A few years ago, I completed an MBA. It was hard work but the path was pretty straight-forward, with a number of compulsory subjects and some electives. And once I finished, I graduated and could put “MBA” after my name.
There are three basic levels of NLP training.
The first basic level of training is “Practitioner”. An NLP Practitioner will typically have been exposed to between 7 and 18 days of NLP training, focused on learning the fundamental patterns, techniques and attitudes.
The second basic level is “Master Practitioner”. Building on the Practitioner, Master Practitioner usually involves an extra 6-18 days of training. Sometimes this is focused on learning additional “advanced” patterns, while other trainers will focus Master Practitioner on Modeling.
The third basic level is “Trainer”. NLP Trainers Trainings are usually conducted over about three weeks, and is less focused on improving “NLP skills” and more focused on how to present NLP material.
In a sense, the fourth level would be the Graduate Certificate of NLP.