Certifications

Add the globally recognized CQ and Unconscious Bias Certifications to your credentials and join a network of Certified professionals from over 40 countries! Our certification and train-the-trainer programs will equip you to use and distribute our world-class, research-based tools.

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Why Should You Get Certified?

Gain A Competitive Edge

Industries around the world want to maximize productivity in the global market. Getting certified will equip you with highly coveted global skills and credentials.

Get Connected

Individuals from over 40 countries are CQ Certified, and over 200,000 have taken our CQ Assessment. Join our international CQ community.

Scientifically Validated

The CQ framework is rooted in rigorous academic research conducted across more than 100 countries. Our programs will equip you to distribute rigorous, research-based tools.

100% Online

Our new virtual certification programs are held in a live, virtual classroom. You will have unlimited access to on-demand insights on our mobile-friendly CQ Learning Portal, all from the comfort of your home.

Get Empowered

CQ Certification equips you with all the necessary tools to facilitate workshops with your clients on your terms. We provide you with the equipment to prepare your business for success.

Organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies are realizing that cultural intelligence is more than just a “nice-to-have” – it is the difference between success and failure in today’s multicultural and globalized world. Our certification and train-the-trainer programs will allow you to gain access to the full suite of CQ assessments and a variety of training programs.

Not sure if certification is the best option for you? Get in touch with our Director of Public Programs, Jennifer Benbow to discuss your goals and whether certification is for you. Click on the button below to email Jennifer, or reach her at Jennifer.Benbow@CulturalQ.com.

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CULTURAL INTELLIGENCE (CQ®) 

CULTURAL INTELLIGENCE, or CQ®, is a globally recognized way of assessing and improving effectiveness in culturally diverse situations. It’s rooted in rigorous, academic research conducted across more than 100 countries and it’s being used by leading companies, universities, and governments around the world.

Rather than memorizing facts about different cultures and applying stereotypes, CQ gives individuals and organizations a model for diagnosing and responding to complex intercultural situations.

In culturally diverse situations, CQ predicts:

What's Your CQ?

The 4 pillars of CQ are:

Cultural Intelligence, or CQ,

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People enjoy our certifications!  When we asked “How do people hear about our certifications?”  Respondents said:

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PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS

CQ CERTIFICATION

This 2-day program introduces you to the CQ model and equips you to use the CQ assessments.
  • Learn how to effectively debrief the CQ Assessment Feedback Report
  • Receive a full set of research-based strategies for improving CQ
  • Gain life-time access to the full suite of CQ assessments at discounted rates

CQ TRAIN-THE-TRAINER (TTT)

This 1 ½ day train-the-trainer program equips you to teach CQ sessions.
  • Learn how to facilitate the Developing CQ© Workshop (half-day and full-day versions)
  • Receive a full set of training materials for teaching CQ (facilitator manual, slides, participant materials, etc.)
  • Gain practice teaching CQ to others

UNCONCIOUS BIAS TTT

This 1 ½ day train-the-trainer program, equips you to teach unconscious bias using CQ.
  • Learn how to facilitate the CQ© Your Bias Workshop (4 hour and 6 hour versions)
  • Receive a full set of training materials for teaching about bias (facilitator manual, slides, participant materials, etc.)
  • Gain practice teaching about bias to others

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GET CERTIFIED & EQUIPPED TO USE CULTURAL INTELLIGENCE TOOLS

LOCATIONS, PRICING, REGISTRATION

Cultural Intelligence Certification events are held in major cities around the world annually. Refer to the Certification page of the Cultural Intelligence Center web site at culturalQ.com/certification for upcoming program schedules, pricing, and to register. 

“It took me less than a second to decide to register for the next available CQ Certification program. It was one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life.”

— MASA FUJII, TOKYO, JAPAN

“This course was immediately applicable and relevant to my work as a consultant.”

— EMILY MATHEWS, BANGKOK, THAILAND

“It was a life changing time learning what CQ is and what it does in real life.”

— JUSTIN NGOGA, KIGALI, RWANDA

“Absolutely amazing training. The topic of CQ is so relevant and I’m so excited to take it back to the organizations I work with.”

— LAURA SHANNON, DENVER, USA

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