Christian coach training for transformational change

Certificate in Transformational Coaching

Certificate in Transformational Coaching (CTC)

This robust program prepares you to coach at the highest level.  With 160 hours of coach specific training, supervised coaching, mentoring, and two certification exams, you will not only know about coaching, but you will be competent and ready to coach others in a wide range of contexts.  This program is appropriate for individuals in ministry and marketplace settings.

Participants who pass the final certification exam earn the designation Certified Transformational Coach, are listed on the Western CTC roster, and are included in Western-sponsored coaching initiatives.  Since all training is fully aligned with the International Coach Federation (ICF), CTC graduates are highly prepared for the credential application with the ICF.

The Certificate in Transformational Coaching can be completed in approximately 18 months and includes training, supervision and certification:

+ Intro to Coaching (MCS 510)
+ Coaching for Change (MCS 511)
+ any six other coach training courses (MCS 512 – 518)
+ Coaching Supervision (MCS 519)
(Costs at the audit rate are $375/course, which totals $3375 for all training and supervision.  These costs reflect Western Seminary audit rates for coach training.  Taking the courses for academic credit will increase the costs to $510/course, $4590 total.  Most students should register as audit students; students pursuing an academic degree or diploma should take the courses for credit.)*

+ 6 observed coaching sessions with written feedback from a PCC or MCC coach
+ a written exam
+ an oral exam
(Costs are $1750, effective July 1, 2013)

Total Costs:
Audit Rate for the Certificate in Transformational Coaching is $5,125.
Credit Rate for the Certificate in Transformational Coaching is $6,340.

See the CTC Handbook 2012-2013 for more complete breakdown of costs, credit student rates and specific program details.

Refunds:  Yes! In many cases, we are able to extend refunds on the CTC Program. Please read the CTC Handbook 2012-2013 for specific refund guidelines. Refunds on training courses follow Western Seminary Student Handbook guidelines. Once a class has been taken, no refund for that specific class may be given. Check with Sandy Foster at for specific details.

Fees:  Optional exam retake fee of $500, includes both written and oral exams.

*Course tuition rates listed are current as of Summer 2013.


Ready to apply for the CTC? Use the CTC Application Form.  Once you’ve been accepted, we’ll send you information regarding how to register for classes.
We encourage you to turn in the CTC application at least 4 weeks before your first class. (Credit students need to apply 6 weeks in advance.)

If you want to AUDIT the Introduction to Coaching (MCS 510) before applying for the CTC use the Non-Credit Application and Registration Form.
Registration forms need to be in at least 1 week before class. (Although we recommend sooner to make sure that there’s a seat for you!)

Questions?  Please direct all questions to Portland Coaching Coordinator Michelle Workman at or 503.517.1912.