Certification Description

This ten-week training, specially designed for coaches, counselors and tutors, offers an in-depth working knowledge in the theory and tools of the BPM. This comprehensive, evidence-based performance model was developed in 40 years of clinical work, research and self-study by Dr. Ben Bernstein, and is the core of his three published books.

The training will cover learning the model and applying it— to one’s self, and to the variety of issues that impact student performance. It includes sessions that are didactic and interactive, as well as supervision as you apply the work to your students.

This is an opportunity for coaches, counselors and tutors to deepen and expand their repertoire of knowledge and tools for improving student performance, and, as a BPM Specialist, work with others interested in performance enhancement.


The training uses Dr. B’s online course, Crush Your Test Anxiety, which trainees cover in depth through weekly one hour sessions with Dr. B.  In the sessions we work on learning and applying the model: first to one’s one life and work and then as it applies to issues that arise with students. Case studies are used all through the training.


If you are interested in learning more about the certification program or in signing up for it, click Apply Now to fill out the preliminary application form and schedule an interview. 


The cost of the training program is $2750.  
Installment payments can be arranged.

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Dr. B is a member of the National Test Prep Association. This program is designed for tutors for their own professional development and to use with their students.


Dr. Ben Bernstein Ph.D.

Performance Psychologist

The course is taught by Dr. Ben Bernstein, licensed performance psychologist. For the last forty years Dr. B has been coaching test takers at all levels to improve their test performance: high school students taking the ACT and SAT, college students taking the LSAT, MCAT and many other qualifying exams, and professionals in various fields taking licensing and national board exams. His ongoing blog on the Psychology Today website regularly receives thousands of views.