NACE Coaching
Certification Program

Start Your Journey to Board-Certified Coach (BCC) Certification

Are you looking to distinguish yourself from other career coaches and establish professional credibility with BCC certification? The NACE Coaching Certification Program (CCP) fulfills the required prerequisites and prepares you for the BCC Exam with our exclusive 30- and 60-Hour Coaching Certification Program.

New this year: Our program has been entirely redesigned to comply with the latest requirements set forth by the ICF so you can pursue your credential with confidence.


Individual Training

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Choose from flexible programming that fits your organization's needs with both on-demand and on-site coaching certification program modules. Individual and group trainings are available (group discounts too!).

Individual Training

New for 2024

NACE strives to stay at the forefront of career coaching standards and credentialing. We’re proud to announce our newly revised training content and exam — now updated to meet the demands of an ever-changing landscape.

Group Training

Group Training

Take advantage of our discount when you train with a group! To discuss a custom program for multiple participants, contact Amanda Vaughn, Coaching & Accreditation Specialist, at avaughn@naceweb.org, 610.625.1035.

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Program Overview

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 & 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:

  • Met educational and training requirements.
  • Passed a psychometrically sound coach-specific examination.
  • Obtained experience in the field of coaching.
  • Professional peer references.
  • Accountability to an enforceable ethics code.
  • Commitment to continuing education.

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.

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Coaching Certification Program Modules

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Ethical and Professional Practice in Coaching

30 HR | 60 HR

Learn the importance of building a relationship of trust in the coaching partnership. Explore commitment and confidentiality as well as gain an understanding of ethics and responsibility of the coaching practice.

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Visual Thinking to Enhance Career Coaching

30 HR | 60 HR

Master the use of visual thinking in coaching to help the coachee organize their thoughts and improve their ability to think and communicate. Through creative activity, participants will learn ways to visualize abstract thoughts into tangible concepts.

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Coaching Skills and Practice Management

30 HR | 60 HR

Explore how to conduct effective, ethical coaching sessions using strategies and best practices to create an environment that supports mutual respect. Attendees will learn how to use empowerment and positive reinforcement to create a coaching alliance.

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Coaching for Diverse Populations

30 HR | 60 HR | Onsite Workshop

Examine appropriate reinforcement techniques throughout the helping process during this onsite workshop. Topics also include nonjudgmental approaches in the coaching process, modeling acceptance, facilitating openness, and more.

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Assessments and Coaching

30 HR | 60 HR

Review how assessments are used in the coaching process and the applicability of assessments to the coachee. By understanding assessments, coaches will gain in-depth knowledge and a better understanding of their clients.

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Capstone: Career Coaching Intensive

30 HR | 60 HR | Onsite Workshop

Determine effective coaching techniques to use with both groups and individuals in this two-day program that's conducted onsite at your organization. Engage in this robust learning experience through facilitated discussion, guided activities, and group work.

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Orientation to Coaching

Immerse yourself in the basics of coaching: overarching responsibilities, important skills required, the coaching process, and the ethics of coaching.

60 HR
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Coaching Fundamentals

60 HR

Learn the basic fundamentals of coaching: how to set goals, how to frame questions, the art of acute listening, and ways to assess progress.

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Foundations of Assessment and Coaching

60 HR

Increase your knowledge of assessments and their role in coaching. Discuss various things that can impact coaching, how to evaluate the coach environment, and factors that affect the decision-making process.

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Diversity, Unconscious Bias, and Coaching

60 HR

Study the concepts of diversity and unconscious bias in detail, and then examine the role these concepts can play within the coaching process.

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Fundamentals of Ethics and Coaching

60 HR

Examine ethical guidelines and explore scenarios where ethical considerations occur. Through facilitated conversation, coaches will examine standards for professional coaching, strategies for managing client/coach relationships, and avenues for continued development.

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Communication Strategies and Coaching

60 HR

Take a deep dive into the essential communication skills needed to initiate a coaching plan during this three-part webinar series. Attendees will learn how to question for understanding and listen for meaning in order to identify factors impacting the coaching plan.


Special Accommodations

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 via the form provided below. There are no fees associated with accommodation requests.

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Questions?

Contact Amanda Vaughn, Coaching & Accreditation Specialist, at avaughn@naceweb.org, 610.625.1035.

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