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Become a Board Certified Coach (BCC)
A unique level of commitment has led you here… a calling, some might say.
As an experienced professional, you possess an extensive range of knowledge, skills and capabilities. This expertise, combined with your dedication to always offering clients your best, is what makes you such a valuable asset to others.
But your services – encompassing the whole of your training and life experience – can be leveraged even further.
When you add a coaching credential to your professional toolkit, you gain fresh, innovative and holistic ways to work with those you’ve dedicated your life to.
A Board Certified Coaching (BCC) credential builds upon your years of academic and work experience without costly, time-consuming post-degree trainings. It is one of the fastest ways to broaden your services and appeal to a new client base.
Break through any limitations and solidify your reputation with a research-driven strategy that capitalizes on your existing training and background experience.
Pivot into your full potential – online and in less than one week! – with our Board Certified Coach Training Programs (BCC).
The BCC is the only coaching credential that incorporates your verified education, professional training and work experience. Offered in conjunction with the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE), an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) – our Board Certified Credential (BCC) Certifications are the fastest way to improve the profile, quality and effectiveness of your professional services.
If you are a therapist, psychologist, doctor, dentist, counselor or offer personalized services in which you help or heal others, a BCC credential can further solidify and expand your reputation. It is the preferred method for those with advanced degrees and training to add supplementary services, broaden their client base, and increase the perceived value of their practice.
Whether you use your coach training to build in-person relationships or develop new ways to connect with clients, it’s the easiest way to operate within your chosen specialty while setting yourself apart from other practitioners. That’s because the Board Certified Credential (BCC) builds on your personal expertise, adding proven methodologies taken from a range of scientific fields. This results in greater outcomes for your clients.
Coach training greatly enhances the impact you have on the lives of your clients. It also increases positive word-of-mouth about you and your services. These self-innovative tools have strong appeal to the growing number of individuals who seek a more collaborative, holistic connection with their personal care providers. And as an additional bonus, graduates of our BCC programs can apply their coursework toward earning an International Coach Federation (ICF) credential.
Want a few more details on the Board Certified Coach? Read our blog post about how to become a Board Certified Coach.
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
“Coaching has changed what I do so completely, it’s hard to even remember how I used to practice. I see myself as a healer now, capable of reaching out and helping somebody make a true difference in their life, as opposed to simply making their teeth look nicer.
Four steps to earn your Board Certified Coach (BCC) credential
Step 1: Coach Training Program – Depending on your level of education and experience, you’ll attend either our 30- or 60-hour BCC coach training program.
Step 2: Coaching Experience Hours – To earn your credential you must coach others outside the coach training program. But if you’re like other BCC candidates, you may not have time to find these clients on your own. So at Coach Training World, we’ve developed a network through which we can help you find the clients you’ll need to satisfy this requirement.
Step 3: BCC Application – Application requirements are a little different for each field. Here’s an overview of what to expect based on your current level of experience: Board-Certified-Coach-Requirements
Again, we know you’re busy. So we’re happy to help navigate you through this portion of the credentialing process by gathering forms that typically include:
- BCC application form
- Verification of experience form
- Professional endorsement form
- Designation experience forms
- Designation endorsement forms
Step 4: BCC Exam (BCCE) – The exam is an independent verification of your coaching knowledge and proficiency. It is administered via computer-based testing at centers throughout the world. But don’t worry: we’re here to help you prep for this final stage of your certification.
The exam covers the following topics:
- Screening and orientation in coaching
- Fundamental coaching skills
- Assessments in coaching
- Coaching approaches for individuals
- Coaching approaches for business and organizations
- Ethical and professional practice in coaching
“Coming to Coach Training World was one of the best decisions I ever made. My former coach training left me woefully unprepared for real world coaching. I am certain that I can be a successful coach and I have the tools necessary! I would and have recommended your Whole Person Coach program not only to future coaches, but to anyone who wants to go along the path of self discovery and personal transformation.“
Benefits of a Board Certified Coach (BCC) Credential
Why earn a advanced degrees. This program takes into account your current coach-related education and training to fast track you through the credentialing process.
A BCC credential also offers three significant benefits to you as practitioner, as well as your patients. These include:
- Provider/patient partnerships that create sustainable outcomes
Coaching has been shown to increase the success of its clients and foster more successful self-management through markedly improved engagement. Unlike the standard approach of many personal services in which practitioners “tell” their clients what to do, these improved communication skills “invite” active participation to create the best plan for the client’s future.
- Additional marketing opportunities
The CCE now offers four specialty designations. This voluntary add-on enables you to further market your services to a new or extended client base through independently verified professional credentials and endorsements. It’s another feather in your cap for a business card, website and social media accounts.
- The four areas of expertise include:
- Executive / Corporate / Business / Leadership Coach
- Health and Wellness Coach
- Career Coach
- Personal / Life Coach
- Liability Insurance for Board Certified Coaches (BCCs)
Board Certified Coaches can obtain liability insurance covering up to $1,000,000 per claim and $3,000,000 total through Lockton Risk Services, Inc.
- This is currently made available to BCC credential holders in the following fields:
- Executive Coach
- Health / Wellness Coach
- Career Coach
- Life Coach
- Personal Coach
Choosing Your BCC Credentialing Track
Requirements for this training:
- 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
Requirements for this training:
- Master’s degree or higher in social or behavioral science (social work, education, health, business)
- Recognized coaching credential and a bachelor’s degree or higher in any field