New MBTI® and Strong Qualification/Certification Requirements effective January 1, 2009
In January, 2009 MBTI and Strong purchaser and user designations changed as follows:
- What was previously referred to as “MBTI‐qualified” or “Strong-qualified” is now referred to as “MBTI‐certified” or “Strong-certified.”
- Only those who have completed publisher‐licensed MBTI and Strong certification programs (previously called “qualifying programs”) are designated as “MBTI- or Strong-certified.”
- Those who completed publisher‐licensed MBTI or Strong qualifying programs prior to January 1, 2009 are automatically designated as “certified.”
- The GS MBTI and Strong certification programs are licensed by CPP and award the “certified” designation.
- Those who were previously MBTI‐ or Strong-qualified by their education are now designated “eligible to purchase,” but are not considered instrument-certified.
The next level above MBTI‐certified is designated “Master MBTI Practitioner” and requires 40 hours of MBTI continuing education and 40 documented practitioner hours. The Master Practitioner Credential is administered by CAPT. For more information, visit their web site at www.mbtimasterpractitioner.org
Those who held the Certified MBTI Practitioner designation under the old guidelines are “grandfather into” the designation of Master MBTI Practitioner and will automatically receive the Master Practitioner Credential.