Get certified to use the emotional intelligence assessment tool used by the Government of Canada, Google and Microsoft

The EQ-i 2.0, is a comprehensive, scientifically-validated development tool. It’s an assessment of emotional intelligence competencies and can be used as a blueprint for coaching. 

Coaching clients can use the in-depth results to cultivate their emotional self-awareness, build their capacity to adapt to new realities, be courageous team players, and become transformational leaders.

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Emotional intelligence competencies are critical skills that are highly correlated with performance and wellbeing

The 15 competencies in the scientifically validated EQ-i 2.0 model are highly correlated with inspirational leadership, innovative work cultures, highly-effective teams, and engaged and committed talent. And the best news – these are learned skills that we can develop and improve!

Augment your coaching practice with emotional intelligence and EQ-i 2.0 Certification

We have opportunities for organizations and individuals looking to invest in leadership growth.

Get certified to use the EQ-i 2.0

EITC has been an industry leader in Emotional Intelligence for over 20 years and we want to share what we’ve learned with you. We provide you with everything you need to administer, interpret, coach and debrief the EQ-i 2.0/EQ 360 with employees, leaders and clients. And if you want to take your practice to the next level, join us for our unique offering: Leading with Emotional Intelligence where you will get everything you need to assist clients to develop their EQ one-one and in groups by receiving a turn-key one-day EQ workshop.

  • July 19-22 (126-27)
  • August 23-26 (30-31)
  • September 20-23 (27-28)
  • October 18-21 (25-26)
  • November 15-18 (22-23)

Top ten skills in the workplace

Overall, social skills— such as persuasion, emotional intelligence and teaching others—will be in higher demand across industries than narrow technical skills, such as programming or equipment operation and control. In essence, technical skills will need to be supplemented with strong social and collaboration skills.


Be in demand: become an EQ-i 2.0® Certified Practitioner

This course will certify you to use the EQ-i 2.0/EQ 360, the first and most widely used, scientifically validated assessment of emotional intelligence in the world from MHS Assessments Inc.

Get everything you need to administer, interpret, coach and debrief the EQ-i with employees, leaders and clients. Once EQ-i 2.0/EQ 360 certified, use your new skills and knowledge to engage and develop leaders and employees, enhance recruitment processes, and keep talent. Use the EQ-i 2.0 to help employees work more effectively, increase teamwork productivity, and transform leadership approaches and organizational cultures.

About EQ-i Certification

The two day (four half-day) EQ-i 2.0/EQ 360 Certification Course, licensed by Multi-Health Systems Inc., includes:

  • Online EQ-i 2.0 Self-Assessment
  • Personalized EQ-i 2.0 Leadership Report
  • Workplace Report and debrief of your results with an EITC coach
  • Two day (four half-days) course with comprehensive information and instruction on the administration, scoring and interpretation of the EQ-i 2.0/EQ 360
  • Two follow up coaching sessions with your EITC coach
  • Certification to administer and use the EQ-i 2.0/ EQ 360
  • The EQ Edge: Emotional Intelligence and Your Success, by Dr. Steven Stein and Dr. Howard Book
  • On-going support and resources from the Emotional Intelligence Training Company experts
  • Access to EITC’s alumni community
  • Combine EQ-i 2.0 Certification with the option of a unique third day (two half-days) course: Developing EQ

Get certified online

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The EQ-i 2.0 and EQ 360 logos are floating over top of the skyline and sunset of Chicago: the EITC logo is on the bottom right.

Choose the extra day: Developing EQ

When combined with the EQ-i 2.0 Certification Course, this one day Developing EQ course provides you with a comprehensive approach to the application of the EQ-i 2.0 Model of EQ to leadership training and coaching. This is an opportunity to learn to deliver workshops/courses on emotional intelligence as it is related to leadership. We encourage and recommend it for HR professionals, coaches, trainers and consultants who want to take their EI knowledge, skills and competencies to the next level.

In addition, you will receive the participant workbook, course outline, PowerPoint slides, video clips and exercises from this course – all in modifiable form so you can edit and use these materials in any way that meets your unique needs.

Continuing Coach Education, International Coach Federation

We are accredited by ICF to provide CCE units to our certification course participants:

  • 9.25 Core Competency Credits, and
  • 6.75 Resource Credits for the 2nd day
  • 6.75 Resource Credits for the 3rd day

Resource Development includes training formerly called Personal Development, Business Development, or Other Skills and Tools.

Continuing Coach Education, International Coach Federation


Very grateful for what I have gained/learnt

It is very rare that I walk away from a training program feeling “light”, that some weight has been lifted off my shoulder. The three days we spent together did that and more: It helped lift a weight I did not even know I was carrying. Thank you! I remain very grateful for what I have gained/learnt thus far and look forward to its impact on both my personal and professional life.

Edith Conacher, Student Affairs
University of Saskatchewan, College of Medicine

Transformative learning experience

Participating in the EQ-i 2.0 / EQ 360 certification course was a transformative learning experience! I appreciated the experiential activities that had us interpreting assessments and demonstrating the components of effective feedback and debrief best practices. Each day surpassed my expectations of the workshop providing incredible insight into how emotions and their impact influence various aspects of our lives! This was truly a fabulous course!!!”

Josie Berardinelli, M.Ed., CTDP
Operations Learning & Communications

Significant positive impact

The EQ-i Certification Course has made a significant positive impact on my coaching business.

Thomas Ucko
Ucko and Associates, San Francisco, CA

A Wonderful Course

CoVibrance, Vibrant People Powerful Results

Really enjoyed the EQi 2.0/EQ 360 certification course in Ottawa in February. David did a wonderful job teaching the course and left us feeling that he had exceeded our expectations completely. Also, the other participants were a joy to meet and interact with in the exercises. We look forward to meeting up again sometime soon. We would solidly recommend the course to anyone looking for EQ training.

David Teed


Thank you very much for the amazing job you did leading the EQ-i 2.0/360 training last week in Toronto. I have been to MANY training sessions in my career, and yours was by far the best. Quite honestly, I am still somewhat ‘deer in the headlights’ in terms of the material, but I am a huge fan of anything that forces us to dig a little deeper. It was quite epiphanous for me, both personally and professionally.

Joanne Paterson
Durham College

Impressed with course content and facilitation

Wayne Townsend

I just finished the EQ-i course and am in the middle of the 360 Feedback. I really enjoyed hearing and seeing David Cory in action both in the three day training certification course and in the three hour phone conference. I am most impressed with how David handles the course content and the facilitation of the various questions that come from the participants. I am looking forward to using the resources and training provided with both my companies and the contacts derived from the connectivity. Presently, these two companies Peer Mentor and Faith Mentor are about mentoring, coaching and leadership training which directly involves emotional intelligence. The concepts developed and shared by David will be most useful as I link with other companies and leadership around the world. Thank you David.

Wayne Townsend
Peer Mentor

Excellent balance of theory, science and practical applications

Todd Kettner, PhD Psychology

I just wanted to say thanks for a fantastic workshop! I really enjoyed the EI course which re-inspired me on a number of levels – personally, relationally and professionally. The many positive comments that participants were making to each other during lunch and coffee breaks is a measure of just how good this training was. David’s ability to present on EI with a deep respectful interpersonal presence and gentle humor made the hours fly by. Even though I came to the workshop with a solid background knowledge of emotional intelligence, this course’s excellent balance of theory, science and practical applications stretched me even further.

Dr. Todd Kettner, Founder
Summit Psychology Group