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Coach Training

Professional Coach Certification

Take your coaching to the most elevated mastery level of coach certification.
6 months | virtual/online program

Master your coaching craft by becoming a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC), recognized as the most rigorous and respected coach training and certification in the industry. The CPCC designation is the global “gold standard” in coaching certification.

The curriculum for becoming a CPCC is one of the first in the world accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF).

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 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.

What to expect

Program Duration
6 Months

Certification is a 25-week program.

1 times /Week

All classes are typically scheduled on either Tuesday or Wednesday.

3-5 Hours / Week

Expect to spend at least 3 to 5 hours per week on certification, in addition to coaching.

Reasons to get your Certification

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.

Personalized Feedback

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

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 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-Active™ 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


1. Complete Co-Active Fundamentals and Co-Active Coach Training

This includes: Co-Active Fundamentals, Co-Active Fulfillment, Co-Active Balance, Co-Active Process, and Co-Active Synergy.

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2. Hire (or be working with) a certified Co-Active coach

You will meet with your coach at least 1 hour/month throughout your Coach Certification program. They must be a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC), as well as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) or a Master Certified Coach (MCC) from the International Coach Federation (ICF).

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3. Read the information packet

Read and understand all contents in the program information packet.

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The Co-Active 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).

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