How to Apply

Application Process

Applications are now open for the next Compassionate Inquiry® Professional Online Training, starting in May 2024. 

Our goal is to bring compassion, respect, acceptance, insight, healing, freedom and connection to humanity through an international community of skillful Compassionate Inquiry practitioners.

The Compassionate Inquiry Professional Online Training is an intensive graduate level certification program designed to enhance the skills and effectiveness of professionals already working with clients. Applicants must be professionals currently in practice so that the skills learned in this program can be applied and developed further throughout the year long training. Applications are approved on a case-by-case basis.

If you are not qualified to take the Professional Online Training, you are encouraged to take the Compassionate Inquiry Self-Study Short Course.

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Who May Apply?

  • Mental Health Professionals: psychologists, psychiatrists, psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, somatic therapists, hypnotherapists, social workers, counselors, marriage and family therapists, expressive arts therapists, addiction counselors, guidance counselors etc.
  • Medical and Alternative Medicine Professionals: medical doctors, nurses and nurse practitioners, occupational therapists, physical therapists, chiropractors, emergency medical workers, midwives, acupuncturists, TCM doctors, naturopathic doctors, Ayurvedic practitioners, osteopathic doctors etc.
  • Bodyworkers: massage therapists, shiatsu therapists, Rolfers®, Craniosacral and Polarity therapists, Feldenkrais practitioners, yoga therapists, etc.
  • Others: educators, life coaches, mediators, clergy, chaplains, First Nations elders etc.
  • You must be currently in therapy while attending the Compassionate Inquiry Professional Online Training to deal with personal issues as they arise

Apply for the Compassionate Inquiry® Professional Online Training:

The application is to confirm your eligibility. There is a $50 non-refundable application fee. Once your application has been accepted, you will be invited to register and pay for the full program.

If you are applying for a subsidy, DO NOT fill out the application below or pay the $50 fee until after you have been notified that a subsidy has been granted.

May 2024 Cohort: Regular Applications

The May 2024 year-long training runs from May 20, 2024 to June 16, 2025.


Regular Applications are open until midnight ET of Sunday March 31, 2024. You will receive a notice if you have been accepted by Thursday April 4, 2024 and be asked to complete registration. Final registration and payment close on Tuesday, April 16, 2024.

May 2024 Cohort: Subsidy Applications

Please only apply for a subsidy if you:

  • Would be unable to attend the program otherwise, due to financial constraint
  • Are committed and capable of attending the program you are applying for
  • Can pay the discounted rate for the course by the required date, in one payment
  • Are currently seeing clients, and are a licensed health professional whose scope of practice includes counselling
  • Subsidies are not transferable from one course to another, or from one person to another

Subsidy applications are due by midnight ET on Sunday March 17, 2024. You will be notified if you have been chosen to receive a subsidy by March 21, 2024. Registration and payment of the subsidy are due April 9, 2024.

Other less rigorous Compassionate Inquiry programs are also available, which include:

The Compassionate Inquiry formats are currently taught in English and Spanish

Course Withdrawal:

Compassionate Inquiry Inc reserves the right to deny acceptance to a professional online training program applicant and to withdraw a training participant from all or part of a training program at any time if Compassionate Inquiry Facilitators or the admin team determine that a participant’s behaviour could negatively impact the quality of a training program or online group. Compassionate Inquiry Inc, in its sole discretion, may terminate a participant’s participation at any time. If this should occur, Compassionate Inquiry Inc will refund the tuition paid for the portion of the training the participant will not attend as a result of his/her withdrawal.

Compassionate Inquiry Facilitators will be assessing the suitability of participants for the program during the Compassionate Inquiry Preparatory Course and during the first 4 weeks of the training. A full refund will be given, minus a $250 admin fee, if a participant is asked to leave during the first 4 weeks of the program.

Cancellation Policy

This is an experiential program with a limited number of spaces available. If you wish to withdraw from the program, you will be given a full refund (minus a $250 cancellation fee) if cancelling up to 4 weeks after the advertised start date of the course. No refunds are allowed 4 weeks after the start date of the course. No exceptions.

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