Professionals committed to ongoing development to build true expertise in emotional intelligence know that ongoing learning is essential. In a domain with rapidly evolving science and practice, where do you turn to find training that will add value to your work?

The Six Seconds’ accredited continuing education (ACE) courses below are selected for their relevance, robust design, and the experience of the facilitators. Six Seconds’ Certified Practitioners need 12 ACE units per year for certification renewal.

If you deliver learning, click here to learn more about getting your courses accredited.

accredited continuing education for EQ professionals

EQ Accredited Continuing Education

Earn Six Seconds ACE Units Anytime

Get ACE unit credit for your EQ learning experiences

Synthesize your learning and put it into action

You can request ACE units for your participation in Six Seconds EQ Cafes, free webinars, EQ e-learning courses and other EQ events.

 see upcoming webinar schedule (or Italiano)

To request ACE units for your EQ experience

Six Seconds offers free webinars and free EQ e-learning courses almost every month; these and other EQ events are eligible for ACE units by doing the following:

Participants: Six Seconds Practitioners.

Learning Objectives:

  • Synthesize key concept from event
  • Apply the concept
  • Reflect on key learnings

Fee: $0

Course Date(s) & registration: Flexible dates. To register for upcoming webinars, see (or for Italian see for other events check the course description for registration directions. 

ACE Credit Options:

1. Webinars and EQ Cafes: Attend the webinar live or carefully listen to recording. Then, post in the Six Seconds Facebook Group the key point you are taking from this webinar and an action step based on this learning.

2. Free e-learning courses: Complete all modules outlined  in the course.

3. EQ projects and other events:  Provide a detailed description of the work done in the  request for ACE units.


Assessment Procedures For All Events

Complete the on-line ACE Unit Request Form which includes a 250-300 word reflection on the learning experience.

Facilitator: none

Number of ACE units awarded: Varies by event. The average ACE units awarded for some events:

  • attend EQ Cafe – 2 ACE units
  • facilitate a EQ Cafe – 4 ACE units
  • attend a webinar – 2 ACE units
  • host a webinar – 4 ACE units
  • take an e-learning course – 1 ACE unit per module

Earn Ace units for Your EQ Passion Project

Engage with the Six Seconds community to spread the practice of emotional intelligence

Next course date: Flexible, apply any time

Expand your EQ expertise in a hands-on project

Are you involved in a project with Six Seconds where you’re developing EQ expertise as you apply your learning? Earn ACE units for practical projects that are serving the Six Seconds community and mission — such as conducting a research study, or helping to lead one of Six Seconds’ global community events.

Participants: Six Seconds Practitioners involved in a project with Six Seconds

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop an implementation plan
  • Take action to make the plan happen
  • Reflect on key learnings

Fee: Free to process application & assessment for CEUs.  $100/hr for project coaching and design help.

Course Date(s) & registration: Flexible dates. To register, email David Tubley <[email protected]> with a bullet-point plan of your project:</[email protected]>

  • What is the purpose of the project?
  • What Six Seconds tools or methods you will be applying?
  • Approximately how many hours of work is included?
  • How will you demonstrate completion of your project / what will be assessed?

Instructional Methods: Independent projects focus on practical applications based on participants’ work.

Assessment Procedures: Participants will develop a plan including a method to demonstrate their completion.

Facilitator: none / ACE assessment will be provided by David Tubley, ACE Coordinator

Accredited: Units awarded will depend on scope of project and will be defined after application is reviewed; completion requirements:

  • submit plan for approval along with application fee
  • complete requirements outlined in plan
  • submit documentation of completion

Six Seconds’ Certification Training

Develop expertise with research-proven tools & methods

Next course date: See the certification schedule

Get certified or refresh to go deeper

All Six Seconds Certification training courses provide ACE units.

Participants: Professionals seeking proven tools and methods to create value with emotional intelligence.

Learning Objectives: Practitioners re-attend to go refresh, and to go deeper in the methodology by experiencing the program from a new perspective. Six Seconds’ most experienced facilitators re-attend certifications on a regular basis to immerse in the process. If you hold an active certification from any Six Seconds course, you are invited to re-attend the same course for a nominal fee — anywhere in the world.

Accredited: 12 CEUs by either:

  • Attend a new certification and complete course requirements, or
  • Re-attend a certification and post an in-depth (200-500 word) reflection about your experience in the Six Seconds Facebook Group (or share with your course group if you don’t use Facebook)


Upcoming Scheduled ACE Courses

Apr 2019

23 Apr 2019:
THE PRACTICE™: FREE webinar for SEI Assessors (2 ACE units) 11am CDT

A turn-key approach to develop and master the skills of Emotional Intelligence

As a Six Seconds Emotional Intelligence assessor, have you ever found yourself in a position where your clients are looking to you to help them develop their EQ? You know training can help, even coaching, but how can you possibly meet everyone’s unique needs all at once?

23 Apr 2019:
THE PRACTICE™: FREE webinar for SEI Assessors (2 ACE units) 7 pm CDT

A turn-key approach to develop and master the skills of Emotional Intelligence

As a Six Seconds Emotional Intelligence assessor, have you ever found yourself in a position where your clients are looking to you to help them develop their EQ? You know training can help, even coaching, but how can you possibly meet everyone’s unique needs all at once?

24 Apr 2019:
Hot Cognition Webinar Series: Fuel Learning Flames: How Multiple Modalities Propel Achievement (2 ACE Units)

Disengaged learners cannot and will not achieve mastery in their content. Hot cognition is a learning framework that skyrockets engagement and retention. Come join Session #6 of our 10 session webinar series that will transform you into a super-instructor, facilitator, and communicator. Attendance at prior webinars is not necessary. Participants will investigate the theoretical foundation behind learning modalities, challenge common misperceptions, and leave with strategies to incorporate multiple sensory channels to intensify connection, memory, and achievement.

26 Apr 2019:
Growing Significance of Emotional Intelligence in Healthcare (2 ACE Units)

Do emotionally intelligent healthcare leaders get better performance outcomes? Can emotional intelligence of leaders inspire higher engagement during change? What emotional intelligence competencies are critical to ensure leadership success during transformational change?

May 2019

8 May 2019:
Loving Inward A Virtual Self-Compassion Workshop (4 ACE units)

A 2-hour interactive, supportive, and ‘beneath the iceberg’ workshop. From the comfort of your own computer, join like-minded others in discovering + practicing self-compassion. Understand and put to the test research-backed, practical techniques for nurturing self-acceptance on a daily basis. Workshop will include discussion, journaling, guided meditation, and embodiment exercises.

11 May 2019 - 12 May: Italy Roma
Evolve EQ – Conoscere ed esercitare l’Intelligenza Emotiva (12 ACE Units)

Scopriremo come l’Intelligenza emotiva se compresa ed allenata possa fare la differenza nella qualità della tua vita tramite lavoro in aula, strumenti diagnostici di misurazione delle tue competenze e Coaching individuale.

Oct 2019

8 Oct 2019: United States Wellesley MA
SEQ Profiler Training - Live Class -EQ Con Boston 2019 (10 ACE units)

Spiritual Emotional Intelligence (SEQ) is all about connection—to yourself, people you know, and the larger world. How can we live more congruently, more often?

You might think of SEQ as a way to supercharge the Noble Goal—that overarching sense of purpose that helps us stay in alignment across all areas of our lives.

9 Oct 2019 - 10 Oct: United States Greater Boston Massachusetts
EQCON 2019 (12 ACE units)

Mark your Calendars for EQCON 2019!

Level up your EQ business at EQCON. Dive into Six Seconds’ community of practice. Forge alliances, make new friends and discover the latest tools & research in EQ.  Don’t miss the opportunity to showcase your business and to learn from others in the North American EQ Network.

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