Advanced Certification Program

Take Your Coaching to the Next Level

Approval Pending

  • For trained, experienced coaches ready to get their PCC or just want to step up their coaching game

  • In-depth exploration and practice with each of the (revised) Core Competencies

  • Incorporating additional tools, models, and resources for coaching excellence

  • Expanded program to include generative listening, group coaching, elements of change, fundamentals of

    neuroscience for coaching, and other powerful new topics

  • Lots of supervised practice coaching, including recording and debriefing a live session in the classroom

  • Focused individualized feedback and support for successful PCC recordings

  • ICF approval pending (ACSTH)–first class will be grandfathered

  • PCC/MCC Mentor coaching included (worth $2,000 – $3,000)


Introducing our NEW Advanced Coach Certification

An innovative, challenging, and comprehensive program, specifically designed for experienced coaches, particularly ICF Associate Certified Coaches (ACCs) or Board Certified Coaches (BCCs), who are ready to take their coaching skills to the NEXT LEVEL. We believe achieving the level of Professional Certified Coach (PCC) is a benchmark that demonstrates your professional coaching mastery, builds self-confidence and a sense of achievement, and makes you even more competitive in the marketplace. Having an advanced certification gives the coach a meaningful competitive advantage. 


The International Coaching Federation (ICF) is the leading global organization dedicated to advancing the coaching profession. As of January 2019, it had almost 34,000 members in 140 countries, nearly half of which are in North America. About 13,000 ICF members are in the United States. Many of these members may be in training but have not yet certified.

ICF Membership by region

As of 2018— 33,739* members in 140 countries
*This number is subject to change frequently.

North America Bermuda 10
Canada 3,058
United States 12,838

Source: ICF Fact Sheet January 2019


There are a little more than 27,000 ICF-Certified Coaches in the world. Of this number, ACCs outnumber PCCs by almost 2 to 1. Imagine the bragging rights when you join a more elite group of coaches. Plus, with your PCC certification, you are no longer required to invest in 10 hours of mentor coaching with every recertification. That single benefit can save anywhere from $1,500 – $3,000 every three years.

ICF Credentialing

There are currently 27,145* coaches in 119 countries who hold one of three ICF Credentials.
• 16,340 Associate Certified Coaches (ACC) • 9,784 Professional Certified Coaches (PCC)
• 1,021 Master Certified Coaches (MCC)
*This number is subject to change frequently.

North America Bermuda 2 4 0 6
Canada 1,367 959 76 2,406
United States 5,926 3,732 456 10,114
TOTAL 7,295 4,695 532 12,522

Source: ICF Fact Sheet January 2019

Program Details

This program is aligned with the PCC Certification requirements of the ICF. It includes 76 hours coach-specific training and 10.5 hours mentor coaching. After the in-person class, Coach Academy is committed to supporting you through the credentialing process by providing individualized feedback and personal support for your successful recordings.

This highly successful and tightly designed coach training program takes place in an intensive, interactive 7-day experience (Sunday – Saturday). A small amount of pre-work is required (primarily reading and personal self-assessment). This comprehensive program expands and reinforces advanced coaching skills which deliver greater self confidence and improved coaching outcomes for your clients.

Learning Modules

  • Level Setting with the Revised Competencies
  • Essential Skills of Mindset and Presence
  • Exploring Diversity and Unconscious Bias
  • Unhook from Knowing and Solving
  • Sharpen the Focus on Goals
  • Powerful Questions Come from Generative Listening
  • Sources and Tools for Greater Curiosity
  • Bringing Forth Client Wisdom Using Metaphors and Storytelling
  • Understanding the Force Fields of Change
  • Recognizing and Challenging Values and Beliefs
  • Review New Code of Conduct and Relevant Applications
  • Dealing with Drama in Coaching
  • Fundamentals of Neuroscience and Coaching
  • Group and Team Coaching
  • Coach Approach to Conflict
  • Creating Powerful Learning Experiences for Your Toolkit
  • Variety of Observed Coaching Practice, including Without Content
  • Intensive Personal Preparation for Credentialing

Rigorous 7-days for Total Immersion and Deep Learning

Sunday 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Mentor Coaching Included ($2,000 – $3,000 Value)

Mentor coaching is conducted virtually over the six months after the in-class experience. Five (5) small group mentor coaching sessions are conducted via Zoom.

Then three (3) mentor coaching sessions are devoted to reviewing performance evaluation recordings with your mentor coach. The importance of recording and reviewing several client sessions cannot be overstated. Just like with public speaking training, you learn the most when you hear yourself perform. These hours exceed the ICF credentialing requirement for mentor coaching.

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Total Program Tuition: $6,995

Early Bird Tuition $5,995 expires July 31, 2020

$800 Deposit to register and hold your seat*

Seats are strictly limited for this program.
We accept Checks and all major Credit Cards
Affordable payment plans are available!
10% Discount for Non-Profit Organizations

Candidates will complete an Application upon registration. Coach Academy reserves the right to accept or reject students at its sole discretion.
An $800 Deposit is required at registration to hold your seat. All tuition must be paid in full 30 days prior to the program. Deposits are non-refundable but can be transferred along with any tuition paid to another acceptable participant or applied to a future program without penalty up to 30 days before the class.  Within 30 days prior to the class, all fees paid are non-refundable but may be transferred to a future class or another participant acceptable to Coach Academy with a $1,000 transfer fee. The option to transfer to a future class expires 18 months after the start date of the current class and is subject to available capacity and the prevailing tuition rate in the desired program. The transferring participant must pay any tuition differential before the transfer can be confirmed. This cancellation policy applies to all tuition paid or payable according to an installment agreement.
Installment plans are available at the Regular Tuition only. A $10 administrative fee is charged for each payment. Any default on an installment plan is subject to penalties and reimbursement of collection fees. 

Participation Requirements

In order to participate in this advanced program, all students must meet the following criteria:

  • Have conducted at least 200 hours of coaching experience (affidavit required)
  • Have completed at least 60 hours of prior coach-specific training (certificate required)
  • Have a personal desire and commitment to improve their coaching skills (personal statement required)

An application will be provided to interested candidates. After review of the application, a personal interview with a faculty member will then be conducted before admission. If the candidate is not approved, any funds paid will be promptly refunded.

Upcoming Public Program Dates

September 20 – 26, 2020, Dallas, TX

Early Bird Tuition $5,995 expires July 31, 2020

Any Early Bird Tuition has to be paid IN FULL by the cut off date to secure the discount.


Our venue choice is the AC Hotel & Residence Inn Dallas by the Galleria, a lovely, comfortable hotel conveniently located in Addison, Texas. It’s a 20-minute taxi ride from either DFW Airport or Love Field. We have a very affordable group rate available at the hotel. The program includes breakfast and snacks each day, plus lunch on each of the five long days. You are on your own for dinner–this area in Dallas is well known for its plethora of restaurants and activities.

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