TCI Training Program

Using the TCI in Research

TCI Training for Researchers

Get trained on the using the Temperament and Character Inventory (TCI). This program is intended for researchers interested in using the TCI in their work.

Anthropedia has partnered with the Center for Well-Being at Washington University to facilitate the transmission and dissemination of the TCI.

The TCI is one of the most advanced and widely used personality tests in the world. Dr. C. Robert Cloninger, the Wallace Renard Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Genetics and Director of the Center for Well-Being at Washington University of St. Louis developed the TCI in the 1980s. Since then, longitudinal studies on the TCI have examined the genetic, neurobiological, and developmental underpinnings of human personality. Based on this solid research foundation, the TCI can be used by individuals or by professionals to guide treatment, coaching, or interventions, or simply as a diagnostic tool.

Interested in using the TCI in research ?

You must follow a couple of steps:


The first step is to explain your research to us.

There are thousands of peer-reviewed articles already published using the TCI that explore a wide range of topics. We’re happy to help you use the TCI effectively to explore other topics of interest.

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit institution in the United States, we have strong ethical standards, and we require that the TCI is used in accordance with our mission and code of ethics. For that reason, we do not always grant permission to use the TCI in research.  To determine if your research is eligible:

Please fill out this form.


After reviewing your submission, we will contact you with further instructions

Taking the online training

Over the last 10 years, we’ve provided support to thousands of researchers around the world who are interested in the TCI. Whether you have a lot of experience or are a graduate students, this online training ensures that you will understand the 30 years of research and existing data on the TCI. It also guarantees that you will be able to understand how to interpret the scales.

Prior to this training, we spent many hours supporting individual researchers with the information provided in the videos. In order to keep the cost of the TCI low and to protect the integrity of our non-profit mission, we now require all individuals interested in using the TCI to take this training. Instructions for how to access the training will be sent by email after you complete the form above, and if your research is approved for use of the TCI.


Cost of the online training: $250

The base price of the TCI is $15 per test. There are discounts for bulk purchases. Payment plans and financial aid available for graduate students or those who can demonstrate need.

Are you a clinician interested in the TCI ?

We are currently developing an exciting new training for clinicians who are interested in using the TCI. This training, which will take place in St. Louis, MO, will introduce clinicians to the full potential of the TCI as a part of an integrative mental health care approach. This certification program will help clinicians move beyond the treatment of symptoms and towards the root causes of mental illness.

Please fill out the form below if you are interested in using the TCI in your practice, and we’ll contact you with more information about these training opportunities as soon it becomes available.