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IPANLP Associating & Certification Levels

The IPANLP community is open to individuals in India & UAE who wish to pursue study in the field of NLP whether out of interest, for personal/career development or as a profession. All IPANLP associates, irrespective of NLP certification level, are equal and have reasonably equal access to the facilities offered by the IPANLP. 

IPANLP associates distinguish themselves through their practice of and contribution to the field of NLP in India. We want to continue this community as an elite professional unit.

 
NLP Diploma - For those who have experienced NLP based face to face training with an IPANLP endorsed Trainer or Educator. See here for the NLP Diploma framework.

Upon successful completion of training you will invited as an associate of the Indian & International Professional Association of Neuro-Linguistic Programmers and endorsed at NLP Diploma certification level.

NLP Agent of Change - Practitioner level

NLP Practitioner - Industry standards are between 3-25 days NLP based Practitioner level training.
NLP Agent of Change - IPANLP require a mimium of 20 days NLP based Practitioner level training. New Code NLP and more recent patterning is expected to be taught at this level.

Number of days of training means days of face to face training.

See here for full NLP Agent of Change / Practitioner framework.  


On successful completion of the course you will be invited as an associate of the Indian & International Professional Association of Neuro-Linguistic Programmers & endorsed at an NLP Agent of Change or Practitioner certification level.

The IPANLP DON'T approve of 'Pre-Course' learning material included as part of the number of hours/days training.  It was developed at a time when there were few books around about NLP. There are now numerous excellent books on NLP which make these 'pre-course' learning schemes useless, expensive & redundant.  See here for more information.

The IPANLP DO whole heartedly approve of 'Post Course' learning practice & material to lock in the learning and skills gained during training.  However this too is not counted in the number of hours/days training.
 
 
Upgrading:
A Practitioner with 7 days training certified by another organisation may upgrade to an IPANLP Agent of Change by taking more training days as an NLP Extension training with an IPANLP endorsed Trainer or Educator (face to face).  This encourages members of other organisations toward Continual Professional Development (CPD) and toward study and practice. With more days extension trainings taken, the member can upgrade to an IPANLP endorsed NLP Agent of Change. 

What it means to you is that entry at IPANLP endorsed Practitioner certification level is now accessible to almost everyone in India at International industry standards. Professionals demonstrate their professionalism by seeking out practice & training to enhance their knowledge and ability.  It is therefore inevitable that an NLP Professional will soon accumulate a sufficient number of training days to reach IPANLP endorsed NLP Agent of Change.

NLP Meta Agent of Change - Master Practitioner Level

NLP Master Practitioner - Industry standards are 5-25 days NLP based Master Practitioner level training
NLP Meta Agent of Change - IPANLP requires a mimium of 20 days NLP based Master Practitioner level training. New Code NLP & more recent patterning will be included at this level.

Number of days training means days of face to face training with an IPANLP endorsed Trainer or Educator.

See here for full NLP Meta Agent of Change / Master Practitioner framework

On successful completion of the course you will be invited as an associate of the Indian & International Professional Association of Neuro-Linguistic Programmers and endorsed at NLP Meta Agent of change or Master Practitioner certification level.

The IPANLP DON'T approve of 'Pre-Course' learning material included as part of the number of hours/days training.  It was developed at a time when there were few books around about NLP. There are now numerous excellent books on NLP which make these 'pre-course' learning schemes useless, expensive & redundant.  See here for more information.

The IPANLP DO whole heartedly approve of 'Post Course' learning practice & material to lock in the learning and skills gained during training.  However this too is not counted in the number of hours/days training.

NLP Trainer Level

Two levels of NLP Trainer are recognised by IPANLP.  This is the first step toward becoming an NLP Educator endorsed by the IPANLP.

NLP Trainer - For those who have received NLP based Trainer level training from an IPANLP endorsed Meta Educator or any other NLP organisations Trainer certification. Endorsed at this level they may provide Classic Code NLP Diploma, Practitioner and Master Practitioner certification level training courses endorsed by the IPANLP.


See here for full NLP Trainer framework

On successful completion of the course you will be invited as an associate of the Indian
& International Professional Association of Neuro-Linguistic Programmers and endorsed at a NLP Trainer certification level.

IPANLP DO approve of Pre-Course work which is work, such as review of Practitioner & Master Practitioner trainings, preparation of training modules which must be researched & structured by the student prior to attending the course.  This still does NOT count toward number of days training.

The IPANLP DON'T approve of 'Pre-Course' learning material included as part of the number of hours/days training.  It was developed at a time when there were few books around about NLP. There are now numerous excellent books on NLP which make these 'pre-course' learning schemes useless, expensive & redundant.  See here for more information.

The IPANLP DO whole heartedly approve of 'Post Course' learning practice & material to lock in the learning and skills gained during training.  IPANLP will follow Trainer candidates over 2 years to encourage them to gain experience as an NLP Trainer and note that they continue to study toward New Code NLP patterning in order for them to progress to an NLP Educator. However this too is not counted in the number of hours/days training.

NLP Educator Level

Two levels of NLP Trainer are recognised by IPANLP. Because most NLP Trainers are inexperienced, NLP Educator is a level to denote an experienced NLP trainer, i.e. 2 or more years NLP Training experience.

NLP Educator - For those who have received NLP based Trainer level training by an IPANLP endorsed Meta Educator and have IPANLP endorsed certifications at NLP Agent of Change and NLP Meta Agent of Change levels and have had at least 2 years experience in running NLP programmes. i.e. an experience NLP Trainer with New Code NLP, at least equivalent to the old 'Master' Trainer level. At this level you are expected to provide high quality Education programmes.

See here for full NLP Educator framework

On successful completion of the course you will be invited as an associate of the Indian & International Professional Association of Neuro-Linguistic Programmers and endorsed at an NLP Educator certification level.

IPANLP DO approve of Pre-Course work which is work, such as review of previous Agent of Change & Meta Agent of Change trainings, review of training programs delivered, preparation of training modules, which must be researched & structured by the student prior to attending the course.  This still does NOT count toward number of days training.

The IPANLP DON'T approve of 'Pre-Course' learning material included as part of the number of hours/days training.  It was developed at a time when there were few books around about NLP. There are now numerous excellent books on NLP which make these 'pre-course' learning schemes useless, expensive & redundant.  See here for more information.

The IPANLP also approve of 'Post Course' learning material to lock in the learning and skills gained during training.  This will include 2 years experience delivering NLP Programmes prior to being awarded recognition at NLP Educator level.

NLP Meta Educator - (beyond old Master Trainer level)

NLP Meta Educator - an NLP Educator that takes responsibility for the quality of new NLP Educators & Trainers endorsed by IPANLP.

Requirement includes a demonstratable track record including attendance of NLP training as close to the source as possible, preferably directly with the source.  The source being John Grinder, Richard Bandler and Frank Pucelik.

See here for full NLP Meta Educator framework

NLP Meta Educator is unique to IPANLP. It is a level above and beyond the old 'Master Trainer' level and criteria is about Continual Professional Development, continuing contribution to the field of NLP in India, respectful to the original intention of the co-creators, and responsibilty for the quality of trainings offered by the NLP Educators & Trainers under the mentorship of the Meta Educator.

This is as opposed to obtaining a 'Master Trainer' Certificate simply by 'attending a course' or being 'politically connected' or for 'Marketing purposes' or 'simply being in the right place at the right time' or printing off a certificate yourself!! 

John Grinder said at the end of a Trainer Training, "Remember, none of you have yet reached mastery....... and I join you in that!"

NLP Meta Educator is a level of contribution to the NLP Community, of humility rather than a level of significance. IPANLP heavily 'police' members at this level.  This is opposite to how most of the NLP organisations work, which is to police at the general membership level. Which common sense shows is a costly, difficult & unproductive task.

By 'policing' at this level, the Meta Educator takes responsibility for continually increasing quality of the Educators and Trainers in their care. The Educators & Trainers take responsibility for the quality of the Agents of Change that are in their care.

So at IPANLP we can manage quality of training from the top down rather than having unrealistic expectations from the ground up when those on the ground, most often in existing NLP organisations, do not have access to suitable role models above them, nor the necessary experience & expertise to evaluate the NLP ability of said role models.    

Application for NLP Meta Educator is a process which starts by invitation only.