Mental Trainer Certification

Erika Carlson Certified Mental Trainer

Mental Trainer Certification

Thanks for your interest in MTI’s Mental Trainer® Certification. If you are currently enrolled in a graduate program or have already earned a graduate degree in Sport Psychology (or a related field), you’re in the right place. Once you’re ready to apply, click on the “Contact Us” button and submit your information. We’ll get back to you within 24hrs to schedule an interview.

The Need in Our Industry

Graduate programs teach the sport psych content pretty well, but their focus is not on preparing people to make a living in this industry! There are hundreds who graduate annually with Masters degrees or higher in the sport psych industry, but only a handful survive trying to build an applied career.

Obviously knowing what mental skills are doesn’t mean you’ll be good at improving performance, and then there’s the business side of marketing, sales & client management. It should be no surprise that without specific guidance & support, very few last long and their degrees go unused.


  • Masters or Doctorate in Sport Psychology or a related field. Many begin the Mental Trainer Certification while finishing their graduate degree
  • A letter of interest in an applied career + CV & graduate transcripts
  • Internet access, computer, webcam

Typical Duration:

  • 3-5 months, including supervision


  • 1on1 sessions online with a senior CMT using video conferencing

Cost: $3,000

10 Certification Benefits

  • The “Mental Trainer®” Title: This Registered Trademark is used by Mental Trainers® to promote their services in the US & around the world;
  • MTI Corporate: The Mental Training, Inc. (MTI) name is credible and well established as a leader in the sport psychology industry worldwide;
  • Proven Business Process: MTI’s marketing and intake systems are effective at attracting and signing ideal clients who can most likely afford the services. Mental Trainers are paid a commission based on their role in delivering each service;
  • Professional Liability Insurance: All active Mental Trainers receive professional liability insurance included at no extra cost ($1million);
  • Marketing Support: Most applied sport psychology businesses fail within the first year because of a lack of new clients. MTI has a proven marketing and sales system that attracts a steady stream of individual and group prospects, wherever you live;
  • Use of MTI Proprietary Procedures: MTI has copyrighted and trademarked it’s proprietary information and processes for exclusive use by its team of Mental Trainers. There is no need to recreate the wheel;
  • Use of MTI Technology: Each Mental Trainer can use MentalApp® as a training support tool with their clients. They also have access to the online courses, Certified Mental Coach (CMC) and Parent Mental Trainer (PMT). All this technology is available in English and Spanish so you can grow internationally. Mental Trainers can build a residual monthly income stream that continues for as long as their clients use these services. In addition, Mental Trainers can earn commissions when selling the BrainX “Mental Toughness for Salespeople” service to corporations. This can total thousands of dollars in commissions annually;
  • Professional Collaboration: Through regular online business meetings, Mental Trainers discuss client issues and best practices. MTI has experience with most every type of sport and performance activity;
  • Referrals from MTI Websites: Mental Trainers receive local and long-distance referrals that have been qualified through the MTI corporate marketing system. Each Mental Trainer also receives a customized page on the MTI Homesite to help promote themselves;
  • Incentives: Mental Trainers® can earn MTI stock & Caribbean vacations.

Income Potential

Upon certification completion, our goal for you is to be generating revenue in as many as 7 different ways, including:

  • In-person & online 1on1 and team sessions
  • MentalApp® purchases (mobile app for
    teaching & tracking)
  • Corporate and school programs
  • Online course purchases
  • Highschool & college athletic department
    services, and,
  • Support of other CMTs during their certification.

MTI’s commitment is to help you get to the $100,000 income level as soon as possible. The target is 24 months and we’ll support you throughout, but it’s of course dependent on your effort & focus. We’ll show you how to make much of your revenue be “passive” (continue with or without additional time from you). All CMTs are commissioned contractors who are trained to use MTI services & IP to build a successful income for themselves, wherever they might live. MTI provides the necessary business training and support along the way, including the website, logos, marketing materials, sales process, and even initial leads and referrals.

Next Steps to Get Started

1) Click the “contact us” button below to send your CV, transcripts (unofficial are ok) and letter of interest
2) Schedule a Skype video interview
3) Upon acceptance into the program, the process takes about 3 months depending on your time & commitment