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Building Personal Resilience Mentor Certification FAQs

Question: Is the Building Personal Resilience Certification program available outside the U.S.?

Answer: Yes, except in the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, South Africa, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. If you live in one of these countries, programs are available through HeartMath’s International Alliances.

Question: Why are there two prices for the same program?

Answer: For those who mentor others within or on behalf of an organization and do not charge a fee to the people they are helping, the training, materials and license fee is $1,295. For those who work on behalf of an organization or work independently and either they or their organizations charge a fee for their services, the cost of the training, materials and license fee is $1,495.

Question: What does the Certification Program allow me to do?

Answer: The program provides the training and materials you need to effectively mentor people (individually or in small groups of ten or less) in learning and using HeartMath’s resilience-building and energy self-regulation techniques and supportive processes in their day-to-day lives. You will be able to teach the Building Personal Resilience content to your clients, patients, peers or students, etc. The certification program also grants you a license that allows you to promote yourself as a; “HeartMath® Certified Mentor”

Question: What’s included in the Certification Program?

Answer: The main content is the Building Personal Resilience (BPR) program, which includes a complete range of core HeartMath tools, techniques and processes. It also includes the research concepts and theories that form the foundation of the BPR program and the Inner Balance™ Bluetooth sensor.

Learning takes place via eight live, 60-minute Zoom-based classes, eight hours of self-paced recordings with each weekly 1 hour section presented in 4 to 7 topic-specific modules, Eight hours of mentoring practice with 2 volunteers of your choice, a class member to practice tele-mentoring, and guidance in developing or deepening your personal practice of the heart-based skill set (included at no charge is the Inner Balance App and Sensor).

Question: Does the certification allow me to teach the BPR content in public classes, workshops or seminars?

Answer: This License is limited to the use of HeartMath’s intellectual property (copyrights, content, techniques, trademarks, etc.) for the mentoring or coaching of individuals or small groups of up to 10 people. Group mentoring or group coaching in this context does not allow for the use of HeartMath content on slides, webinars or social media. The coaching or mentoring must be delivered in real time. This license does not grant permission to present, teach or use HeartMath’s intellectual property in whole or in part in lectures, seminars or workshops without written permission from HeartMath.

Question: Even though I can’t deliver workshops or seminars, can I speak to groups about HeartMath and the services I provide?

Answer: Yes, you can mentor small groups of up to 10 people and you can speak to larger groups as part of your promotional efforts. We hope you will do that and also share your personal experiences and the benefits you and others have gained from the Building Personal Resilience program and HeartMath products. Specific guidelines on how to effectively speak to groups to promote your HeartMath business are addressed during the BPR training.

Question: Do I need to pay a royalty or fee to HeartMath on the income I receive from teaching individuals the Building Personal Resilience program?

Answer: No. There is no obligation for the payment of royalties on income from your use of HeartMath’s intellectual property. While you license is perpetual, After the first year, payment of an Annual Resources and Client Materials fee of $150 allows you access to the Learning Resource Center with materials for your clients, listing on the public HeartMath Certified Directory and access to special discounts on products.

Question: Can HeartMath techniques be modified?

Answer: To maintain the integrity of the HeartMath Institute’s intellectual property and in order to stay within the guidelines of trademark and copyright law, you may not modify the techniques or create work based on or using any part of the Building Personal Resilience Program. Modifications of the HeartMath techniques and intellectual property are considered derivative works and remain the property of the HeartMath Institute. Modifications include translations, editorial revisions, interpretive matter, annotations, elaborations or other adaptations or forms of presentation that are based on the original HeartMath work. Modifications may be made only with specific written permission from HeartMath. We respect the expertise and experience many people bring to the program and are committed to a fair, collaborative and quick approval process regarding creative applications of BPR.

Question: Can I use the HeartMath techniques with individuals if I am not certified?

Answer: You don’t need certification to share your personal experience of the HeartMath techniques and technologies with others. Many individuals have discovered how their own personal use of the tools and techniques can enhance their work with others. If you believe those you work with could benefit from the HeartMath resilience and energy self-regulation tools, we suggest you refer them to the many HeartMath products that are designed for self-learning. Without training and certification, however, no one can promote themselves as a HeartMath Coach/Mentor or charge fees to teach the techniques.

Question: Can I sell HeartMath products to increase my income?

Answer: Yes. Selling books, materials and the emWave or Inner Balance Trainer technologies can be a substantial income generator as well as a way to provide those you are helping with an effective means of increasing their understanding and use of the resilience- and energy-building tools and processes. You will receive discounted prices that range from 20% to 40% below listed prices.

Question: Is there a cancellation policy?

Answer: Once you’ve registered for a series, we are happy to refund the registration fee based on the following schedule:

  1. Before Class 1: Full payment will be refunded, minus a $50 processing fee, when we receive your returned materials.
  2. After attending Class 1: Full payment will be refunded, minus a $100 fee, when we receive your returned materials.
  3. After attending Class 2: Full payment will be refunded, minus a $150 fee, when we receive your returned materials.
  4. After attending Class 3: There will no refund.

Question: To apply, or receive more information:

Answer: To apply, click here. To receive more information, E-mail: To call HMI toll free, Telephone: (800) 711-6221.