What is MITI Certification?

A MITI Certification means that an individual has attended a MITI Certification course (2-days) and passed the required online post-test demonstrating an ability to code Motivational Interviewing reliably using the Motivational Interviewing Treatment Integrity (MITI) tool. 

What does achieving a MITI Certification mean?

Achieving MITI Certification means that an individual:

  1. Understands the global ratings to evaluate the relational and technical elements of MI

  2. Understands how to identify specific behaviors that are desirable and discouraged in MI

  3. Develops methods for establishing, evaluating and maintaining reliability in MITI coding

  4. Can code reliably with the Theory to Action coding lab

Who can attend?

What is the certification process?

This workshop is appropriate for any beginner coder or person interested in developing proficiency in their coding ability using the MITI. The cost to attend the 2-day certification is $500 plus tax.


In order for participants to receive certification, participants are required to:

  1. Attend the full 2-day workshop


Participants are required to complete the full 2-days of training in order to be eligible for certification. No exceptions will be made for participants who do not complete the full 2-days of training.  Participants are expected to bring a copy of the MITI manual.


   2.  Complete and pass the post-test and demonstrate coding                  reliability through post-training coding exercises.


Upon completion of the 2-day training, participants seeking certification must complete both 2a. Post-test, and 2b. Post-training coding exercise. Both components must be completed within 30 days of the final day of your attended 2-day workshop.

Participants who are not able to demonstrate reliability with the Theory to Action coding lab will be offered additional resources and support and can retake the post-training coding exercises up to two additional times to achieve certification.


What does Certification renewal look like?

In order for Certified MITI coders to maintain their certification status they must complete annually: a Competency Test and a Reliability Test. Participants will pay an annual fee that covers the cost of maintaining their certification. Certified MITI coders will provide evidence of their coding work or participate in quarterly coding exercises to ensure their reliability over time (coding exercises are completed online).


Certified MITI Coders in good standing complete the following annually:


  1. Fee $100 (covers the cost of maintaining the certificate)

  2. Written Test (online, 10 multiple choice questions)

  3. Reliability demonstration (completed online)

* Participants seeking renewal must pass both the written test and reliability demonstration. Those that don’t pass will receive support from a coding specialist and can retake the test up to three times.


Participants who allow their certification to lapse are eligible to renew their certification at the cost of $150 up to two years following the lapse of their certification, in addition to passing another written test and reliability demonstration.


The Ethics of using the MITI

People who become MITI certified are required to sign a code of ethics ensuring that:

  1. Certified MITI coders will only use the MITI in settings for which they are qualified.

  2. Certified MITI coders can not use data from the MITI to provide clinical supervision unless they hold the proper clinical licensure to do so.

  3. Certified MITI coders agree not to use data from the MITI to fire or discipline another person. 

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