General information

Blended-learning format

Covering 9 months (September-May), the PLCC includes 5 face-to-face classes (3 days each, Wednesday through Friday from 9am to 5pm), and 11 teleconferences (2 hours each, Tuesdays 11:30-1:30pm). Teleconferences can be done in the convenience of your own home or office. It has a total of 150 hours of instruction time, more than required by the International Coach Federation, the accrediting body for coaching. You also spend approximately 10 hours per week on readings and other assignments outside of class.

The PLCC is a cohort program: You begin and complete it with the same group of learners. The PLCC concludes with a written exam, a coaching performance exam, and a comprehensive paper and presentation.


To enroll, you must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. In addition, you must be willing to engage in reflection and self-examination and be open to feedback.


All content, including teaching and materials of the PLCC, is in the English language.

Technology requirements

Computer, recording tools (to create MP3 files), high-speed internet access, and USB headset (for teleconferences). We use teleconference software and the University of Wisconsin learning platform Learn@UW. You do not need experience with these tools prior to beginning the program, however you must have basic computer skills.

ICF accreditation

The PLCC prepares participants for the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) or a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) as set by the International Coach Federation, the accrediting body for coaching. The PLCC fulfills the requirements of the 11 core coaching competencies of the ICF. Click for more information on coaching hour requirements for each level.


PLCC provides 150 hours of Continuing Education Units for people in a variety of professions including, but not limited to, psychology, social work, counseling, and marriage and family therapy.


2014-2015 year: $8,500 before July 25, 2014; $8,900 on or after July 25, 2014. Cost includes instruction, supervision by a certified coach, course materials and textbook. Lunch is included for some face-to-face instruction days.

Payment options

A $500 deposit is required at registration. 50% of program fee is due on or before Aug 25, 2014, and the remaining 50% is due on or before Jan 6, 2014.

Refund policy

If you withdraw on or before Aug 26, 2014, you receive a full refund of your tuition minus a $50 administrative fee; after Aug 27, no refund is given.

Housing information

We recommend that you stay at Lowell Center, Madison WI (map»). To book a reservation by phone, call toll free 866-301-1753.

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