Join the Dr. Ekman Family and Teach his techniques in your field of work

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8 Day Course
Manchester - UK
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Deliver Paul Ekman training as an approved associate

The Ekman Associate Program is the world’s only training program where you can now get certification as an Ekman Approved Associate and become licensed to join the ‘PEI family’ and share Dr. Ekman’s core research and teachings.

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  • Become Certified by Dr. Ekman
  • Receive the Official Training Materials and Aids
  • Feature on our Website as an Accredited Supplier

Dr Ekman is a leading psychologist and pioneer in the fields of emotion, deception, and credibility

His work has been vital in helping combat some of the world’s most prominent challenges such as terrorism, fraud, and high-stake deception. Ekman’s commitment to scientific validity has earned the respect of top business professionals, psychologists and government organizations around the world who adopt his methods and approaches to communicate effectively, counter deceptive practices, and nurture ethical, compassionate, and emotionally skilled workforces.

Organizations who use this science across the globe include the Joint Intelligence Training Group (JITG), Apple, Department of Homeland Security/TSA, Scotland Yard, Romanian Intelligence Service, Emirates Airlines, Disney/Pixar and the European Central Bank.

Over eight days of concentrated training during the Ekman Associate Program, you will advance your knowledge, acquire a powerful set of skills, and develop clear approaches and methodologies to apply your new skills, and share them with others.


Paul Ekman’s work in the fields of emotion, truth, and deception is unparalleled.

Dr. Ekman has conducted over 50 years of research and is listed as one of the world most influential people (Time magazine).

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.

As an Ekman Associate, your profile will feature on our website so everyone will know you are Ekman Approved.


Once approved, you will be equipped with the latest and best training tools and materials to enable you to use and share the core of this cutting-edge behavioral science, using a range of Paul Ekman approved content.


All Associates will have access to highly responsive customer support from PEI 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 Associate community.

Who is the Ekman Associate Program for?

The Ekman Associate Program is designed for professionals who see the value of adopting Emotional Skills and Credibility Analysis based competencies within the professional workplace and would like to offer the best and most scientifically supported techniques and methodologies to their customers by adopting the Ekman approved content and training methods.

Most Ekman Associates tend to be in one of the following professions: Consultants, Coaches, Trainers, HR Managers, Mentors, and L&D Managers who want to secure approval to add Paul Ekman Approved core content into their wider training/delivery initiatives. Be that leadership, team development, negotiation, sales, and recruitment, for example.

While the Associate Program will help you develop the skills to handle the core Ekman content, we do ask that those applying for the Associate 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.

We need to protect you, your clients and the Paul Ekman brand, so if you don’t meet the standards (content knowledge and presentation skills) during the course a personal coach from PEI will agree on a Personal Development Plan with you to support you until you are ready.

The Process for becoming an Ekman Associate

  1. Attend and complete the two core Paul Ekman modules (5 Days)
    – Emotional Skills and Competencies
    – Evaluating Truthfulness and Credibility
    If you have already attended Emotional Skills and Competencies, and/or Evaluating Truthfulness and Credibility and would like to become an associate, please call our team on +44 161 413 8930 to discuss direct entry onto the 3-day Associate program.
  2. Attend and Complete the Ekman Associate Program (3 Days)
  3. Sign an Ekman Associate license and pay your Associate License fee
    Once you have booked your place on the Ekman Associate Program, our team will contact you to arrange payment of the license.
    The Ekman Associate License is $4000 per year (may be subject to VAT) and is additional to the Associate training program fees.
    NOTE: The Associate license fee must be paid before the program begins.
    You will receive a bundle of content during the Associate program including slides, materials, Associate presentation guides, video content, marketing items and activity briefs.  You must have a signed license and paid the license fee before we grant you access to this material.
  4. Undergo the Quality Assurance Process
    Following success on the Associate program, your first delivered sessions need to be video recorded to ensure you are confident with the materials and approaches before formal approval. You will be able to access support from the Ekman International team as you prepare for your events and develop your mastery.
    NOTE: The Quality Assurance process is designed to offer support and guidance if and where needed and encourage your own professional development if and/or we feel this is needed before you present the material to others.

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