30-hour Board Certified Coach (BCC) Coach Training Program

Expand your services with a
Board Certified Coach credential

Our Board Certified Coach credential (BCC) coach training program is offered in conjunction with the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE). The CCE’s program allows working professionals within a wide range of specialties to easily add the enhanced effectiveness and marketability of coaching training to their current services.

Course content fills in gaps missing from educational training and standard work experience. In addition to core coaching competencies, techniques and best practices, you will be introduced to a variety of communication tools that have been shown to elicit greater participation and sustainable outcomes among clients and patients. These include: establishing trust, reframing outdated/ineffective belief systems, active listening and powerful questioning, and the setting of goals to achieve a preferred future.

The 30-hour BCC training program is currently open to those with the following experience:

  • National Certified Counselors (NCCs) or Fully State-Licensed Counselors
  • Master’s or Ph.D. in Counseling
  • Doctoral degree in social or behavioral science (social work, education, health, business)
  • 2,500 hours of experience over a period of at least five years and a bachelor’s degree or higher in any field

Just as you offer tailored advice to each patient or client, we ensure our trainings are geared toward the holistic aspects of each individual. Whether provided through the content in our coach trainings or the fully customizable nature of our toolkit – allowing you to adapt every tool to your unique niche and those you serve – our Board Certified Coach credential is just like you: singular and exceptional.

30-Hour BCC Coaching Training Program Overview

  • 3 Step Process
  • Choose how you want to attend: Self-study, live online or in-person. You can also watch recordings for all or a portion of the program should you miss a portion of a live training. View Training Dates
  • Live Practicum Available – Outside coaching practice sessions with coaches from all different kinds of niches and locations (We’ll set you up with partners so you don’t have to stress about finding practice clients to earn your BCC credential.)
  • Books, Manual & Whole Person Coaching Toolkit –  Different coaching tools and processes to use with your clients in the self-discovery process – all of which can be branded with your logo and website
  • Proven Holistic Coaching Method – All course work is taken from our signature Whole Person Coach Method (an advanced holistic transformational coaching system)
  • All Sessions Recorded/Lifetime Access – Available 24-7 in our student library.
  • Experience Verification & Recommendation Forms – Yes! We can help with those too!
  • Test Prep! – We’ve got you covered!
  • Coach & Transform Private Facebook Community – Ask questions and meet like-minds in this supportive educational community

Course Descriptions

Whole Person Coaching® Starter Kit

(On-Demand 10 module digital training)

INSIGHT gives you the tools and skills you need to immediately start coaching others. This training includes sample coaching sessions and our customizable “Coaching Starter Toolkit,” getting you up and running immediatel with a suite of coaching tools and assessments.


With this course, you will:

  • Add a rich suite of resources into your coaching toolkit with the essentials, including: coaching contracts, coaching plans, values cards and archetype self-assessments and more are included.

  • Be able to identify your client’s unique learning and informational processing styles, and sculpt your coaching process accordingly.

  • Use our FootSteps coaching intervention to generate positive momentum and sustainable change with your ideal audience.

  • Clearly articulate the value and benefits you offer your prospective clients so you spend less time selling yourself, and more time helping others.

  • Customize your coaching toolkit, tailoring it to your unique offerings and personality.

The key to change mastery lies in a strong foundation from which to elicit change. The Self-Discovery Process is essential to both coach- and client-success. Your clients will become confident in you as their guide. More importantly, you’ll be well equipped to serve them at your best by knowing: who they are, what truly matters most to them, and how to elicit their very best. It’s worth noting that many people begin charging for their services at this point and start earning back their initial training investment.

IGNITE: Catalytic Communication

(3-Day Intensive – Available Online, In-Person & Recorded)

Catalytic Communication is the core engine that you’ll use to produce game changing and often life-changing conversations that catapult your client’s capacity to achieve their dreams. It’s a unique form of invitational communication that employs powerful questions and reflective techniques that engage the whole person.

With this course, you will:

  • Employ techniques based in Motivational Interviewing, NLP, Positive and Somatic Psychology to generate positive momentum in others working with the whole person.

  • Become responsive in the moment, guided by both your intuition and proven techniques to ask the right questions to broaden and shift your client’s thinking, beliefs and actions.

  • Develop the core holistic coaching communication skills of observing, listening, powerful inquiry, appreciative feedback and advanced reflection techniques to create awareness, learning, action and accountability in others.

  • Catalyze fresh perspectives, pave the way to new approaches, deepen self-trust, and cultivate an unparalleled sense of self-understanding and knowing.

  • Gently “give the work” back to the client, igniting their capacity to be self-innovating and operating at their very best.

Catalytic Communication gives you a noticeable edge, both in terms of the results you can help your clients achieve, as well as your personal positioning as an influencer in any arena.

Past participants have shared that Catalytic Communication revolutionized their role as an influencer both personally and professionally. Popular applications range from the conference room to the stage and from business transactions to your children and loved ones.

PREREQUISITE: INSIGHT: Whole Person Coaching Starter Kit
AVAILABLE: On Demand (Recording), In-Person (Portland, OR) -or- Online via Zoom Conference


Applying for your Board Certified Coach credential

Upon successful completion of your BCC coach training coursework, you’ll complete your 30-hours of coaching experience. Your final step is to apply for your BCC credential.  And remember we are here to assist you every step of the way from getting those practice hours to the required documentation. Please download the Board-Certified-Coach-Requirements & Process Documentation here.

Our Unique Holistic Coaching Method

Create life fulfillment, vitality, balance and prosperity working with the whole person.

Whole Person Coaching is based on the premise that when a person comes to know, embrace and express all aspects of their whole self, they are positioned to thrive throughout their whole life. They become rich in resources, grounded in their being, and at peace within.Through Whole Person Coaching, clients not only accomplish their goals, but shift from outdated or inhibited versions of themselves into the whole of who they truly are, fully and freely expressed in a life of their choosing.

BCC-30 or BCC-60 Program Dates (30 to 60-hour training)

The BCC-30 Program requires the INSIGHT + IGNITE Courses.
The BCC-60 Program requires the INSIGHT, IMPACT + IGNITE Courses.

You can get started immediately with your self-study courses and working with your own coach of choice.


Summer | Fast Track 2024 Cohort

July 16th -or- Watch Recording Program Orientation
Self-Study -or- April 6th -or- Sept. 14th INSIGHT: Whole Person Coaching Starter Tool Kit
Self-Study WPC: Professional Coaching Essentials (New Course!)
July 21st - 23rd IMPACT: Revolutionary Relationships
July 24th - 26th IGNITE: Catalytic Communications
June 15th -or- Oct. 5th-or-
Discover You: Specialize Your Niche

Fall | September 2024 Cohort

Sept. 17th -or- Watch Recording Program Orientation
Self-Study -or- Sept. 14th INSIGHT: Whole Person Coaching Starter Tool Kit
Self-Study WPC: Professional Coaching Essentials (New Course!)
Sept. 27th - 29th IMPACT: Revolutionary Relationships
Oct. 25th - 27th IGNITE: Catalytic Communications
Oct. 5th -or- Self-Study Discover You: Specialize Your Niche

Choose Your Coach Training Program
Pay in Full
Our 36-Hour Board Certified Coach Training Program

Discover You: Get Niched
Whole Person Coaching: Philosophy & Coaching Model ($397 Bonus)
INSIGHT & IGNITE Coach Trainings
Earn your BCC via Center for Credentialing Education
    Pay in Full - Save $$2395 (USD)
    Our 36-Hour Board Certified Coach Training Program

    Discover You: Get Niched
    Whole Person Coaching: Philosophy & Coaching Model ($397 Bonus)
    INSIGHT & IGNITE Coach Trainings
    Earn your BCC via Center for Credentialing Education
      2 month payment plan | (USD)$1250/mo
      Our 60-Hour Board Certified Coach Training Program

      Discover You: Get Niched
      Whole Person Coaching: Philosophy & Coaching Model ($397 Bonus)
      INSIGHT, IMPACT & IGNITE Coach Trainings
      Earn your BCC via Center for Credentialing Education. Option to upgrade for ICF's Associate Certified Coach (ACC)
        Pay in Full - Save $ $3250 (USD)
        Our 60-Hour Board Certified Coach Training Program

        Discover You: Get Niched
        Whole Person Coaching: Philosophy & Coaching Model ($397 Bonus)
        INSIGHT, IMPACT & IGNITE Coach Trainings
        Earn your BCC via Center for Credentialing Education. Option to upgrade for ICF's Associate Certified Coach (ACC)
          $995 Down + 4 month payment plan | (USD)$645/mo

          Coach Training World Founder
          Feroshia Knight, MA, MCC

          You’ve probably got questions…

          A central component to your success is finding the right program (and an expert guide) for your needs. We’re here to make sure you do! Our goal is to help you discover the right path that will lead you to the results you seek.

          Below you will find answers to some of the most commonly asked questions. If you don’t find the information you need, please call us at 1-888-660-5588 or schedule your non-obligatory conversation.

          Is your coach training program Accredited?

          Yes, we are accredited by the Center for Credentialed Education and the International Coach Federation. You can use our coach training programs to earn your ICF ACC, PCC or MCC and/or a BCC credential.

          Are their additional expenses that I should know about?

          Our program is all-inclusive with the exception of any membership or final exam fees that Center for Credentialing Education (BCC) may require.

          What is the time commitment for the program?

          That all depends on you! On average, our students report that they spend 3 to 10 hours a week on the program. Unlike a university or community college, most of this time is spent at your convenience. Whenever you can fit the training into your schedule, it’s there waiting for you. Please note that you have up to 2 years to complete your coursework.

          What if I have a schedule conflict with a course?

          From time to time, we all have unavoidable scheduling conflicts or find ourselves a little under the weather. Unlike a college course, all of our sessions are recorded, enabling you to take part live or at a time that’s more convenient for you. Audio/Video files of our calls are uploaded to the web and available for on-demand streaming. This ensures that you’ll never miss out or fall behind.

          Need some financial assistance?

           The National Board for Certified Counselors Foundation (NBCCF) now offers financial assistance for BCC certification. Three awards of up to $3,000 each are available to help cover the costs of BCC training at Coach Training World and other CCE-approved providers. View eligibility and application details

          Do you offer financial aid?

          Other than split-pay, we do not offer any additional financing options, such as financial aid or scholarships, at this time. Because of the deep value we’re committed to providing, we keep our classes small. This enables us to provide the highest level of professional coach training and business mentoring possible. In this program, you won’t be swimming in a sea of thousands but rather engaging and learning alongside a select group of others who are deeply devoted to developing a highly successful business of their own.

          Also, we have discovered that when someone invests in their development, they are positioning themselves for success. This is one of the lessons you’ll learn to do strategically and effectively in this program. In turn, you’ll be using this same philosophy to ask your clients to invest in your services and programs.

          It’s worth noting that many people earn back their tuition within the first year. Some even earn 10 times their tuition (or more). The results are different for each attendee.

          How do I get my employer to pay for this?

          We’ve found that employers are often delighted to fund your training, especially if you position the training as a solution to what they perceive as their biggest needs and show them how you could be the next game changer within your company.  Companies throughout the world are bringing coaching into their culture as their secret weapon to success. We are more then happy to provide the required information and any invoices to make this happen for you!

          Still wondering if Coach Training World and Whole Person Coaching is right for you?

          Introducing Empowerment Coach Nikol Peterman

          “My confidence has soared, and I feel much clearer about my purpose and message. I am connecting to so many more inspiring entrepreneurs and artists, and stepping into the collaborations I have wanted to cultivate my whole life. In turn, my clients are stepping into their inner resources and recognizing they are capable of their dreams!”

          Introducing Wellness Coach Sharon Roemmel

          “The training I received at Coach Training World enables me to blend the skills I’ve honed over my career and combine them with new skills to empower women to live their richest, most joyful lives.”

          Introducing Life Coach Justin Cassens

          “I believe freely sharing appreciation with the people around us will help make the world a better place, and I can’t get enough of people who share that point of view. I can’t imagine anything better than working to help people realize their full potential.”

          Introducing Chief Empowerment Officer Yvonne Chang

          “Coaching has enabled me to help individuals find in themselves the kind of value, meaning and grounding that it took me years to find in myself. Through coaching, I can consolidate my experiences and studies into a personalized plan and approach matched to each client’s needs and aspirations.”

          Introducing Success Coach Claire Yeung

          “Coaching has allowed me to become an entrepreneur doing what I love. Prior to becoming a coach, I never in my wildest dreams thought I would be able to build a business doing something I was passionate about.”

          Introducing Wholly Sober Coach Teresa Rodden

          “After becoming a certified professional coach, I had the freedom to explore my unconventional process of living sober without struggle.”