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General information

Blended-learning format

Covering 9 months (Sept 2013-May 2014), the PLCC includes 5 face-to-face classes (3 days each, Thursday through Saturday, 9am-5pm), and 11 teleconferences (2 hours each, Tuesdays 11:30am-1:30pm). It has a total of 135 hours of instruction time. You also spend approximately 5-10 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.

Technology requirements

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

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 135 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.


$7,990 before Aug 1, 2013; $8,500 on or after Aug 1, 2013 Cost includes instruction, supervision by a certified coach, course materials and textbook. Lunch is included on face-to-face instruction days.

Payment options

A $500 deposit is required at registration. 50% of program fee is due by Sept 15, 2013; the remaining 50% is due on or before Jan 3, 2014.

Refund policy

If you withdraw on or before Sept 15, you receive a full refund of your tuition minus a $50 administrative fee; after Sept 15, no refund is given.

Housing information

We recommend that you stay at Lowell Center, Madison WI. To book a reservation by phone, call toll free 866-301-1753 and refer to group code LIFE. To book a reservation online, click below for each module:

Registration options

Register online» or register by phone at 608-262-2451.