Five Behaviors Certified Practitioner

Develop the confidence and skills necessary to assist organizations in establishing trust, transforming their culture, and collectively achieving success.

Constructing teams in today’s dynamic work landscape presents unprecedented complexity. However, teamwork continues to be the most vital competitive edge. As a certified practitioner of the Five Behaviors™, you’ll possess the ability to foster a culture centered on collaboration, forming high-performing teams that not only uplift the entire organization but also drive impactful results.

NEW! The Five Behaviors is now registered for SHRM Society for Human Resource Management recertification.

The Five Behaviors™ Certification

The Five Behaviors™ Certification course is a virtual, two-week, learning experience designed for practitioners who want to deepen their level of expertise in The Five Behaviors™.

The Five Behaviors™ Certification is designed for practitioners who facilitate Five Behaviors learning experiences in their organization.

The Five Behaviors™ Facilitator Certification course includes a blend of learning methods

  • Self-guided study
  • Live online sessions
  • Peer feedback through practical exercises
  • A certification exam
  • Access to Wiley’s comprehensive online training center

You’ll acquire the concepts of The Five Behaviors™ 

  • Comprehensive insight into The Five Behaviors™ model and its fundamental concepts
  • Thorough exploration of The Five Behaviors™ solutions, encompassing both Team and Personal Development
  • Strategies for tailoring and conducting effective Five Behaviors™ learning sessions to meet specific training requirements
  • Mastering facilitation skills with peer feedback in a nurturing setting

The Five Behaviors™ – SHRM Recertification

SHRM credential-holders can now earn 20 Professional Development Credits (PDCs) from the Society for Human Resource Management by completing The Five Behaviors™ Practitioner Certification, a new opportunity offered by The Five Behaviors™.

Five Behaviors Certified Practioner

After successfully passing the exam, you will be awarded the title of The Five Behaviors™ Certified Practitioner, signifying your demonstrated expertise in aiding organizations to harness the power of teamwork.

The Five Behaviors™ Certification – Upcoming Courses

Opens January 8, 2024
Live sessions Wednesdays & Fridays January 10, 12, 17, and 19 10:00 am-12:00 pm (Chicago) 4:00-6:00 pm (London)

Opens February 2, 2024
Live sessions Tuesdays & Thursdays February 6, 8, 13, and 15 10:00 am-12:00 pm (Chicago) 4:00-6:00 pm (London)

Opens March 7, 2024
Live sessions Mondays & Wednesdays March 11, 13, 18, and 20 1:00-3:00 pm (Chicago) 7:00-9:00 pm (London)

Opens April 5, 2024
Live sessions Tuesdays & Thursdays April 9, 11, 16, and 18 1:00-3:00 pm (Chicago) 7:00-9:00 pm (London)

Opens May 3, 2024
Live sessions Tuesdays & Thursdays May 7, 9, 14, and 16 10:00 am-12:00 pm (Chicago) 4:00-6:00 pm (London)

The Five Behaviors Certification
The Five Behaviors Certification Course Overview

The Five Behaviors™ Certification Course Overview

Stand out as a Five Behaviors™ Accredited Facilitator

Creating teams in the modern work landscape is increasingly intricate. However, the essence of teamwork still stands as the paramount competitive advantage. Certified Practitioners of the Five Behaviors® wield the ability to cultivate a teamwork-centric culture, forming teams that not only excel but also uplift entire organizations and yield tangible outcomes.

The Five Behaviors™ Certification course is a virtual, two-week educational journey tailored for professionals seeking to enhance their proficiency in The Five Behaviors™ and apply this framework effectively within organizations.

  • Independent, self-directed study
  • Interactive live virtual sessions
  • A certification examination
  • Entry to Wiley’s comprehensive online training facility

Course Learning Objectives

Upon finishing The Five Behaviors™ Certification, participants will be capable of showcasing:

  • Profound comprehension of The Five Behaviors™ model and its core principles
  • Expertise in the complete Five Behaviors solution suites, including Team Development and Personal Development
  • Knowledge of crafting, tailoring, and conducting effective Five Behaviors learning sessions for specific training requirements
  • Skills in facilitation, honed through peer feedback within a constructive setting

Earned Credential

After successfully finishing the course and passing the exam, participants will receive the credential of The Five Behaviors™ Certified Practitioner. This designation indicates their verified expertise in forming cohesive, high-performing teams and fluency in the principles of The Five Behaviors™.


Wiley is recognized by SHRM to offer 20 Personal Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP® upon the completion of The Five Behaviors Certification.

Course Overview

Structure and Schedule of the Course

The Five Behaviors™ Certification course extends over two weeks, blending live, teacher-led sessions with independent online study. During this course, participants will:

  • Undertake five self-paced learning modules, each requiring 2-3 hours
  • Participate in four live, virtual sessions led by instructors, with each session lasting two hours
  • Present an application project and gain insightful feedback
  • Sit for the final Certification Exam, testing comprehension of the essential concepts of The Five Behaviors™, with a required passing score of 80%.


  • Participants must possess either a Five Behaviors™ Team Development or Personal Development facilitation kit, as the course references content from these kits (can be purchased here)
  • Dedicate two weeks to self-directed online work and attend all four virtual classroom sessions led by instructors
  • Have access to a computer with internet, a microphone, and a webcam


Ongoing Support

  • Participants will continue to have access to the online training center as a resource. For guidance about The Five Behaviors, please contact your Five Behaviors™ Authorized Partner
*Content is subject to change without notice. Wiley is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®