Become Accredited

How do I apply for IEA Accreditation?

To apply to become an IEA Accredited Professional (AP), you must be a member of IEA Global at the Professional level or Professional Affiliate level and meet the standards described in the IEA Accredited Professional Requirements and obtain at least 250 points of training and professional Enneagram-related work experience over a minimum of three years prior to application as described in the AP Scoring System.  The Application Form must be completed, signed and returned with the application fee.  Two AP Letter of Recommendation forms from Accredited Professionals or others who have observed your work must be provided directly to the IEA before your application will be considered.  You must also read, sign and agree to adhere to the IEA’s General Ethical Guidelines and Code of Ethics for Accredited Professionals.

To apply to become an IEA Accredited Professional With Distinction (APD), you must be an IEA Accredited Professional and a member of IEA Global at the Professional Membership level and meet the standards described in the IEA Accredited Professional With Distinction Requirements. The Application Form must be completed, signed and returned with the application fee. Two APD Letter of Recommendation forms from Accredited Professionals or others who have observed your work must be provided directly to the IEA before your application will be considered.

To apply for an IEA Accredited Training Program (ATP), all Enneagram faculty and the sponsoring individual must be current IEA Accredited Professionals and members of IEA Global at the Professional Membership level.  Please review the IEA Accredited Training Program Requirements.  In order to apply to become an IEA Accredited Training Program, the sponsoring IEA Accredited Professional must complete and submit the IEA Accredited Training Program Application. The sponsoring IEA Accredited Professional must also read, sign, agree to abide by and agree to share the IEA General Ethical Guidelines and Code of Ethics with all students participating in the ATP. Email the application and code of ethics signed documents to IEA Accreditation. Once the Accreditation Committee approves,  the sponsoring IEA Accredited Professional will be notified and sent a separate link for payment of the application fee. The approval process may take up to 4-6 weeks.

To apply for an IEA Accredited Enneagram School (AES), an organization must offer one or more IEA Accredited Training Programs (ATPs) and the sponsoring individual and all Enneagram faculty must be current IEA Accredited Professionals and members of IEA Global at the Professional Membership level. Please review the IEA Accredited Enneagram School Requirements to become an IEA Accredited Enneagram School.  In order to apply to become an IEA Accredited Enneagram School, the sponsoring IEA Accredited Professional must complete and submit the IEA Accredited Enneagram School Application along with the IEA Accredited Training Program Application for each program meeting the requirements of an IEA Accredited Training Program.  The sponsoring IEA Accredited Professional must also read, sign, agree that the AES will abide by and agree to share the IEA General Ethical Guidelines and Code of Ethics with all students participating in the AES. Email the applications and code of ethics signed documents to IEA Accreditation. Once the Accreditation Committee approves, the sponsoring IEA Accredited Professional will be notified and sent a separate link for payment of the application fee. The approval process may take up to 4-6 weeks.

What is the IEA Accreditation Program’s approval process?

  • Accreditation applications are considered and evaluated by the IEA Accreditation Committee.  The Accreditation Committee consists of three to seven members or former members of the IEA Board of Directors, at least a majority of whom are Accredited Professionals.
  • AP and APD applications are considered by the Accreditation Committee on a rolling basis when all materials, including referral letters, are received and the IEA staff has confirmed that Professional Membership (and in the case of APD applications, the AP status) is current.
  • ATP and AES applications are considered monthly at a meeting of the Accreditation Committee after all materials are submitted and staff has confirmed that the AP status and Professional Membership of all necessary professionals is current.  ATP and AES applications will not be processed until all Enneagram faculty are current in their professional membership dues and AP accreditations.
  • To be approved, an application must achieve a minimum of three affirmative votes from members of the Accreditation Committee.
  • Once your application has been accepted and your fee has been paid, you will receive a dated accreditation logo for your use during the duration of your accreditation period.

How long is the Accreditation Period and what is the Renewal Process?

IEA Accredited Professionals (AP) are good for two years.  APs must renew their accreditation every two years by:

  • Earning 50 additional Accreditation Points under the Scoring System per 2-year period, with at least 30 of such points qualifying as Enneagram-related professional work (see AP Scoring System and Accredited Professional Requirements)
  • Confirming your Profile is current on www.IEANinePoints.com and completing the Accredited Professional (AP) Renewal process as and when notified by email
  • Reading, agreeing to, signing and adhering to the IEA’s Ethical Guidelines and Code of Ethics
  • Maintaining membership in IEA Global at the Professional Membership level
  • Paying the bi-ennial AP Accreditation fee

IEA Accredited Professionals with Distinction (APD) need to renew their accreditation every two years by:

  • Confirming your Profile is current on www.IEANinePoints.com and completing the Accredited Professional With Distinction (APD) Renewal process when notified by email
  • Reading, agreeing to, signing and adhering to the IEA’s Ethical Guidelines and Code of Ethics
  • Maintaining membership in IEA Global at the Professional Membership level
  • Paying the bi-ennial APD Accreditation fee
  • APDs are not required to report any additional Accreditation Points under the scoring system for renewal.

IEA Accredited Training Programs (ATP) and IEA Accredited Enneagram Schools (AES) need to renew their accreditations annually by:

  • Reviewing, updating as necessary and certifying as current all Profile information concerning your program(s) and/or organization on www.IEANinePoints.com
  • Ensuring all Enneagram faculty and the sponsoring AP are current IEA Accredited Professionals and IEA Global members at the Professional Membership level
  • Reading, agreeing to, signing and adhering to the IEA’s Ethical Guidelines and Code of Ethics
  • Paying the applicable annual ATP or AES accreditation fee(s)

Accreditation Renewals are reviewed and approved by two members of the IEA Accreditation Committee

Once the renewal application has been approved and the applicable fees have been paid, you will receive a dated accreditation logo for your use during your accreditation renewal period.  If your accreditation is not renewed by March 31, you must cease using the prior accreditation period logo.