What is AI Certification?

Skilled strength-based leaders and facilitators are in demand around the world. Appreciative Inquiry Certification demonstrates to your customers, competitors, suppliers, staff and investors that you use industry-respected best practices and possess the knowledge, experience and education to effectively help organizations achieve their success.

Certified Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator Logo_2016-17For nearly two decades, The Center for Appreciative Inquiry (CAI) has been a leader in Appreciative Inquiry Trainings and Certification. Thousands of individuals, teams, organizations and communities have participated in one of The Center for Appreciative Inquiry’s workshops, gaining Ai expertise as well as personal and professional fulfillment. With a CAI Certification, you can demonstrate not only knowledge and skill-set, but also a commitment to high professional standards and a strong code of ethics.

Individuals who have participated in Appreciative Inquiry (or strength-based) workshops/trainings from other Ai providers are eligible to receive Appreciative Inquiry certification from The Center for Appreciative Inquiry. Learn how you can earn your Appreciative Inquiry Certification and join our growing network of Ai Professionals.

The Center for Appreciative Inquiry maintains high standards for Appreciative Inquiry Facilitators, Coaches, Practitioners and Trainers worldwide and renews CAI Certifications every two years. Renewal of your certification demonstrates your ongoing commitment to the professional standards in the field of Appreciative Inquiry, and to your own continued growth and education.


Earning your Appreciative Inquiry Certification with the Center for Appreciative Inquiry includes:

  • Practicum review by a panel of seasoned Appreciative Inquiry practitioners. It is standard practice for the panel to engage you in a conversation about your work once you have submitted your practicum. Typically, they will respond with questions, to deepen their and your mutual understanding of and learning about AI. The practicum review is therefore a dialogical and interactive process;
  • Appreciative Inquiry Certification document that will be emailed to you for your records;
  • Center for Appreciative Inquiry Certification logo that you are welcome to embed on your website or include in your email signature.
  • Listing on our Appreciative Inquiry Directory. Your Ai Directory listing is an editable profile page that includes your photo and professional biography that highlights your specialties, articles, videos and testimonials. Learn more about the benefits of our Ai Directory here.

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