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April 3, 2022:

For the first time in the history of NLP, the main global associations have created and adopted a NLP Unified Code of Ethics.

When in 2011, the coaching world announced that the main professional bodies had worked together to develop a unified charter (effectively their code of ethics) for coaching and mentoring, this was a fantastic leap forward for the coaching sector. It showed how the professional bodies were working together to make it easier to self-regulate and raise standards of practice.

Of course, NLP is known for modelling best practice so, in recent months, the main globally recognised NLP Associations have been generatively collaborating to develop something similar for the same reasons…to enable better self-regulation and raise standards of practice for the delivery of NLP services.

The outcome is that we are very proud to announce that the NLP Unified Code of Ethics is officially launched now and has been adopted by ANLP International CIC (ANLP), International Association for Neuro-Linguistic Programming (IANLP), International Association of NLP Institutes (IN) and International NLP Trainers Association (INLPTA).

In a field which has been known to model division in the past, the Unified Code of Ethics represents great teamwork, flexible and dynamic decision-making between all the Associations.  This is driven by mutual respect, modelling of the NLP presuppositions and a cohesive desire to bring unity, professionalism and even more credibility to our field.

The Associations share the Unified Code of Ethics and each Association has its own Code of Ethical Conduct that fully complements it.

We have many reasons to be grateful for the positive benefits of NLP each and every day and this move by our Associations is a further cause for celebration for the whole field of Professional NLP!

You can see the NLP Unified Code of Ethics on the Associations dedicated website https://www.unifiednlp.org/

INLPTA Corona Virus announcement


Dear INLPTA Members and INLPTA Trainer colleges,


The coronavirus pandemic has changes our lives privately and professionally, the social distancing, prohibition of gatherings and closing of most businesses has and will have a major impact on our lives. But we all have to adapt to the changes.


After some consideration and alignment with other NLP associations we think it is best that for 2022 it is as an exception possible for INLPTA trainers to finish or do their trainings if possible with live video conferencing tools - like Zoom, Skype, Facetime, Blizz, or others and using elearning tools to facilitate the trainings. All Trainers need to document the changes of their regular programs and how they have done their testing procedures online differently. The number of hours (live or supervised training time) and content stays as it is. I know some pieces need to be adapted a little and others a lot. 


All certificate texts from now on will have a modification to state how many - on-site live - hours the training had and how many online hours if any (I will modify all the certificate templates and put them online in the membership section)

the change is:


The Training took place from <day/month/year> to <day/month/year>. There was training on <XX> days and in total <XX> hours of training live on-site and in total <XX> hours of training live online.


It is some difficult times for all trainers and it is a crisis of immense magnitude for training businesses. So we have to accept the challenge and be flexible enough to make it work, without sacrificing our principles of quality, professionalism and ethics.


I wish you all well, stay healthy.


in the name of the founders of INLPTA,

Bert Feustel, Co-founder INLPTA 

Dear Fellow Neuro-Linguistic Programmer...

Welcome to The International Neuro-Linguistic Programming Trainer's Association (INLPTA). The INLPTA Mission Statement reads as follows: The purpose of INLPTA is to facilitate the alignment of professional NLP trainers around the world in the ethical and professional use of NLP through the standardization and continual improvement of the NLP accreditation process.


Pursuant to the conduct of this mission INLPTA has formulated a Code of Ethics and a set of Standards for NLP Practitioner, Master Practitioner, Trainer and Master Trainer Trainings. To prepare Trainers and Master Trainers to meet INLPTA's rigorous standards, INLPTA conducts International Trainer and Master Trainer Trainings every year in several locations around the globe.


If you are interested in being part of INLPTA, then you must attend one of the INLPTA Trainer or INLPTA Master Trainer Training and go through the testing process. This is the only way that INLPTA can be guaranteed of your ability to conduct trainings that follow the INLPTA Standards and that you are in alignment with the INLPTA Code of Ethics. INLPTA realizes that you may already be certified as an NLP Trainer and may have been training successfully for years. You are to be congratulated on this accomplishment. Nevertheless, if you want to be part of INLPTA it will be necessary to attend an INLPTA Trainer or Master Trainer Training and be evaluated. To do so is in no way a reflection on your ability or competencies. It is the only practical way that INLPTA has to determine your qualifications and your alignment with the INLPTA ideals. In fact about 10% of the participants in our trainings are already certified as trainers and want further to upgrade their skills and to align with INLPTA.

INLPTA has members on all five continents who have agreed upon Certification Standards in the Training of NLP. All of its members are NLP Trainers who have graduated from the most rigorous Trainer Training available. They have agreed on standards of ethics, professionalism and competence in the training of NLP. Their syllabus for NLP Practitioner and Master Practitioner Trainings is updated yearly and includes both the classic and new cutting edge developments in NLP.


The first INLPTA Trainer and Master Trainer Training was held in Munich Germany in August 1994 with 75 people in attendance. A second INLPTA Trainer and Master Trainer Training was held in Sydney, Australia in October 1994 with 40 people in attendance. A third INLPTA Trainer and Master Trainer Trainings was held in Toronto, Canada in May 1995 and a fourth in Munich, Germany in August 1995. The fifth INLPTA Trainer and Master Trainer Trainings was held in Washington, D.C. in August 1996. 1996 also marked the first INLPTA Trainer Training in French. The sixth INLPTA Trainer Training was held in England in 1997. 1997 also saw the continuation of the French Trainer Training and the first INLPTA Trainer Training in German. The seventh INLPTA Trainer and Master Trainer Trainings was held in Manchester, England in August 1998 and INLPTA Trainer Trainings were also held in French and German. The eighth INLPTA Trainer and Master Trainer Training was held in Manchester, England in July, 1999 and the ninth INLPTA Trainer Training was held in Copenhagen, Denmark in July, 2000.


Since 2000 there have been over 40 INLPTA Trainer Trainings in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, France, the Netherlands, Sweden, Slovenia, Turkey, Syria, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Australia and New Zealand.


Every year INLPTA Trainers Trainings are conducted in English, German and French and through translation in Arabic.


In 2005 INLPTA introduced an 18 day Master Coach Training which has been conducted in both English and German.Also a blended learning Practitioner Curriculum (mix of eLearning and on-site seminar) was created and held 3 times in Germany with participants from four different countries.


In 2007 we introduced another training concept about learning to learn, the learning coach.


in 2009 we introduced a new systemic constant/ coach curriculum.


In 2018 our 25th anniversary of our organization helping to provide a framework of guidelines and building up a community of NLP Trainers who are dedicated to professionalism, quality and ethics, we are in the progress of expanding more into eastern Europe, Russia, India and other countries where NLP is taught and used.