What are the goals and mission of INLPTA?


  • Quality - Professionalism - Ethics
  • To support and defend the quality standards of NLP-trainings all over the world
  • To represent the interests of the INLPTA-trainers worldwide
  • To support bringing high quality NLP into the business world 

Who can train and certify Diploma,  Practitioner, Coach-Practitioner and Master-Practitioner Trainings ?


Only INLPTA certified Trainers can train and certify Practitioner and Master-Practitioner Trainings. For other Trainings further legitimation might be required. 

Is INLPTA an registered association?

No, it's a registered company in the UK and in Germany. This gives us a lot of advantages like acting fast and flexible for our members.

Who is the official INLPTA agent in UK?

Julia Poole Director UK Operations


14 Lichfield Drive, Gosport, Hampshire PO12 4GB

Juliapoole2022@outlook.com or



Registered in England in 1995 Company Number 3069776


Bert Feustel is the Director of INLPTA Worldwide operations & Europe & Asia & Australia

INLPTA Headquarter

Bert Feustel


80796 Munich




Is INLPTA a non-profit company?


No, INLPTA is a registered company. We are a low-profit company. This means we do pay taxes when we make profit. - but our aim is not to earn money. We rather put more money into this organisation as we get out of it. Aside from all the time we voluntarily dedicade to INLPTA.

Who stands behind INLPTA?


INLPTA was established in 1993 by Wyatt Woodsmall (USA), Bert Feustel (Europe, Germany) and Marvin Oka (Asia, Australia). Today those three founders still form the Board of Directors. Everyday worldwide operations headquarter are run from the Munich Office, Germany by Bert Feustel

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What is the focus of INLPTA?

The focus of INLPTA are formost NLP-trainers who set their value on quality and ethnic and want to promote and use NLP in business. But also NLP Coaches. 

Who answers my questions about INLPTA?

If you have questions about INLPTA as an organisation, the guidelines or the seals please contact Bert Feustel (Director Europe/Asia - worldwide Operations): info@inlpta.org

Who can certify according to INLPTA guidelines?

Only trainers who successfully completed an INLPTA-trainers training or visited an INLPTA trainer upgrade and are members of INLPTA can certify according to the INLPTA guidelines. You have to own a valid INLPTA-trainer-certificate with an INLPTA seal.

There is the possibility of post-certification / upgrade - certification.

Mostly, if one would like to do further training with an INLPTA trainer.


accredited prior learning (APL)


INLPTA trainers can issue an INLPTA certificate (post-certification) to a person who has been certified by other institutions or organizations, after a formal examination of the content and possibly with conditions or proof.

Parts of the training in duration, contents, qualification of the trainer, examination formats can be credited.

Possible missing time or contents have to be completed.

At the end the INLPTA Curriculi guidelines must be fulfilled.

If, for example, the training to be credited is 90 hours long and the metamodel was only dealt with superficially,

at least 40h have to be added (INLPTA min. 130h, and metamodel treated in depth)


the text of the certificate for Practitioner is modified like this:


has successfully acquired an INLPTA Practitioner Training in the Art and Science of Neuro Linguistic Programming through accredited prior learning (APL) and has satisfactorily fulfilled all requirements as established by The International NLP Trainers Association. 


In most cases there is a fee for the certificate with seal and possibly a post-certification fee.  

What to do if there were assigned invalid certifications?

If your certification is invalid e.g. because the seal wasn't affixed but printed, it does not have a seal, the required number of hours or days are not met. Please contact us. If all requirements are fulfilled we will offer you to send you a valid certification or tell you what is necessary to obtain one.

In which countries certifications will be accepted?

INLPTA certifications are accepted all over the world.

Who developed the guidelines of INLPTA?

The guidelines of the INLPTA trainings are developed by the directors: Wyatt Woodsmall, Marvin Oka, Bert Feustel. Those guidelines are binding for all countries and trainings.

What are INLPTA Master-Trainers?

What it means to be an INLPTA Master Trainer.


The award and distinction of being an INLPTA Master Trainer is also a symbol of what INLPTA stands for. 

INLPTA stands for ethics, quality and professionalism.

An INLPTA Master Trainer demonstrates and lives ethically, strives for the highest quality and embodies the best professionalism in the industry.

The ethics are evident in the way he or she treats participants, employees, colleagues and clients. Fairness, correctness, incorruptibility, integrity and appreciation of our curriculi and ethical guidelines demonstrate an ecological systemic awareness.

An INLPTA Master Trainer is not only a role model for all other INLPTA trainers but also for all NLP trainers.

When a trainer is looking for advice or has challenges or is thinking about how he/she could be even better, he/she looks to an INLPTA Master Trainer.

An INLPTA Master Trainer has outstanding experience, great quality and professionalism in his/her work and appearance. The role model function consists of further elements:

Exceptional knowledge of NLP and beyond.

The wisdom to sort, assess and link information, to recognise similarities and differences and to understand larger contexts.

productivity in the field of teaching NLP that shows that the main focus is on NLP training and application. But also to work on and with NLP, to publish, to develop.  

High creativity in dealing with NLP its application and training

Special innovation in didactics in the implementation and transfer of NLP into new contexts.

Excellent flexibility in dealing with participants, challenging situations and unusual contexts. SO in demonstration social competence and a commendable ability to communicate and deal with conflicts.


Ethics - Quality - Professionalism 

Role model - Experience  

Knowledge - Wisdom - Productivity - Creativity - Innovation - Flexibility 


You can get along well with an INLPTA Master Trainer.


An INLPTA Master Trainer has relevance, i.e. is relevant to NLP in his or her country or worldwide, is committed to helping NLP gain a good reputation and is compatible with the social and academic structures in which he or she teaches.


An INLPTA Master Trainer shows cooperative constructive towards INLPTA members and has a high loyalty to INLPTA to serve as a role model for others. Membership in INLPTA and supportive cooperation is a matter of course. Due to the exposed position, an INLPTA Master Trainer should stand especially behind INLPTA and promote and protect INLPTA.


If INLPTA needs improvement, development and adjustment to become better an INLPTA Master Trainer is at service to provide help and assistance to serve the greater good.


Relevance - Loyalty - Service 


INLPTA Master Trainers are predestined to train and certify others in NLP, including trainers,

INLPTA Trainer Trainings require registration and approval by the responsible person of the Board of Directors. 

However, INLPTA Master Trainers are encouraged to organise national cooperative events for trainer trainings, with multiple Master Trainers and trainer colleagues, to demonstrate that INLPTA prefers cooperative and competent trainers who have found their own authentic style through a variety of role models.


Being an INLPTA Master Trainer is not only a distinction and an honour, but also a task and an obligation to be active with heart and soul for NLP and INLPTA. 


We honour this dedication and look forward to walking this path together.

What happens if the guidelines were not obeyed from INLPTA-Trainers?

If the guidelines aren't obeyed for a training, in form, time or content, the trainer will get a warning and won't be allowed to call their trainings "according to INLPTA guidelines". The certifications of such trainers will be checked again and if it's necessary the participant may have to redo some trainings or testings.

Where can seals be ordered?

Seals can only be ordered at the official INLPTA agency. For orders in Europe please contact Bert Feustel (bert.feustel(at)inlpta.org). Or go to membership - order form 

Are certifications without seals valid?

Certifications without pasted up INLPTA seals aren't valid! You can request to add a seal to your certification with a printed INLPTA-logo. But you have to prove that all necessary guidelines are fulfilled. A printed form can be found under [become a member]

How much do INLPTA-Seals cost?

One seal costs 15 Euro. You also get a special coloured  certification paper with every seal.

Who can use INLPTA-Seals?

Seals can only be used by INLPTA trainers who a current members of INLPTA. With their membership they commit to the guidelines of INLPTA-trainings and to the code of ethics.

I used to get INLPTA-Seals somewhere else, where do I get them in the future?

Even if you were used to get INLPTA seals somewhere else from May 2005 on you can only get them at the official INLPTA agency in Europe. Please contact Bert Feustel ( bert.feustel@inlpta.org ). If you already have some seals you can use them but please let INLPTA now. Seals which you didn't get properly aren't valid.

Is a membership required to certify with INLPTA following the INLPTA-Guidelines?

Yes, only members of INLPTA are authorised to use seals and certifications.

How much does an INLPTA-Membership cost?

At the moment the membership costs 100 Euro plus VAT per year.

Who can become an INLPTA-Member?

Only trainers who successfully fulfilled an INLPTA-Trainers training or an INLPTA Trainer Upgrade can become an INLPTA-member. You have to have a valid INLPTA-Trainer certification with a seal of the INLPTA.

For what will the INLPTA-Membership spend the fees?

With the INLPTA-Membership fees the webpage, the membership care, the pr-arrangements and all the other expenses are financed. As INLPTA is a low-profit organisation and the money is invested in INLPTA purposes.

What is the difference between INLPTA and other NLP-Associations?

The difference between INLPTA and other NLP-Associations are the mission goals INLPTA has. Quality - Professionalism - Ethics. In contrast to many other NLP-Associations only Trainers and Master-Coaches  can become a member of INLPTA (exception: UK). The quality standards of INLPTA are higher than those of most others NLP-Associations. INLPTA also covers the interests of NLP in business. INLPTA is proud that a certificate of a NLP-training is testing in both theory and practical experience. This combination makes INLPTA unique.

In which relationship are INLPTA and DVNLP e.V.?

The DVNLP (Deutsche Verband des NLP) and the INLPTA complement one another and cooperate together. Both are founded by Bert Feustel, who defined the guidelines and headed them both. While the INLPTA is an organisation that works world wide, the DVNLP takes care about the interests of the national NLP users.

How to become a member?

Only INLPTA-trainers can become a member.


  • -The membership costs 100 Euro per year plus 19% VAT
  • - The membership automatically extend for one year.
  • - The membership can be cancelled up to 3 month before the end of the year.
  • -Only members  can order numbered certifications and seals.
  • -Members can sign in to the INLPTA-trainer-database for free.
  •  Only the membership at the official INLPTA agency for Germany/Europe (through director Bert Feustel) is valid.
  • Conditions for a membership
  • -INLPTA-trainer (fulfilled INLPTA-trainers-training or INLPTA-trainer-upgrade)
  • -accept the code of ethics
  • -accept the training guidelines
  • -accept the membership conditions
  • Conditions for a INLPTA membership
  • -I will obey the INLPTA guidelines and requirements in all my INLPTA certificated courses.
  • -I will abide the code of ethics.
  • -I agree to adjust my NLP skills, knowledge and trainings all the time to know about changes about the INLPTA standards, guidelines, requirements and conditions.
  • -I register that the INLPTA Board of Directors has the right to develop the INLPTA training-guidelines constantly.
  • -I register that the INLPTA Board of Directors has the right to alter the INLPTA arrangements, requirements and conditions concerning the INLPTA members.
  • Use of the INLPTA-logo
  • -The INLPTA-logo is patented. 
  • - The INLPTA-logo can only be used on advertisements of NLP-trainings which are following the INLPTA guidelines. 
  • - If the INLPTA-logo is used on brochures or adds which are offering different trainings and events please make sure that it is obvious which ones are hold after the INLPTA guidelines.
  •  -The different INLPTA Membership logo can be used on business cards, email signatures and on letter paper as long as you are a registered INLPTA-trainer or master-trainer. Please use the following text:
  •  "Registered INLPTA-NLP-Trainer" or "Registered INLPTA-NLP-Master-Trainer"
  • - The INLPTA-seal may only be used on INLPTA-certifications which approve the participation in a NLP-Practitioner- or Master-Practitioner-Course which were hold by a registered INLPTA-NLP-Trainer or INLPTA-NLP-Master-Trainer. I agree to acknowledge the certifications of all registered INLPTA trainers world wide.
  • I am aware that the INLPTA Board of Directors has the right and duty to delete my name in the register and to reverse my status and the privileges if i break the given arrangements and conditions.

Does it make sense certifying with INLPTA in addition to other guidelines?

Yes, as you can offer your students a higher quality and more options, e.g. to upgrade another training.

In what way are DVNLP-Guidelines and INLPTA-Guidelines different?

The guidelines of INLPTA are more demanding and higher than those of DVNLP, they are also more comprehensive, specific and detailed. A DVNLP-trainer has to fulfill a INLPTA-TrainerUpgrade to get the INLPTA-Trainer status and a INLPTA trainer doesn't have to be a trainer-coach to teach the NLP-trainings.

Who can be added to the INLPTA trainer database?

Every INLPTA-trainer who is a member in good standing  of INLPTA can be added to the INLPTA-trainer database. You have the option to be shown with your name, photo address, webpage and email

How can a  other NLP-Trainer become status of an INLPA-Trainer?

If you are a other NLP-trainer you can get the INLPTA-trainer status by visiting the INLPTA-TrainerUpgrade.


The TrainerUpgrades are offered by different institutes. Please research for offered trainings or ask us.

Are other certifications accepted by INLPTA?

Yes, if their guidelines match the guidelines of INLPTA in both form and content. In the case XXX Practitioner wants to do the INLPTA-Master-training, the responsible INLPTA-trainer has to make sure that the DVNLP-Practitioner-training matches the INLPTA guidelines. Perhaps some of the content has to be done again.

Than the INLPTA Trainer can issue an APL certificate Important: Even if a XXX -training matches the INLPTA guidelines, it can only be labeled INLPTA-training if the trainer is a certified INLPTA-trainer.

How can I become informed about news and activities?

Keep looking and reading the INLPTA website