Join the Global Practitioner Network

Deliver business value and measurable results by helping people, teams, and organizations leverage the connection between thinking and performance. Learn to use, apply, and interpret the HBDI®— the premier thinking preference tool used around the world — in this three-day workshop for individuals, teams or groups of any size.

The HBDI® Certification is an interactive workshop that are offered on-site or through regularly scheduled public sessions. It allows you to purchase and administer HBDI® report deliveries in your organization. For individuals, pairs & teams, our distinguished worldwide user base of licensed practitioners span a wide range of professions including counseling, psychology, human resource development and training.

As a participant of the HBDI® Certification Workshop, you will receive*:

  • Two HBDI® Profiles to be used for your practicum
  • One HBDI® Team Profile Report
  • One HBDI® Pair Profile Report
  • Three Business of Thinking® Program Modules: Start Thinking, ThinkAbout™ Teams, ThinkAbout™ Communicating For each program you will receive one facilitator guide, one sample participant guide and a PowerPoint slide deck.
  • Access to our new Thinking Analytics and Management System, AXON, to help you process your data rapidly, efficiently, and economically.
  • One Herrmann® Walk Around Pad 8 1/2 x 11

*All materials above are included with your tuition for U.S. Certification Workshops; however, your signed License Agreement must be on file with Herrmann International to receive the Business of Thinking materials. For Certification Workshops in other locations, please confirm what’s included with the regional office as packages may vary.

As a certified practitioner you will continue to enjoy the following resources and privileges:100725

  • A dedicated website full of resources
  • A vast array of application products
  • World-class customer service & support
  • Access to our outstanding, global network of professionals

This program has been pre-approved for 21 (Specified – Business Management and Strategy) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

As a HBDI® Certified Practitioner, You’ll Be Able to:

Use, interpret and apply the Whole Brain® System, concepts and programs, including the HBDI® family of assessments

Deliver learning solutions that result in real business impact

Help people, teams and the entire organization unleash their collective intelligence


Want to attend HBDI® Certification? Check our Calendar for upcoming Certifications and sign up for updates.

What Makes the HBDI® Certification Different?

Master Facilitators

Our master facilitators use the latest techniques to build each candidate’s knowledge and confidence so they become “multilingual” in the language of the brain’s four thinking preferences.

Access to Tools

Participants get the tools and practice to prepare them to implement Whole Brain® solutions at the individual, team and organizational levels.

Recertification Credit Hours

The HBDI® Certification Program is pre-approved for 21 recertification credit hours towards California, GPHR, HRBP, HRMP, PHR and SPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

Michael Laird
Michael LairdPartner : Cognosis Consulting

We have used HBDI® extensively in our business for many years. The accreditation process embeds the framework and our consultants are equipped with a lens through which to analyze situations and teams as we work with them. Clients have found the inclusion of HBDI® as part of a consulting approach to business strategy and issue hugely valuable. For us, the advantage of the Whole Brain System, powered by HBDI® l is its immediate simplicity, which enables quick understanding, and from which it is possible to delve deeper for insight.

Want to find out if the HBDI® Certification is right for you?

Request a consultation today and learn how you can deliver transformative thinking within your organization.