How to Get EQ-i 2.0 Certified
MHS has done has done an outstanding job at providing emotional intelligence education and support for all levels of EQ-i practitioners. They have designed an impressive blend of online training to build a strong foundation of knowledge and in-class skill building in order to develop the skills and confidence for analyzing EQ-i data and delivering feedback. ‘
If your internal or external role and responsibilities include improving team performance, hiring emotionally intelligent talent, implementing a change strategy, expanding emotional intelligence research or developing executives, managers, and high potentials for the future, then you should consider obtaining your certification in the EQ-i 2.0 and EQ 360.
Before making the decision to be certified in the EQ-i 2.0, I want you to appreciate the commitment that is required for the certification process and the time needed to gain a certain level of proficiency working with the instrument. Once you have made the decision and the commitment to get certified, please check the locations, dates and rates for upcoming certification programs.
My extensive experience with the EQ-i 2.0 since 1997 has proven it to be a both a valid and reliable self-assessment of emotional intelligence. In other words, it measures what is says it measures. The EQ-i is recognized by the American Psychological Association as a reliable assessment of emotional intelligence and is considered a Level B Instrument.
What does that mean? Well, a Level B Instrument means that the assessment has been constructed to a robust psychometric standard which then requires its users to be certified. Most Emotional Intelligence assessments in the marketplace today are not Level B. Non-Level B EI assessments may still provide some value information but they are not supported by the science, reliability, and validity of a Level B. I like telling my clients that the EQ-i 2.0 is the world’s first scientifically validated assessment of emotional intelligence.
Once you are enrolled in an EQ-i certification program, look at the experience in five steps. The first step is giving you an opportunity to take the EQ-i yourself, to read your own report and to schedule a debrief session with me via Zoom, or any similar video link, to discuss your results. After that, the second step is reading The EQ Edge by Dr. Steve Stein and Dr Howard Book which is an outstanding emotional intelligence resource.
The third very important step is receiving on-line access to complete the three pre-work modules before attending the skills training. The learning objectives of the three on-line training modules are described below. These three steps must be completed in order to build a strong knowledge foundation in emotional intelligence. I found the pre-work training modules to be very engaging. Once you are certified, you will continue to have access to these modules.
The fourth step is attending two days of in-class training which I will conduct. During this training, the primary focus will be on helping you understand the interconnections and the gaps between the 15 emotional intelligence skills scored in the EQ-i 2.0. You will also learn about the interrelationships of these skills with EQ 360.
In addition to helping you analyze, interpret the scores and provide feedback, the fifth step is after class and involves you passing the on-line certification exam. Since it is a Level B assessment, my job is to prepare to pass this exam so you can focus on developing your analysis skills. Again, getting certified in the EQ-i 2.0 will take commitment and time but I believe it will be a worthwhile professional and person experience and investment.
The cost per person of the certification program is $2,500.00 with discounts for students, groups and SHRM members. There are 20 participants in each training cohort. A detailed outline of the EQ-i 2.0 certification modules and their learning objectives are listed below. This is the content I will be discussing during the program: