EBT Professional Certification

Stress overload is the root cause of most health problems. EBT gives your clients and patients the power to turn stress overload into joy, the sign of optimal physiology.

EBT has been developed over a period of 40 years and is a unique, brain-based skill set for optimal stress resilience. It can be added to any existing program to improve outcomes as physiological stress blocks progress and resilience boosts it. With our mobile app, participants can independently switch off stress overload, often in just three minutes, so the method can be integrated into today’s busy lifestyles.

We welcome you to refer your clients and patients to EBT.org to access our mobile app and self-study videos, drop-in workshops, and more. We will support their success in learning EBT so that they can experience enhanced outcomes with your services.

In addition, consider becoming certified in EBT. Start with the educator certification and complete more training at the pace that is right for you.

Add EBT to Your Clinical Practice

Summary of EBT Professional Training

We offer three categories of certification:

  • Certified EBT Educator (EBT-E) Our basic certification is offered for health professionals, educators, clergy, and community leaders. Learn how to teach the basics of EBT to your clients and patients. If you are a health professional, after completing the educator certification, you are eligible to continue your certification as a coach or provider.
  • Certified EBT Coach (EBT-C) A master’s degree or above in a health-related field OR a clinical license, registration, or certification). Examples: life coaches, health educators, addiction specialists, nurses, and dietitians.
  • Certified EBT Provider (EBT-P) A master’s degree or above AND a clinical license, or registration. Examples: psychologists, physicians, social workers, and licensed professional counselors.

Certified EBT Educator (Level 1)

This basic course in EBT provides professionals with skills in explaining the science and tools to deactivate reactive circuits, activate resilient circuits, and change behavior. All professional certifications begin with this basic certification. Select either the Stress Solution or Weight Solution emphasis to apply the skills more easily to the population you serve.

Certified EBT Provider or Coach Training (Levels 2 to 7)

Our professional training will enable you to rapidly integrate EBT into your clinical practice. All professional training includes small group (eight participants) exercises with hands-on role-plays and clinical practice used to promote lively and effective learning experiences. The Zoom sessions are supplemented with audios of actual sessions demonstrating advanced techniques and challenging clinical encounters.

Our learning environment is aimed at promoting success for all certification candidates. We want you to succeed and find your EBT clinical practice to be extremely rewarding. Certification requires successful completion of in-session role-plays and demonstrations and a multiple-choice test requiring 80% correct responses. Tests can be taken twice, and if not successful, retaking the course (with a 20% discount) is required. If additional consultation is needed, extra fees apply ($79/session). Our goal is for you to love this training and stay connected with the EBT Professional Community going forward, with our annual meetings, leadership activities, and the shared joy of bringing EBT to the world.

Levels of Certification

Certified EBT Educator (Level 1)

Objectives: The professional will be able to:

  • Describe EBT, a neuroscience-based approach to optimal resilience.
  • Define and differentiate reactive and resilient circuits
  • Introduce EBT to participants and train them in spiraling up.
  • Develop a plan for integrating EBT into your professional practice.

Basic EBT Certificate Program: EBT Basic Certification Program: Participate in three weekly 90-minute didactic and experiential seminars facilitated by the EBT Founder or an EBT Master Trainer. Learn the science of EBT, role play clinical sessions, and demonstrate methods for supporting clients in achieving optimal stress resilience. Home study activities include:

  • Reading: "What’s my number?" One Simple Question that Unlocks Your Brain’s Power for Health, Happiness & Purpose.
  • Reviewing: Handouts on slides and EBT Educator session guides.
  • Experiential learning: Use of the EBT app to spiral up 30 times.

Choose one of two specialties: the stress solution or the weight solution. Complete a 30-item multiple-choice quiz about the basics of EBT. Pass at 80% level. $325. This fee includes:

  • A personalized EBT professional webpage on the EBT website.
  • The designation of Certified EBT Educator (EBT-E).
  • Use of EBT as part of your clinical practice to enhance the stress resilience of your clients.
  • Depending on your qualifications, eligibility to continue to advanced certification.
  • Participation in ongoing EBT Professional Community activities and annual meetings.

Experiential (Level 2) Applied Training in Resiliency and Rewiring

Objectives: The professional will be able to:

  • Use the 30-day challenge skills in stress overload or stress eating, including:
    • Mastering the self-regulation and lifestyle skills.
    • Developing four Power Grind Ins.
    • Participating in online learning: forum boards and workshops.
    • Giving connecting messages and making community connections.
  • Develop a plan for implementing EBT health promotion stress resilience training into your professional activities and building your practice.

Experiential EBT Certification Course: 30 days of participation in an intensive with 30-minute daily telegroups and comprehensive e-learning. Pass a 50-item multiple-choice test. Participate in 28 or more of the 30 Intensive sessions including 80 or more community connections. $699 intensive fee plus $95 testing and administration fee. More coaching may be needed (additional fees apply).

NOTE: If you are considering certification as a coach or provider, we recommend participating in the intensive at your earliest convenience, even prior to completing the Basic EBT Certificate to begin your experiential learning and start progressing with the advanced experiential training required for certification at levels 3 and above.

Intermediate (Level 3) One-on-One Cycle Coaching

Objectives: The clinician will be able to:

  • Coach participants in one-on-one Cycle Coaching including:
    • Explaining the science of stress resilience.
    • Administering the Brain Based Health Inventory.
    • Identifying each step in the Cycle Tool process for each of the three types of Cycles and the rationale for each step.
    • Conducting a one-on-one session with a participant adjusting for skill insufficiencies, set points, and circuit types.
    • Using EBT techniques in coaching sessions for 5 Circuits, which promote rewiring adverse childhood experiences and later episodes of trauma.
  • Develop a plan for implementing EBT Cycle Coaching into your professional activities and building your practice.

Intermediate EBT Certification Course: Six weeks, including two hours per week of small group Zoom sessions with a Certified EBT Trainer for experiential learning and clinical practice, and four hours per week of e-learning. Pass a 50-item multiple-choice test and participate in all training sessions (or participate in coaching as a substitute, additional fees apply). $699

Additional training required prior to receiving Level 3 certification: Complete advanced courses 1 and 2 with the support of an advanced intensive or a weekly one-hour telegroup.

Advanced (Level 4) Reconsolidation of Survival Circuits

Objectives: The clinician will be able to:

  • Train participants in effective neuroplastic peer support experiences.
  • Explain the reconsolidation science of EBT to participants.
  • Conduct a one-on-one session with a participant, including:
    • Educating participant in the three steps of reconsolidation.
    • Using discovery techniques to identify a survival circuit.
    • Training in grieving loss and promoting reattachment experiences.
    • Negating the survival circuit’s ineffective message.
    • Transforming the circuit to promote resilience and secure attachment.
    • Using the Brain Based Health app to release productive stress.
    • Using the Power Grind In and assessing signs of reconsolidation.
    • Explaining common challenging configurations of circuits and how to treat them.
  • Deliver telegroup interventions for stress resilience and reconsolidation.
  • Develop a plan for implementing EBT reconsolidation into your professional activities and building your practice.

Advanced EBT Certification Course: Six weeks, including two hours per week of small group Zoom sessions with a Certified EBT Trainer for experiential learning and clinical practice, and four hours per week of e-learning. Pass a 50-item multiple-choice test and participate in all training sessions (or participate in coaching as a substitute, additional fees apply). $699

Additional training required prior to receiving Level 4 certification: Complete advanced courses 3 to 5 with the support of an advanced intensive or a weekly one-hour telegroup.

Fully Certified (Level 5) – Rewiring Core Circuits and Raising the Set Point

Objectives: The clinician will be able to:

  • Explain the advanced reconsolidation science of EBT to participants.
  • Conduct a one-on-one session with a participant, including:
    • Explaining the rationale for each core process of raising the set point, including a cohesive narrative, visualizations, and expressive arts therapy, encoding elevated emotions, and rewiring trauma circuits.
    • Applying each of these therapies in challenging role-plays.
    • Coaching the Cycle Tool for participants with allostatic set points.
    • Identifying coaching techniques to promote safety with sensitive topics.
  • Discuss advanced techniques for participant management and referral.
  • Identifying common resistance to raising the set point.
  • Develop a plan for implementing EBT core circuits and raising the set point into your professional activities and building your practice.

Fully Certified EBT Certification Course: Six weeks, including two hours per week of small group Zoom sessions with a Certified EBT Trainer for experiential learning and clinical practice, and four hours per week of e-learning. $699.

Additional training required prior to receiving Level 5 certification: Complete advanced courses 6 and 7 with the support of an advanced intensive or a weekly one-hour telegroup.

Trainer (Level 6) Training Professionals

After a minimum of two years of delivering EBT services through the EBT portal, Level 5 providers can apply for Level 6 Trainer Certification Training. Trainer courses are focused on deepening knowledge of the science, theory, and practice of EBT and specializing in one leadership area: training research or service. $699

Master Trainer (Level 7) Leadership and Training Professionals

After a minimum of five years of delivering EBT services through the EBT portal, Level 6 trainers can apply for Level 7 Master Trainer Certification Training. Master Trainer courses are focused on deepening knowledge of the science, theory, and practice of EBT and specializing in one leadership area: training research or service. $699

All fees are prepaid, and enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. Full refunds are given up to two weeks before the program begins, 50% up to the date of the first session, and no refunds thereafter.

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Questions? Email Frannie Wilson Manager, EBT Professional Training frannie@ebt.org