… the world will be a better place with one billion people practicing the skills of emotional intelligence..

What does an EQ Certification entail?

Since 1997, Six Seconds’ have offered the gold standard of ‘Train the Trainer’ programs for emotional intelligence workshops. These range from the foundational ‘Unlocking EQ’ workshop which is a basic introduction to emotional intelligence tools to the more specialized and advanced Certifications, like the EQ Facilitator, EQ Coach or Advanced Educator. Six Seconds offer a range of Certifications with various pathways to achieve your decided outcome.

To complete the certification process, participants must complete online pre-work, attend the full program, demonstrate competence with the methods and tools, and follow the terms of certification.

Please note the annual renewal requirements, including 12 ACE units.

How can you use an EQ Certification?

Six Seconds’ core certifications equip you with an in-depth understanding of EQ, the Six Seconds Model and their philosophies for teaching Emotional Intelligence.

Certified professionals have a special library on EQ.org with hundreds of resources and weekly updates. The library includes slides, videos, worksheets, and other building blocks which you will have access to.

Six Seconds also do ongoing research and share their scientific, global, transformational tools and methods to help you practice emotional intelligence.

Each Certification will equip you with different skills. Some enable you to use and debrief psychometric tests, whilst others upskill you to facilitate workshops and training sessions. Please look at each specific certification to see the actual outcome.

EQ is crucial for business development and yet in nearly 30 years of working in corporates, I have never had EQ explained, demonstrated and presented in this most engaging fashion. This is truly the BEST program I’ve attended in 20 years.


GENERAL MANAGER, MD of Bizcomm Group & Lecturer, Gibbs Business School, Johannesburg, South Africa

Excellent ‘hands-on’, experimental course to improve your EQ and that of people you impact. Must-do workshop for all leaders as the journey begins from the top.


HR MANAGER, Principal, Indus Int’l School, Bangalore, India

This course brought me deeply in touch with my emotions and inspired me to be a catalyst for change in the world. Thank you, Six Seconds!



The following certification options are available to kick-start your EQ Career.


Do you EQ? Emotional intelligence is “being smarter with feelings” – a powerful set of learnable skills that fuels insight, connection, and purpose. So how do you use it? Unlock the power of your emotional intelligence and get started on the pathway of EQ certification. Experience why, what, and how EQ works & explore Six Seconds’ methods and tools.


Learn to use four powerful, practical EQ tools to develop insight and performance. The Brain profiles are powerful, practical and highly engaging. They distill the power of an advanced emotional intelligence assessment tool into one page for compelling, quick, meaningful insight. The training focuses on practical applications of the profiles, so you walk away understanding the tools and specific ways to use them. Ideal for developing the people side of performance and to improve communication.


Ready to energize your EQ Practice?
Join the leaders in the field to raise and develop an in-depth understanding of emotional intelligence The EQ Practitioner includes 3 full days of hands-on, dynamic instruction, activities, practical projects, networking, laughter, and learning. This course is highly active, brain-based, and experiential and you will get to take home dozens of proven EQ exercises and learning tools that you can use yourself and with your teams/families/clients. Experience Six Seconds’ learning design that will enhance the effectiveness of all your training, coaching and teaching.


Ready for tools to unlock human potential?
Strengthen your coaching, consulting & learning with a complete toolset to measure and develop the key drivers of performance. The SEI assessments support professionals to get better results on the “people-side” as these assessments provide practical feedback and a process for action. Learn to structure 1-1 debriefs and larger interventions using the Change MAP.

The EQ Assessor Certification is ideal for consultants and leaders working with individuals and organizations as well as coaches, educators and counselors.