The NACE Coaching Certification Program (CCP) is a training program designed for career services members wishing to demonstrate their success as a career coach using proven ethical and professional standards in their pursuit of the Board Certified Coach (BCC) credential offered through the Center for Credentialing and Education, Inc. (CCE).
The BCC credential is a mark of distinction for credential holders and a source of credibility for their clients. A BCC has met professional coaching competency standards established by CCE and subject matter experts.
The BCC certification demonstrates to the public that a professional coach has:
The achievement of the BCC credential solidifies the professional identity of the coach. The BCC credential is attractive to professionals who would like to provide independent third-party verification that they have achieved certain coaching competency standards.
Candidates must meet all prerequisites as established and mandated by the CCE.
30-Hour Coaching Certification Program
BCC Certification Prerequisites for completion of the 30-hour training program: Candidates must meet all prerequisites to sit for certification exam through the CCE.
60-Hour Coaching Certification Program
BCC Certification Prerequisites for completion of the 60-hour training program: Candidates must meet all prerequisites to sit for certification exam through the CCE.
*Automatically accepted fields are business, management, social work, marriage and family therapy, psychology, medicine, health and wellness, education, and law. Other related fields will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Questions regarding the BCC Certification Prerequisites are to be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or 336.482.2856.
Formats vary by module and can include: direct instruction, virtual learning, roundtable discussions, and case study reviews.
On-demand virtual offerings are available for purchase on the NACE website for all of the virtual components of the 30-hour program. Each live workshop will be held at least once each calendar year at designated locations throughout the US.
NACE Coaching faculty have completed a stringent application and training process. All coaching faculty meet the following requirements:
Upon successful completion of each module, the named registrant will be provided instructions post event to complete the NACE Knowledge Assessment. Candidates must score 88% or better to receive the designated NACE CCP certificate of completion for the appropriate module. Candidates may test up to three times per module. If the candidate is unsuccessful following three attempts, the candidate must retake the module in its entirety.
The 30-hour CCP candidate must complete each of the seven (7) modules and the 60-hour candidate must complete each of the thirteen (13) modules, successfully pass each module’s NACE Knowledge Assessment with 88 percent accuracy, and have obtained each NACE CCP certificate of completion prior to submitting his/her application for the Board Certified Coach to the Center for Credentialing & Education, Inc.
NACE and its testing vendor comply with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act in accommodating disabled candidates who require special accommodations to complete assessment. Candidates requiring special accommodations must notify NACE of their request prior to testing.
The process for notification is as follows:
NACE is an approved provider by the Center for Credentialing and Education, Inc. for the Board Certified Coach Credentialing.
NACE is also an approved provider for Continuing Coach Education clock hours through the International Coaching Federation.