Become an ARC System™ Certified Intercultural Consultant!
The Certification Process
Complete the certification process online in five straightforward steps:
Step 1: Reading
Get to know the ARC System™ by reading select chapters 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, and 11 of The Culture Solution. Once you’re familiar with the framework in the book and how it works, you’re ready to start.
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Step 3: Training
Watch videos on the cultural dimensions in the framework, teaching recommendations, common areas of confusion, and practical application of the system. View the videos as often as you like, test your knowledge with practice quizzes. Schedule an online conversation with Deirdre to share experiences, discuss techniques, and get answers. You can complete the process in a couple of weeks or over a period of up to six months.
Step 4: Review
Confirm your understanding of concepts and techniques via an online exam that will show that you're ready to explain cultural analysis concepts and terminology and apply your analytical skills and techniques to intercultural problems.
Step 5: Certification
Once you've completed the review process successfully, you’ll receive certification as an ARC System™ Certified Intercultural Consultant, and your bio and photo will be profiled on this website.
Step 6: Post-Certification Resource Access
Once you’re certified, you will have access to the ARC System™ Resource Library, a suite of branded materials that will guide you in presenting the system seamlessly and professionally.
The program investment is $1,499. Ask us about organization discounts.
Applying for certification
To ensure that certification clients receive the best possible training, we limit participants to those who have international experience and are motivated to share their experience supported by a systematic program and methodology. To confirm your qualifications, please fill out the form below. If you receive certification, the information you provide in the form will be shared in our Consultant Directory to notify potential clients of your services.