There is no certification or licensing required to practice professional coaching in the U.S., just as none is required to practice professional consulting. Several types of certification exist, however, and can be beneficial for establishing credibility in the marketplace.
Most coach training schools provide their own internal certifications affirming competency in coaching, and PCCI provides two such internal designations; the Certified Professional Life Coach and/or Certified Professional Leadership Coach (CPLC).
Additionally, the ICF has approved our program as both a Level 1 and Level 2 Certificate program, and every course at PCCI is aligned with ICF standards and is approved for Coach Education Hours to be applied toward your ICF credential or for CCE’s if you’re already credentialed.
This enables you to do “double duty” — securing our own high standard of certification while simultaneously securing the highest standard of credentialing in this field through the ICF.