General information for 2015-2016 program

Blended-learning format

2014-2015 cohort

Covering 9 months (September-May), the PLCC includes 5 face-to-face classes (3 days each; Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9am to 5pm, and Fridays from 9am to 4pm), plus 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 is an Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP) through the International Coach Federation (ICF), the accrediting body for coaching. ACTP accredited programs are all inclusive training programs, which offer start to finish coach training. Graduates of an ACTP program may apply for an individual ICF Credential including the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) and the Professional Certified Coach (PCC).


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.


2015-2016 year: $8,900 before July 10, 2015; $9,400 on or after July 10, 2015. Cost includes instruction, supervision by International Coach Federation-certified coaches, course materials, and textbook. Lunch is included for some face-to-face instruction days. Participants are responsible for the costs associated with some meals, lodging, transportation, and hiring their own life coach. Hiring a coach could range from $500-$1,500 depending on the coach.

Payment options

A $500 deposit is required at registration. 50% of your remaining balance is due on or before August 5, 2015 and your remaining balance is due on or before January 8, 2016.

Refund policy

If you withdraw on or before August 5, 2015 you receive a full refund of the cost minus $100.00 administrative fee; after August 5, 2015 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. The room block code is LIFE.

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