The Daring Way is hitting the road in 2017! Our focus this year will be on offering clinical trainings in regions where there are few clinicians certified in The Daring Way. One Leadership and Organizational Development training will be offered for international applicants only.
Becoming a Certified Daring Way Facilitator Requires:
2 Days of In-Person Training
10 Weeks of Online Training (asynchronous with weekly deadlines)
Case Consultation – 7 Sessions Within 1 Year of In Person Training Date
Please review our eligibility requirements and 7 Steps for Certification, including costs, below before submitting an application. There is a nonrefundable application fee of $75.00.
Las Vegas, Nevada – REGISTRATION CLOSED
March 6th – 7th
New Orleans, Louisiana – REGISTRATION CLOSED
May 1st – May 2nd
Fairbault, Minnesota – REGISTRATION CLOSED
May 22nd – May 23rd
Little Rock, Arkansas – REGISTRATION CLOSED
June 26th – June 27th
Houston, Texas – REGISTRATION CLOSED
August 17th – August 18th
Orange County, California – REGISTRATION CLOSED
Alexandria, Virginia – REGISTRATION CLOSED
September 18th – September 19th
Nashville, Tennessee – REGISTRATION CLOSED
November 15th – November 16th
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886598037-9843) for 35 Social Work continuing education contact hours.
Please note: The following states do not accept or recognize this approval, New York, Michigan, West Virginia, New Jersey, Idaho, and Oregon.
Approved through: March 31st, 2018
National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
The Daring Way is approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6639 for 35 continuing education contact hours. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Daring Way is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
Approved through: November 1st, 2018
International Coach Federation (ICF)
This program is approved by the International Coach Federation for 25 core competency hours and 15.75 resource development hours.
Approved through: March 31st, 2018
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Before applying for candidacy, please review carefully.
Certification is currently open to the following professionals:
Within these professions you must be:
SCOPE OF WORK: The Daring Way™ is a curriculum that should be used in conjunction with existing skills and integrated into Candidates’ and Facilitators’ existing practices. Certified Daring Way™ Facilitators and Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator – Candidates are only permitted to practice within their existing scope of practice as dictated by their licensure, training, or certification. Certification does not provide you with the skills to start a new line of work. For example:
*Please review our Candidate and Facilitator Standards Policy.
Note: Students or trainees in these fields cannot begin the process of certification until all eligibility requirements are met.
Once you have confirmed your eligibility , you will need to complete an application. The application process consists of:
The Clinical/Life Coaching (C/LC) track is for helping professionals who work with individuals, couples, and groups around mental and behavioral health issues, counseling, addiction, life transitions, wellness, and/or spirituality.
The Leadership and Organizational Development (LOD) track is for professionals with experience in organizational/culture change, leadership development, and executive coaching. These seats are considerably more limited and open only to those who are already practicing in this area.
The training material covered is IDENTICAL for the two tracks. However, implementation and facilitation of the curriculum will depend on your training, licensure, and/or certification.
You will be notified by email if your application has been accepted and will then register for an open training.
Click here to Apply for Candidacy
PLEASE NOTE: All applications fees are nonrefundable. Applications are good for ONLY two years.
REGISTRATION COST: $3,500.00 USD (Case Consultation fees are listed under step #6).
Once you have been notified by email that your application was accepted, you will now register for an open training.
Details on how to register will be provided in this email.
REGISTRATION COST: $3,500.00 USD
NOTE: THE COST OF CERTIFICATION TRAINING REGISTRATION ($3,500.00 USD) DOES NOT INCLUDE THE COST OF CASE CONSULTATION (STEP #6 BELOW). CASE CONSULTATION IS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THE CERTIFICATION PROCESS. FEES FOR CASE CONSULTATION ARE ARRANGED DIRECTLY BETWEEN CANDIDATES AND CASE CONSULTANTS, BUT THE AVERAGE COST TO COMPLETE 7 – FIFTY MINUTE SESSIONS OF CONSULTATION IS $1,500.00 USD.
Once you have successfully registered for a training, you will need to complete the following:
Foundational Reading Proficiency Assessments (FRPAs)
For this training, you will need to read all four of Brené’s books (Rising Strong, Daring Greatly, The Gifts of Imperfection, and I Thought It Was Just Me). We consider mastery of these books foundational to doing the work. Therefore, we require that each candidate successfully complete the four Foundational Reading Proficiency Assessments (FRPAs).
The assessments are open book and can be taken as many times as necessary to achieve proficiency, but candidates must pass all assessments on the books in order to attend a training.
The Daring Way™ Curriculum is an experiential, psychoeducational methodology and we utilize these approaches in both our in-person and online trainings.
Once you have gained a foundation of The Daring Way research through The Daring Way In Person portion of the Certification Training, you will complete the remaining Daring Way™ Curriculum sessions through an online classroom in Daring University. This classroom will be made up of support from your in-person facilitator and the members from your small group in-person training. When you have completed The Daring Way™ curriculum, you will then move through the Rising Strong™ curriculum in the same classroom using the same format.
Completion of your Daring University learning means that each assignment and required discussion post has been completed. Once you have successfully finished your lessons in Daring University and have received approval from your facilitator and The Daring Way™ team, you will apply to become a Candidate and move into Case Consultation.
The Daring Way Certification Training Overview
In Person Training – 2 Days
Online Classrooms – 10 Weeks (asynchronous with weekly deadlines)
Case Consultation – Within 1 Year of In Person Training Date
Please note: All Daring University lessons are covered in your Daring Way Certification Training fees.
YOU MAY NOT BEGIN USING THE WORK IN YOUR PRACTICE UNTIL YOUR CASE CONSULTATION AGREEMENT IS ON FILE WITH THE DARING WAY.
Case Consultation for Candidates in The Daring Way™ certification process is a unique opportunity to be guided through the clinical/leadership and organizational development delivery of The Daring Way™ curriculum.
The case consultation process provides a parallel process for learning and modeling the content of The Daring Way™. You will do your case consultation with a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator- Case Consultant either in individual sessions or as a group.
Case Consultation can be completed in person, by Skype, by Zoom, or over the telephone. All fees are agreed upon directly between the Case Consultant and the Candidate. The typical fee for case consultation is $150 US per individual case consultation session. Fees for group consultation will be determined by the case consultant.
Candidates from Certification Trainings must complete a minimum of 7 fifty-minute Case Consultation sessions within 12 months of completing your Certification Training.
AVERAGE COST OF CASE CONSULTATION IS: $1,500.00 USD. (Each consultant has their own fees)
Once you have chosen a Case Consultant and have a signed Case Consultation agreement on file with The Daring Way™ office, you will become a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator – Candidate (CDWF-Candidate), will have access to The Daring Way™ and Rising Strong™ Curricula to integrate into your practice, and will be able to market your work using the provided branded assets.
The Candidate’s Responsibilities during Case Consultation:
Upon successful completion of Case Consultation you will become a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator (CDWF).