Since 1983 IANLP presents NLP training standards known and accepted globally. IANLP functions according to the following principles:
- Accrediting: NLP Trainers who can document their outstanding performance, sound experience, and proven teaching experience may be awarded with the distinction "Fellow Member Trainer IANLP"
- Setting standards: IANLP is a standard setting and accrediting organization. IANLP offers neither training, nor memberships, nor is IANLP engaged in any public relations efforts. These latter activities are to be pursued by national and local training institutions. Therefore, IANLP never competes with trainers in their local markets.
- Reliability: Standards and regulations by IANLP are not based on a consensual decision making model by its members and can therefore be expected to provide long-term stability. This long-term stability provides trainers with a predictable environment for planning their activities and graduates can rest assured that the high value and reputation of their degree will be maintained. Nevertheless, IANLP always welcomes suggestions for changes and improvements made by our fellow member trainers.
- Experience: IANLP standards are based on more than four decades of training experience on all levels and represent the cumulative experience of leading practitioners.
- Individuality: Upon request, IANLP standards may be slightly modified to reflect differing local needs as long as all basic requirements are met.
- Global: IANLP certified standards meet or exceed all accepted standards in use worldwide.
- Neutral: IANLP as a standard setting entity is neutral in appearance and is therefore acceptable to trainers who have received certification from various training institutions and/or national and international associations.
- Networking: IANLP supports networking among its fellow member trainers by providing members with contact information of other fellow members. Beyond this, IANLP is not involved in organizing activities. IANLP explicitly encourages the formation of local and regional associations to complement the activities of IANLP.
IANLP fulfills all the requirements for setting worldwide accepted, firmly established standards that are embraced by the global professional nlp community.
Over the course of the past 40 years, the IANLP trade name has come to represent high quality training and IANLP is committed to continously build upon this tradition.
In 2020 the Talking Circle of Associations (TCA) has been formed by four of the most successful International NLP Associations in the world (IANLP, IN-Institutes, ANLP and INLPTA) in service of NLP. as a collaborative, dynamic and generative group.