Your Learning Journey

  • Knowing

    You'll learn Mind Maps and its key applications at an advanced level through our online learning management platform, guided by a Buzan GrandMaster trainer who will provide one-on-one feedback

  • Doing

    Through seven live online sessions (2 hours each) you'll learn and practice how to deliver training and advise on Mind Mapping and its key applications, guided by a Buzan GrandMaster trainer

  • Being

    You'll become a global Buzan Trainer by entrenching best-in-class habits and content delivery knowledge into your competencies toolbox for a lifetime. You'll be guided by our faculty of world-renowned experts

TBLI online certification phases

Your certification process has three phases: Before, during and after. At the end of the second phase (during), you'll be certified as a licensed instructor and will join the Buzan Global Instructors Network. Throughout the third phase, our world-renowned faculty of experts will guide and mentor you for becoming a World-Class Buzan instructor.

Become a world-class Buzan trainer

The licensed trainer program will accredit you to teach the most powerful thinking technique, which is used by more than 250 million people around the world and more than 90% of Fortune 500 companies.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Intro to the Buzan Certification in Mind Mapping

    • Welcome to the Tony Buzan Licensed trainers programs

    • Your certification process for attaining your certification as a licensed trainer

  • 2

    The Mind Map origins

    • The Revolutions of the Mind

    • What enabled the age in which we are living today?

    • The critical thinking skills for 2020 and beyond

    • What percentage of people use divergent creativity?

    • How the world fares in creativity skills?

    • What is Natural? Mental Literacy 101

    • The Jennifer Anniston neuron

    • What is your conclusion after watching the Jennifer Anniston video?

    • The Jennifer Anniston Neuron - conclusion

    • What is your prime language?

    • Your prime language

  • 3

    What is a Mind Map and what are their benefits?

    • So, what's a Mind Map?

    • What's a Mind Map? Assignment explanation

    • What 's a Mind Map? First perspective

    • Tony Buzan Video 1: Reflect on his Mind Map definition

    • What's a Mind Map? Second perspective

    • Tony Buzan Video 2: Reflect on his Mind Map definition

    • What's a Mind Map? Third perspective

    • Tony Buzan Video 3: Reflect on his Mind Map definition

    • What's a Mind Map? Fourth perspective

    • Tony Buzan Video 4: Reflect on his Mind Map definition

    • Assignment: Mind Map of what is a Mind Map

    • Mind Mapping benefits

    • Research supporting the benefits of Mind Mapping

    • The most important Mind Mapping benefits for you

    • Mind Maps explained by their creator

    • Assignment: your vision as an advanced practitioner

    • Why did Tony Buzan invent Mind Maps?

  • 4

    How to Mind Map - The Mind Map laws

    • Intro to the Mind Map Laws

    • Download the Mind Map laws

    • TBLI Live session 1 - Why Mind Mapping and the Mind Map laws

    • The Central Topic law

    • The Branches law

    • The Keywords law

    • One word per branch quiz

    • The Colors law

    • The Images law

    • The Structure law

    • Assignment: Your CV on a Mind Map

  • 5

    Evaluating Mind Maps

    • Mind Maps evaluation - Introduction

    • Rubric for scoring Mind Maps

    • Example: Evaluating a Mind Map with the rubric

    • Assignment: Evaluate the following Mind Map

    • Assignment: Your dream routine

    • TBLI Live session 2 - Mind Mapping Syntax and how to evaluate Mind Maps

  • 6

    Mind Mapping applications - Intro

    • Introduction to Mind Mapping applications

  • 7

    How to Mind Map a book

    • The Book Blitz method

    • Assignment: Mind Mapping a book

  • 8

    Mind Maps for note taking

    • Introduction to note-taking

    • The note-taking method using Mind Maps

    • TBLI Live session 3 - Mind Mapping a book and note-taking

  • 9

    Mind Mapping software tutorials

    • iMindMap introduction

    • iMindMap 11 - Getting started

    • iMindMap 11 - The Mind Map view

    • iMindMap 11 - The Brain Blooming view

    • iMindMap 11 - the Time Map view

    • iMindMap 11 - The split screen functionality

    • Software Module assignment

  • 10

    Mind Maps for Creativity and Innovation

    • Intro to creativity and innovation through Mind Mapping

    • Generating original ideas: the Random images method

    • Assignment: Application of the random images method

  • 11

    Mind Maps for Strategic Alignment and Project Management

    • Intro to strategic alignment and project management

    • Strategic alignment

    • Assignment: Formulating your strategic objectives

    • TBLI Live session 4 - Mind Maps for creativity and strategic planning

    • Project ideation

    • Project evaluation

    • Assignment: Creating and evaluating the initiatives that align with your key objectives

    • Project Planning

    • Assignment: Crafting your project plan with your selected initiative

  • 12

    Mind Maps for presentations

    • The most important graph in the World

    • How to create powerful presentations with Mind Maps: Presentations 3.0

    • TBLI Live session 5 - Mind Maps for project management and presentations

    • The method for crafting presentations

    • Presentations 3.0 framework

    • Module assignment: Creating a presentation

  • 13

    TBLI strategic alignment

    • The TBLI strategic alignment process

    • TBLI Live session 6 - Strategic alignment process

    • Your strategic alignment Mind Map

  • 14

    Your graduation day

    • Your presentation

    • TBLI Live session 7 - Your live presentation, feedback and graduation

  • 15

    What's next?

    • Transforming into a World Class Trainer

Our key customers and alliances

The World Bank
CocaCola Company
Singapore Institute of Management
Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey

Buzan Licensed trainer certification investment

What does the program include?

  • Access to our LMS platform for learning the core Mind Mapping methodologies and applications

  • Six live sessions (2 hours each) led by one of our three Grandmaster trainers - Sessions are recorded and posted on the LMS platform for further review

  • iMindMap 11 Ultimate license (2 computers)

  • The Ultimate Book of Mind Mapping (digital and printed versions)

  • Access to trainers's membership platform upon graduation

  • Publication of trainer curriculum and course schedule in and

  • Certification as Licensed Trainer and corresponding diploma

  • One-year TBLI membership

  • Appointment as a gold partner for the Tony Buzan Group

  • Participation as online tutor (by designation and subject to availability) in TBG programs

Frequently asked questions

  • Where is this accreditation valid?

    The Buzan licensed certification as a trainer has global validity so you could teach Mind Mapping practitioner courses around the world.

  • What do I need for certifying customers as accredited practitioners?

    You’ll have access to the training content so you could deliver your courses using PowerPoint presentations and related materials. Moreover, the package for certifying customers as accredited practitioners includes a personalized certificate and optionally the iMindMap Ultimate software (version 11). The certification package costs $50.00 and has to be purchased in bundles of 10 units. If you want to include the software, the package costs $100.00. This is an attractive option since the price of the software alone amounts to $230 dollars per license.

  • What could I do with my accreditation?

    The instructor certification allows you to deliver Mind Mapping courses to external or internal customers and accredit participants as certified practitioners. Additionally, you could also provide consulting services accredited by the Tony Buzan Group and integrate Mind Mapping modules into your existing courses.

  • Will I be supported in lead generation?

    We have different mechanisms for supporting your lead generation efforts: You'll be listed with a profile and location on the Tony Buzan website so users can find you and get in contact for training. You'll also have the ability to put your schedule of training courses on the Tony Buzan website with links to your website or sales page. Likewise, we'll provide referrals to instructors based on queries that come to the company. Moreover, you'll have the opportunity to place articles and even advertisements on the TB website to attract business.

  • Does the certification need to be renewed?

    The certification ought to be renewed every 12 months to continue as part of the official list of worldwide instructors and be able to certify practitioners with accredited courses. The renewal, which accounts for $300 per year, also includes the updating of your software license (to the latest version), access to training and other exclusive content, and your participation in the monthly webinars and other events (such as the annual TBLI summit) at no further cost. The renewal fee could be exempted for a given year if you take a specialization course such as Mind Mapping for Innovation or Mind Mapping for project management during that year.

  • How could I participate in Buzan-led projects?

    Buzan US and TBG need trainers, tutors, and consultants for their projects—mainly tutoring for online courses and consulting services. Therefore, based on geography, specialization and the instructors' internal rating system (based on customer feedback) we’ll assign projects to you and your peers.

  • What is the internal rating system and how does it work?

    Each accredited course given by you will provide an electronic feedback form (link) for customers to fill out at the end of the training. This system will not be published and/or shared with any other party aside from the instructor. The system will allow us to identify quality gaps and support instructors in improving their course delivery. Our objective is for you to become a world-class instructor who enables our vision: Creating a Mentally Literate World.