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Coherence Advantage a HeartMath® Trainer Certification Program

Certification enables you to train and teach the HeartMath skillset to groups of any size, anywhere in the world.

Heart-Brain Coherence Optimizes Physical and Mental Performance

Coherence is Key to Increasing and Sustaining Our Energy Levels and Resilience.

Train others to connect more deeply with the wisdom and guidance of their heart’s intuitive intelligence — turn challenging days into ones with more ease and flow.

Teach the art and science of shifting into into heart-brain coherence, an optimal state that lays the foundation for clearer thinking, wiser choices, maintaining composure in times of chaos or stress, improved sleep, and sustainable health, wellness, and performance gains.

New & Improved Heart-Brain Coherence Optimizes Physical and Mental Performance

Coherence is Key to Increasing and Sustaining Our Energy Levels and Resilience.

Small group classes with a maximum of 6 students ensure individualized guidance & in-depth learning.

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What You Can Expect

To ensure your mastery of the material, the certification program uses a variety of engaging learning methods, creating an immersive six-week experience. The blended learning format requires participation in:

  • Five 90-minute small group classes
  • Two 7-hour teach back days
  • One 4-hour final class
  • Between 2 and 4 hours of study per week

Optional after Certification: Join the HeartMath Community of Practice, offering support, learning, connection and a true sense of belonging.

Certification is Just the Beginning
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  1. Who typically enrolls in this Trainer Certification Course?

    The HeartMath Institute primarily certifies trainers who serve the general public, nonprofit organizations, schools, universities, social-service agencies, first responder organizations such as law enforcement, fire services, corrections, military, veteran and other government agencies.

    Those who get certified include:

    • Trainers
    • Consultants
    • Coaches
    • Managers
    • Practitioners
    • Directors
    • HR Personnel
    • Psychologists
    • Counselors/Social Workers
    • Peer Support Persons
    • Mentors
    • Educators
  2. After obtaining your certification, you’ll be invited to join our exclusive HeartMath Community of Practice – a supportive, heart-based community created especially for HeartMath Certified Professionals. The CoP is designed to help you build on your training and provide valuable strategies to develop a thriving business, including marketing guidance, continuing education, and templates for engaging trainings with clients. You’ll also be able to forge meaningful connections and collaborations with other heart-based professionals. Along with these benefits, you’ll receive practical perks such as discounts on product purchases and a listing on our Directory of Certified Professionals. The cost for the first year is only $30, with an annual fee of $295 thereafter.

  3. Numerous research studies conducted in a wide range of diverse populations have shown that practicing the coherence techniques results in significant reductions in stress, depression, anxiety, anger, hostility, burnout, fatigue and increases in caring, contentment, gratitude, peacefulness, resilience and vitality.

    Additionally, statistically significant improvements in mental and emotional well-being have been demonstrated in over 14,000 people after 6-9 weeks of HeartMath training. As a HeartMath® Certified Trainer, you will have access to the normed and validated Personal and Organizational Quality Assessment (POQA-R) for use in your organization or with clients.

  4. The Coherence Advantage was originally developed for the U.S. Navy’s Expeditionary Combat Command to assist with their highly demanding missions. Since then, culturally appropriate versions of the coherence-building techniques have been successfully taught to over 100,000 First Responders and Service Members in various countries, including Canada, Colombia, Nepal, the Netherlands, North Macedonia, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

    To ensure cultural appropriateness, there are three versions of the workshop materials available:

    1. General population: This version is suitable for individuals from various backgrounds, including nurses, teachers, government employees, and more.
    2. First Responders: Designed specifically for Police, Firefighters, EMTs, and 911 Call Center Staff.
    3. Active Duty Service Members: Tailored for allied military personnel.

    These adaptations cater to the unique needs and requirements of each group, allowing for effective implementation of the Coherence Advantage techniques.

  5. In response to many requests, we have made our certification program more affordable and accessible with an interest-free monthly payment plan. You can now spread your payments equally over four months. Our simple and non-binding certification course application makes the process straightforward. We want to assure you that your information is safe with us, and we won’t share it with anyone outside our organization.

  6. While the certification course is taught in English, presentation and workshop participant materials are all available in Spanish. In addition, we offer the Building Personal Resilience Mentor Certification in Spanish.

We Learn When We Teach – Benefits for You

  • Increased Self Awareness: As a HeartMath Certified Trainer, you will acquire effective techniques and strategies to boost coherence, self-regulation, and emotional resilience. You’ll develop a deeper understanding of your own emotional states, equipping you with the skills to effectively shift depleting attitudes and emotions and respond to stress in a more positive and balanced manner.

  • Heart Intelligence: Strengthening your connection to your heart’s intuitive intelligence is a key benefit of becoming a HeartMath Certified Trainer. Through the practice and teaching of the coherence-building techniques, you can develop a more profound connection with the wisdom and guidance that arise from within.

  • Improved Health and Well-being: HeartMath techniques are designed to help you manage stress and improve your overall health and well-being. By practicing these techniques, you may experience lower blood pressure, reduced anxiety, improved sleep quality, and increased energy levels.

  • Elevated Focus, Creativity and Performance: People functioning in a state of higher coherence are more innovative, resilient and aligned. This can improve strategic thinking, increase the ability to execute on key objectives and reduce costly mistakes.

  • Profound Sense of Purpose and Fulfillment: As a HeartMath Certified Trainer, you will have the opportunity to teach this impactful skillset to others, enabling them to operate at a heightened level of personal and professional effectiveness. Through this transformative work, most trainers experience a profound sense of purpose and fulfillment, utilizing their expertise to make a positive and meaningful impact in the lives of those they serve.

Coherence Advantage Trainer Certification is $3,995* Comprehensive and Transformative *4 equal monthly payments of $999

Teach Others to Shift From:

Uncertainty and clouded thinking to discernment for making more effective choices and unleashing creativity.

Being anxious, overwhelmed, or impatient to experiencing ease, flow, and peace of mind.

Stressful interactions and relationships to kinder, more patient and cooperative ones.

Feeling exhausted or mentally and emotionally drained, to experiencing more energy, better sleep, and motivation.

Statistically Significant Improvements From 14,266 HeartMath Trained Individuals

Statistically significant improvements in mental, emotional and physical well-being have been demonstrated in 14,266 people, 6-9 weeks after HeartMath training. This large group comprises individuals from various backgrounds and life experiences.

Statistically Significant Improvements From 14,266 HeartMath Trained Individuals

Percent of individuals responding as often or always on normed and validated pre and post Personal and Organizational Quality Assessment (POQA-R).

A substantial amount of research has been conducted on the effectiveness of the coherence techniques offered in the Coherence Advantage (formerly titled the Resilience Advantage). Studies conducted on a wide range of populations have consistently shown that practicing these techniques leads to significant reductions in stress, depression, anxiety, anger, hostility, and burnout, as well as increases in positive emotions such as caring, contentment, gratitude, peacefulness, resilience and vitality.

Benefits for Your Clients

As individuals learn to integrate the Coherence Advantage skills into their daily lives, they become better at handling day-to-day challenges and stressors that often leave them depleted. Using these skills has been shown to provide a wide range of long-term personal and professional benefits, including:

Statistically Significant Increases In:

  • Emotional Vitality
  • Contentment
  • Emotional Buoyancy

Statistically Significant Reductions In:

  • Organizational Stress
  • Physical Stress
  • Emotional Stress
  • Relational Tension
  • Anger and Resentment
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Health Symptoms
  • Intention to Quit
  • Pressures of Life
Patricia Van Pelt

"I am very happy that I connected with the HeartMath family. It’s really been a blessing. I took the Resilience Advantage (Now Coherence Advantage) certification training and I have been able to use the tools I learned in the courses I teach. I have been helping a lot of people get connected to their heart. I’ve been doing it for most of my life, I just didn’t know how to train on it. Now I feel like I have all the tools I need to fulfill my mission, even in a greater way. Thank you HeartMath."

Patricia Van Pelt, Ph.D., Illinois State Senator, Chicago, Illinois

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Coherence Advantage™ Trainer Certification Overview

1. This live, interactive on-line certification course spans 6 weeks and includes:

  • Five, 90-minute small group classes over 5 consecutive weeks.
  • Two Full Teach-Back Training Days.
  • Final Half Day – Resources, Implementation Discussion, Technology Demo and Q&A on Science and Other Topics.
  • Self-Paced study of each of Coherence Advantage Modules as Master Trainers present and discuss the content.
  • Interactive Instruction and discussion in small groups on how to deliver the Coherence Advantage workshop or selected modules of your choice.
  • Teach backs with peers and Teach Back Facilitator for 2 days including additional customized feedback. Certification primarily based on these sessions.
  • Regular program updates, new developments and support materials.

2. Training Materials Package e-Version:

  • Coherence Advantage trainer Notes.
  • PowerPoint and additional material.
  • Program participant e-Guidebook and handouts.
  • Links to Certified Trainer Resources, including workshop planning resources, Website and reference materials.
  • HeartMath® Certified Trainer Logo, flyers, articles and marketing information.
  • Access to Coherence Technology Demos and videos.

3. Post-Certification Community of Practice:

  • Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to join the HeartMath Community of Practice. To help insure your success as a HeartMath Certified Professional, the first year fee is only $30 (normally $295 per year).
  • You will also receive a listing in the Certified Professional Directory and a 25% discount on product purchases.
Coherence Advantage Trainer Certification is $3,995* Comprehensive and Transformative *4 equal monthly payments of $999

Overview of Course Content by Module

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Coherence Advantage™ Certification Training Dates

  • Registration for each series closes 2 weeks prior to Class 1 or as specified, or when class is full.
  • Course is held on the Zoom platform.
  • All times are Pacific Time (PT).

May-June, 2024

All times are

Start Date 5 Small Group Classes8:00 - 9:30 a.m. 2 Teach-Back Sessions8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Final Class8 a.m. - 12 p.m.Class Full. closed.
May 23, 2024 Thursdays May 23, 30 Jun. 6, 13, 20 Wednesday/Thursday June 26, 27 Friday June 28

June-July, 2024

All times are

Start Date 5 Small Group Classes10:00 - 11:30 a.m.* 2 Teach-Back Sessions8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Final Class8 a.m. - 12 p.m.Class Full. closed.
June 10, 2024 Mondays Jun. 10, 17, 24 Jul. 1, 8 *Jun. 10 class ends at 12 p.m. Monday/Tuesday July 15, 16 Wednesday July 17

July-August, 2024

All times are

Start Date 5 Small Group Classes4:00 - 5:30 p.m.* 2 Teach-Back Sessions3 - 10 p.m. Final Class3 - 7 p.m.Class Full. closed.
July 2, 2024 Tuesdays Jul. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 *Jul. 2 class ends at 6 p.m. Monday/Tuesday Aug. 5, 6 Wednesday Aug. 7

July-August, 2024

All times are

Start Date 5 Small Group Classes8:00 - 9:30 a.m.* 2 Teach-Back Sessions8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Final Class8 a.m. - 12 p.m.Class Full. closed.
July 24, 2024 Wednesdays Jul. 24, 31 Aug. 7, 14, 21 *Jul. 24 class ends at 10 a.m. Wednesday/Thursday Aug. 28, 29 Friday Aug. 30

July-August, 2024

All times are

Start Date 5 Small Group Classes8:00 - 9:30 a.m.* 2 Teach-Back Sessions8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Final Class8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Closes: Jul. 10, 2024
July 25, 2024 Thursdays Jul. 25 Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22 *Jul. 25 class ends at 10 a.m. Monday/Tuesday Aug. 26, 27 Friday Aug. 30

August-September, 2024

All times are

Start Date 5 Small Group Classes12:00 - 1:30 p.m.* 2 Teach-Back Sessions8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Final Class8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Closes: Aug. 1, 2024
August 15, 2024 Thursdays Aug. 15, 22, 29 Sept. 5, 12 *Aug. 15 class ends at 2 p.m. Wednesday/Thursday Sept. 18, 19 Friday Sept. 20

September-October, 2024

All times are

Start Date 5 Small Group Classes2:00 - 3:30 p.m.* 2 Teach-Back Sessions8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Final Class8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Closes: Aug. 23, 2024
September 7, 2024 Saturdays Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28 Oct. 5 *Sept. 7 class ends at 4 p.m. Saturday/Sunday Oct. 12, 13 Monday Oct. 14

* Registration for each series closes 2 weeks prior to Class 1 or as specified, or when class is full.

* Course is held on the Zoom Platform.

"This was such a great training. I loved that it was both immersive and experiential! The trainers were knowledgeable and approachable. Their guidance and feed back was helpful in understanding how to best implement the techniques and practices both in my personal life and with the populations I serve."

Marian A, Dallas, Texas

For Your Review

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  • Click to View Coherence Advantage Certified Trainer Application.
  • Click to View Transfer-Cancellation Policies.
  • Click to View Personal and Organizational Quality Assessment Report on 14,226 individuals, pre- and post- HeartMath training.

Registration Process and How to Begin

  1. Complete the application form and click the "submit application" button.
  2. You will receive an immediate confirmation e-mail that you will be contacted within three days.
  3. A 30- to-45-minute interview will conclude the approval process.
  4. Receive a confirmation e-mail that includes a link to pre-instruction materials.

Contact the Training Division for additional information:

Thank you for your interest in HeartMath training programs and services.

What Trainers are Saying

HeartMath Certified Trainer Program is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 233.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Learning to Trust my Heart Taking the course on Advantage Coherence and learning how to recognize my own energy drains, and to develop resilience to prepare for, deal with, and recover from stress and adversity has been priceless. I now have a great set of tools to help clients learn how to become aware of their deep habits and underlying programming, and how to use the HeartMath system to change their emotions and their behavior. HeartMath concepts are easy to understand and presented in small pieces that people can easily digest and incorporate in their lives.
Date published: 2024-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So fortunate to have found HMI and this training! I'm a composer who seeks to energize my audiences' connections to nature (inner, outer, and true). In the last decades, I've focused on creating beautiful and relaxing contemporary classical music without falling into New Agey repetitive pastiche. Last summer, while exploring relationships between EEG brain rhythms and music, I was introduced to the Schumann Resonances, and an orchestra commission allowed me to explore that relationship. While researching, I came upon "Science of the Heart vol 2", which introduced me to Dr. McCraty and HeartMath. It convinced me that the scientists involved were inspired by their findings, too - that my mission resonated with theirs. I had been heading towards HeartMath all my life and didn't know it. The first week of one-on-one meetings reinforced my decision that I was in the right place with good leadership. Experiencing the course from the student chair with high-quality teaching support - taught by experienced teachers proved an excellent curriculum design. My original concerns that the course materials began too light and basic disappeared: I needed to start from the fundamentals, too! My classmates were superb, too. One of the best aspects of the curriculum was teaching two units of the material back to my classmates. Brilliant. Each unit is constructed to be easy to learn and teach, but teaching it while the material was still hot helped to cement it in my memory. Those zoom days with my class will forever be a warm and positive recollection. I am well-prepared to begin presenting the Coherence Advantage course to clients, colleagues, students, family, and friends. And my composition, activities, and life purpose have a flock to fly with.
Date published: 2024-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Life changing (really!!) I have always tried to help others get better (since I have been able to get better myself!). The HeartMath breathing techniques have given me an extra edge in doing so. Yoga and meditation have certainly made me truly reborn to a new life. But now I can offer techniques with tangible effects that are almost immediate and this can help more and more people to take charge of their lives and not feel lost in the anxiety and stress that contemporary life forces us to deal with. I firmly believe that the world can be changed by changing the 'little world' around us and that if we all found peace in our hearts, we would truly live in a better world. That is why I am taking these techniques to schools and universities: so that everyone can start doing it as soon as possible:-)
Date published: 2024-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impactful The connection our cohort felt even though it was on zoom was incredible. With each practice we felt an increase in energy. Recommend this training for anyone with a passion to for personal growth and empowering others.
Date published: 2024-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Life changing experience innovatory, heart based, complete life changer !! If everybody new about Heartmath - Humanity would change !!!
Date published: 2023-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple tool to obtain emotional balance every time Having a high capacity of inner energy is key to stay emotionally balanced that allow good mental clarity. Coherence Advantage have a simple tool that can be used on the go to achieve just that.
Date published: 2023-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what the world needs Two questions have led me here were: 1. Why do we feel the way we do? 2. How can we lead a positive and fulfilling life? I've had these questions since I was a boy. It's what drove me to pursue a degree in psychology and eventually led me to become a coach/therapist of psychological, physiological & energetic modalities. I've learnt much about why we experience what we do individually and how we affect each other across all types of relationships. But even with all this knowledge, I still could not find a sustainable way of living with purpose and fulfilment for myself and the people closest to me. I found myself in a state of apathy. And then I discovered HeartMath. And through the Coherence Advantage program (previously known as Resilience Advantage), I discovered the science and energetic abilities of our heart. And along with research based techniques, I now know that we have simply not been taught how to use our hearts to be more resilient, to find meaning & fulfilment, and how to tap into our intuition. To contextualise what I've learnt, it's also showed me why so many of us today experience so much suffering, because we have been disconnected literally from our hearts, and instead have been connecting to the suffering of others who are equally unaware of their hearts. If you're reading this now, it is most likely that you have been searching for answers yourself, and perhaps also seek to help others. If this is you, this just might be what you need.
Date published: 2023-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Timing I took this course at the perfect time. I was going through a tough time and the skills this course taught me helped me tremendously.
Date published: 2023-03-28
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