Training Programs / Pathway Overview

The International Coaching Federation (ICF) places great importance on certification to establish credibility at a professional level and to demonstrate to the public, a level of competence in coaching. According to the ICF, certification is a way for coaches to showcase their commitment to the highest ethical and professional standards in coaching. Coaching clients benefit by knowing that a coach is holding current certification having the assurance that they have graduated through an ICF accredited coach training program (considered the gold standard). With certification comes the assurance that the coach has learned and demonstrated the competencies demanded by industry leaders.

To become eligible for an ICF Credential (Level 1 or Level 2), individuals are first required to complete an ICF accredited coach training program and receive a certification. Only those who have successfully achieved certification and have completed the ICF mentoring process may then apply for, and potentially receive, an ICF Credential.

ICF Personal Credentialing is a process whereby individual schools of coach training are authorized to present and guide students through the 10-hour Mentoring Program (7-hours of group sessions and 3-hours of personal sessions), delivered over a three month period.

Dr. Brons (creator of Success Conversion Coaching™), has aligned our programming with both the ICF and the Certified Coaches Alliance (CCA) for the purpose of receiving a specialty certification upon graduation. Each graduate (no matter the program of choice), moves through the CCA certification process leading to affiliation with the CCA. This act ensures that every graduate receives the opportunity to hold a coaching specialty that best suits his/her goals.

The CCA’s format of program accreditation provides a thoughtful and respectful process for the approval of cutting-edge programming, on-demand and niche specific training. The intention of the CCA is to accredit and/or represent accredited coach training programs Internationally with the integrity of diversity.

The CCA is an international organization committed to the development of standards and procedures that reflect the needs of a dynamic, diverse and complex society of individuals. An important aspect of developing applications for International coach training markets is the adequate representation and promotion of educational coach programming while continually working toward improvement of support services.

It is important to note that moving through the ICF personal credentialing process may take 8 months to one year to meet the various criterion, complete the review process and to write and receive the results of the ICF proctored examination. Meanwhile, CCA Certification is important and ensures that the coach presents him/herself as a consummate professional, belonging to a coaching body that upholds a strong Professional Code of Ethics and Standards. Holding and maintaining CCA certification grants the coach the benefit to attain professional indemnity insurance as well as many other professional advantages that come into consideration. Upon completing ICF personal credentialing it is at the discretion of the coach to maintain both affiliations. Keep in mind that the CCA affiliation ensures that the coach may legally continue to use his/her specialty designation.

  • Training Leading to Certification

    We strongly believe that everyone’s needs and dreams for coaching are different. Only you can decide if the ICF Personal Credentialing pathway is right for you. Personal credentialing is expensive and once awarded, there are a number of high ongoing mandatory costs and time involved to maintain a credential. All programs we present collect ICF accredited training hours. Should you decide to complete only the 87-hour Certified LIFE Coach Foundational program, your document of graduation will state that you have completed 87-hours of ICF Level 1 training. Therefore, you can move forward holding your certification with pride. You can choose to return to join the Level 1 Personal Credentialing Packag at any time to gain an ICF Personal Credential. It is worthy of consideration to determine what pathway is the best match to your future plans and goals for your business.

  • ICF Level 1 Accredited Programs

    Level 1 programs offer between 60 and up to 124 training hours, and are designated as ACC Accredited Education. That means that upon successful completion of a Level 1 training, you will be able to apply for the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential using the Level 1 application path after completion of the ICF Personal Credenatialing Package and meeting other credentialing requirements.  Build a solid foundation in coaching. Learn about and apply coaching skills to coach clients effectively and support their personal and professional growth.



  • ICF Level 2 Accredited Programs

    Level 2 programs offer between 125 and up to 175 training hours, and are designated as PCC Accredited Education. Upon successful completion of a Level 2 training and the ICF Mentoring Program, you will be able to apply for the ACC or the PCC credential using the Level 2 path.  Learn about advanced theories that will develop your coaching skills, deepen your practice, and create transformational shifts in your clients.