CQ Certification

Event Overview

  • Format Virtual and In-Person options available
  • Duration Click on "Available Dates and Locations" below
  • Price USD $2995 (IN PERSON) / $2695 (VIRTUAL)
    Course registration closes 14 days prior to the course start or before if space is filled.

This interactive program gives you an in-depth understanding of the CQ model and strategies to debrief the CQ feedback report for your colleagues or clients. As part of the pre-certification work, you will complete the CQ 360 assessment. During certification, you will learn how to debrief assessment feedback reports and provide guidance to your participants as to ways they can improve their CQ. On completion, you will receive a comprehensive set of resources to support you and complement your work, as well as ongoing support from the Cultural Intelligence Centre team.

Earn Continuing Education Credits ICF Members can earn CCE credits (Core Competencies: 8; Resource Development: 2) upon completion of CQ Certification.

Not sure if certification is the best option for you? Get in touch with our Customer Support Team to discuss your goals and whether certification is for you. Click on the button below to email us or reach us at Info@CulturalQ.com.


The Cultural Intelligence Center is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.

The use of this official seal confirms that this Activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.

Additional Information

Schedule & Objectives


To have an in-depth understanding of the CQ Model and debrief the CQ feedback report for your colleagues or clients.


Day 1
  • Introduction/Ground Rules
  • Breakout Room: Scenario Discussion
  • The Research behind the Cultural Intelligence (CQ) framework
  • Debriefing the CQ Assessment
  • The Four Capabilities of CQ
  • CQ Drive
  • CQ Knowledge
  • CQ Strategy
  • CQ Action
  • CQ Development Plan
  • Facilitator Debrief Role Play
  • Breakout Room: Participant Debrief Pair and Practice
Day 2
  • Debriefing the Cultural Values Profile
  • Breakout Room: Cultural Values Mapping
  • Making the Case for CQ
  • Next Steps
  • Q&A

Participant Materials

Pre-Course Work Requirements:

All participants must complete a CQ 360 Assessment and MyCQ™ Pro: Understanding My Cultural Intelligence & Cultural Values e-learning program before the course begins in order to receive your certification.

Participants Materials You Will Receive:

  • CQ Certification Manual
  • CQ Slide Decks
  • Cultural Intelligence Readings
  • CQ 360 Assessment and Feedback Report
  • MyCQ™ Pro: Understanding My Cultural Intelligence & Cultural Values e-learning course
  • Additional Teaching and Coaching Resources
  • Digital Credentials including a Certificate of Completion and Digital Badge

Fees & Cancellation Policy

Registration Fees: USD $2995(IN PERSON) / $2695(VIRTUAL)

Contact us for group discounts.

Full payment is due upon registration or within 10 business days of receiving an invoice and is non-refundable. CQ Center will not ship any course materials until registration is paid in full. We cannot guarantee receipt of course materials if registration is paid fewer than 30 days prior to the course start, but we will attempt to send them in time.

Transfer Policy

Registration tuition is nonrefundable. However, we will allow a registrant the one-time option to transfer their registration to another available session within one calendar year, so long as written (email) notice is provided to the CQ Center 10 days prior to the course start date. If a registrant provides less than 10 days’ notice of a transfer request, an administrative fee of $250 USD will be assessed.

If a registrant fails to attend a course and no notice is provide before the course start, that individual will be considered a “no-show” and will not be eligible for a refund or to transfer that registration.

We reserve the right to cancel a certification session 30 days out. Full refunds will be given if we do so.

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