Next AQ Certification | August 13 & 15, 2024 | Online


Help companies, leaders, and teams adapt through rapid change so they thrive in uncertain times.

Are you a coach, consultant or practitioner who wants to support your clients using leading-edge adaptability tools, assessments, and training to transform the way people and organizations adapt to change?

Watch the video to learn more about Adaptability and the Future of Work and keep reading to learn more about the AQ Certification.

Play Video
Play Video

AQ Level 1 Certification will teach you how to interpret the AQme Assessment and use the AQ model to support people and teams through rapid growth and transformation.

  • Learn about Adaptability – how it’s defined, how we measure it, and why.

  • Dive deeper into different concepts and the reason why Adaptability has become LinkedIn’s top skill of the moment and Forbes Number 1 skill employers want.

  • Learn about The AQ Model and the fundamentals of the research behind it.

Benefits of Certification

Learn highly practical and transferable skills from the world of Adaptability. Take your work to the next level. Fully Accredited and Industry Validated.

  • 100% online: 50% self paced learning completed through the online learning platform and 50% live virtual sessions with peer group learning and networking
  • Receive credits for up to 5 AQ Assessments

The Science behind the AQ Assessment

The AQ Model is thoroughly grounded in psychology (specifically trait activation theory and a contingent behavior model) and recognizes that adaptability is the complex interplay between a person’s ability, character, and environment.

    • Employees have a unique preference and way they adapt, which is relatively stable and based on their character.
    • Nonetheless, the model recognizes that employees can build up their ability (via resources or skills) to adapt more effectively.
    • Moreover, the environment (for example, support in the workplace, or emotional health) boosts or limits how and when employees adapt.

Check out a sample AQme and AQTeam Report



Complete your own AQ Assessment


Meet your AQ Master Trainer and cohort group for a 1.5-hour virtual session to start your certification program


Complete 8 hours of on-demand learning content at your own pace over a 2 week period


Reconnect with your AQ Master Trainer and cohort for two 3-hour live session to review the online learning you completed and share feedback


Upon completion of the program you will have exclusive access to the AQ Partner Portal and all the resources you need to share AQ Assessments with your clients

Next AQ Certification - June 2024

$1970 USD

Live Virtual Kick-off – August 6, 2024, 9:30-11:30 ET

Live Virtual Training – August 13 & 15, 2024, 9:30-1:00 ET

Online, instructor-led, attend from anywhere.

Meet Your Trainers

We are happy to offer AQ Certification in partnership with Krista Sheets of Competitive Edge.

Both The EQ Development Group and Competitive Edge are passionate about helping coaches and consultants to become an authority in the application of adaptability tools and assessments. We strive to help individuals and teams capitalize on their talents, leading to growth and productivity for organizations.

We bring a broad range of practical experience as established leadership and organization development practitioners, as well as hands-on senior leadership experience – so yes, we walk the walk as well as talk the talk!

If you have questions about becoming certified in AQ, please drop us a line at

Drew Bird, MSc, MA

Krista Sheets

Ready to Register for AQ Certification?

Please fill in the form below and we will send you the registration form for the next AQ Certification Course.