In the NLP world, only two people recognize your NLP Certifications, it is the body which issues the certificate and people who are associated with these bodies and Certifications. There are many varying models by these bodies. Certifications and Affiliations are constantly being debated for the last 35 years. There is confusion when people have to decide on which NLP training provide the right certification or affiliation. There is no right answer to these questions even today. It is all down to personal choice.
Currently there are no ‘official’ guidelines in terms of regulation, government or legal affiliation / certification standard, no ‘official’ course content, training duration and competency levels in the field of NLP coaching. Throughout the world it is the same. There is no Global universal body to issue certificates. Certification programs are offered by different bodies and trainers on their own. This is not a university degree but a skill certification course. So, if somebody is offering you a bunch of certificates then you know where they are getting them printed and at the price you would give them.
All accreditation bodies ( ICF, ABNLP, ANLP, INLPTA ), are self-appointed bodies. There’s no one single governance body for NLP or Coaching in India and Internationally. It’s important to understand that all of these organisations are private ( often for profit ) organisations. In India most bodies are usually founded by NLP trainers and coaches who want to promote their own interested including their own NLP training curriculum and a desire to appear more credible by creating a board, a code of ethics and a constitution. All bodies have set up their own standard by creating certification / affiliation schemes in order to reflect how they believe NLP should be taught and practiced. These organisations often differ in their opinion. Each organisation has a different judgment, and none are mandatory to join or achieve training through. There are many organisations that promote NLP or who accredit or recognise various training schools.
All said and done, among the bodies, the ones that have been there for a while are, Association of NLP (ANLP), International UK, American Board of NLP (ABNLP), International NLP Trainers Association (INLPTA), International Trainers Academy (ITA) and Society of NLP (SNLP). Some trainer decides to be part of any one of these bodies in the collective interest of the subject. And there are many training providers who choose not to affiliate themselves with any certification or affiliation bodies.
An NLP trainer is only as good as his/her NLP skill and experience. You should evaluate his/her merit based on your experience of the trainer and their students.
Onefluencer NLP Training & Coaching practises the values as set by Sue Knight Books & talks and the code of ethics put out by ANLP International CIC UK which keeps an eye on the standards followed by its members. Which I am proud off. At Onefluencer, we have had thousands of people who have stop by to study NLP and have had tremendous growth in their career and life in the last 16 years. Take a look at the reviews shared by our delegates in Google.
To learn how to apply the skills of NLP to personal development ( yours and in working with others ). This is what NLP is all about. NLP training doesn’t offer legal authority, college diplomas or government licenses. What you get from NLP training is the growth and your personal development.