Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


What background qualifications do I need before becoming a Matchmaker?2022-12-15T12:41:38+00:00

Anyone can join our certification training to become a Matchmaker! We’ve been certifying thousands of Matchmakers since 2003 and have seen people from all walks of life sign up for our course and transition to becoming full-time Matchmakers and business owners.

The Matchmaker Certification Course consists of 12 carefully put together, structural training modules that are designed to help passionate individuals like you – with a dream of helping singles around the world find and meet the right one – successfully set up their matchmaking business!

Do I have to physically attend the classes?2022-12-15T12:48:59+00:00

The training is conducted online. You will receive 400 pages of our homestudy kit along with access to our online learning portal. The online learning portal will release 1 module per week. There are a total of 12 modules.

Our course Instructor also conducts an online group class once a week remotely (via Zoom) at 1:00 PM Eastern Time (EST)

How soon will I get certified?2022-12-15T12:51:20+00:00

The certification process takes 12 weeks to complete. At the end of the training, you will be asked to design your own business plan. Your course instructor will review the business plan and upon approval, you will receive your digital certification and certification seal.

Taking too long to send in your business plan could result in failing to be certified within the stipulated time of 12 weeks. Let us know you need to pause your learning. We allow a pause of up to 12 months, after which your account will expire.

What type of support will I receive after graduating?2022-12-15T12:56:09+00:00

All graduates enjoy free perks such as:

  • Access to our private Meta/Facebook Group: Global Love Mastermind, a space for our Institute’s certified Matchmakers and Coaches to exchange business knowledge, collaborate and learn from each other. We also host monthly Zoom webinars that address industry challenges and sharing of best practices in this group.

  • Priority for press and referrals.

  • 20% discount off of our annual conferences.

  • Global Love Database CRM access for 2 users (usually only free for 1 user).

  • Mention in our weekly newsletter, Global Love Report of your certification.

  • Dispute Resolution – We’ll come in as a third-party mediator in the event that you experience a conflict that is unresolvable on your own.

I’m currently a Matchmaker and have experience running a matchmaking business. I want to get certified but do not need the basics – what are the options for me to get certified?2022-12-15T12:53:11+00:00

If you’re an active Matchmaker who has been in business for 5 years and more, we have a grandfathered certification at just $495.00.


What’s unique about the Science-Based Coaching Course?2022-12-15T13:21:37+00:00

Many Matchmakers already have the skill sets to coach singles and give advice but they are not confident that their advice will really work. Some even feel stuck when their clients are not progressing well on dates.

Dr. Terri Orbuch created the Science-Based Coaching Course using her experience of following the same 373 couples and studying their relationship patterns, behaviors and communication styles for close to 3 decades! Boost your confidence and credibility by getting the training and knowledge from Dr. Terri Orbuch. This is the foundation that can help take your business to the next level.

What background qualifications do I need before becoming a certified Dating & Relationship Coach?2022-12-15T13:22:01+00:00

You don’t have to be a Matchmaker to enroll in this course! We have past students who have built their business being solely a Dating Coach.

How are the classes conducted?2022-12-15T13:22:18+00:00

The science-based coaching course is conducted online. The course consists of 12  modules that can be accessed through our online student portal. Dr. Terri Orbuch also conducted a weekly online group class on Zoom. We only accept 8 students per class as we want to keep it intentionally small and focused.

How soon will I get certified?2022-12-15T13:22:32+00:00

In 7 weeks, you will be able to complete your certification! 


Is the certification recognized globally?2022-12-15T13:25:21+00:00

Yes, our certification is widely recognized. We have a network of graduates who come from all parts of the world.

Is there an expiry date to my certification?2022-12-15T13:25:47+00:00

The certification is valid for 3 years. It is renewable every 3 years for $250.00.


What types of payment modes do you accept?2022-12-15T13:26:30+00:00

We accept all major credit cards.

Are there payment plan options/installment plans available?2022-12-15T13:27:02+00:00

Yes, we have 6 months and 12 months installment plans for all of our main certification courses.

What is your Refund Policy?2024-04-22T01:07:21+00:00

Courses come with a 2-week refund window, as long as no course materials have been accessed. However, all other products, including membership subscriptions and conference tickets, cannot be refunded.


Will I receive a discount if I purchase both the Matchmaker Certification Course and Science-Based Coaching Course?2022-12-15T13:28:19+00:00

Yes! You will get a $1,000.00 discount if you purchase both courses together.