Contact: (678) 698-3386

IBAR Certification Committee

 Re: IBAR Critical Thinking Method Certification

Edward Brown was initially introduced to critical analysis at the University of Dayton School of Law. In 2012, Ed developed the IBAR Critical Thinking Method (IBAR) after receiving his master’s degree from Mercer University. Because of Ed’s intellectual prowess, he graduated with a 4.0 GPA and was awarded Outstanding Student within the master’s program.  Additionally, Ed has authored over 30 books on business and professional development as well as taught within Adult Education at the Atlanta Public School system.

The undersigned have vetted Ed’s critical thinking work over the years within academia, professional endeavors and social circles that demonstrated his proficiency in this area.

IBAR is Ed’s commitment to improving the thinking and problem solving skills of students entering higher education and the workforce.

It is with Ed’s academic achievements, professional success and visionary pursuits that we recommend him as competent to teach and provide a skills training certificate to students that successfully complete the IBAR Critical Thinking Certification class. 

Kind regards and best wishes for a successful IBAR Critical Thinking experience.


Larry D. Stewart, D.P.A., J.D.

Associate Professor

Past Program Coordinator – Master’s Degree in Public Safety Leadership

Mercer University – Atlanta Campus & Henry County Regional Academic Center


Latascha A. Smith, Ph.D. (Organizational Development)

Instructional Academic Mathematics Coach, Dekalb County School District

(678) 676-2916;


Monica R. McCullough, J.D.

Senior Employment Counsel

404-461-5210 (work number)


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):


Will I become certified after completing this class?

Yes. Students who satisfactorily complete this class will receive a Certificate of Training approved by the lead instructor.


Do I earn any college credits for this class?

No. We are a private company and a Certificate of Training is not an educational degree or college credit. It is designated as a skills-based certificate similar to the professional training you receive in corporate America. It’s proof positive to college and corporate managers that you went the extra mile to gain specialized knowledge to improve work performance. And a way of helping you stand out from your colleagues for greater opportunities.


When does the certification expire?

A certification lasts 4 years. If you don’t use the skills that you learn, you have to relearn them again. It’s a safe bet that you will want to keep advancing within your company, so certification renewal serves your best interest.


Is the class given online or in-person?

You can take the class in-person, if you are in the metro Atlanta, Georgia area or we’ll travel to your location. And the class is offered through our long-distance learning. As long as you have a computer and Internet connectivity, you can take the class anywhere in the world.

In addition, we will provide all the information and handouts you will need to complete the course. 


Is your company certified?

Yes. We enlisted independent professionals holding terminal degrees (PHDs and JDs) to evaluate our system and lead instructor. Their process for approving our offerings was more stringent than many institutions providing critical thinking skills.


What are the learning objectives and takeaways from this class?

By the end of the class, you will become aware and practiced on how to spot and diagnose problems. And how to analyze and recommend solutions using the IBAR Critical Thinking Method. These skills enhance your professional value within corporations as well as entrepreneurship.