All coaches face risks. Those who face the greatest risks are those who are the least informed and educated. This 10-hour class provides an understanding of ethics as defined by a variety of codes applicable to coaches, with primary emphasis on the ICF Code of Ethics.

Students will examine the key legal issues of which coaches should be aware and receive potentially career-saving information about liability risk management techniques. Case examples are used to demonstrate issues and facilitate discussion, and opportunity is provided to address specific questions on client issues you may be facing.

Please note that this course is not a substitute for legal counsel and you will not be given legal advice by your instructors.

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How This Course Relates to Certification & Credentialing

Ethical Practice & Risk Management is a required course for CPLC Certification and earning the ICF Level 2 Certificate. This course is NOT required for the ICF Level 1 Certificate.

See the image below for the full path for each. While this course appears as fourth, it has no prerequisites and can be taken at any time. Click here for more information about certification and credentialing.

Credentialing Path

Upcoming Courses

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February 2024

DAY: Mondays
TIME: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern
DATES: February 26 – April 29, 2024
INSTRUCTORS: Jordan Mercedes, MCC

This Course Date is FULL

April 2024

DAY: Tuesdays
TIME: 7:00 – 8:00 PM Eastern
DATES: April 23 – June 25, 2024
INSTRUCTORS: Helen Mitchell, ACC

Tuition & Fees

Full Payment

$500full pay
  • NO monthly payments

2 Payments

$265monthly
  • $530 total investment

3 Payments

$182monthly
  • $545 total investment

All payment plans include a $15 monthly service charge.

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