EQ-i 2.0/EQ 360 Certification

The EQ-i 2.0 is the most widely used, best selling, most flexible, most studied, cost effective measure of emotional intelligence in the world.

The Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQ-i 2.0®) was the first scientifically validated assessment tool for emotional intelligence skills.

To be highly effective is to demonstrate the 15 competencies measured by the EQ-i 2.0 (self-rating instrument) first published in 1997, and updated in 2011. The EQ 360 (multi-rater instrument) was first introduced in 2003, and updated in 2011.

High EQ is directly linked with performance

We now know that each and every one of the 15 competencies related to EQ matter for performance. The Bar-On Model of EQ, as measured by the [EQ-i 2.0], consists of 15 EQ Competencies. These competencies are highly correlated with the ability to provide inspirational leadership; the ability to create innovative work cultures; the ability to be an excellent team member and leader; and the ability to lead authentically – all the elements that differentiate good from great.

15 competencies

Self-Regard – Accepting self, realistic assessment of strengths and challenges

Self-Actualization – pursuit of purpose and meaning; self-improvement

Emotional Self-Awareness – understanding own emotions and reactions

Emotional Expression – constructive expression of emotions

Assertiveness – communicating feelings, beliefs; non-offensive

Independence – self-directed; free from emotional dependency

Interpersonal Relationships – mutually satisfying relationships

Empathy – understanding, appreciating how others feel

Social Responsibility – social consciousness; helpful

Problem Solving – find solutions when emotions are involved

Reality Testing – objective; see things as they really are

Impulse Control – resist or delay impulse to act

Flexibility – adapting emotions, thoughts and behaviors

Stress Tolerance – coping with stressful situations

Optimism – positive attitude and outlook on life


We offer the EQ-i 2.0 Certification Course in a number of cities and we are regularly invited to deliver custom, in-house courses within organizations  which saves travel and accommodation expenses and ensures that an organization’s unique needs are met on dates of their choosing.

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Dates and cities for certification