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Step-By-Step System of Handwriting Analysis (SSS) Course

The SSS course is a very comprehensive certification course for the serious student wanting to become a professional handwriting analyst.

Important Notice: Prerequisite for enrollment in the SSS course is successful completion of the Comprehensive Course.

Unlike many other courses on the market, it is not a compilation or takeoff on other handwriting analysis materials or courses and it does not duplicate other training programs.

It is the only course that integrates the gestalt method and the trait stroke approach into one unique system. [CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS]

(Prior knowledge in handwriting analysis is desirable but it is not a prerequisite. The course starts right from the beginning.)

Here's what our students are saying

Greetings Erica:

      I hope all is going well with you. Recently, I took the AAHA's Associate test examination which was evaluated by three judges/evaluators. AAHA informed me that I successfully passes the exam. Part 1 with a score of 97 and Part 2 reflecting a score of 95. The exam was challenging. I used your SSS course and it yielded some impressive findings. Again, thank you for your dedication throughout your career as you became a lighthouse to many others who are on their journey.

Remain Well, David ---

Why the SSS course? Because...

the SSS course gives you the deepest possible insight into the personality

the SSS course is the only course that comes with...

  • FREE 4-volume set of bonus books on measuring
  • FREE marketing manual
  • FREE extra volume with trait descriptions - you will never run out of things to say in an analysis
  • FREE support program
  • FREE diploma (upon fulfillment of diploma requirements)

the SSS course...

  • is taught by a practicing graphologist with direct marketing experience and dollar results to back her up is based upon sound graphological principles leads you in a logical, easy to understand step-by-step manner through the course gives you all study materials up front, not one lesson at a time

The Step-By-Step Handwriting Analysis System is easy to learn

The SSS handwriting analysis system is designed in a logical sequence so that by following three steps, the analyst automatically produces an accurate, objective analysis every time.

With the SSS course you get everything up front

Most handwriting analysis schools will send you one lesson at a time. That means that if at some time you have to temporarily interrupt your studies,you will get no lessons during that time.

And if, for some reason you have to quit the course, you will never get the rest of the materials, even though you paid for them. With the SSS course, you get all books, study materials, tests, model answers and bonus books up front.

As soon as your order is received, everything is shipped to you priority mail. You get the whole BIG package at once. This means that within a few days you can start your lessons.

For an SSS sample analysis click here

The SSS Course takes the pain out of writing the analysis

With the SSS Handwriting Analysis course, analysts no longer have to search for appropriate descriptions and phrases. You have to do no painful report writing of your own.

All definitions are provided in the following books:

  • two BIG volumes of trait descriptions
  • one more book with "More Trait Descriptions"
  • one book with advanced descriptions
  • one book with descriptions for vocational reports
  • four volumes of descriptions for measured indicators

Books and Study Materials


Books and study materials:



Book One


Book One:
Getting Started: A Guide To Using The System

This book leads you in a step-by-step manner through the course.






Book Two


Book Two:
Scoring Guide

This book lists all handwriting indicators to be scored.

You simply move in the Scoring Guide from one item to the next and check off the appropriate items on the Score Sheet.






Book Three


Book Three:
Sample Scoring Pages

This book is used in combination with Book One: Scoring Guide.

It gives you explanations and illustrations for all indicators.

Most analysts use this book only for a limited time.

Once they are familiar with the indicators,they no longer have to refer
to the sample illustrations.



Book Four and Five: Trait Descriptions

Book Four                          Book Five

These two books give you comprehensive descriptions for all personality traits on the SSS "Trait Inventory.
Since each trait is determined through ten different indicators, each analysis will be unique, no matter how often the descriptions are used. It is almost impossible that the same combination will occur twice.

Book Six


Book Six:
More Trait Descriptions

This 200 pp. volume gives you many more ways to write the analysis Worksheets

1) Measurement sheet
2) Score Sheet (for use by the analyst)
3) Personality Trait Inventory (to be given to the client)




Self TestSelf-tests (with model answers)




Advanced Section

Book Seven


Book Seven:
Uncovering the problem personality

Book seven teaches you to reveal the...

1. the antisocial personality
2. depression
3. hostility
4. paranoid tendencies
5. schizophrenic tendencies
6. suicidal tendencies

Book Seven includes worksheets and detailed illustrations and descriptions.



Vocational Section

Book Eight


Book Eight:
Vocational Section

The SSS course includes a completely new Vocational Section. Book 8 includes:
(a) detailed explanations how to write vocational reports
(b) detailed descriptions for all vocational traits

The Vocational Section also includes two complete vocational sample reports:
(a) SSS Sales Aptitude Screening Report
(b) SSS Vocational Aptitude Screening Report

Each report includes:
1. a report form for the client
2.scoring pages and
3. extensive trait descriptions


Sales AptitudeThe SSS Sales Aptitude Report evaluates 20 "Sales"traits in very low, low, average, high & very high intensity

These traits are based upon the trait requirements specified by the American Sales & Marketing Association.

Successful candidates should have
most of these traits in above average intensity.

But the evaluation does not stop there.
The report also determines the possible presence of fear traits, which would automatically eliminate the applicant
from the list of desirable candidates.



Vocational Aptitude Screening Report

The Vocational Aptitude Screening Report evaluates 20 vocational traits in very low, low, average, high, and very high intensity.

These traits are based upon the trait requirements as outlined by the U. S. Department of Labor and upon job descriptions from actual companies.

The Report also determines the possible presence of fear traits which would hinder successful performance.

Also included in the Vocational Section is a handwriting analysis sample request form to be used by companies
to solicit handwriting samples from prospective candidates.

For over 20 years, I have used these analyses successfully in my industrial business.
I am very proud and happy to share these proven evaluation tools with my students and graduates.

Book Nine

Book Nine:
How To Analyze Printing

Analyzing printing tends to be one of the most difficult tasks for many handwriting
analysts. In fact, many of them are so intimidated that they refuse printing and insist upon a cursive sample for analysis. But this can result in an erroneous picture of a writer’s personality. If the habitual printer is “forced “ to produce cursive writing, the sample is usually is very immature and childish looking. Felix Klein, a renowned graphologist, said about people who have printed for years that their personality has become “stuck” at the age at which printing became habituated.”

Printing is not really difficult to analyze. Most of the rules that apply to cursive writing are applicable to printing. With some practice, you should be quite comfortable with analyzing printed script. I hope that this booklet will help to make it easier for my students and graduates to interpret both cursive and printing for their clients.


Course OrganizationCourse Organization

The SSS Handwriting Analysis course is organized into three steps which follow each other in logical sequence.

The book "Getting Started: A Guide To Using The System" leads you step-by-step
from scoring the writing to the finished analysis report.

Step One: Scoring the Score Sheet

For each trait, handwriting analysts follow the "Book One: Scoring Guide" and score ten indicators.
This makes the system very accurate. Most importantly, each analysis is truly a description of an individual rather than a general report. The score sheet is only for reference by the analyst.

Step Two: Entering Scores on the Personality Trait Inventory

Trait scores are transferred from the score sheet to the Personality Trait Inventory,
which lists the 40 traits clustered in 8 syndromes.

The eight syndromes are:

  • Driving Forces
  • Intellect
  • Functional Ability
  • Interpersonal Relations
  • Productivity, sexual desires
  • Vulnerability to Stress
  • Defenses
  • Problem Areas, sexual fears

Each syndrome contains 5 traits for a total of 40 personality characteristics.

The Personality Trait Inventory is included with the analysis report for the client.

Step Three: Writing the Handwriting Analysis Report

For the report, analysts use "Book Four" and "Book Five: Trait Descriptions and Interpretations for Graphic Indicators"

These books contain comprehensive trait descriptions and detailed definitions for all traits and graphic indicators.
To write an analysis, analysts no longer have to search for appropriate descriptions and phrases. And since the combination of indicators for each individual is different, reports will be different, too, no matter how often the descriptions are use.

Bonus Books and Materials:

FREE 4-volume set of Measurement Guide

Bonus Books

With the course, you will receive free the four-volume set of Measurements In Handwriting Analysis With Comprehensive Interpretations For All Measurements. This set sells for $80.00 and has recently been revised and reprinted.

It contains

  • detailed measurement tables for all measurable indicators in handwriting;
  • 3 volumes of comprehensive explanations for all listed indicators (letter height, length, and width, word and letter spacing, width of margins, slant, pressure, zonal ratio, etc.)

Free Marketing MaterialFREE Marketing Manual

The SSS course not only teaches you how to analyze handwriting. It also teaches you how to sell your handwriting analysis services. This is a start-to-finish guide to handwriting analysis marketing.

By using this very same information my income as a handwriting analyst
skyrocketed up more than 700%.

You get proven facts, with no fluff attached.

Email UsStudent Support

One of most students' main concern is about support. With the SSS course, you
will get free e-mail support.

Students may e-mail/mail an course related questions to Dr. Karohs. A "Question/Answer" form is provided with the course. Using this form expedites getting your answers back as quickly as possible.

With mail-in questions, a self-addressed, stamped enveloped with the correct postage is required.
Telephone support is on a charge-per-call basis only and only after prior arrangement of time and payment.

Course materials for comprehensive handwriting analysis courseFREE Diploma

Upon completion of the course, students may submit the Certification Test for the diploma as"Certified Master Handwriting Analyst". (Certification test is included in instructional materials package). There is no extra charge for the diploma.

Free Diploma

Some schools charge a hefty fee for the diploma implying to the student that if they will pay an extra fee, they will get a certificate that means more than the one that is issued for free.

In fact, the implication is that somehow the state approves the certification, when this is not true at all.

How much is it?

The SSS certification course is available for only $1497.00 in PDF.
The printed course is $1997 + $30 shipping charges | BUY NOW!

GREAT SAVING with the "package deal"

If you order both the PDF version of the SSS course plus the Comprehensive Course at the same time, you pay only or $1697.00 version for both courses. | BUY NOW!

Discounts for international students

From my correspondence with prospective students in foreign countries I know that many find it impossible to enroll in my courses due to the killer exchange rate. To make it easier for them to participate in my study program I am offering students from countries with poor dollar exchange rates a special hardship discount.
To apply for a scholarship contact us through the Email support form. | APPLY NOW

Scholarships for students and in serious hardship cases

Many students have written to me about their interest in handwriting analysis; however, steep course fees often make enrollment in handwriting analysis courses difficult for them. As a former college teacher myself, I have put into place a scholarship program for students currently enrolled in an accredited institution. The scholarship pays for 20% of the course fee.

To apply for a scholarship contact us through the Email support form | APPLY NOW. Specify in detail why you think that you are entitled to a scholarship.

Students are responsible themselves for mentioning the hardship discount at the time of ordering. It will not be applied automatically.

Scholarships for members of law enforcement and Armed Forces

An increasing number of members of Armed Forces and Law Enforcement are enrolling in my study courses. If you are interested in enhancing your professional effectiveness through knowledge of handwriting analysis, or if you have a personal interest, please contact ISHA through the scholarship application form.

If you are a peace officer who retired due to duty related causes or a disabled veteran, please mention this. To apply for a scholarship contact us through the Email support form | APPLY NOW.

Special "Spouse or Partner" Offer

To help spouses or partners who want to go into professional practice together, it is my present policy to allow students of the SSS program to share their program with ONE spouse or partner. That second person is also entitled to take the diploma test and become certified upon successful completion of the exam. This partner would share the books and course materials of the primary student. There is a $50 charge for the testing and certification service for the partner and the partner’s address must match that of the primary student.

(The primary student’s exam and diploma are free.)


IMPORTANT! With credit card, you may select the easy three equal monthly payments option. Just write into the "Comments" section of the secure ordering form "I want the 3-payments option.

CD's are shipped will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering to you via priority mail (domestic orders).
They are automatically guaranteed against loss or damage


Still not Convinced?

Well, here's what real people just like YOU have said:

"Your course is everything I had hoped for... times 10!"

"Hi Erika, Now that I am halfway through, I want to tell you how absolutely "blown away" I am by the SSS course and your amazingly complete and comprehensive materials. It is everything I had hoped for...times 10!

I know that when I have completed this course, I will be ready, able and, most importantly, truly confident in doing the type of professional analyses that I dreamed of. Thank you!

I would be honored to have you use my quote (with my name) as a testimonial for the SSS course. your course is one of the very few things I feel strongly enough about to put my name on the line!"

Sally Haugen

"It is not as difficult as I initially thought it was going to be."

"I am very proud to say that I've finished my first report with the SSS course! Yeah!!! It is not as difficult as I initially thought it was going to be. Perhaps it was just the brilliant way in which you explained how one should go about doing the analysis, that did the trick. Thank you for a wonderful course."

Anzel Gerber

"It may be the be all and end all for graphology courses."

"Erika, I definitely think I made the right decision in buying your course. I'm beginning to get the idea that it may be the be all and end all for graphology courses. Wow! I like having all the measurements which to my way of thinking makes the analysis less subjective to opinion and just work with fact. Also, I'm very pleased with how quickly you respond to my emails."


"The Step-By-Step Course is excellent. In the last month, I have done eight comprehensive analysis reports and the feedback from the subjects has been excellent. Your method has enabled me to accurately analyze these subjects with a high degree of accuracy."

Don Blois

"Your SSS course does more than educate."

"Erika, I was just working on lesson 11 and I have to stop and send along this compliment. I have collected and read a plethora of books on handwriting analysis (this has been an interest of mine since I was a teen) but I've never felt confident that I could do an analysis "right" because a lot of the instructions were too subjective (i.e. "hang the sample on a wall upside down and look at it from a distance then record how it makes you feel" or "no need to measure slant, with some practice you can eyeball it..."). Or worse they were vague and unclear. I've often said to myself something like, "That's an arcade? I could have sworn it was a garland. Wait a minute... do arcades only run along the top... can you have them both together... aaaaargh!" So I have to tell you that I really appreciate all the work you've put into creating volumes of examples and clear, concise, and thorough explanations. I can check and then double check. I can cross-reference to my heart's content.

I just love being able to find all the information I need right at my fingertips, and in such an easy-to-use format! Your SSS course does more than educate me... it instills confidence and a much-appreciated feeling of professionalism. I just had to tell you that I really appreciate the amazing amount of work you've put into this course. I love this course! I almost don't want to be finished with it... I'll miss my studies :)"

Francine Morrissette

"Erika, Thank you so much for your teaching. It's hard for me to really convey to you how valuable your Step-By-Step course is. Your reference material that is truly rare in nature gives me the ability to work hard, make money, and have fun at the same time. You are such an amazing woman. Thank you, Erika."

Greg Whitaker
Certified Master Handwriting Analyst

"Erika, I want to thank you for all your help with the SSS. You always answered my questions quickly and you have made me feel like I am your only student (how do you do that???); I appreciate that!"

Francine Morrissette

"The SSS course is really excellent and I can see that you must have put endless hours into its development."

Susan Copperdale

"Erika, I recently completed your book,"How to Make Your Handwriting Analysis Sell" (a bonus book with the SSS course). It is by far the best book that I have read on how to get started. You have given me every tiny detail, things that I would have not thought of until much later. I have been following your words of wisdom and I am very proud to say that my business is well on the way. I look forward to actually turning my skill into a productive business. Thank you so very, very much for your help. Thank you for sharing your trials and errors with us and letting us know about pitfalls. Thank you for making sure that your students understand the ins and outs of this career and making sure to hold us to a higher standard. A very ethical standard."

Thank You,

"It was nice to know that the fee you charge for the course is all inclusive, and that the diploma is not an extra fee.
And what a lovely diploma it is."

Cathryn Tharp Brocker


Upon successful completion of your diploma test you will receive a notification via email and your diploma will be mailed to you within eight weeks. In the unlikely event that there should be any problems with the diploma, you have six months from the date of the notification to send a request for rectification. Once that deadline has expired, the diploma will be presumed as delivered. If a diploma has to be re-issued because of faulty information by the graduate (name, address etc.) there will be a $15 re-issure charge.

Dr. Erika M. Karohs is the sole seller of all books, courses and materials worldwide. Citizens from countries with a poor exchange rate please send an email to for price information. At this time, the following countries are in this category: Indonesia, South Africa, India. If you feel that your country should be included in the "poor exchange" category, please send an email and we'll take this under consideration.

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