Become a member

Membership Levels

The Institute maintains four separate types of memberships: Student, Colleague/Retired, Certified, and Faculty. These memberships are rolling, renewable one year from the date of purchase.  

The Glasser Institute for Choice Theory is excited to offer more benefits and opportunities for its members. GIFCT is the Member Organization of William Glasser International (WGI) representing the United States of America and its territories. However, GIFCT is a separate entity from WGI and offers many additional benefits, most notably is the ability to create and be compensated for products that are branded and sold by GIFCT. People from all parts of the world are invited and encouraged to join GIFCT, participate in its offerings and become involved with its leadership.

Members may select any level of membership up to the level for which they are qualified. The benefits enjoyed will then be determined by that level of paid membership.

For example, if a member has completed Faculty training and no longer wishes to serve as an Instructor, they may sign up at the Certified level. Also, if you are already Faculty in another country and want to participate in GIFCT’s revenue sharing, then you may take out the membership level that affords you the ability to do that. There would be no reason to purchase a Faculty membership if you already have one in your country.

When dues are paid to GIFCT by US residents (excluding students), a portion of the fee is automatically sent to WGI, for membership in the International body.

Membership Levels for GIFCT:

  1. Student
  2. Colleague/Retiree
  3. Certified
  4. Faculty





Become a member at the base level to interact with thousands of people globally who have empowered themselves to create a more satisfying life. Learn the concepts of Choice Theory to better understand human behavior and the appropriate actions to take so as to minimize stressful situations and enhance relationships. These concepts work well in all types of situations, both personal and professional.

The Colleague level is provided for those people who have not taken any formal training towards the certification process offered by WGI. The benefits give Colleagues an opportunity to interact with other members who have vast experiences in incorporating the concepts of Choice Theory in their lives and in the workplace.

Benefits include:
• Join the monthly affiliate groups for mental health professionals and educators
• Join the monthly Diversity teleconferences
• Participate in Making Sense of It webinars
• Membership in William Glasser International (for those residing in the US and its territories)





A reduced rate is offered at the Colleague level for high school, college and graduate students in any discipline. The student will be able to take advantage of all the benefits offered to Colleagues except it does not include membership to WGI.











Once you have received benefits from the application of Choice Theory in your life, you may become even more motivated to share this information with the world. Before GIFCT unleashes you to do that, we ask that you complete the 5-step certification process offered through WGI. This training provides discussion and application of the advanced concepts of Choice Theory and in-depth practice of Reality Therapy. This is not only for mental health professionals; it is an invaluable process that can be used by everyone to evaluate progress towards their goals.

Certified members are given the freedom to lead the process for implementing their product ideas and may be referred out to work with customers looking for trainers and consultants.





The Faculty level is for US residents only who are interested in teaching the WGI certification training. The additional opportunities offered for this level of membership are provided by WGI. Dues must be paid at this level in order for the member to be compensated for providing services as a Practicum Supervisor or Instructor for any of the certification or Faculty training programs.

The additional benefits offered for Faculty include:
• Provide services for which member is qualified due to the level of Faculty training completed: Practicum Supervisor, Basic Instructor or  Senior Faculty
• Facilitate the Take Charge of Your Life program offered by WGI