Professional Coaching Certification

One of the most common complaints we hear from those who’ve trained at other schools is that they’ve learned their hours don’t count for ICF coaching certification. For many this has meant tens-of-thousands of dollars in tuition costs without the ability to pursue the most reputable credentials in coaching!

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All of our courses — more than 275 hours worth! — carry the prestigious ICF designation Approved Coach Specific Training Hours (ACSTH), ensuring that every course you take counts toward ICF certification.

Even more exciting, our four Core Courses — The Essentials Life of Coaching OR The Essential of Leadership Coaching, Coaching Skills Development, Coaching Skills Mastery, and Ethical Practice & Liability Risk Management — in conjunction with 5+ hours of individual mentor coaching and 50+ practice hours, qualify you for our own credential as a Certified Professional Life Coach (CPLC) or Certified Professional Leadership Coach (CPLC).

Don’t make a costly mistake. You can secure our own credential of excellence — the Certified Professional Life Coach (CPLC) or the Certified Professional Leadership Coach (CPLC) — while simultaneously completing the training hours needed for ICF credentials.

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Certified Professional Leadership Coach

Our CPLC Credential and the ICF

Every course at PCCI is aligned with ICF standards. All of our instructors are successful ICF-certified coaches. And all of our courses are pre-approved by the ICF as ACSTH: Approved Coach-Specific Training Hours.

Our CPLC credentials do double-duty, enabling you to exceed course requirements for the first level of ICF certification, the Associate Certified Coach (ACC).

Combining our four Core Courses with our business-development course (The Successful Coach) and any other single course of your choosing enables you to exceed the course requirements for the ICF’s advanced level of certification, the Professional Certified Coach (PCC).

Outcomes of Our Certification

  • Training designed to build strong coaching proficiencies
  • Personalized feedback from experienced, ICF-certified coaches
  • Confidence in your skills because of competence in those skills
  • Richer client relationships of longer duration as a result of your expertise
  • The required coach-training hours to apply for credentials from the ICF
  • A powerful community of professional colleagues and other CPLC’s

Why ICF Certification?

Though the field of coaching is exploding, it’s still a relatively young profession. Unlike other fields, it remains unregulated at this point, leaving room for all kinds of things to be done under the name of “coaching”.

Because of this, the profession desperately needed a codified set of Practice Standards and Ethical Guidelines, and the ICF created those – like the American Medical Association created standards and ethics for healthcare professionals.

The ICF also established Curriculum Standards to ensure consistency in coach training, and a Credentialing System that has become the industry standard.

Today, most any media coverage on coaching will cite the International Coach Federation, their standards, and their credentials. As a result, informed persons and organizations seeking to hire a coach often only consider those with ICF credentials.

For more information regarding ICF’s certification requirements visit their website at

Apply for Your CPLC Now!

Once you have completed your coursework, mentor hours, and coaching requirements, you are eligible to apply for your Professional Christian Life Coach and/or Professional Christian Leadership Coach designation.