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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 (ICF) Approved Coach Specific Training Hours (ACSTH)
Authorized International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) Certification Provider
Association of Image Consultants International (AICI) Continuing Education Unit (CEU)-Approved Program
Association of Coach Training Organizations (ACTO)

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 complete Certified Professional Coach program to earn this certification is $1895.00 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 $250.


  • The ICF has approved this program for 30 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.
  • 3 AICI CEUs may be earned. Please note that while this course is accredited by the Association of Image Consultants International (AICI) certification earned through the trainer upon completion of this course is entirely independent from AICI’s certification programs. If you wish to pursue AICI certification, please refer to AICI's website.


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 $250.

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 Professional 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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