Paul Ekman Associate Programme

3 Day Live Workshop

Learn to be a master of emotional skills and credibility analysis by becoming an ekman approved associate.

The Ekman Associate Programme is the world’s only training program where you can get certification as an Ekman Approved Associate and become licensed to deliver the official Dr. Ekman training methods.

Dr. Ekman is a leading psychologist and researcher in the fields of Emotion, Deception, and Credibility. His work has been vital in combating some of the worlds most prominent challenges such as terrorism, fraud, and high stake deception. Ekman’s commitment to scientific validity has gleaned the respect of top business professionals and organizations around the world who adopt his methods and approaches to communicate effectively, route of deceptive practices, and nurture an ethical and emotionally skilled workforce.

Such organizations include the C.I.A, Disney Pixar, UK Department of Defence UK, Apple, The Drug Enforcement Agency, Emirates airlines and The European Central Bank.

Over three days of concentrated training during the Ekman Associate Program, you will advance your knowledge, acquire a powerful set of skills, and develop clear approaches and methodologies to apply your new skills, and share them with others.

Entry requirements:

The Ekman Associate Program is a 3 day workshop that forms the third and final stage of becoming an Ekman Associate. 

Before you can attend this workshop, you must have first completed the two core Paul Ekman courses:

See ‘The Process for becoming an Ekman Associate’ for more details. 

Further Information

As an attendee you will...

  • Become a master of the core Paul Ekman content.
  • Be equipped with official resources, videos, slide decks, and materials.
  • Develop multiple uses and applications for the content.
  • Have the confidence and expertise to deliver the content professionally and proficiently.
  • Understand how to adapt and tailor the content to your clients and their contexts.
  • Have a personal development plan to continue your learning and enhance your skill set.

Why become an Ekman Associate?

Credibility and Integrity

Paul Ekman’s work in the fields of emotion, trust, and deception is unparalleled.

Dr. Ekman has conducted over 50 years of research and is listed as one of the world most influential people (Time magazine).

By becoming an Ekman associate you will have access to the same methodology and approaches currently being adopted by some of the leading agencies and businesses around the world, including the FBI, Disney, Apple, Emirates, NYPD, Fox, and the CIA.

As an Ekman Associate your profile will feature on our website so everyone will know you are Paul Ekman Approved.


Once approved you will be equipped with the latest and best training tools and materials to enable you to use and deliver cutting-edge behavior science using Dr. Paul Ekman approved content.


All associates will have access to 24/7 customer support where you can have your questions answered by our expert service team.

You will also have the opportunity to share and learn best practices with a growing instructor community.

Who is the Ekman Associate Program for?

The Ekman Associate Program is designed for professionals who see the value of adopting Emotional Skills and Credibility Analysis based competencies within the professional workplace and would like to offer the best and most scientifically supported techniques and methodologies to their customers by adopting the Ekman approved content and training methods.

Most Ekman Associates tend to be in one of the following professions: Consultants, Coaches, Trainers, HR Managers, Mentors, and L&D Managers who want to secure approval to add Paul Ekman Approved core content into their wider training/delivery initiatives. Be that leadership, team development, negotiation, sales, and recruitment, for example.

While the Associate Program will help you develop the skills to handle Ekman content, we do ask the those applying for the associate’s program already have some experience as a trainer, facilitator or speaker so you are better prepared to hit the ground running once you have completed the program.

The Process for becoming an Ekman Associate

The Ekman Associate Program is a 3 day workshop that forms the third and final stage of becoming an Ekman Associate. 

Before you can attend this workshop, you must have first completed the two core Paul Ekman courses:

Note: If you purchase the Ekman Associate Program through our website, you will be asked by our team shortly after to provide copies of your Emotional Skills and Competencies, and Evaluating Truthfulness and Credibility certificates to confirm you have the prerequisite training. 

Once you have booked your place our team will contact you to arrange payment of the License. The license must be paid in full before the program begins.

You can find dates and locations for all the upcoming Emotional Skills and Competencies and Evaluating Truthfulness and Credibility workshops here.

Booking Terms

There are two payment methods available to secure your place on this course.

  • Payment in Full.
  • Payment via Deposit & Installments.

Please note: All course fees must be covered two weeks prior to the beginning of the course.
We will contact you after your booking fee is received to arrange your next payment.

Travel & Accomodation

Travel and accommodation for the live workshops are to be arranged and funded directly by you once your booking is confirmed.

Please see the joining Instructions document towards the top of this page for venue details and some local accommodation options. 

Get in Touch

If you would like to find out more please call us on +44 (0) 161 413 8930 or fill in the form below:

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