Training Program Search Service (TPSS)

ICF does not offer training for becoming a coach. (We do offer professional development for practiced coaches.) As the accrediting body, we cannot recommend any specific training programs.

To ensure quality training, the International Coach Federation (ICF) accredits coach-training programs that meet its high standards. To find ICF-accredited programs, we suggest that you use our Training Program Search Service (TPSS) below. The search for a coach-training program is a highly individual process which depends greatly on your personal preferences and goals. The TPSS is designed to give you basic information about all ICF-accredited programs.


For further information, please contact this training organization rather than the ICF office. The ICF recommends all approved programs equally and cannot recommend one program over another.

Organization Name: Certified Life Coach Institute
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Program Name: Life Coach Certification
Program Type: ACSTH
Program Hours: 65.80
Organization Description: Certified Life Coach Institute offers a one-of-a-kind in-person immersive accredited program so that you can achieve your ICF credential and have the career of your dream.  In training you will be with teachers who are certified with ICF, have successful coach practices & come from different professional backgrounds which allows for wide & diverse skillsets. Our faculty is amazing, and we are proud and honored to have them!  Our training is a perfect fit for any niche & all types of coaching integration. Our program offers 2 possible 3-day classes, the first is an introductory certification class for 32.8 hours and the 2nd a level-up class which is 33 hours, both classes total 65.8 hours of hands-on & in-depth coach training. Because we maintain a small class size, our teachers are able to give personal feedback to every student and answer any questions.  Our teachers are very approachable and humble so you can be assured they care and will ensure, concern and wisdom so that you receive best possible education. We provide a manual for each student on the first day of class, which simplifies the ideas we will be discussing and expounds on key coaching concepts.  Many students have told us they still refer to it years later. Our students begin to practice peer-to-peer coaching the first day of class, an outline of “GO LEARN” on a standard coaching session is provided and while we give a standard session outline, we also encourage our students to have their own personal style within the session model—no cookie cutter experiences.  In addition, we give guidance on starting a new business, how to represent yourself when talking to others about your coaching practice & how to market yourself to potential clients.  We started our school in 2009, so we have seen the coaching industry go through many transitions & are very proud to say we have a decade of practicing coach graduates.  Welcome, we look forward to you joining our family.
Program Description: Our accredited training program provides small class sizes, feedback, and support during and after the training.  This model has tools that work within all areas of coaching to include relationship, life transitions, executive, career, health, wellness and many more. Our program is broken up into 2 segments which allows you to continue to develop and hone your education and skills as you further your coaching journey.
Organization: Certified Life Coach Institute
3001 Red Hill Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Phone: 714.609.6370
Student Contact: Mrs. Lisa A. Finck
Phone: 7146096370
Learning Method: Combination,In-Person
Language: English
Coaching Specialties: Career/Transition, Executive, Health & Fitness, Leadership, Life Vision & Enhancement, Relationship, Spirituality
Approval Start Date: April 8, 2013 Accreditation Renewal Date: July 31, 2023
Locations: United States Arizona
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