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The world’s only training program where you can become certificated as a Paul Ekman Associate and evidence a high degree of competence within the fields of Emotional Skills and Evaluating Truthfulness with the Paul Ekman Seal of approval.

The program unites the fields of psychology, linguistics, criminology and sociology and presents a unique opportunity to learn the methods and skills developed by the world's leading pioneer in emotional intelligence, facial expressions, and deception detection - Dr. Paul Ekman.

Limited Time Offer: Click here to learn more Fast-track and become Ekman certified in 8 days! Starting 9th September 2019 in Manchester - UK

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  • Become a master of Emotional Skills, Credibility Analysis and Deception Detection.
  • Join an inspiring network of trainers, coaches and industry professionals.
  • Earn the Dr. Paul Ekman Approved Associate seal and prove your expertise.

Course overview

Over three days of training you will advance your knowledge and acquire a powerful set of skills, whilst also developing clear approaches and methodologies to apply and share these skills in the future.

By becoming an Ekman Associate you will have access to the same methodology and approaches currently being adopted by some of the leading agencies and businesses around the world, including the FBI, Disney, Apple, Emirates, NYPD, Fox, and the CIA.

On completion of the program, you’ll be awarded the Ekman Associate Seal of Approval, illustrating your expertise in the field and dedication to supporting others.

On successful completion Associates will receive:

  • Associate content guide – covering the core Ekman research on emotions, facial expressions, and microexpressions.
  • Approved Ekman photos – Facial Expressions
  • Approved Micro Expression testing videos developed by Dr. Ekman
  • Marketing images 
  • Ekman Associate Seal of approval 
  • Photo and web links on Ekman website
  • Ability to present Ekman methods within your own work and life


All associates will have access to 24/7 customer support where you can have your questions answered by our expert service team. You will also have the opportunity to share and learn best practices with a growing instructor community.

Entry requirements

The Ekman Associate Program is a 3 day workshop that forms the third and final stage of becoming an Ekman Associate.

Before you can attend this workshop, you must have first completed the two core Paul Ekman courses:

Note: If you purchase the Ekman Associate Program through our website, you will be asked by our team shortly after to provide copies of your Emotional Skills and Competencies, and Evaluating Truthfulness and Credibility certificates to confirm you have the prerequisite training. 

You can find dates and locations for all the upcoming Emotional Skills and Competencies and Evaluating Truthfulness and Credibility workshops here.

Annual License Fee: 

To maintain your Paul Ekman accreditation, there is an annual license fee to take into account. While your first years’ license is included in the course price, every subsequent year will be subject to a £500 fee to maintain your Ekman accreditation.


As an Ekman Associate you will feature on the Paul Ekman International website so everyone will know you are Paul Ekman certified.

Dr. Paul Ekman’s work in the fields of emotion, trust, and deception is unparalleled. He has conducted over 50 years of research and is listed as one of the world most influential people (Time magazine).

Who is the program for?

The Ekman Associate Program is designed for those who work in the field of emotional intelligence, communication or deception detection and are looking to upskill to earn the respected Dr. Paul Ekman Seal of Approval. It is aimed at people who have an interest in professional development, where their role involves high-stake interactions with others. Be that – consultants, coaches, trainers and teachers, to HR managers, mentors, and L&D professionals.

Associates can be:

  • Employees who work within large corporations and are looking to introduce quality training into their company.
  • Owners of their own businesses who see the program as a great way to develop themselves and offer a unique edge over the competition.
  • In the process of changing career and see the skills, values and knowledge provided on the program as a great opportunity to get ahead.

While the Associate Program will help you develop the skills to handle Ekman content, we do ask the those applying for the program already have some experience as a trainer, facilitator or speaker so you are better prepared to hit the ground running once you have completed the program.

Who is Dr. Paul Ekman?

Dr. Paul Ekman

Dr. Paul Ekman

Dr. Paul Ekman is a world-leading psychologist and expert in the fields of emotional intelligence, nonverbal communication, and deception detection. His extensive scientific research has him regarded as one of the most eminent psychologists of the 20th Century, and his ability to read others has earned him the reputation of ‘the best human lie detector in the world’.

Here are just some of his awards and honours:

  • One of ‘TIME Magazine’ Top 100 most influential people.
  • One of ‘The American Psychological Association’ most influential psychologists of the 20th Century.
  • Scientific Adviser to the FOX/Sky TV drama ‘Lie to Me’.
  • Recipient of ‘The William James Fellow Award’.
  • Recipient of ‘The Distinguished Scientific Contribution’ Award.
  • Faculty Research Lecturer at The University of California, San Francisco.

On the hit tv show to Lie to Me, Tim Roth played a character called Cal Lightman a lie detection expert who works with the FBI, this character was based on the life and work of Dr. Ekman. who advised as a consultant to the series.

Dr. Ekman’s work leads him to work with some of the top businesses and organizations around the world, including the C.I.A, Disney Pixar, The Department of Defence, Apple and The Drug Enforcement Agency.

You can find out more about Dr. Paul Ekman here.

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