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Certified Master Coach Program Overview

Designed to expand your knowledge and application of the ICF's Core Competencies of a coach, prepare for the Coach Knowledge Assessment, and add tools and techniques for your coaching.

International Coaching Federation (ICF) Approved Coach Specific Training Hours (ACSTH)
Authorized International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) Certification Provider
Association of Coach Training Organizations (ACTO)

CE Level 1Accelerate your coaching with ICF-accredited coach training in the Certified Master Coach class.  Pre-requisite: Certified Professional Coach class with the Center for Coaching Certification.  This program is the next 35 hours of Level 1

Live participation is required in all ICF-approved programs.  

Start with seven live, interactive online classes:

Before each class you will write a one to two page report responding to three questions.

  • Group or Team Coaching: Explore considerations for coaching groups or teams and prepare for your group coaching
  • Ethics and Agreements: Review the don'ts and the do's for competencies 1 and 2, then explore application
  • Coaching Process: Discuss the don'ts and do's for the competencies 3, 4, and 5, then expand with the how to tips for a coach
  • People and Communication: Consider the don'ts and do's for competencies 6 and 7, then confer on how to effectively use the techniques when coaching
  • Creating Change with Confidence: Go through the don'ts and do's of competency 8, then delve into application when coaching
  • Time and Money: Review tools and basic concepts plus talk about coaching on sensitive topics with specific examples for time and money coaching
  • Debrief: Chat about learning points and plan for your next steps as a coach

After each class you will write a one to two page report responding to three questions.

For the Coaching Practicum you will interview and be interviewed for coaching, Coach, Be Coached, Observe Coaching, and Coach a Group plus be in the Coaching Group

  • Six group sessions: one as a coach and 5 as a participant - these are as scheduled for the class.
  • Interview three classmates and be interviewed by three classmates as a prospective coach - these are scheduled with your classmates and trainer separately.
  • Coach and be coached for three individual sessions - these are scheduled with your classmates and trainer separately.
  • Observe three coaching sessions of your classmates via recording.

Final Report: Write a two-page report about your coaching with a client over viewing your approach, results, and what you learned.

One-on-One Coaching Session:

All participants are given a one-on-one coaching session to be scheduled individually.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Differentiate between Group Coaching, Team Coaching, Facilitation, and Training.
  • Plan for and coach a group session.
  • Fully describe a coaching agreement and the Code of Ethics.
  • Identify the do’s and the don’ts for meeting ethical guidelines and establishing the coaching agreement.
  • Illustrate and describe coaching process.
  • Recognize and apply the do’s and don’ts for establishing trust and coaching presence.
  • Practice and demonstrate active listening, powerful questioning, and direct communication.
  • Practice and demonstrate creating awareness, designing actions, planning and goal setting, and managing progress and accountability.
  • Explore sensitive topics and demonstrate openness to discuss in coaching sessions.
  • Identify areas for additional research to enhance coaching services.
  • Plan for and coach in keeping with the Code of Ethics and ICF's Core Competencies.

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The complete Certified Master Coach program to earn this certification is $1995.00 which includes all class materials, classes, group sessions, and coaching sessions required for each certification.

Prior to earning certification, applicant understands and agrees to complete the course work, attend all hours of training and fully participate, complete research, practice, and report assignments, fully participate in all segments of the coaching practicum, submit all evaluations, and complete the case study or final report assigned. Certification is possible within offered schedules; applicant has up to twelve months to complete the deliverables or transfer to a different class with the associated transfer fee. A certificate is issued upon completion showing the program approvals and accreditations for hours. Applicant agrees and understands that any opportunity for make-up work is at the discretion of the trainer. Transferring to a different class before starting is based on space available. If you attend part of the program with one class and part with another class, there will be an additional fee of $350.

  • The ICF has approved this program for 35 hours of ACSTH - Approved Coach Specific Training Hours.
  • The Center for Coaching Certification is accredited by IACET to offer 3.5 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) for this program.

The program is owned by the Center for Coaching Certification LLC, parent company Effect Services LLC, and its founder Cathy Liska. Other trainers are independent contractors with no proprietary interest.

The program and materials are the intellectual property of the Center for Coaching Certification LLC. Participant hereby agrees that there shall be no sharing, replicating, duplicating, or otherwise reproducing the materials for the use of anyone other than the course participant, and no using the content for training programs.

Classes are recorded for the participants. Recordings are also used for internal training of trainers, periodic audits by accrediting organizations, and occasionally for students in other classes when their recordings are defective. Registering for a class means agreeing to these uses of recordings.

Information from each form on this website is used by the Center for Coaching Certification to respond and follow-up. The information is maintained on our internal database. Trainers maintain student records during classes and after a class is over the Center for Coaching Certification maintains the records internally. Completing a form means agreeing to your information being held in our records.

Cancellation Policy: In the event you must cancel participation, up to seven days prior to the start of the first program webinar you may request a refund of the amount less a twenty percent processing fee; six days or less prior to the start of the first program webinar you may request a refund of fifty percent of the registration. You may transfer your full registration to someone else up to three days prior to the start of the first webinar. Transferring to a different class before starting is based on space available.

Transfer Policy: If you attend part of the program with one class and part with another class, there will be an additional fee of $350.

The Center for Coaching Certification is focused on the integrity of all coach training programs. To ensure the student experience is honored and certification standards held true, payment or the registration fee must be paid to hold a space in the program and the full amount is due in before the start of the program. Payment in full is the best rate and payment plans of two or three payments are available at an additional cost.

Offering quality training programs and classes for Academic, Business, Career, Executive, Life, or Wellness Coaching is the priority at CCC. After reviewing your options for coach certification classes and this coaching program schedule, CCC invites you to complete your registration for coach training today to earn the Certified Master Coach designation.

You can hold your place in class and complete registration by submitting payment. Payment in full is due before class starts.

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