Motivational Interviewing Certification

Welcome to Motivational Interviewing Certification!


Hello, I am Tirza Barnes, and I am excited to partner with my friends at Workforce180 to bring you the Motivational Interviewing Certification course.  I have designed a curriculum that will help you better support your clients and conduct more confident coaching conversations.

I’m going to introduce you to skills to help you navigate ambivalence and resistance and support your clients in moving through a process of change that will be long lasting.  We will help you be more connected to your clients and more powerful in the work as a practitioner.

I can’t wait to have you join me!



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Course Core Competencies

Communication ~ Collaboration ~ Critical Thinking ~ Problem Solving ~ Leadership ~ Conflict Resolution

Course Information

Estimated Time: 4+ hours

Difficulty: New and Experienced



    As you complete each lesson listed below, you will notice the grey checkmark next to the lesson title will turn red and the lesson title will be struck through to indicate that lesson is complete.


  • Course Syllabus

    • It Begins With You
      • Remembering Your Why
      • Inspiring Yourself to Change
      • It Begins With You – Knowledge Check
    • The Spirit of Motivational Interviewing
      • What is Motivational Interviewing
      • Inspiring & Identifying Change in Others
      • The Spirit of Motivational Interviewing – Knowledge Check
    • The Practice of OARS
      • What is OARS
      • Open-Ended Questions
      • The Power of Affirmations
      • Reflective Listening & Summarizing
      • OARS Role-Play/Demonstration
      • The Practice of OARS – Knowledge Check
    • A Commitment Toward Change
      • Rolling with Resistance
      • Co-Creating a Change Plan
      • A Commitment Toward Change – Knowledge Check
    • Course Survey
      • Motivational Interviewing Survey