Frequently Asked Questions

Our superior course curriculum also includes specialized training in three of the top current coaching niches of our time. We’ll provide you with all of the working knowledge necessary to effectively coach your clients on the following topics: Coaching Emotional Intelligence, Coaching through Career Transitions and Coaching to Wellness.

This training is your private arsenal to leaving our program with your certification in-hand and ability to coach a broad client-base in three popular coaching niches. This is additional invaluable training at no addition cost to you.

How you will benefit from our program:

  • You will learn the ‘ICF Core Competencies’ (Click Here to Advance to Download)
  • Work with an effective ‘Coaching Model;
  • Business development – learn how to build your successful coaching business faster than you ever thought possible;
  • Marketing – discover the secrets to marketing your business without having to ‘sell’ it;
  • Convenient morning and evening classes that fit into anyone’s most demanding schedule.
  • Professionally trained and credentialed trainers and helpful staff;

Certified LIFE Coach Overview:

Program Duration: 24-Weeks

Class Schedule: Once-a-week, 90-minutes (approx.)

ICF Accredited Training Hours: 87-hours (ACC Level 1)

Delivery Model: LIVE, instructor led, Zoom Classes

Language: English

Prerequisites: None

FULL COST: $1995.00 USD

Option 1: Easy Pay of 6 monthly instalments of $332.50

Option 2: One instalment of $1600.00 (Save $395.00 USD)

Our approach is simple: value, measurable results, and client impact. Provide client value and succeed. Leaders, executives, managers, business owners, up-and-coming talent, and others face specific challenges. We then provide practical coaching solutions.

The Life Coach Certification Group's coaching philosophy is aligned with the International Coaching Federation’s philosophy of coaching. Coaching is collaborative. Coaching recognizes clients as creative, resourceful, and whole experts on themselves. Clients use their knowledge, wisdom, and vision to create new awareness, intent, and success through coaching. Listening deeply, coaches help clients clarify their agenda.

Classes are comprehensive – they include lectures, reference material, hands-on coaching practice, and business building resources. Our instructors are highly qualified, practising coaches who bring real life coaching experience into the classroom. And through our dedicated Help Desk team, you are always assured of world class support. It is little wonder thousands of individuals from around the globe have chosen us for their certification needs.

Participation: All our classes are live, instructor-led, and fully interactive. You can participate from anywhere in the world! We have convenient morning, afternoon, and evening class times, so no matter which country you are in, there is a convenient class for you. Should you happen to miss a class, class recordings are available as well.

High-quality coach training shouldn't be expensive! Coach training programs typically cost $4000–$15000 and coach certification after training, typically costs a great deal more.

FAQ's - Life Coach Training Online
  • How long have you been in business?

    Our path began in 1990 with the development of a program specifically designed for individuals seeking assistance in areas self-improvement. Life Coaching became our primary focus in 1992 as we began offering one and two-day ‘intensive’ workshops in cooperation with sponsoring community organizations.


    Back in 1992, we were sailing through relatively uncharted waters. Over time, the power of the Internet has afforded us a growing professional network and a campus and student body that is currently world-wide. We are dedicated to establishing and maintaining the highest levels of professionalism in Coaching and continue to remain a forerunner in the development of tools specific to individuals interested in a professional career as a Life Coach.


  • How do I know if coaching is right for me?

    Ask yourself the following questions and if the answer is YES, then LIFE Coaching IS right for you:


    • Do you like people
    • Are you a good listener?
    • Do you easily develop a rapport with others?
    • Do you like to take pride in other’s success?
    • Do you enjoy helping others?
    • Do you want to make a difference in the world?
    • Do you want financial independence?
    • Do you want to continue to grow spiritually?
    • Do you desire to work at a job you love?
  • What is the typical income of a coach?

    The International Coach Federation estimates that there are approximately 16,000 part-time and full-time coaches worldwide, with an average annual income ranging from $35,000 to $100,000 and up. Certain specialty coaches earn considerably more.

  • Is personal accreditation a must?

    First we must clarify a common misconception.

    The term “accreditation” is applied to a program, while the term “certification” is applied to an individual.
    To follow though with this theme, the The Life Coach Certification Group™ program is accredited through the International Coach Federation (ICF) as “Approved Coach Specific Training Hours.”

    Graduates of an approved program become a certified coach. Accreditation assures you, the prospective student, that the program has been assessed and reviewed for its inclusive content of the eleven core competencies and ethical standards as recognized and adopted by most world-wide coaching organizations.

    Graduation from an ICF accredited program may not be necessary for the life coach to begin a successful professional practice, however, it is important to maintain a growing business. Clients are getting more savey. They understand that coaches should be certified and are looking for certified, qualified coaches to assist them.


    An ICF accredited program is considered the gold standard, the quality of the program is carefully scrutinized on an ongoing basis.

  • Do coaches specialize?

    Although many Coaches prefer to keep their options open, a great many coaches do choose to focus on a particular niche’ in the marketplace. There are two good reasons to do this. It is more likely that a coach will enjoy their daily work if they are coaching in a specific topic that they appreciate assisting clients with.  It is easier to reach a specific audience with your branding and advertising, than putting out generalized statements that do not speak specifically to an individual's concerns or needs.


    Business, Executive, Motivational, Wellness, Relationship, Career, Confidence, Self-Esteem, and Spirituality are just a few areas of specialty that we can mention here. The list is endless and you are only held by your imagination and your interests.


    Deciding if a specialty niche’ is right for you, and discovering just what that niche’ should be is part of your learning experience in the program.


  • Are there any prerequisites to becoming a coach?

    There are no prerequisites to becoming a Coach. However, there are some MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:


    • Our programs are designed for self-directed, mature adults
    • A student must be of legal age of consent
    • Proficiency in English
    • Good written skills
    • Willingness to help others
    • Freely expresses openness
    • Embodies empathy, compassion toward others.

    If you have questions about your eligibility to become a coach, please contact us and we will be happy to speak with you.

  • Why is your course tuition so reasonable?

    We do not indulge in “course padding”, i.e., adding irrelevant lectures and/or “seminars” that sound good on a website or in a brochure, but do not add any value either to the program or to your coaching practice. An ICF accredited program is considered the "Gold Standard" in coach training! We include the eight Core Coaching Competencies as defined by the ICF. There is no justification for charging astronomical fees.

    With this in mind, we offer condensed accredited coach training aimed to serve you better, faster, and for less money than any other training program of comparable quality. Charging higher tuition prices to keep students in training longer than necessary is not conducive to fair practice.



  • What is your refund policy?

    A refund (less any PayPal/bank/other transaction fee), less a non-refundable enrolment charge of $100.00 is granted ONLY in the event that the student withdraws before signing and returning training agreement.


    No refund of tuition is granted to a student who voluntarily withdraws from the program. Upon withdrawal, all outstanding tuition, if any, is due and payable immediately.


    No refund of tuition is granted should a teleclass day/time be rescheduled due to the unavailability of a qualified trainer or if there are an insufficient number of attendees for the time-slot.


    The Life Coach Certification reserves the right to promotional pricing from time to time without notice. We guarantee tuition pricing for 30-days from the time of purchase.


  • What are my program learning options?

    While at first glance, it may first seem that a traditional class where the student physically drives to his/her class location might have more value, in the case of Life Coaching, a virtual class is much better. Why? When you start a coaching practice, over 95% of it will be done virtually – over the phone or Skype. So it is critical to get used to this format.


    Virtual classes are more cost-effective! Better learning delivered to you at a more affordable price.  We hire the very best teachers who are also working coaches. So, no matter where in the world they are located you have access to the most qualified instructors who bring a wealth of real life coaching experience into the classroom.


    The Life Coach Certification Group™ believes strongly that everyone’s style of learning is different. This primary belief is why we have our programs available in a format suitable to most individuals.  As our student, you receive your training through convenient, relaxed, interactive classes on Zoom.  Our morning and evening classes are easily worked into most individual's schedules, even those working full time.

  • Will I receive support if I need it while doing my program?

    Yes. As our student you are never alone! Students can contact our support team at any time should there be any questions, whatsoever. We offer complete support to all our students!


    We also have a Help Desk that you can use for day to day support issues and questions.


    We also host a monthly "Coffee Hour LIVE" to give students with questions the opportunity to speak with the training staff.


  • Will I be graded while doing the program?

    Our purpose is not so much as to ‘grade you’ as it is to provide you with the right tools and the knowledge of how to use them correctly. That said, students must complete and submit several Achievement Challenges for evaluation. Should these fall short of expectation, students may re-submit with no penalty. A final quiz (for the CLC program only) is to be completed. Students must receive 80% or better to pass the quiz. Student’s who fail to receive 80% or better on the quiz will be invited to an oral interview at a cost of $150.00 USD.


    The oral interview will provide us the opportunity to better explore what you have learned throughout the program via relaxed discussion. In this way, students are provided the opportunity to express their knowledge in a manner that is likely to be more successful than through written quiz. Our desire is to assist every student of coaching to graduate and receive international coach certification.

  • Is there one coaching model I must adhere to?

    Absolutely not. We firmly believe that the face of coaching is an ever-evolving profession. We will introduce you to a coaching model that is powerful, yet easy to learn. With some dedication to practice, you can expand your personal coaching model to include alternative methods.


  • Are there any additioinal costs to the program(s) I choose?

    Your course includes everything you need to successfully complete your coach certification. Tuition includes all course materials, notes, supplemental reading and resources.  Tuition fees include all taxes with the exception of some individuals who reside within Canada.


    No longer are potential clients and employers asking only if a coach has been certified, they are also inquiring if a coach is aligned with an organization that upholds a professional “Code of Standards and Ethics.” For most companies and organizations who would hire a coach, this is mandated.


    International Coach Certification is awarded to our graduates through the Certified Coaches Alliance (CCA), who actively maintains the International Coach Certification of our graduates. In existence since 2004, the CCA is well respected Internationally for their professional standards and profile. A coach’s alignment to a body that provides a cohesive “Code of Standards and Ethics” is imperative to the success of any coach within today’s marketplace.


    The cost of CCA affiliation upon graduation is only $54.00 USD for each 2-years per each certification that the graduate chooses to hold.  Graduates who choose to move through the ICF Personal Credentialing process also affiliate with the CCA as the processing time to receiving personal credentialling through the ICF is six-to-eight months or longer.



  • Once I graduate, must I join a governing body?

    Yes.  Upon successful completion of the program, graduates move through the affiliation process with the Certified Coaches Alliance (CCA), thereby agreeing to adhere to a Code of Professional Ethics and Standards by integrating these values into their work, and to keep their coaching certification active.


    This act is essential to you receiving a designation of choice. Should you decide to persue ICF Personal Credentialing, your original designation of choice would no longer apply unless you continue with your CCA affilaition.


  • How can I get additional questions answered?

    You can reach our Chief Learning Officer via the "Contact Us" page.