FIRO® Certification

Unique insights into interpersonal compatibility


The FIRO® assessment provides business coaches, OD consultants, HR specialists, and relationship coaches with a powerful tool for exploring interpersonal connection. It gives you a unique insight into relationship compatibility – a key success factor for individuals and teams.

For business coaches and OD consultants, FIRO certification supports your work with leaders to understand their unique style, strengths, and challenges, and can help you bring positive behavioral change to improve team performance. For HR specialists and relationship coaches, FIRO certification gives you a great tool to help people to understand themselves better. You can use FIRO insights to explore interpersonal needs with individuals and teams – improving personal understanding that can be applied to communication, problem solving, decision making, and more, to build stronger professional and personal relationships.

Why become FIRO certified?

The FIRO certification program will enable you to:

  • Expand your coaching toolkit with an assessment that pinpoints fundamental relationship needs.
  • Help individuals and teams become more effective by enabling them to understand their interpersonal dynamics and address problems in communication and collaboration.
  • Build trust and promote positive relationships by uncovering the motivations that affect communication style and behavior.
  • Influence real change in leaders and the leadership pipeline.
  • Access both the FIRO-B and FIRO Business assessments – the latter using business-focused terminology, which is particularly useful for multinational organizations.

Receive CE hours

One of the many benefits of becoming FIRO certified is receiving Continuing Education (CE) hours for the work you put in. Learn more.

Who should attend FIRO Certification?

  • Business coaches
  • HR specialists
  • Relationship coaches
  • Organizational Development consultants
  • Performance coaches
  • Team leaders

What will you learn?

  • How to administer the FIRO-B® and FIRO Business® assessments and use the results to help others understand the impact of their behavior on others. 
  • How to use the FIRO assessments as catalysts for positive behavioral change and to unlock potential in both workplace and personal interactions.
  • The skills to highlight strengths and blind spots in an individual's approach to relationships and leading others.
  • Knowledge you can use to guide people and organizations to greater self-understanding and self-awareness, resulting in improved one-on-one and team relationships and more effective leadership.

Ways to become FIRO certified


MBTI Public certification

For individuals seeking certification. This program provides an instructor-led learning experience and interaction with participants from outside their organization.

  • Two days of instructor-led training
  • In-person or virtual options available
  • A wide selection of program dates
  • Continuing Education hours available from select organizations


MBTI In house certification

For organizations looking to certify a large group of employees with a dedicated in-person or virtual program delivered by our expert consultants.

  • For groups of six or more
  • Two days of instructor-led training
  • In-person or virtual
  • Flexibility to customize program dates and logistics
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