IBNLP members commit to uphold the following standards, designed to create integrity, consistency and best practice in the professional application of NLP in business.

IBNLP members have significant business experience, together with training and qualifications in relevant business disciplines.

IBNLP full membership has the following requirements:

  • Minimum 10 years experience in a business¹ career prior to becoming a trainer or coach.
  • Minimum level of business training or coaching experience:
    • For IBNLP Trainer, 10 years
    • For IBNLP Master Practitioner, 7 years
    • For IBNLP Practitioner, 5 years
    • For IBNLP Coach, 5 years
  • A relevant qualification at RQF level 5 or above.
  • Minimum five years experience as a NLP or business¹ trainer.
  • Attendance of trainer's training, either for NLP or general business¹ training.
  • NLP certification from a recognised NLP training organisation (IBNLP, SNLP, ABNLP, ANLP, IPANLP, INLPTA, IANLP or similar, transitioning to the NLP Global Body by 2030).
  • Ongoing relevant CPD.
  • A portfolio of relevant published articles, books and conference presentations, where acceptance was based on critical review².

IBNLP associate membership has the following requirements:

  • Minimum 5 years experience in a business¹ career.
  • A relevant non-NLP qualification at RQF level 3 or above.
  • NLP certification from a recognised NLP training organisation (IBNLP, SNLP, ABNLP, ANLP, IPANLP, INLPTA, IANLP or similar, transitioning to the NLP Global Body by 2030) at Practitioner level or above.
  • Ongoing relevant CPD.
  • A portfolio of relevant published articles and presentations demonstrating an understanding of the business application of NLP.

Note 1: Business means commercial enterprise and excludes healthcare, education, sport, charity and any non-commercial activities. Military service is acceptable if team management experience can be demonstrated.

Note 2: Self published ebooks, self organised events and articles published through own social media channels are excluded.

Commitment to the Global Code of Ethics

Commitment to the IBNLP ethical standards, as follows:

1. Put clients first by:
a. making clients our primary concern while we are working with them
b. maintaining a standard of service to our clients that we have previous agreed with them

2. Work to professional standards by:
a. working within our competence
b. keeping our skills and knowledge up to date
c. collaborating with colleagues to improve the quality of what is being offered to clients
d. ensuring that our wellbeing is sufficient to sustain the quality of the work
e. keeping accurate and appropriate records in line with data protection regulations
f. referring all mental health, psychological or therapeutic issues to an appropriate organisation

3. Show respect by:
a. valuing each client as a unique person
b. protecting client confidentiality and privacy
c. agreeing with clients on how we will work together
d. working in partnership with clients

4. Build an appropriate relationship with clients by:
a. communicating clearly what clients have a right to expect from us
b. communicating any benefits, costs and commitments that clients may reasonably expect
c. respecting the boundaries between our work with clients and what lies outside that work
d. not exploiting or abusing clients
e. actively requesting feedback on how clients experience our working together

5. Maintain integrity by:
a. being honest about the work that we deliver
b. communicating our qualifications, experience and working methods accurately
c. working ethically and with careful consideration of how we fulfil our legal obligations

6. Demonstrate accountability by:
a. being willing to discuss with clients openly and honestly any known risks involved in the work that we do
b. ensuring that clients are always informed about anything that causes any potential risk for the client
c. reviewing our work with clients in supervision
d. monitoring how clients experience our work together and the effects of our work with them.