Christian Life Coach Training and Certification

Certified Professional Life Coach

Begin your journey to the heart of coaching.

We know it can be difficult to get started. Christian Coach Institute is your ICF (International Coach Federation) officially accredited training provider for Christian life coach training. We provide a unique “virtual” classroom experience with small classes and individual attention. Our commitment to excellence and personalized attention ensures that each and every coaching student is equipped to be effective, successful and credible in professional coaching careers and coaching ministries. We are Accredited by the ICF for 80 Coach Specific Training Hours (ACSTH), and we are an approved training provider for the Center for Credentials and Education (126 hours).

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What to Expect

16 Weeks

The entire course takes 16 weeks to complete.

Weekly Online Webinars

The course includes weekly 3-hour group “live” webinars

Assessment Training

The course includes learning how to use several different kinds of assessments in coaching.

Coaching Practicums

The course includes coaching practicums.

Individual Attention

The course includes real coaching labs that you will experience in our classes and outside of class with your buddy. And you receive both verbal and written feedback from your coach trainer.


There are homework assignments outside the classroom that require at least 10 hours per week.

Diverse Learning

The course is a structured, blended delivery of curriculum via “live” webinars, social media, buddy, and group mentor coaching.

ICF Group Mentor Coaching

The course includes 7 hours of ICF Group Mentoring coaching. (Most training organizations bill separately for ICF Mentor hours.)

What Sets Us Apart?



Students interact with one another weekly in an online forum. Buddy teams are created for out-of-class coaching practice. Meaningful relationships are formed. After graduation our coaches join a private alumni group on social media where they continue to receive support and encouragement from one another and our staff.


All classes open and close in prayer.  A Christian Coaching Model is taught and reinforced. A spiritual gifts assessment is included in the Personal Growth Phase. The Holy Spirit’s presence permeates the conversations and the instruction. You’ll not only become a coach, you’ll grow deeper in your faith.

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Our small classes enable our students to receive individual attention, have opportunities to participate in coaching labs and receive personalized feedback from the instructor.  This will afford you plenty of practice with the competencies of the International Coach Federation integrated into our Christian Coaching Model. You will be equipped to coach clients who are Christians, and those who are not. You’ll feel like you matter in our course.

Don’t Miss your Chance!


Fall 2019 Dates

NOTE: No classes will be held during Thanksgiving week, November 26-28.

The classes listed below that are lined through are full and closed.

If you have already submitted an application and would like to be added to a waiting list for a class that is closed, please let us know through the Contact Page or an email.  Please apply first to be approved!

August 20 – December 10, 2019 (Tuesdays 12:00PM – 3:00PM Eastern)   apply now ›

August 21 – December 11, 2019 (Wednesdays 12:00PM – 3:00PM Eastern)   apply now ›

August 21 – December 11, 2019 (Wednesdays 7:00PM – 10:00PM Eastern) apply now ›

August 22 – December 12, 2019 (Thursdays 7:00PM – 10:00PM Eastern)   apply now ›

Winter 2020 Dates

(No classes the week preceding Easter – April 7, 8 & 9)

These classes are now open for registration.

Tuesday January 21, 2020  – May 12, 2020, 12pm – 3pm  – No class on April 7 –  apply now ›

Wednesday January 22, 2020 – May 13, 2020, 12pm – 3pm – No class on April 8 –  apply now ›

Wednesday January 22, 2020 – May 13, 2020, 7pm – 10pm – No class on April 8 –  apply now ›

Thursday January 23, 2020 – May 14, 2020  7pm – 10pm  – No class on April 9 – apply now ›

What’s the Program?

Phase 1:


Orientation: What is Coaching?
What Makes a Great coach?
Coaching and Transformational Change
Prochaska’s Change Model
Coaching and Leadership
Our Christian Life Foundation
DISC Assessment
Spiritual Gifts Assessment

Phase 2:


Learning the Christian Coaching Model
Professional Coaching Ethics
Establishing a Coaching Foundation
Connect and Relate with Client
Communicating Clearly
Creating Client Awareness
Identify the Mission and Vision
Champion the Client
The Power and Impact of Values
Coaching for Action
Co-Create a Plan
Strategy and SMART Goals
Coaching Through Obstacles
Gaining Commitment
Coaching Forms and Tools
How to Use Assessments with Clients
Coaching Labwork
Coaching From Your Strengths

Phase 3:


Creating and Attaining Your Business Vision, Mission & Goals
Defining Your Coaching Niche
Attracting Ideal Clients
Targeting Your Market
Developing Your Marketing Message
Business/Ministry Building
Using Social Media to Market

“I was an HR professional looking to expand my skills in the coaching world. I needed an on-line training program that taught me all the critical coaching skills and prepared me to launch my own coaching business. CCI gave me all that and more. I grew personally and professionally and joined a life-long coaching network of amazing Christian coaches. Best money I ever spent!”

engelJeanette Engel CPLC, CHBC

“I chose CCI after doing extensive research regarding Christian Coaching Schools as part of my doctoral work. My goal was to learn and apply coaching skills to my ministry skill set as a pastor of a multi-campus church. CCI provides comprehensive Christian Coach training that thoroughly equips individuals to become knowledgeable and effective coaches in whatever niche they decide to pursue.”

engelEd Kendrick DMin, Pastor, Heartland Church


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Center for Credentials

Approved Training Provider for the Center for Credentialing and Education (126 hours).



Accredited by the ICF for 80 Approved Coach Specific Training Hours (ACSTH).