How does one apply for IEA Accreditation?

To apply to become an IEA Accredited Professional (AP), you must be member of IEA Global at the Professional Membership level.

To apply for an IEA Accredited Training Program (ATP), or for an IEA Accredited Enneagram School (AES), you must be an IEA Accredited Professional.

To apply for accreditation, you need to:

  • Send in the appropriate, fully completed Application Form with required documentation
  • Read, agree, sign and adhere to IEA’s Ethical Guidelines and Code of Ethics
  • Pay the appropriate full accreditation fee to IEA Global at the time of applying

What is the IEA Accreditation approval process?

  • The IEA Accreditation Review Committee consists of three to six IEA Accredited Professionals.
  • Accreditation applications are considered and evaluated by the IEA Accreditation Committee and must achieve a minimum of three affirmative votes from members of the Accreditation Review Committee.

Once your application has been accepted and your fee has been paid, you will receive an accreditation logo for your use during the duration of your accreditation period.

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Applying for IEA Accredited Professional (AP) Overview

To apply for Professional Accreditation, you need to:

  • Complete the Accredited Professional (AP) Application Form above and submit it.
  • Read, agree, sign and adhere to IEA’s Ethical Guidelines and Code of Ethics
  • Include two letters of recommendation (see specific requirements below)
  • Pay full AP accreditation fee of $150 to IEA Global at the time of applying (Professional Accreditations are valid for 2 years and renewable every 2 years with a Renewal Application and $150 renewal fee. Accreditation fee includes a 50% non-refundable administrative fee.)

AP Application Requirements – AP applicants must:

  • Have given at least 100 hours of professional work with the Enneagram (teaching, coaching, therapy, consulting, etc. – see specific requirements listed below)
  • Submit two letters of recommendation from Enneagram professionals (IEA Accredited Professionals, if possible) along with your application (see specific requirements listed below)
  • Have obtained a total of 200 points in the ways described below

Ways to Accrue Accreditation Points (total of 200 points are required)

  • Enneagram training completed (1 point per hour, 8 points maximum per day of training) from an IEA accredited training program and/or school.
  • Practical Enneagram related professional experience, including teaching/facilitating Enneagram-based trainings, workshops, retreats, etc., providing one-on-one therapy or coaching, and performing other Enneagram related work. Since it is difficult to provide an exhaustive list of what experiences would receive points, points will be approved by the IEA accreditation committee on a case-by-case basis, and applicants may be asked to provide additional information about their professional work with the Enneagram. (Applicants must have a minimum of 100 points in this category).
  • Education: advanced degree in related field including psychology, philosophy, theology, spirituality, among others (up to 50 points for a doctorate and 25 points for a Masters degree).
  • Licensed by government regulatory authorities in related field including psychology, philosophy, theology, spirituality, among others (20 points).
  • Enneagram related publications (10 points for articles in Nine Points Magazine, 20 points for articles in peer reviewed Enneagram Journal, and 50 points for published books or dissertation). Translation into English may be requested. (Maximum points allowed in the category: 50).
  • Presenting at/attending any IEA sponsored conference, including the conference of any IEA affiliate. (25 points for attending an IEA conference and 10 points extra for presenting). Up to 100 points toward accreditation may be earned by attending IEA sponsored conferences.
  • If any individual has relevant experience that is not included here, that individual may submit a request to the IEA accreditation committee and it will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis within the above listed categories.

What is needed in the Letters of Recommendation?

As an accreditation serves as a mark of excellence, a letter of recommendation must contain a reference for your skills in using the Enneagram, ideally from an IEA Accredited Professional, in the following form.

  • The recommender must have worked with you, observed you and/or heard/seen tapes for a minimum of 1 hour featuring your skills.
  • The letter must be written in English (or Spanish)
  • The letter must be dated no more than 6 months prior to the date of application
  • The letter must contain a serious statement evaluating your level of knowledge, understanding and use of the Enneagram.
  • The letter must be written and signed by the recommender and then scanned as an attachment for submission. If only an email recommendation has been provided, you must print out that email and scan it to provide as an attachment to the submission.
  • The letter of recommendation, whether as a letter or email, must contain the recommender‚ full name, address, e-mail, and contact number.
  • The letter of recommendation must be sent in together with the application.

If no IEA Accredited Professional knows you and your work, you may ask another experienced Enneagram professional to write the letter.

What is the IEA Accreditation approval process?

  • The IEA Accreditation Review Committee consists of three to six IEA Accredited Professionals.
  • Accreditation applications are considered and evaluated by the IEA Accreditation Committee and must achieve a minimum of three affirmative votes from members of the Accreditation Review Committee.

Once your application has been accepted and your fee has been paid, you will receive an accreditation logo for your use during the duration of your accreditation period.

In order to maintain Professional Accreditation, IEA Global membership at the Professional level must be maintained.

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How do schools apply to become an IEA Accredited Enneagram School?

This applies to schools that offer Enneagram-based training and workshops that are in accordance with IEA ethical standards and approved by the IEA Accreditation Committee. Individuals can count hours of training from an IEA Accredited school as points toward their IEA Professional Accreditation. Schools are distinguished from training programs in that they offer multiple and follow-on trainings and workshops that are linked together in a more long term curriculum and provide certification.

As distinguished from training programs, IEA Accredited Enneagram Schools:

  • Provide multiple Enneagram training programs and supervised practice or course work and offer certification to their participants
  • Offer more than 100 hours of linked, cumulative trainings per year.

To become an IEA Accredited Enneagram School, the school must:

  • Have only IEA Accredited Professionals serving as their core Enneagram faculty
  • Submit a course syllabus/curriculum in English (Schools must have existed for at least two years before being eligible to apply for accreditation.)
  • Agree to the IEA ethical guidelines and agree to inform their students that the school complies with those guidelines
  • Pay full AES initial accreditation fee of $500 to IEA Global at the time of applying (Enneagram School Accreditations are valid for 1 year and renewable each following year with a Renewal Application and $75 renewal fee. Accreditation fee includes a 50% non-refundable administrative fee.)

What is the IEA Accreditation approval process?

  • The IEA Accreditation Review Committee consists of three to six IEA Accredited Professionals.
  • Accreditation applications are considered and evaluated by the IEA Accreditation Committee and must achieve a minimum of three affirmative votes from members of the Accreditation Review Committee.

Once your application has been accepted and your fee has been paid, you will receive an accreditation logo for your use during the duration of your accreditation period.

In order to maintain Enneagram School Accreditation, Enneagram core faculty members must maintain their Professional Accreditations, which requires that they also maintain their IEA Global memberships at the Professional level.

Students who attend and complete AES Programs do not automatically become accredited but must apply individually for accreditation by the IEA.

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How can my training program become an IEA Accredited Training Program (ATP)?

Accredited training programs offer training in specific areas and applications related to the Enneagram and in turn offer points toward IEA accreditation for their students.

To apply, you must:

  • Have only IEA Accredited Professionals delivering the training program
  • Submit a course syllabus/curriculum in English (Training Programs must have been taught in full (at least once) before an application can be made for accreditation.)
  • Agree to the IEA ethical guidelines and agree to inform your students that the training program complies with those guidelines
  • Pay full ATP initial accreditation fee of $200 to IEA Global at the time of applying (Training Program Accreditations are valid for 1 year and renewable each following year with a Renewal Application and $75 renewal fee. Accreditation fee includes a 50% non-refundable administrative fee.)

What is the IEA Accreditation approval process?

  • The IEA Accreditation Review Committee consists of three to six IEA Accredited Professionals.
  • Accreditation applications are considered and evaluated by the IEA Accreditation Committee and must achieve a minimum of three affirmative votes from members of the Accreditation Review Committee).

Once your application has been accepted and your fee has been paid, you will receive an accreditation logo for your use during the duration of your accreditation period.

In order to maintain Training Program Accreditation, teachers delivering the program must maintain their Professional Accreditations, which requires that they also maintain their IEA Global memberships at the Professional level.

Students who attend and complete ATP trainings do not automatically become accredited but must apply individually for accreditation by the IEA.