The Certified Coach Program

Certification at a Social Distance

Train from home in [geoip_detect2 property=”city”], [geoip_detect2 property=”mostSpecificSubdivision”] and become a Certified Life Coach with paying clients and a growing practice – in just 6-months – in this International Coach Federation (ICF) Approved Coach Training

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The Coach Training Alliance Certified Coach Program is a comprehensive, step-by-step process that is designed to provide you with all the practical skills you need to succeed as a coach as well as the confidence to ensure your future success in coaching. 

Coach Training Alliance has trained over 10,000 coaches in our LIVE distance learning environment for the past 20 years. Our training was designed for times like these.

Interactive Classes Delivered In A Cohort that Builds Essential Bonds with a Mentor Coach and Classmates.

The 6-month course, taught entirely by teleclass in weekly group phone calls is supported by a world class private online Virtual Classroom to keep in touch with your peers between the weekly calls.

Your personalized training includes group mentoring, coaching experience, along with observation and critique from a professional mentor coach/trainer. 

In addition to learning powerful coaching skills, you are provided with all the skills and information you need to know about how to easily market and grow your new practice with multiple income streams successfully for years to come. 

Are you ready to get started? 

Current Classes

David Krueger, M.D.

Dean of Curriculum 
and CTA Mentor Coach

Tues May 5th @ 1pm ET

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Laurie Cameron

Certified Coach
and CTA Mentor Coach

Mon May 11th @ 7pm ET

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Cody Williams

Certified Coach
and CTA Mentor Coach

Wed May 20th @ 9pm ET

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Nan Einarson

Certified Coach
and CTA Mentor Coach

Thurs May 28th @7pm ET

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Self Study

Each week you encounter Action Challenges that move you forward, just when you need them. Our dedication to providing the best of coach training has enabled us to develop “just-in-time” learning models specifically designed for new coaches.

“The part of the course I like the best and that is helping me build my practice the most, so far, is the course software. It is very well done and useful. I like the examples, resources, sample brochures, etc.”

Gail Mason Marietta, GA

Observation and Critique

You hear feedback and recommendations from the Mentor Coach throughout the program. After you complete your certification requirements, at the finish of your training, you receive an honest, formal critique.

“I expected support and encouragement, but not at this high level. It has been very rewarding.”

Ann Backes Grand Rapids MI


The Certified Coach Program is certified as 60 hours of Approved Coach Specific Training Hours by the International Coach Federation (ICF). The full program spans 75 hours of total training which includes the business and marketing components of a successful practice.

The Approved Coach Specific Training Hours (ACSTH) designation is awarded to programs that meet professional standards for coach training programs established by the ICF. Graduation from an ACSTH program will meet the ICF’s requirements for individual coach certification for student contact learning hours for the number of hours of the program. ACSTH approval does not warrant or guarantee the effectiveness of the training or the student’s ability to build a successful coaching practice. The individual applicant must take the ICF’s portfolio exam to obtain their credentials.

Code of Ethics

The International Coach Federation and Coach Training Alliance adhere to a form of coaching that honors the client as the expert in his/her life and work, believes that every client is creative, resourceful, and whole. Standing on this foundation, the coach’s responsibility is to:

  • Discover, clarify, and align with what the client wants to achieve
  • Encourage client self-discovery
  • Elicit client-generated solutions and strategies
  • Hold the client responsible and accountable

View the full ICF Code of Ethics here.

Graduation Requirements

  • Attendance in the Becoming a Coach orientation sessions
  • Active participation in -at least- 10 of 12 Group Mentoring sessions
  • Satisfactory participation in -at least- 8 of 10 Coach the Coach sessions
  • Reading and implementation of the Coach Training Accelerator™ text as assigned in the Syllabus
  • Completion of -at least- 80% of the assignments listed in the Syllabus
  • Completion of a minimum of 20 sample sessions
  • Passing the Written Exam and Final Critique Coaching a minimum of two full fee clients