Application Process

Applications are now open for the next Compassionate Inquiry Professional Online Training, starting in February 2022. 

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 CI 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

If you have any further questions, make sure to view our CI FAQ page for further info about the training.

View the CI FAQ Page


Apply for the CI 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.

February 2022 Cohort: Feb 7, 2022 – Feb 6, 2023

Applications will close on December 15, 2021 at midnight ET. Registration and payment close on January 16, 2022.
Update: Application Deadline Extended to December 21, 2021.

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Subsidies for the February Training:

The course and subsidy applications for the February 2022 Cohort will open Sunday Oct 3, 2021. Subsidy applications are due by Monday, November 15, 2021. You will be notified if you have been chosen to receive a subsidy by Wednesday, November 24, 2021. Acceptance and payment of the subsidy are due December 1st, 2021.

A limited number of subsidies are available, with a course fee of $2500, rather than the regular price of $3800. Subsidies will be granted based on financial need, the number and type of clients you work with, and the economy of the country you live in. We seek to support and include traditionally underrepresented, marginalized, or otherwise under-served populations including people of colour, people from faith based communities, the LGBTQ+ community, as well as full-time students. Our subsidies can also support individuals whose work is in service to marginalized communities, international relief, veterans, and victim support. Please only apply for a subsidy if you:

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

Subsidies are now closed for the February 2022 Training.


If you are not a health professional and you are interested in learning Compassionate Inquiry, or if you are a health professional and you cannot make the full commitment to this intensive program, please consider registering for the Self-Study Short Course instead. It is intended for lay-people and professionals who want to learn Compassionate Inquiry, with less of an overall investment.


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 CI Facilitators or the admin team determine that a participant’s behaviour could negatively impact the quality of a training program or online group. CI Inc, in its sole discretion, may terminate a participant’s participation at any time. If this should occur, CI Inc will refund the tuition paid for the portion of the training the participant will not attend as a result of his/her withdrawal.

CI Facilitators will be assessing the suitability of participants for the program during the CI Preparatory Course and during the first 4 weeks of the training. A full refund will be given, minus a $50 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 $50 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.