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Core certifications

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5,000+ trained & certified professionals around the world

An industry-leading certification

The WorkPlace Big Five Profile™ is the only assessment that considers and applies individual motivations for workplace success and performance. 

Our framework is built on the gold-standard Five-Factor Model and provides transformational changes for every employee from day one.

About the WorkPlace Big Five Profile™ Certification

We empower HR leaders, executives, coaches, and consultants to discover the insights that transform people and drive performance.

Learn the behavioral science behind PPL’s assessment and reports

Our certification outlines how each employee’s unique personality impacts how they work.
Use the trusted Five-Factor framework to empower employees and teams. Our approach makes it easy to understand how personality differences bring people together to help organizations thrive.
Discover the power of Trait Energy by aligning individuals’ workflow with their natural personality energy.
Explore our insights-to-action approach with tools that show you what excites each employee at work. Then, align their superpowers to their daily tasks and growth plan for a whole new level of well-being at work.

How it works

Explore our monthly online format:
  • Engage with guided and self-directed modules throughout the course.
  • Learn from Paradigm facilitators and peers.
  • Access our one-of-a-kind Practitioner Toolbox resources to increase your impact.
  • Receive ongoing support from Paradigm’s community practitioner regular learning opportunities.
A framework your entire organization can use easily

Use personality strengths to increase engagement and performance across dynamic teams.

Learn more about your certification experience

Frequently asked questions

All Virtual Core Certification Programs with pricing are listed here. Please contact us for Cohort Certification dates and course schedules.

Pricing is different for each program based on delivery and content. Please see all programs and their respective pricing here.

We’re thrilled you’re ready to register. Register here and confirm your program’s pricing via our price table.

Definitely. The Big Five, or Five-Factor Model of Personality is the gold standard in psychological research. Our WorkPlace Big Five Profile™ product builds on this research with in-depth assessments and reports that provide a nuanced look into personality traits as they apply to the workplace and the schoolplace. Organizations that use the Five-Factor Model are at the head of the pack in organizational development. As a result, they have more engaged and more productive workforces.

There are many personality insights and team development tools on the market – as certifications, courses, or books. Adding a Big Five assessment certification will deepen your expertise and enhance your credibility and knowledge. Earning a certification in the WorkPlace Big Five Profile™ allows you to offer your organization or your clients one of the most sophisticated, yet easily applied, assessments available today. Our certified consultants consistently tell us that our assessments have opened opportunities for them.

Register here to get started adding our certifications to your repertoire.

Yes! The Big Five is the most trusted, most reliable and most accepted form of personality measurement. It is used by people and organizations around the world. Our co-founders, Pierce Howard and Jane Mitchell Howard, were pioneers in applying the model to work and educational settings and creating a system that evolved with people and for people. Today, the Five-Factor Model is the gold standard of the industry.

Today’s working professional is busier than ever – we get it. Which is why we have designed certification programs that work with you and your busy schedule.

Contact us to discuss these options – we can’t wait to meet you, learn more about the work you do, and design a program that can best meet your needs.