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Graduate Certificate in Coaching

ACTPThe Executive and Professional Certificate Program utilizes advanced distance learning methodologies. Students attend live virtual classes delivered through web conferencing with audio teleconferencing integration. This technology supports interactivity and collaboration, creating a powerful virtual learning experience.

The program is ideal for:

  • Individuals with a serious interest in coaching as a profession
  • HR professionals and internal coaches looking to expand their knowledge of organizational behavior and upgrade their skills
  • Practitioners desiring advanced professional development

This program is an International Coach Federation Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP).

To earn a certificate, a student must complete a 15-hour graduate-level program. The curriculum is organized into three parts: educational, practicum and examination.


The educational component consists of a series of learning modules organized into four main content areas (see below). A learning module is a class that meets once a week for four, six or eight weeks, usually in the late afternoons or evenings on weekdays. Each session is from 60 to 90 minutes long. Course requirements include additional readings, written assignments, peer coaching, and identifying and coaching clients.

Coaching Practicum

  • Individual: Coaching individuals under the supervision of an ICF-credentialed coach.
  • Group: Coaching peers in small-group sessions under the supervision of an ICF-credentialed coach.

All certificate-seeking students will be required to coach others and receive supervision and feedback on their coaching. Students must meet minimum requirements for coaching practice in both individual and group practicums. Students are also expected to coach and be coached by peers for self- and professional-development purposes.


To earn the Graduate Certificate in Executive and Professional Coaching, students are required to pass a comprehensive examination that meets the standards set by the International Coach Federation.

Core Courses

Introduction to Executive and Professional Coaching

Coaching in the Business or Organizational Setting

Advanced Coaching Models and Methods

Coaching Practice Labs, I and 2

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