Frequently Asked Questions

Am I eligible to become certified in The Daring Way™?

Certification is currently open to the following professionals:

  • Licensed Social Workers
  • Licensed Psychologists
  • Licensed Professional Counselors
  • Licensed Psychiatric Nurses
  • Licensed Psychiatrists
  • Licensed Criminal Justice Professionals
  • Licensed Addiction Professionals
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Credentialed Professional Art Therapists
  • Clergy (Must have ethical oversight)
  • Pastoral Counselors (Must have ethical oversight)
  • Professional Coaches (Life or Executive) certified through one of the following professional organizations:
    • International Coaching Federation (ICF) – Members including ACC, MCC, and PCC certified. NOTE: attendance in an ICF course does not qualify you for certification.
    • Association for Coaching (Full Members only)
    • Board Certified Coach (BCC) though the Center for Credentialing & Education (CCE)

Within these professions you must be:

  • Governed by a professional body with a disciplinary board and code of ethics.
  • You must be in good standing with your professional organization.
  • Carry professional liability/ indemnity /errors & omissions (E&O) insurance.

For more information about prerequisites for Daring Way™ Certification, please click on Get Certified.

If you are not sure of your eligibility, please email before submitting an application.

I did not see my profession listed under the eligibility requirements. What should I do?

If you are not sure of your eligibility, please email before submitting an application.

What needs to be on my insurance document?

The Daring Way needs to see that you are covered for “professional liability”. Please make sure your expiration date is clearly visible on your certificate.

I live internationally and am not required to carry professional liability insurance.

We review international insurance on an individual basis. Please reach out to

How long does it take to get certified in The Daring Way™?

Eligible professionals attend a two day, in-person training session, followed by 10 weeks of asynchronous online training*, and 7 sessions of practical oversight through case consultation. Committed professionals can complete all parts of training and receive full certification within one year of their in-person training.

*Asynchronous online training means that the online portion of the training will be done on your own time. The online sessions will be rolled out in blocks that span two weeks with weekly deadlines.

Will Brené be facilitating the trainings?

Brené is not currently scheduled to be at the upcoming trainings. Our Certification Trainings are facilitated by members of our Senior Faculty and Certified Daring Way Facilitators – Case Consultants. The curriculum does utilize videos by Brené as part of the training experience.

Do I have to live in the city or state where the trainings are being held in order to be eligible to apply?

No, you are welcome to apply to attend a Certification Training no matter where you live.

Are scholarships available?

We do provide a limited number of scholarship seats through our partners at non-profits, community agencies, universities, and The Daring Way Interns from the University of Houston for each of our trainings. Our scholarship seats are not open for application as they are assigned through our partnerships.

Are there payment plans avaliable?

No, Certification Trainings must be paid for in full at the time of registration.

Are Certified Daring Way™ Facilitators employees of The Daring Way™?

No, helping professionals certified in The Daring Way™ are not employees of The Daring Way. 

Can I work remotely and/or online with a Certified Daring Way Facilitator?

Since Certified Daring Way™ Facilitators are not employees of The Daring Way™, they individually determine how they would like to work with their respective clients, within the scope of their licenses as established by their respective licensing bodies.  Feel free to contact any Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator found in our Referral Network directly, to ask if they take clients remotely.

I looked through the Referral Network and I can’t find any Certified Daring Way™ Facilitators in my area.

We are working on growing our network of Certified Daring Way Facilitators nationally and internationally. Please keep checking back for a facilitator in your area.

My question wasn’t answered here. Can I contact you directly?

Of course!  Please contact us by using the form on our Contact Us page, and we’ll do our best to get back to you soon.