Certificate in Transformational Coaching (CTC)

CTC logoThis robust program prepares you to coach at the highest level.  With over 160 hours of coach specific training, supervised coaching, mentoring, feedback, and a final assessment, CTC coaches not only know about coaching, but are competent and ready to coach others in a wide range of contexts.  This program is appropriate for individuals in ministry and marketplace settings.

Note: only participants who pass the Phase II assessment earn the designation Certified Transformational Coach.  Since this program is an Approved Coach Training Program (ACTP) with the International Coach Federation (ICF), CTC graduates are highly prepared for the credential application with the ICF and may apply using the ACTP application. 

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The Certificate in Transformational Coaching can be completed in as little as four semesters (approximately 14 months) and includes training, supervision and certification:


  • Intro to Coaching (MCS 510)
  • Coaching for Change, Transition and Transformation (MCS 511)
  • Any six other coach training courses (MCS 512 – 518)
  • Coaching Supervision (MCS 519)

(Tuition at the audit rate is $400 per course, which totals $3,600 for all training and supervision.  These costs reflect Western Seminary audit rates for coach training.  The credit rate is $530 per course, or $4,770 total.  Most students will register as audit/enrichment participants; 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 final assessment that consists of submitting two recordings which are reviewed for PCC level coaching

(Certification Fee is $1,750)*

Total Costs

Audit rate for the Certificate in Transformational Coaching is $5,350.
Credit rate for the Certificate in Transformational Coaching is $6,520.

See the CTC Handbook for specific program details.


Yes! In many cases, we are able to extend refunds on the CTC Program. Please read the CTC Handbook  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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for specific details.


Optional assessment exam retake fee of $500.

*Rates are for the 2014-2015 school year. Increases may occur once a year in the Fall and apply to all participants. Being a part of the CTC program does not lock in rates.


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 by the deadlines listed on the Western Seminary enrollment page.)

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!)


Please direct all questions regarding the CTC to Portland Coaching Coordinator / CTC Advisor Michelle Workman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 503.517.1912.