The Institute For Life Coach Training
Originally founded in 1998 by Dr. Patrick Williams, MCC, to train counselors, psychologists, social workers, The Institute for Life Coach Training continues to be a leading international provider of coach training, having trained thousands of professional coaches throughout the world to transition their skills into coaching.
Its strong roots in social sciences also makes it an excellent choice for those who have no prior training or experience in behavioral health, but are passionate about working with others. Those who are interested in acquiring coach training skills for use in business, education, or other industries will find that the ILCT’s training programs provide the perfect mix of theoretical and experiential learning for application in a wide variety of venues.
ILCT was one of the first coach training programs to be accredited by the International Coach Federation and was the first coach training program selected by the Center for Credentialing and Education for graduate level professionals pursuing the Board Certified Coach credential.
The Institute’s rich heritage in the social sciences and its commitment to excellence allows us to attract and retain a highly accomplished faculty, many of whom are dually trained and qualified in traditional helping professions as well as coaching.
ILCT’s elective courses cover a wide range of topics to help students build their coaching practice, including 6 coaching specialist certificate programs for students who are interested in specializing in a specific area of coaching, including Business, Christian, Career Development, Life, Relationship, and Wellness Coaching.
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ICF’s Professional Certified Coach (PCC)
Description: The Institute for Life Coach Training (ILCT) is approved by the International Coach Federation (ICF) as an Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP) meaning that all courses offered by ILCT can be utilized to meet the coach training requirements for ICF credentials, as well as CCE requirements once you have become credentials.
There are two credentials most often pursued from the ICF – the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) and the Professional Certified Coach (PCC). You can read more about the ACC here.
Our program is a progression of classes designed to enable a student to develop his or her skills with each class is taken, while working towards becoming a professionally-credentialed coach. To graduate from ILCT’s ACTP program, students will complete 130 hours of training to meet all of the coach training requirements for the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential, including the courses listed below.
Once the coursework is completed, the final requirement to graduate from ILCT’s ACTP program are the completion of two essays and a final oral exam, conducted by ILCT, allowing students to apply to the ICF for credentialing after meeting other ICF specified criteria. Please visit the ICF website to see the current requirements, which change periodically.
Because ILCT is an ACTP program, students who graduate from our program will not have to complete 10 hours of mentor coaching before applying for their PCC as they will have received mentoring throughout the program. Completion of the ACTP program takes approximately 1 ½ to 2 years, depending on your schedule and the average tuition for completing the program is $7,700.
Price: 7700 US Dollars
Length: 550 days
Hours of Instruction: 130 hours
ICF’s Associate Certified Coach (ACC)
Description: As an ACTP, ILCT students who are interested in pursuing the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential must complete 60 or more hours of coach-specific training before applying to the ICF for the credential through the ACC ACSTH Path.
Training begins with ILCT’s Foundational Course, followed by at least 20 hours of electives.
Before applying to ICF, students must meet other other ICF-specified requirements, including 100 hours of coaching experience, and 10 hours of mentor coaching, which may be done privately with an ICF credentialed coach or through our Mentor Coaching course. Please visit the ICF website to see the current requirements, which change periodically.
The cost for completing the coach training for the ACC, is approximately $4,180, which includes at least 10 hours of mentor coaching*, and will take about 6 - 8 months depending on the electives you choose.
* The cost shown includes our Mentor Coaching class, plus two additional hours of individual mentor coaching. Cost may vary if you choose private mentor coaching.
Price: 4180 US Dollars
Length: 190 days
Hours of Instruction: 60 hours