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The Birkman Method Certification

Become a Birkman Certified Professional (BCP) to deploy and support the use of TBM Signature in your organisation or with your clients.

Official Birkman Certification is the starting point for your journey to TBM Mastery. While we have some report formats which exclude the Birkman Components (and therefore don’t require you to be a BCP in order to use them), becoming a BCP gives you access to using the flagship TBM Signature Report - and gives you the edge in any use of TBM Data.

Upcoming dates for Birkman Certification from Elaura in 2024:

  • (In-Person in Singapore) July 16th-18th.

  • (Virtual) Nov, 11th-15th and 18th-22nd. 

The Birkman Method Certification is a requirement if you want to work with the flagship Signature Report and related individual and team data.


Certification equips you to:


  • deliver competent and confident coaching/interpretation conversations using Signature Report

  • and to analyse group Birkman data with regard to strengths, gaps and potential issues.

BCPs are qualified to open and operate a Birkman Account with Elaura to -


  • send Questionnaires

  • access results

  • run multiple reports

There is no set up or maintenance fee for this account. Questionnaires are charged for per person on their completion and data and reports can be accessed for as long as required.

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Our next In-Person Birkman Method Certification is coming up in July, 16th-18th 2024. Join us for these dates by emailing us at

Certification with Elaura includes:

  • Your own Signature Report 

  • Access to Elaura’s online Signature Audio Guide

  • A one-on-one conversation about your Signature Report with one of our facilitators (via Zoom)

  • Access to the online Prep Course from Birkman International (roughly 4 hours of content)

  • 10 x 2.5 hour Live Training sessions conducted over Zoom (or 3 days of face-to-face Live Training for in-person Certification)

  • A digital Birkman Playbook and Reference Manual for use during training and as you begin having Birkman Conversations

  • Assistance and support in setting up a Birkman Account

  • 2 complimentary Birkman Questionnaires to get you started

  • A bonus follow-up session approximately 4 weeks after Certification

  • Ongoing support from the Elaura team and access to attend bi-monthly Birkman Meet Up sessions

Participants who are completing ICF (International Coaching Federation) accreditation are awarded credits for completing Birkman Certification. 

What's the process?

On receipt of payment for the programme, we'll be in touch to walk you through your next steps:

  • we'll send you a copy of your existing Birkman Signature Report plus audio guide (or a link to the Birkman Questionnaire if you haven’t yet completed) in preparation for your 1-hour coaching session with one of our facilitators;

  • we'll also set you up with access to the Prep Course;

  • and you'll receive zoom links to the online sessions (Virtual Certification) or confirmation of venue (Face to Face Certification)


For Virtual sessions, we will also send you a digital copy of the Birkman Playbook and Reference Manual, and any other materials required (materials for Face to Face sessions are handed out at start of session).

Who is going to deliver this for me?

Elaura is a Birkman International Authorised Trainer, able to deliver Birkman Certification outside the USA.


Our Virtual Certification sessions cover English-language Certification for time-zones from Ireland and the UK, through to Japan, NZ and the Western Pacific. In-person and In-House Certification options are also available.


(NB Other Authorised Trainers operate in the Netherlands, Gulf, DACH (German speaking) Countries and South Korea - their contact details can be found at

Training with Elaura

The majority of people who complete Birkman Certification are Coaching, HR, Talent, OD and L&D professionals. Some work as internal Birkman Certified Professionals for their organisations, some work as independent BCPs.


Elaura is regarded as a trusted and expert provider of Birkman Certification. Our facilitators each have 20+ years experience of using TBM in multiple industries and contexts. Elaura also provides Train the Trainer programmes for organisations who train their own internal BCPs.

Ratings from the last 4 Birkman Certification programmes averaged over 6.6 out of 7 on both the effectiveness of providing understanding of the Birkman data and for likelihood of recommending the Certification to other people professionals.

"I really enjoyed the training. The facilitators were great, making it so easy to get to grips with a complex instrument and keeping us on our toes. Thank you so much."

Virtual Certification Participant

"Great experience and I feel prepared"

Virtual Certification Participant

"The coaches are such an inspiration! They really do the coaching excellently and are so helpful and responsive and don't miss a single question/detail."

Virtual Certification Participant

Birkman Certification equips you to use and interpret Signature Reports for use in coaching and personal / professional / organisational development, and as a tool in recruitment:

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Birkman Certification from Elaura

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Signature Report

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Signature Summary + Coaching Page

To register a seat on Birkman Certification or to make an enquiry please email

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