Strong Interest Inventory® Certification

Provide career direction


Strong Interest Inventory® certification enables you to provide your clients, students or employees with dynamic career direction and insight into options that align with their interests and abilities. For a career counselor, certification provides tools to help students choose a major, explore career options – even select enriching extracurricular activities. For a career coach or human resources professional, certification delivers an additional tool for helping individuals with professional development, engagement, transition, and retention. It can also be a powerful tool for adults transitioning to retirement – a way to explore possibilities related to leisure pursuits or volunteer opportunities.  

Why become Strong certified?

The Strong Certification Program will enable you to:

  • Empower individuals to identify careers, jobs, and activities that closely align with their interests. 
  • Offer different perspectives on career direction, from general areas of interest to specific occupations.
  • Provide robust and reliable data about a person’s interests and work preferences.
  • Help organizations engage and retain employees by uncovering work areas in which their people are more likely to thrive.

Receive CE hours

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

Who should attend Strong certification training?

  • Career counselors
  • Academic advisors
  • Career coaches
  • HR managers and consultants
  • Executive coaches

What will you learn?

  • Holland’s theory of personalities and work environments (RIASEC)
  • Unique components of the Strong Interest Inventory assessment (Basic Interest Scales, Occupational Scales, and Personal Style Scales)
  • Techniques for interpreting the Strong assessment’s scales, and applying its insights in education, business, and personal settings
  • Considerations when working with challenging Strong assessment profiles
  • How to deliver feedback to individuals, using the results for career exploration, employee reengagement, personal and professional development, and more
  • Technical aspects of the assessment, including information on reliability and validity
  • Instructions for ethically administering the assessment and using Strong reports and support materials for career exploration and development

Three ways to become Strong certified


MBTI In house certification

For organizations looking to certify a large group of employees with a dedicated in-person or virtual program.

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


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


MBTI self directed

For individuals who prefer a self-paced, online learning experience with flexibility to follow their own schedule.

  • Self-guided, online, and on demand
  • Interactive learning modules and assignments to explore at your own pace
  • Instructor feedback provided via email

Not based in the U.S.? Find out how to get Strong certified in your region.

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