You are here

Are certified psychics or mediums better?

by Bob Olson, Best Psychic Directory founder & author of Answers About The Afterlife.

Some psychics and mediums present themselves as “certified” by some person or organization. This is because some of the classes being offered give certifications to the students who complete the class. In this way, everyone becomes a "certified" psychic or medium. However, certifications of this type don’t hold a lot of weight in my opinion because there are no governing bureaus accrediting these “classes” or “instructors,” and therefore, there is no one evaluating the class or holding the instructors or school accountable.

Basically, in these cases, the psychic or medium certification means the person passed that class, though we (the consumer) have no idea what requirements exist in order to pass the class or how difficult (and thorough) the class was in the first place. It’s possible that every student passes just by paying the fee and showing up.

As of the time of this writing, there are no certifications for psychics or mediums that indicate that a "certified psychic" or “certified medium” is the cream of the crop. Nonetheless, I like to see both psychics and mediums being trained to improve their ability, so any certification at least indicates they are taking classes or courses to improve their psychic or mediumistic readings rather than floundering on their own without instruction. On the other hand, since it’s also possible that underqualified teachers are training these psychics and mediums poorly or even improperly, certifications hold little weight in my mind when choosing a psychic or medium for my websites or myself.

Bob Olson is the founder of Best Psychic Directory, host of Afterlife TV & author of Answers About The Afterlife.


A former skeptic & private investigator, and the author of ANSWERS ABOUT THE AFTERLIFE: A PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR'S 15-YEAR RESEARCH UNLOCKS THE MYSTERIES OF LIFE AFTER DEATH, Bob Olson has been an Afterlife Investigator & Psychic Medium Researcher since 1999. In his search for evidence of life after death, Bob has tested hundreds of psychics, mediums & other afterlife-related practitioners. Bob is the host of AFTERLIFE TV, founder of BEST PSYCHIC DIRECTORY and BEST PSYCHIC MEDIUMS, and offers his PSYCHIC MEDIUM WORKSHOP to help psychics and mediums improve their abilities and business. Visit Bob on AFTERLIFE TV's FACEBOOK page & on TWITTER.