Which Certification?

EQ Certification pathways

We recommend that everyone who wants to bring the benefits of EQ to themselves, their clients/organization/family/school start with the EQ Certification program — but you are welcome to design your own adventure, and to contact us to discuss the options!  If you’re looking for powerful measures, try the SEI (for EQ) or VS (for org climate) certifications – both are available in a 1-1 format so you can start today.

Six Seconds offers a complete range of certification programs to develop and apply emotional intelligence – at work, school, home, and in the community.

Please download the “Certification Pathways” brochure to see an overview and flow of the programs.


Course Certification / Resources Notes Brochure

EQC:  The Emotional Intelligence Certification

ICF Accredited

EQ Practitioner:  Use Six Seconds model and tools yourself and with your team and colleagues Immerse in Six Seconds’ transformational learning so you “get it in your bones.” 5-day, in-depth, get the “building blocks” to develop your own EQ and in turn help others develop. brochure

SEI1-1: EQ Assessment Certification (Virtual)

ICF Accredited

EQ Assessor: Administer the SEI, SEI-YV and SEI360 emotional intelligence assessment toolkit

In depth, customized, scheduled 1:1 — virtual classroom + coaching + practice = powerful learning.Choose from Coach (more focus on Adult Version) or Educator (more focus on Youth Version)


VS1-1: Vital Signs Performance Assessment Certification (Virtual)

ICF Accredited

VS Consultant: Add this remarkable Vital Signs toolset to your consulting practice — measuring the drivers of organizational performance The VS tools for individual leaders, teams, and whole organizations rapidly pinpoint key opportunities for improving performance.  Take the pulse with climate tools to enroll people in change, focus consulting interventions, and show ROI

EQTE: EQ Tools for Education

EQ Assessor: Administer the SEI-Youth Version (ages 7-18), the SEI and SEI360 emotional intelligence assessment toolkit, as well as our school climate survey, Educational Vital Signs (EVS) Where other tests provide “diagnosis,” these tools offer insight, plus a powerful framework for putting emotional intelligence into action. Participate in a live 3 day class, or in a six session virtual option with 1:1 coaching and practicum for both options. Can also be delivered in-house for schools/districts/organizations.  SEL assessment certification

CEQ: Coaching EQ Certification

ICF Accredited

EQ Assessor + EQ Coach (for certified coaches):  Use the Six Seconds Coaching Framework and the SEI emotional intelligence assessment toolkit

Supercharge coaching with EQ!  The most in-depth of the SEI training options, this is ideal for those who coach, and those who want to really sink their teeth into use of the SEI and EQ in coaching.


Emotional Intelligence Certification for Coaches
EQAT: Advanced Trainer Certification Advanced Trainer:  Train with Six Seconds’ methods; effectively deliver modules from Six Seconds’ library Learn to use Six Seconds’ powerful learning methodology in a highly-rigorous train-the-trainer experience brochure
EQL: EQ Leader Certification Deliver the EQ Leader curriculum (in-house only). Corporate focused, “turnkey” program with great curriculum – focuses on leaders being better as leaders, starting with themselvesThis program is available in-house for L&D teams. brochure
EQE: EQ Educator Certification EQ Educator: Effectively facilitate social emotional learning classes using the Self-Science process The pioneering EQ curriculum highlighted as a model for teaching the skills of EQ in Daniel Goleman’s 1995 bestselling book. brochure

Note: The Six Seconds EQ courses use the same model and learning methodology and little content duplication – they are designed to help practitioners grow in expertise and work toward world-class mastery over several years. Please download the “Certification Pathways” brochure to see the flow of programs.


These programs are also available in house for businesses and other groups — contact us for details.