PLCC requirements

The PLCC is a blended learning program with 5 modules that are each 3-day face-to-face classes and 3 virtual modules via teleconference over 9 months (September-May). The classes total 150 hours of instruction time. The certificate is a cohort program and participants are required to attend and complete the program in its entirety to earn the certificate.

In addition to the 15 face-to-face classes and 3 virtual modules, participants will complete readings and assignments. Approximately 10 hours per week of outside classroom time is required.

The PLCC concludes with a written examination, a final coaching performance examination, and a capstone Passion Project presentation and paper.

Requirements in detail

  • 8 Modules (in person and virtual)
  • 10 hours/week of outside classroom time doing readings and assignments
  • 6 individual supervisions (1.5 hours each) with ICF-certified coaches
  • 6 hours of group supervision with ICF-certified coaches
  • 10 hours of mentoring with ICF-certified coach
  • 50 hours of coaching your own clients
  • 6 hours (minimum) of working with your own ICF-certified life coach (that you hire on your own)
  • Complete assignments for individual modules including quizzes, discussion board posts, and Personal Learning Journal
  • Passion Project: Gallery walk/poster session and presentation
  • Coaching Theory presentation and 1-page paper/handout based on a chosen chapter of the provided textbook: The Handbook of Knowledge Based Coaching: From Theory to Practice by Leni Wildflower and Diane Brennan (Editors)
  • Oral exam to demonstrate coaching skills and knowledge of ICF core competencies
  • Written final exam

Attendance requirements

In order to successfully complete the PLCC and receive your coaching certification, you must attend the following:

  • All 5 in-person modules located in Madison. You can miss up to 6 hours total with an excused absence.
  • All 3 virtual modules. You can miss up to 2 teleconferences (4 hours) with an excused absence.

Learn more about the curriculum and your instructors.