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Let's create a new language of leadership, together!

For the last 30 years the Co-Active Training Institute (CTI) has been offering the gold-standard in coach training and leadership development for individuals and organizations. Now we are creating a new language of leadership. Let's do this together. 

Professional Coach Certification

Take your coaching to the most elevated mastery level of coach certification.

Professional Coach Certification Program

Certification is more than a piece of paper — it's a testament to your dedication and expertise as a coach. When you complete our program, you gain your Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) credential, one of the most highly respected and sought-after certifications in the coaching industry. You also qualify to apply for your Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential through the International Coaching Federation.

To join our certification program, you must have completed our coach training program. Once you complete the coach training modules, you are eligible to apply for our ICF-accredited certification. The certification program is a virtual program which you complete with the same cohort of students over 6 months. During this time, you will develop a mastery of coaching, build your coaching business, and receive personal supervision and feedback to help you hone your coaching skills.

Program Details

Course Duration: 6-months
Prerequisites: Fundamentals, Fulfillment, Balance, Process, and Synergy
ICF Training Hours: 96 

Pricing: $6,499 USD*

* Note: Purchasing the Certification Program will be available only to those who have completed the Co-Active Process course. Upon completing Process, the certification application form will appear in your student portal under ‘My Applications’. You will also receive an email, at that time, inviting you to submit your application.

What to expect

Program Duration

6 Months

Certification is a 25-week program. After week 25, students have 30 days to complete all assignments. All 100 coaching hours must be completed within the year. 


90-Minutes 1 Time / Week

All classes are hosted on Zoom and scheduled on either Tuesday or Wednesday. 

Week at-a-glance

5-7 Hours / Week

Expect to spend at least 5 to 7 hours per week on certification. You'll have a 90-minute Zoom call, 30-90 minutes of homework, and 2-3 hours of coaching your own clients. 

Professional Coach Certification Timeline

Certification Timeline

The Experience

Personal Supervision & Feedback

To become a great coach, you need endless practice. In this program, you’ll experience in-depth coaching practice, gained through a rigorous program of advanced-level training, supervision, assessment, and feedback.

Build Your Business

As a part of the professional coach certification program, you’ll be required to have paying clients. Participating in this program will help you build your coaching practice. CTI is committed to your future as a professional coach and to our vision of a viable, ethical, and exemplary Co-Active coaching community that includes YOU!

Path to Mastery

After participating in this program, you will have substantially raised your coaching effectiveness and your potential for success as a professional coach.

Reasons to get your Professional Coach Certification

Personalized Feedback

Get in-depth, personalized feedback from real coaching sessions, with real clients.

ICF Accreditation

Receive a professional credential from the world’s most rigorous, respected, ICF-accredited coach training program.

ACC Status

Complete the education and coaching hours you need to apply for Associate Certified Coach (ACC) status upon becoming a CPCC.

1-on-1 Supervision

Receive 1-on-1 supervision on your client calls with feedback from an experienced faculty mentor coach to develop your coaching skills and deepen understanding of the Co-Active Model.

Proficiency & Mastery

Build your coaching proficiency and mastery through modeling, practice, feedback, adjustment, and more practice.


Build your Business

Develop richer, longer, more successful client relationships as a result of coaching skills you have learned, coupled with the deepening of your confidence and authenticity in using these skills. Through the process, you will start building your own coaching practice.

Live Demos

Participate in live coaching demos, created by Co-Active Training Institute founders and faculty who helped create the industry standards of coaching.

Professional Network

Belong to a powerful network of professional colleagues, your community of fellow Certified Professional Co-ActiveTM Coaches.



I thought I was a good coach until I went into certification. There I found a direct payoff to clients, and I doubled my income last year.

Andy Denne CPCC

Avignon, France


ICF Level 2 AccreditedThe Co-Active professional coaching and certification curriculum is accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF), approved by the California Bureau for Private and Postsecondary Education (BPPE), approved by the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA), and recommended for college credit by the American Council on Education (ACE).

Accreditation and Affiliations


The  ICF accredited certification program grants you the recognized Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) credential and also qualifies you to apply for your Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential through the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

CPCC badge and ACC badge

We believe the best coaches have an advanced standard of education, which is why our professional coach training programs significantly exceed the minimum education requirements set by the ICF. A CTI-trained coach receives the highest quality of coach training available, and our Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) credential denotes that a coach has achieved an unmatched level of mastery.

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