Certified Professional Coach Program Overview

Designed to develop the ICF's Core Competencies of a coach plus provide a model, coaching processes, and tools for you to start coaching.

International Coaching Federation
Authorized IACET certification provider
AICI CEU-Approved Program
Association of Coach Training Organizations

Live participation is required in all ICF-approved programs.  

Online Classes

Start with six live, interactive online classes (see the schedule page for class date, time, and location options)

  1. About Coaching: What a Coach Is Not, What a Coach Is, How to Excel as a Coach with the ICF's Core Competencies
  2. Ethics: What the specifics of the Code of Ethics means for you, scenarios and what to do, and ethical accountability
  3. Understanding Your Client: A tool for recognizing how your client is thinking and interacting combined with tips to adjust
  4. Communication:  Techniques for fully engaging through listening, clear, direct language, and asking powerful questions
  5. Focus and Motivation: Tools for recognizing language patterns and thought patterns to create a shift for a positive forward focus
  6. Group Session: Q&A, model and process overview, and explore resources

Coaching Practicum

For the Coaching Practicum you will Coach, Be Coached, and Observe Coaching
During the 16 hours of coaching practicum you will complete the Introductory Coaching Session, Opening Coaching Session, Second, Third, and Fourth, Coaching Sessions as coach, client, and observer plus discuss a session to co-create the relationship.


    • After each online class you will have an assignment to either research and reflect or to practice specific people and communication techniques, then write a two-page report.  Expect to invest at least 90 minutes in each of your reports.
    • After the opening session you will have a homework assignment in preparation for your second coaching session - expect 3 hours or more to complete it.  In addition to the ICF requirement for live participation, because the coaching practicum involves you being matched with classmates to coach, be coached, and observe coaching, full participation in all times scheduled is required and does impact others.

Case Study: Fill in a questionnaire outlining the coaching process from the initial conversation through challenges.

One-on-One Coaching Session: All participants are given a one-on-one coaching session to be scheduled individually.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Explain the parameters of coaching
  • List the ICF's Core Competencies
  • Discuss the Code of Ethics
  • Identify and coach different personal styles
  • Use listening, assertive communication, and questioning techniques
  • Recognize and adjust to V-A-K styles, Meta Models, and Meta Programs
  • Coach for proactive goal setting and action planning

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The ICF has approved this program for 30 hours of ACSTH. The Center for Coaching Certification is also accredited by IACET to offer for 30 hours / 3 CEUs (accepted by SHRM, HRCI, ATD, and more), plus accredited by AICI to offer 30 hours / 3 CEUs.

The full program fee to earn your Certified Professional Coach designation is $1695.  If you choose, you may make two payments of $870 each or three payments of $590 each with all payments due before the start of class. This includes the five webinars, group session, and coaching practicum required for certification, plus the two webinars after certification along with a free monthly Q&A call, access to the Coach login page on this site with tools, session questionnaires, and more.  All graduates are also provided with a dashboard from which you can give multiple assessments that you brand. Inclusion in the www.FindaCertifiedCoach.com database is optional.

Classes are recorded for the participants. Recordings are also used for 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 $250.

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

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