Growing and Developing Professionally
Whether you are exploring Birkman, starting on your Birkman journey, or are a long-time Birkman user, we are committed to providing all customers with opportunities to fully engage with and understand our tool through The Birkman Method certification. We offer different certifications that can gain a better awareness of who you are, as well as others’ awareness. Awareness gives you the ability to manage your assumptions, interpretations, and reactions related to different situations. Take the next step in your professional career.
Learning and Development Opportunities
Looking to become a Birkman Certified Professional who can impact change by administering and interpreting Birkman reports for your company or clients? Check out our Signature Certification course. We conduct training in the US and Internationally.
Advanced Learning for Certified Professionals and Management Consultants
Already Birkman Certified or a management consultant looking to develop a deeper understanding of perception and behavior using Birkman? We have advanced learning opportunities that dive deep into the impact of behavior in the workplace.
View our professional development courses.
Interested in other ways to stay on top of your Birkman skills? Expand your knowledge about Birkman by looking into our eLearning opportunities for upcoming webinars aimed at advancing your consultancy arsenal.
We also offer free online learning opportunities focused on marketing and sales topics, great for developing your career. Advance your knowledge and skills from industry experts by streaming available webinars.
Understand who you are, how that impacts you and those with whom you interact, and what makes you unique with our Signature Report. This report uses nine behavior scales. Specific benefits include:
- Learning what interests you at work and at home
- Discovering what behaviors others notice about you
- Articulating your unique strengths and opportunities
- Exploring your career interests with scientifically backed data
Mindset Workshop and Report
With our Mindset report you can understand how you approach tasks and manage relationships by understanding your Mindset that reveals the drive, the “why” of your life. Uncover your strengths, different perspectives, and blind spots by understanding:
- How an individual’s attitude will influence those they lead and work with, from both a positive and developmental standpoint
- How a leader will manage their image in the workplace and the impact it may have on their performance, team, and decisions
- An individual’s approach to strategic decisions and innovation
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Signature Certification is accredited with which certifying programs?
A: Your Birkman Signature Certification experience can be used toward:
International Coach Federation (ICF) – Continuing Coach Education (CCE)
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) – Professional Development Credits (PDCs)
Q: What is ICF Continuing Coach Education (CCE)?
A: The ICF (International Coach Federation) is the worldwide leader in development and credentialing for professional coaches. ICF has three different levels of Individual Credentials that may be awarded:
Associate Certified Coach (ACC)
Professional Certified Coach (PCC)
Master Certified Coach (MCC)
Please click on the links above to see details on ICF Credential criteria and how to submit your application. Continuing Coach Education (CCE) is considered supplemental and advanced education for those wishing to acquire new learning and/or those who are renewing their ICF Credential.
Birkman Signature Certification is an accredited CCE training program, so anyone who attended Birkman Signature Certification after January 1, 2017 can be awarded CCE units to use toward achieving or renewing their ICF Credential.
ICF divides Coach Continuing Education into two categories based on the learning content: Core Competencies CCE and Resource Development CCE.
Birkman Signature Certification—ICF CCE hours awarded:
Core Competencies: 5 hours
Resource Development: 23 hours
For reference, 40 total CCE hours are required over the course of three years to renew an ICF Credential, with at least 24 hours in Core Competencies.
For the best information regarding ICF Individual Credentialing, visit:https://www.coachfederation.org/credential/?navItemNumber=502
Click here for program details about Birkman Signature Certification on the ICF website.
Q: What are SHRM Professional Development Credits (PDCs)?
A: The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR professional society, and SHRM Certification is a leading way for HR professionals to distinguish themselves in their field.
SHRM has two different levels of credentials that may be awarded:
Professional Development Credits (PDCs) can be used by SHRM-CPs and SHRM-SCPs to recertify themselves.
Birkman Signature Certification is an accredited SHRM Recertification Provider, so anyone who attended Birkman Signature Certification after August 9, 2017 can be awarded PDCs to use toward renewing their SHRM Credential. Signature Certification is classified as a “Seminar/Workshop” by SHRM.
Birkman Signature Certification awards: 28 PDCs
For reference, 60 total PDCs are required over the course of three years to renew a SHRM credential.
For the best information regarding SHRM Certification, visit: https://www.shrm.org/certification/pages/default.aspx
Please click on the links below to see details on SHRM recertification criteria and how to submit your application. If you have any issues in the process, please contact SHRM directly.
- SHRM Recertification
- SHRM Advance Your Education
- Start the Recertification Process
- Entering your PDCs
Note: Birkman will provide the Activity ID Number to you after you complete Birkman Signature Certification.
To view Birkman Signature Certification on the SHRM website, visit this link and search for “Birkman” in the Search By Provider field on the right side: https://portal.shrm.org/Education/History/Classes.aspx?selmenid=men2
Q: I am already a Birkman Certified Professional. How can I take Birkman to the next level?
A. We offer Advanced status to Birkman Professionals that meet the guidelines for that level. Typically, Birkman Advanced Professionals have been Birkman Certified for 2+ years, completed 25+ conversations, and acquired 30+ hours of professional development after certification. Part of that professional development must be one of our Advanced training series classes.
At the top of the of the Birkman Certified Professionals spectrum is our Master designation. These are individuals who have gone above and beyond in learning how to use The Birkman Method in very difficult, sensitive situations. The requirements to be eligible for status as a Master Birkman Certified Professional require at least 5 years of Birkman Certification, or a professional degree in a related field, such as a MS in Psychology or a PhD in Education. Candidates should also have 50+ hours of professional development and have completed 50 Birkman conversations.