How to Become a Certified Executive Coach with the Center For Executive Coaching

The Center for Executive Coaching makes becoming a certified executive coach easy. We offer several different methods and designations in which you can become a fully certified executive coach. If you’ve ever wondered how exactly you begin the process of becoming a certified executive coach, we can help. Take a minute to view our various options available to get accustomed to the process. You can start and finish the process from the comfort of your home through our online certification process, or attend one of our live seminars in Sarasota, Florida. We have also establish partnerships with several organizations that allows us to offer special designations, such as the ICF ACTP.



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The Center for Executive Coaching has several ways you can receive certification…

Online Certification. If in doubt, start here. You get all of our content, designation of Certified Executive Coach, the Board Certified Coach training (if applicable to you), and ongoing support. Learn at your own pace or join our live teleclasses, all of which are recorded and placed in your member area. You can also get the ICF designation via distance learning.

ICF ACTP – Get your ICF designation. The International Coach Federation is the largest professional association of coaches. If you already know that you want an ICF designation, we are accredited as an ACTP with the ICF. This gives you the easiest path to an ICF designation, and we go way beyond ICF core competencies to show you how to deliver significant results and value to your clients. You can complete the ICF training via distance learning, or accelerate your completion by coming to an in-person seminar.

In-person Certification Seminar. People from around the world come to our seminar and rave about it. Over 3 and ½ days you get an intensive coach training experience and leave with our Certified Executive Coach designation as well as hours towards the ICF or BCC. Our seminars are high-energy with great people that become part of your network for success. You leave with renewed enthusiasm, confidence, and a practical plan for success. Plus, the seminar includes our distance learning program. That way, you get ongoing support.

Board Certified Coach (BCC). All of our programs include the Board Certified Coach (BCC) program. If you have a Masters degree or higher, the Board Certified Coach certification program gives you a highly-respected coaching designation while giving you credit for your years of education.

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