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With so much to learn, we invite you to take a few minutes to explore our most frequently asked questions.


At the bottom of this page, you’ll be able to schedule a personal conversation with our founder, Feroshia.

Frequently Asked Questions…

Are we ICF Accredited?

Yes, our Whole Person Certified Coach (WPCC) programs are fully accredited as an Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP)  with the International Coach Federation (ICF).

We are also accredited by the Center for Credentialing Education for the Board Certified Coach.

Is your program available online?

Yes, you can attend the program 100% online using your computer and/or smart device. We use Zoom conference for an engaging and interactive experience.

If I attend “Live” virtually, what can I expect?

Some of us prefer to attend trainings in-person. But there are many factors that can make it a challenge to do so: travel expenses, time away from home, scheduling difficulties, and the myriad of preferred learning styles and speeds. That’s why our global student population loves the online coach training courses offered here at Coach Training World! In a recent poll conducted through our private Facebook group, we discovered that students found “no difference” in their learning capacity between training live online and in-person. This was especially true when considering the interactive design of our Intensives and our attention to support. These findings can’t diminish how much we love having you visit us here at our facility in Portland, Oregon. But the web-based coach training program opens our curriculum to a diverse mix of students around the globe – deepening the learning for all of us. That’s why so many new and seasoned coaches are gravitating toward the online platform. If you’re participating for the first time, you still might be wondering about the actual experience. Here’s what you can expect…

The virtual experience So what’s it like to train online for three days? As any of our graduates will tell you: it’s convenient, comfortable and immersive. Our Virtual Intensives are highly interactive. Expect a comprehensive mix of education on all the essentials and coaching competencies. These are combined with active participation in demos, group discussions and practice sessions. You’ll also have unlimited access to the vast coaching resources and manuals we’ve amassed in the past two decades in our student center. And we’ll be there to mentor you every step of the way. If you have questions or need any additional support, we’re ready to help. Feel free to chime in at any point if you need further examples or explanation on any of the concepts we present. By the way: that doesn’t apply to just questions – if something strikes a chord with you, let us all know. Our differences make us great! You may share an example that snaps a concept into focus for someone else. Don’t be shy: your contribution makes our Online Intensives unique to you!

Technical aspects We use Zoom, a web-based platform that provides conferencing and messaging on any device. One of things we like most about the platform is that it gives you the option to view all the participants at once or focus solely on the speaker. During breakout sessions, you’ll move to a private chatroom with 1 to 4 other people, depending on the exercises. Here you can enjoy the privacy to practice, deepen your understanding of the material, and apply it to your chosen application. Many coaches have discovered new opportunities based on the conversations and ideas that spring from these fun, creative gatherings. Plus, you’re only a click away from calling your instructor’s attention should you need help or additional clarification on something. We are always there for you! The Zoom conference setup allows you to attend on multiple devices, syncing between your smartphone, tablet and home or office computer. We recommend participating on the largest screen possible. This enables you to see the other participants and allows them to see you. For this reason, we do ask that you participate on a device that has an active web-cam.

Is your program available in a self-study format?

Yes. You can work through the full program self-study if you apply for a certificate from Coach Training World.

You may also attend entirely via self-study if you are working toward a Board Certified Coach (BCC) certification from the Center for Credentialing Education.

However, if you plan to pursue a credential from the ICF, you must attend the better portion of our live training intensives live due to ICF requirements.

You may do this 100% online via Zoom.conference or in-person.


Are there specific start dates?

Yes. Our programs run 4-6x a year.

Your first course INSIGHT is 100% self-study and can be started immediately upon enrollment.

At this time you can also choose to work with your own personal coach. This is included in your tuition and optional.

Then you’ll choose dates for Module 2: IMPACT as your program start date. Following that, you’ll schedule your remaining courses in order.

Please note: Module 4 is also self-study. We suggest you complete that prior to Module 5 if possible.

  • Module 1: INSIGHT (Self-Study) Begin at enrollment
  • Module 2: IMPACT (Attend Live Online or In Person)
  • Module 3: IGNITE (Attend Live Online or In Person)
  • Module 4: INTEGRAL (Self-Study)
  • Module 5: INTEGRATE (Attend Live Online or In Person)
  • Module 6: INNOVATE (Attend Live Online or In Person)

View upcoming training dates here: Training Dates

What is the difference between your Coaching Certifications?

To better meet the various needs of our global student base we offer three different types of certification pathways:

  • Coach Training World (CTW) Certifications
  • International Coach Federation (ICF) ACC/PCC/MCC Certifications*
  • Center for Credentialing Education’s BCC Certification*

*Require CTW certification, before you can complete your ICF certification or BCC requirements. 

Coach Training World Certification:

Choose from our CORE: Certification to get started in the coaching profession. If you are committed and want to become a highly skillful and confident coach, you’ll want to pursue our SIGNATURE: Certification.

ICF Credentials (ACC/PCC)

Upgrade your CORE or SIGNATURE Certification training with our ICF Credentialing Process and you can pursue your ICF Associate Certified Coach (ACC) or Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential with the International Coach Federation.

BCC Certification

For those in with advanced degrees in psychology or similar professions you can earn your Board Certified Coach designation with either our 30-hour or 60-hour BCC Coach Training.

Can I upgrade from one certification to another?

Yes, you can. If you decide to upgrade while still in the coach training portion of your program, we will apply the tuition you paid for your first certification toward another higher level certification. Please note there is a $200 upgrade fee if you choose to upgrade after you complete a program. Please contact us for full details.

Are there additional expenses that I should know about?

No. Our coach training programs are all-inclusive with the exception of any membership or final exam fees that the International Coach Federation requires.

These fees may range from $100 to $750 based on the pathway you choose to apply with at the ICF website, and whether or not you are an ICF member.

Upon enrollment of our coach training program, you can become an ICF member.

What is the time commitment for the program?

That all depends on you! On average, our students report that they spend 3 to 5 hours a week completing their program and ICF requirements.

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. All of our sessions are recorded, enabling you to take part live or at a time that’s more convenient for you.

Audio 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. Please note: if you are applying for your ICF credential and know that you are going to miss more than a couple hours of training, Contact Us for your options.

What forms of payment do you accept?
We are able to process payment as follows:

  • Credit Card:  Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club, JCB, and Discover
  • Check: Personal or Business Checks
  • Money Orders
  • PayPal & PayPal Credit
Do you offer scholarships or 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 school 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. And those who are committed to do what it takes, do succeed.

What is the success rate of your students?
You might see websites that claim X% of their students make “X” amount of money. The truth is: success is defined by the individual. Those who are devoted and willing to do the work necessary to launch their business will prosper. Those who are already entrepreneurs are further down the road – they’ve learned some skills – and so can you. With your devotion and the right support, it’s 100% possible, and that’s where we’d like to help you.  If you are serious about starting your own business, you’ll love our CoachPreneur Academy. We can’t guarantee your success. But we can promise to give you what you need to pursue success, as you define it, in the most efficient, strategic and cost-effective way possible. With hard work and creativity, you’ll be amazed how far you can go. For examples of our past graduates, please view our success stories distributed through out our website.
Can I really make good money as a coach?
There seems to be a “belief” that coaching work or doing good for others doesn’t pay well. That simply isn’t true. While some of our graduates are making 6-figures annually, it’s up to you to decide how much you’ll make. We can’t promise you a certain income – no school should. But we do give you the training and business support you need to be successful. You really can make money doing what you love.

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