Coaching programs provide you with the necessary skills and experience required to obtain accredited certification in coaching. The coach certification can assure your employer that you have the necessary skills, industry education, and experience.
As a coach, you will assist leaders in organizations to identify their leadership strengths. You will work as part of the professional development team, human resource, or talent management team.
Here are some of the best-certified coaching programs you can enroll in.
Academy of Executive Coaching Limited (AoEC)
The certification from AoEC is accredited by three international organizations, namely, International Coaching Federation (ICF), European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC), and the Association for Coaching (AC).
AoEC offers both one-on-one and online classes that can be completed in 4 months. The academy was founded in 1999 and is located in 14 locations globally, such as Ireland, the UK, Poland, and UAE, where students can attend physical classes.
Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership (IECL)
This program is one of the most affordable coaching programs. The instructors are accredited, and you can study at your own pace. The only disadvantage of this program is that onsite events are only based in New Zealand, Singapore, Australia, and China.
IECL courses cost about AU$3750 to AU$6200. If you become a member of IECL, the charges are lower.
Coach Training Alliance
This program is famous for preparing individuals to become coaches and even start their coaching businesses. It meets the standards of ACSTH and ICF. If you already have professional experience, this could be your best choice. The time frame is not self-paced but fixed and costs about $3600.
College of Executive Coaching
This program will help you get that ICF Professional Coach Certification (PCC) of Board Certified Coach (BBC) by providing short courses. You will get to attend live workshops with experienced people.
The courses are pretty expensive compared to others, especially the certification one, which costs about $10,000. It also requires one to have a graduate degree or enrolled for one.
Dr. Jeffrey E. Auerbach is the founder of the College of Executive Coaching. The college focuses on high-quality content and ethical standards provided by PHD-level instructors.
Center for Executive Coaching
This program offers distance learning, and you can learn at your own pace. However, ICF designation requires participating in supervised coaching and live webinars.
The program costs about $5,000 and $7500 with additional content such as The Leadership Dashboard, which is not required in obtaining the ICF certification.