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The world’s only training program where you can become certificated as a Paul Ekman Associate.

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.

  • 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 micro-expressions.
  • 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

The process

The Ekman Associate Program consists of the following three stages: 

  1. ESaC – Emotional Skills and Competencies  – NOT INCLUDED IN THIS PACKAGE

  2. ETaC – Evaluating Truthfulness and Credibility – NOT INCLUDED IN THIS PACKAGE

  3. PEAP – The Paul Ekman Associate Masterclass 

Note: If you are new to Paul Ekman Training and would like to complete the full Associate Program in one go, we offer a full Ekman Associate Package here where you can complete the full program and become Ekman accredited in just 8 days. 

Who is the Ekman Associate Program for?

The Ekman Associate Program is designed for those who work in the field of emotional intelligence, communication, and/or deception detection and are looking to up-skill 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.

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 honors:

  • 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.

Fees and Booking Terms

There are two payment methods available to secure your place on this course.

  • Payment in Full
    Upon payment, our team will be in touch to confirm your place and make sure you have everything you need to get the absolute most out of your program.

  • Payment plan
    For those who would prefer to pay via installments, please contact our office so we can help arrange this with you. You can reach us on or call us on +44 161 413 8930

Please note: 
All course fees must be covered two weeks before the beginning of the course. We will contact you after your booking fee is received to arrange your next payment.

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.

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