All of our courses — more than 330 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.

*If your Coaching Skills Mastery course was started after 01/01/2018, you will also need to submit a recording of a coaching session and the transcript, along with your application for the CPLC.

Certified Professional Life Coach
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
ICF ACSTH
CPLC

Path to Professional Coaching

PCCI’s CPLC

ICF’s ACC

Training Hours

4 Core Classes

104 coach-specific training hours

60 Hours

Coach-specific training hours

Mentor Coaching

5 Hours

1:1 mentoring with an ICF certified PCC or MCC coach

10 Hours

Minimum of three 1:1 hours. Remaining hours may be group mentoring.

Compensated Coaching Experience

50 Hours

Up to 10 hours may be pro-bono coaching hours

100 Hours

Up to 25 hours may be pro-bono coaching hours

PCCI’s CPLC

Training Hours

4 Core Classes

104 coach-specific training hours

Mentor Coaching

5 Hours

1:1 mentoring with an ICF certified PCC or MCC coach

Compensated Coaching Experience

50 Hours

Up to 10 hours may be pro-bono coaching

ICF’s ACC

Training Hours

60 Hours

Coach-specific training hours

Mentor Coaching

10 Hours

Minimum of three 1:1 hours. Remaining hours may be group mentoring.

Compensated Coaching Experience

100 Hours

Up to 25 hours may be pro-bono coaching hours