Add power to your people development toolkit


For an HR manager, certification in the FIRO® assessment adds power to his or her people development toolkit. It enables him or her to use FIRO insights to explore interpersonal needs with individuals and teams and to discuss how those needs influence their behavior, including behavior related to communication, problem solving, and decision making. For a business consultant, certification in the FIRO instrument provides tools for working with clients to bring about positive behavioral change, promoting team performance and coaching leaders to understand their unique style, strengths, and challenges. For those working in HR, certification helps them help people understand themselves better as they strive to build stronger leaders for their organization. 

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.

Who should attend FIRO certification?

  • Organizational development specialists
  • Coaches
  • HR managers
  • HR consultants
  • Team leaders
  • Training consultants

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 workplace 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.

Two ways to become FIRO certified

Join a public program
We deliver FIRO certification in various locations around the U.S.
Hold an on-site training program
If there are six or more people at your organization wishing to become certified, we can run FIRO training on site.
Not based in the U.S.? Find out how to get FIRO certified in your region
Find answers to your FIRO certification questions in our FAQs.

Public Certification Dates

Arlington, VA
April 3-4, 2019

Hilton Garden Inn, Arlington Courthouse Plaza, 1333 North Courthouse Road, Arlington, VA

Register by 3/26/2019


Philadelphia, PA
July 24-25, 2019

Peirce College, 1420 Pine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Register by 7/15/2019



We can run this program at your site for 6 or more people.

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