Life Purpose Institute Certification

Life Coach certification by Life Purpose Institute

Foundation Programs

Life Coach Certification

Once you’ve completed our Life Coach Certification Program you’ll become a Certified Life Coach (CLC). You’ll be able to help clients make progress in all areas of their lives; relationships, health,career, life balance, spirituality, finances,etc. You’ll also be able to coach people through life transitions, help them discover their life purpose, find meaning and fulfillment in life, and support them as they change or enhance their career.

Spiritual Coach Certification

Once you’ve completed our Spiritual Coach Certification Program you’ll become a Certified Spiritual Coach (CSC). You will be able to help people make progress in all areas of their life. This program approaches Coaching from a spiritual perspective and helps people to be able to tap into the power and strength of their spirituality.

ACTP Program

WebsiteACTPTrackLogoThe top-rated, highly personalized training at Life Purpose Institute has been accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF) – Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP).

The International Coach Federation is a professional organization (not a regulatory agency) which supports coaches worldwide. The ICF is dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high standards, providing independent Life Coach Certification, and building a network of credentialed coaches.

Continuing Education

Advanced Life Coach Certification

Upon completion of this program, you will receive the certification Advanced Life Coach Certification. You will become masterful and skilled with your coaching skills as a professional coach. You will be able to provide effective coaching in a variety of coaching situations and be able to help your clients with more advanced techniques on the relationship, health, life balance, spiritual and corporate coaching.

All of foundation and ACTP programs provide the training hours necessary to obtain an ICF credential.

State or Federal Regulation of Coaching?

At this time there is no state or federal regulation of the coaching industry. Some governmental jobs or other jobs may require certain types of certifications to be considered for certain jobs. For example, to work in healthcare organizations someone might need to be a Certified Health Coach. To work in certain corporate jobs, it might be necessary to be an ICF Credentialed Coach. As jobs in coaching are not prevalent, the majority of coaches are self-employed and promote themselves using the certifications they have.

Currently, certifications are offered privately through schools or specific organizations that offer certifications. It is anticipated by many in the coaching industry that some form of regulation or credentialing will be required in the future. The International Coach Federation (ICF) is the most powerful coaching organization in the world. As such, we recommend our students prepare and apply for an ICF credential.

Board Certified Coach credential (BCC)

The Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE), as an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors, offers a Board Certified Coach (BCC) Credential. The National Board for Certified Counselors is a well-established organization that has been in operation for over 100 years. The BCC credential is well received and nationally recognized in the coaching industry.

Life Purpose Institute is an approved training provider for the Center for Credentialing and Education for our Life Coach Training Program.  Click here for more information on the BCC.

How can Life Purpose Institute help me get certified with the ICF?

Life Purpose Institute is recognized by the ICF as an Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP).  All training hours for the Life or Spiritual Coach Certification, Advanced Life Coach Practicum, and Advanced Life Coach Certification Program count toward your ICF certification.

The first level of ICF credential is the ACC –  Associate Certified Coach. Students are required to complete 60 hours of training, receive 10 mentor hours, take Life Purpose Institute’s exam, fill out an application and pay fees to the ICF, submit a log of 100 coaching hours (75 of which are paid), and pass an ICF exam.

The second level of ICF credential is the PCC  – Professional Certified Coach. Students are required to complete 125 hours of training, 10 hours of mentoring, submit a coaching recording, take Life Purpose Institute’s exam and, if not previously taken, complete the ICF exam.

Click here to review the ICF’s website for more details. 

All of Life Purpose Institute’s 5-day and online foundation Life Coach Certification and Spiritual Coach Certification programs constitute the 60 training hours required for the ICF’s first level credential.

While Life Purpose Institute does not require you to take any particular classes, ICF mandates that you take one Foundation program and all three Advanced programs to be eligible for an ICF credential using the ACTP Track.  New students can choose to do one of the Foundation or Advanced programs alone, or take a selection of courses to complete the ICF-ACTP track. This 4-part track includes one foundation course (Spiritual or Life), as well as our Advanced Life Coach Practicum, our Advanced Life Coach Certification Program, and the full 10 hours of mentoring required by the ICF.  By completing the ICF-ACTP  track students complete 125 training hours, the 10 hours of mentoring, and prepare to submit a passing coaching recording to the ICF.  ICF recommends the ACTP track to students as it meets more of the ICF requirements, prepares each student to coach at a high level of proficiency, and develops each student as a professional coach who can charge higher fees.