The Process

How to Register for our Coaching School

1 – Complete and submit the interest form (link below)
2 – You will receive an email about regarding registration and additional inquiries you may have about our program
3 – You will receive a link to select your preferred payment plan and register
4 – You will join Coaching School on Catalyst
5 – Courses will begin on August 17, 2020

How to Become a Credentialed Coach

Outlined below is a simple step-by-step process to become a credentialed coach through attaining either the Associated Certified Coach credential (ACC) or the Professional Certified Coach credential (PCC).

The Associate Certified Coach credential (ACC)

Step One: Attend and Complete our Vibrant Faith Coaching School Training Program. 
Completing this program provides you with 64 hours of accredited coach training and satisfies the class training hours for your ACC.
Our courses are held onsite at our coaching coaching. In 2021, classes will also be offered online.

Step Two: Complete the Mentor-Coaching requirement.
The International Coach Federation (ICF) requires a minimum of 10 hours of mentor-coaching to become a credentialed coach. The 10 hours of mentor-coaching must cover a minimum of 3 months from the first mentor-coaching session to the last mentor-coaching session.

Working with our Approved Mentor-Coaches, you can complete this requirement in one of two ways:
– Group Mentor-Coaching includes 8 hours of group mentor-coaching and 3 hours of individual mentor-coaching.
– Individual Mentor-Coaching for 10 hours.

For information about our approved Mentor-Coaches, email hello@vibrantfaith.org or call 877-239-2492.

Step Three: Submit a recording of your coaching at the ACC level to Vibrant Faith and apply for graduation.
Your mentor-coach will provide guidance on your coaching recording.
When applying for graduation there are a few additional requirements. Students will be asked to:
– Read and agree to uphold the ICF Code of Ethics.
– Pay in full all tuition fees prior to applying for graduation.
– Complete the application for graduation and pay the $350 graduation application fee. (To receive the graduation packet, please contact hello@vibrantfaith.org).
– Submit the Vibrant Faith Coaching Performance Evaluation Report from your mentor-coach, which provides written feedback and specific evidence of your coaching ability. The evaluation must reflect coaching at the ACC level or higher. (A letter of recommendation from your mentor-coach does not meet this requirement.)
– Submit a recording, along with a written transcript, of your coaching for review by Vibrant Faith. (The coachee may not be another coach or coaching student.)
The recording must demonstrate coaching at the ACC level.

Once you have successfully completed the above requirements, we will provide you with a graduation certificate. You will use this certificate to apply for your ACC credential from the ICF.

Step Four: Apply to the ICF for your ACC credential.
When applying for your ACC, the ICF will require:
– A separate, additional application fee.
– A copy of your graduation certificate from Vibrant Faith Coaching School.
– A coaching log detailing 100 hours of coaching beginning after the start of your coach-specific training. (Refer to the ICF website for details and a SAMPLE log)
– A one-time written exam, the Coach Knowledge Assessment. (Refer to the ICF website for details.) We offer an ICF Test-Prep Class to prepare you for this written exam.

The Professional Certified Coach Credential

Step One: Attend and Complete the Vibrant Faith Coaching School Training Program.
This provides you with 128 hours of accredited coach training and satisfies the class training hours for your PCC.
In 2020 all of our classes are offered onsite. In 2021, classes will also be offered online.

Please Note:
Many of our students decide to bypass the ACC credential and go directly for the PCC. You do not need to receive your ACC credential before advancing toward your PCC. You can also take both parts of the training at once or spread the training out. The decision is up to you.

Step Two: Complete the Mentor-Coaching requirement.
The International Coach Federation (ICF) requires a minimum of 10 hours of mentor-coaching to become a credentialed coach. The 10 hours of mentor-coaching must cover a minimum of 3 months from the first mentor-coaching session to the last mentor-coaching session.
Working with our Approved Mentor-Coaches, you can complete this requirement in one of two ways:
– Group Mentor-Coaching includes 8 hours of group mentor-coaching and 3 hours of individual mentor-coaching.
– Individual Mentor-Coaching for 10 hours

For information about our mentor-coaches, email hello@vibrantfaith.org or call 877-239-2492.

Please note: If you completed 10 hours of mentor-coaching for your ACC, you are not required to take 10 additional hours of mentor-coaching for your PCC.

Step Three: Submit a recording of your coaching at the PCC level to Vibrant Faith and apply for graduation.
Your mentor-coach will provide guidance on your coaching recording.
When applying for graduation there are a few additional requirements. Students will be asked to:
– Read and agree to uphold the ICF Code of Ethics.
– Pay in full all tuition fees prior to applying for graduation.
– Complete the application for graduation and pay the $350 graduation application fee. (To receive the graduation packet, please contact hello@vibrantfaith.org.)
– Submit the Vibrant Faith Coaching Performance Evaluation Report from your mentor-coach, which provides written feedback and specific evidence of your coaching ability. The evaluation must reflect coaching at the PCC level or higher. (A letter of recommendation from your mentor-coach does not meet this requirement.)
– Submit a recording, along with a written transcript, of your coaching for review by Vibrant Faith. (The coachee may not be another coach or coaching student.) The recording must demonstrate coaching at the PCC level.
Once you have successfully completed the above requirements, we will provide you with a graduation certificate. You will use this certificate to apply for your PCC credential from the ICF.

Step Four: Apply to the ICF for your PCC credential.
When applying for your PCC, the ICF will require:
– A separate, additional application fee.
– A copy of your graduation certificate from Vibrant Faith Coaching School.
– A coaching log detailing 500 hours of coaching beginning after the start of your coach-specific training. (Refer to the ICF website for details and a SAMPLE log)
– A one-time written exam, the Coach Knowledge Assessment. If you complete the one-time written exam for your ACC, you do not need to take the written exam again. (Refer to the ICF website for details.) We offer an ICF Test-Prep Class to prepare you for this written exam.

For additional questions about the process, please email hello@vibrantfaith.org.

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