Extended DISC Online Certification Process

Certification Process

Looking To Get Extended DISC® Certified?

We want to make you the authority in Extended DISC. Even if you are already certified in DISC, now is your chance to become part of the Extended DISC experience.

Why Get Certified in Extended DISC?

Give yourself a unique competitive advantage.
  • Access to the EQ-i 2.0, a Level B instrument that is well respected in the market and a leading-edge assessment to add to your toolkit
  • Grow your business by using the EQ-i 2.0 as a catalyst for building your client development action plan
  • Diversify your practice by using the EQ-i 2.0 in a variety of ways: leadership development, selection, executive coaching and much, much more.

What Does Certification Include?

  • Access to resources on the EQ-i 2.0 and emotional intelligence in general
  • Two free reports to use after you get certified
  • A free online account where you administer and score the assessments
  • Ability to take the assessment yourself and get feedback from an experienced coach
  • A certificate that authorizes you to purchase and administer the EQ-i 2.0

EQ-i 2.0 Certification Program Components

  • A blended learning solution that enables you to do parts of the certification online, saving you time and travel costs
  • A 1.5 day interactive in-class portion focused on building the skills you need in order to use the EQ-i 2.0 with confidence
  • A virtual classroom where you access eLearning pre-work as well as the online exam

Where Do I Get EQ-i 2.0 Certified?

  • Choose from a global network of MHS-approved EQ-i 2.0 trainers

EQ-i 2.0 Certification Agenda

EQ-i 2.0/EQ 360 Certification Agenda

The 2-day certification in the EQ-i 2.0 and EQ 360 is offered in a blended format consisting of eLearning and in-class or webinar components. Workshops may vary among training partners, but follow the same overall structure:


Learning Objectives


Delivery Method

Overall Certification Learning Objectives

By the end of the certification program, learners will be able to:

  • Describe emotional intelligence and its importance
  • Describe the components of the EQ-i 2.0 and EQ 360 including defining composite scales and subscales
  • Understand the science behind the EQ-i 2.0 and EQ 360
  • Interpret an EQ-i 2.0 and EQ 360 assessment
  • Administer the EQ-i 2.0 and EQ 360
  • Follow a structured approach to prepare for a feedback session
  • Demonstrate the ability to conduct an effective assessment debrief session
  • Explain the benefits of EI to their client groups
  • Describe how EI applies to different disciplines
  • Identify resources available post-certification
  • Assess which report type is appropriate for their client

Blended solution consisting of eLearning and in-class portions



Module 1:

Overview and Framework


Learners will be able to:
  • Define EI
  • Articulate what EI is not
  • Explain the evolution and importance of EI
  • Demonstrate understanding of the EQ-i 2.0 framework
  • Demonstrate understanding of composite scales and subscales including definitions of high and low scores

eLearning module

Module 2:

The Science Behind the EQ-i 2.0: Psychometrics

Learners will be able to:

  • Identify response style indicators for the EQ-i 2.0
  • Explain validity and reliability as it pertains to the EQ-i 2.0
  • Describe the mean and standard deviation
  • Understand the EQ-i 2.0 norms

eLearning module

Module 3:

Elements of
EQ-i 2.0: Subscales in Action

Learners will be able to:
  • Apply knowledge of subscale definitions to real examples
  • Explain how the subscales interact
  • Demonstrate what high and low scores look like
  • Develop questions based on relationships between subscales
  • Demonstrate understanding of relationships between subscales at a high level


Module 4:

Interpretation and Giving Feedback

Learners will be able to:
  • Interpret an assessment including identifying the response style indicators
  • Demonstrate the components of a best practice feedback debrief session
  • Develop questions to lead a feedback debrief discussion
  • Understand the ethics of administering the EQ-i 2.0 and EQ 360
  • Practice foundational coaching skills including effective questioning techniques


Module 5:   

Gaining Buy-In

Learners will be able to:
  • Articulate the different applications of EI among various disciplines
  • Access information and case studies demonstrating ROI
  • Work through a process in order to gain buy-in for an EI plan internally and externally to an organization
  • Highlight the benefits of the EQ-i 2.0 over other EI assessments
  • Identify sponsor resistance and ways to overcome it
  • Determine when it is more appropriate to use the EQ-i 2.0 over the EQ 360 and vice versa


Orientation Modules

Learners will be able to:
  • Describe the resources available to them post-certification (e.g. manual, marketing materials, customer service etc.)
  • Navigate the Talent Assessment Portal
  • Distinguish between reports, choose the right one for clients
  • Determine how to administer the EQ-i 2.0 and EQ 360 with clients
  • Determine where to go to get support

eLearning modules - not mandatory but recommended

Overview of 360º Assessments and the EQ 360

Learners will be able to:
  • Describe what a 360º assessment is
  • Articulate the benefits of a 360º assessment
  • Describe the components of the EQ 360
  • Follow the EQ 360 administration process
  • Identify response style indicators for the EQ 360
  • Understand the EQ 360 norms


eLearning module

Online after completion of program training

  • Online exam to be completed after in-class session, covering all modules and in-class material
  • A mark of 70% or higher is required to pass the exam and obtain EQ-i 2.0/EQ 360 certification.



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