLP co-founder, John La Valle, President of the SNLP, and Michael Beale countersign successful practitioner certificates.

See more about our  NLP practitioner training.

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We offer online nlp and coaching programmes, access to Richard Bandler streaming video and audio, high quality 1:1 coaching and high quality 1:1 SNLP certified training.

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What is an NLP Practitioner?

What is an NLP Practitioner?