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Etiquette Consulting Certificate

An Etiquette Consulting Career

Earning an Etiquette Consulting Certificate through the The Etiquette Institute gives you confidence and credibility as either an independent etiquette coach/consultant or your organization’s in-house etiquette specialist.  The certificate will prepare you to teach etiquette basics to a variety of audiences including children, adolescents, college students, new and emerging professionals, and corporate leaders.  Whether you are providing etiquette coaching services to either individuals or groups, a profession in etiquette education gives you both career independence and schedule flexibility.  This career can be meaningful, challenging, and fun, and is frequently attractive to stay-at-home parents, retirees, entrepreneurs, career services professionals, and career changers.

Corporations, educational institutions, and professional organizations frequently send employees to The Etiquette Institute because it leads to enhanced client relationships, bottom-line profitability, and customer satisfaction.  An in-house etiquette consultant can address the needs of interns and employees, enhance training and orientation programs for new hires, bring seasoned executives up to date on the changing nuances of business and professional etiquette, and circumvent inappropriate employee behaviors that could negatively impact an organization’s reputation.

Universities and colleges find it cost effective to have career services professionals or faculty members trained and certified to give presentations and dining tutorials that give students a competitive edge as they enter the workforce.

There are no restricted territories, contracts to sign or residuals to remit to The Etiquette Institute, the current President (Ray), or the Founder (Maria). Furthermore, there are no annual membership fees.  

Included with paid & completed training:

Etiquette Consulting Training Topics

The etiquette consulting certificate training covers, but is not limited to, the topics listed below.  Each of these topics are explored and discussed in detail using The Etiquette Institute's framework for understanding and making etiquette-based decisions. 

  • The history of etiquette

  • Contemporary etiquette guidelines 

  • Noteworthy etiquette educators 

  • Defining etiquette 

  • Etiquette settings

  • Dining etiquette 

  • Hosting etiquette 

  • Invitations 

  • Toasting 

  • Making introductions

  • Making conversation and networking 

  • Gender usage / pronouns 

  • Thank you notes

  • Stationery 

  • Gift giving 

  • Presenting a professional image (including dress codes and attire)

  • Situation-specific etiquette 

  • Workplace communication & technology basics

  • Etiquette consulting business basics

2024 Training Dates

In-person training is offered four times annually in February (Spokane), April (St. Louis), August (Spokane), and November (St. Louis).  If you prefer to participate in an in-person training program, please contact Ray at or 510-586-8364 to discuss your needs.  Registration fees must be remitted before the in-person training program will be schedule and confirmed.  The four upcoming in-person training programs include:

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St. Louis, Missouri
Spokane, Washington

November 15-16, 2024

August 16-17, 2024

St. Louis, Missouri

April 19-20, 2024

February 16-17, 2024

Spokane, Washington

Online Training

Online training is available on an individual or group basis.  Registration fees must be remitted before the online training program will be scheduled and confirmed.  To discuss an individual or group online training program, please contact Ray at 510-586-8364.



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