The Advanced Certificate in Transformational Coaching


Program Objectives

Western Seminary's Level 2 ICF Accredited Coach Training Program offers the Advanced Certificate in Transformational Coaching program for individuals who desire focused coach training that prepares them to coach on a professional level. The certificate can be applied toward credentialing with the International Coaching Federation (ICF). The certificate program is an excellent supplement to the degree programs currently offered through the Seminary.

Students can apply coaching courses to select degrees via the Advanced Standing process.

Admission Requirements

Students entering the Advanced Certificate in Transformational Coaching on a non-graduate status are expected to give evidence of Christian faith, character, promise, and maturity. Students wanting to establish an account and register for classes will fill out the application for entry to the program.

Advanced Certificate in Transformational Coaching Requirements

Please note: There are four components to the certificate: 9 coach training courses, mentoring and supervision, assessments of competency, and logged coaching hours. Once you have completed the requirements below, are assessed, and apply for certification, you are then awarded the ACTC certificate, which can be used to apply for credentialing with the International Coaching Federation.
Required Coach Training Course: 6 unit


Introduction to Coaching
CO201 Coaching Change, Transition, and Transformation
CO207 The Langauge of Coaching
CO270 The Coaching Relationship
CO208 Your Coaching Practice
CO230 Group Mentor Coaching

Open Coach Training Electives: 1 units

(Select 1 unit from the options below)

CO202 Life and Personal Coaching
CO203 A Coach Approach to Leading and Managing
CO204 Coaching for Spiritual Transformation
CO205 The Neuroscience of Coaching
CO206 Using Assessments, Inventories, and Tools in Coaching
CO209 Coaching Through Conflict
Advanced Coaching Courses: 2 units
CO231 Advanced Coaching Supervision


Advanced Competencies Assessment Final
Coaching Experience: 80 hours
Logged Coaching Experience Hours

Coach Certification

Students will receive certification following the completion of the coach training, mentor coaching, supervision, logged coaching hours, and evaluations demonstrating PCC level competencies as defined by the International Coaching Federation (ICF). Completing our Level 2 ICF accredited training program successfully will allow you to apply for ICF ACC credential after you log 100 hours of coaching or for ICF PCC credential after you log 500 hours.