"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'"
-Martin Luther King, Jr.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Life Coach Business
How long does it take to get started in my business after graduation from Level 1?
Upon completion of your Level 1 class, you will be able to start your coaching business right away. When you graduate from Level 1 you will be a Certified Life Coach™ and prepared to begin your business.
How much do life coaches charge for their services?
Do I need an office to practice coaching?
No. You can coach over the phone, teleremotely using apps like zoom, or in a safe and quiet public setting or professional home office. We go over the many ways to see your clients without leasing an office during class.
After I become a life coach, how do I get clients?
Becoming certified as a life coach doesn't mean much if you don't know how to get clients. That's why we spend a large block of time covering how to get clients qnd market your practice. Remember, it's up to you to promote your business and it should be part of your daily routine. You will get out of it what you put into it.
Do I need to have a college degree to be a life coach?
While many coaches do have a college degree, it is not required to practice professional life coaching.
When do I get the actual certificate?
Virtual Classes: Immediately after completion of the course you will be emailed a signed letter of completion. In addition, you have the option to order a printed certificate FREE OF CHARGE. Certificates usually take 10-15 business days to arrive.
How can you teach me life coaching in just 3 days?
This is an intensive 3 day class with no more than 24 students. You attend class from 8:30 a.m to 5:30 p.m.(Virtual classes begin at 7am PST, 8 MTN, 9 CEN, 10 EST), with only one break for lunch and a short break in the morning and afternoon. We get down to business with step-by-step lessons covering the ICF coaching model and other essential tools & techniques.
What kind of support will I get after graduation?
Help is only a phone call away! We have an open door policy for all of our students. We encourage you to call us anytime for support and guidance as you open your practice.
Why is it important to us that our graduates get the best training possible?
What will the classes be like?
Are there any tests?
No we do not test our students. So long as you are able to demonstrate throughout the class in your peer-to-peer life coaching sessions that you have an understanding of the ICF core competencies and coaching model, you will be awarded a certification at the end of class.
Who teaches the class?
All of our facilitators are successful practicing life coaches who hold a minimum accreditation of A.C.C. (Associate Coach Credential) through ICF, and all of them hold additional credentials as well. They are also thoroughly trained in the accredited curriculum and were hand picked for their ability to teach, lead, support, motivate, and empathize.
Do you get a book or manual?
Yes you do! You will recieve as a part of the class your very own printed copy of our class manuals which are a minimum of 220 pages depending on the class. You will also receive an ebook version of the manual and digital copies of all the tools in our life coach toolbox including life coach contracts, client questionnaires, a marketing plan and more.
Do we learn anything else in addition to life coaching?
Yes! At CLCI, you not only get life changing teachings from our amazing instructor, we also highlight marketing and starting your own life coaching business.
Payment, Changes & Cancellations
How much does the course cost?
Level 1: Certified Life Coach™ 3-Day, ICF Accredited Certification & Training Class - $995
What is the latest date to sign up for your classes?
Many of our classes fill up about 2-3 weeks before class, so it is best to enroll as early as possible, as there are some locations we will only visit one time per year. Even in virtual classes seating is limited.
Will you refund my deposit?
No, all deposits are non-refundable.
What is the 2 week payments, changes, cancellation deadline?
2 weeks prior to the start of you class date all seats will be charged the remaining $600 cost of the class. After this deadline there are no refunds for cancellations and we cannot guarantee the ability to change a class date after the 2 week deadline.
Can I make changes to my class date?
Although we prefer students attend the classes they initially reserve a seat for, we will do our best to accomodate changes to classes up until the 2 week class start deadline. After the 2 week deadline we cannot guarantee we will be able to change your class date for you.
Hotel & Venue
Do I have to pay for parking?
Yes, students are responsible for all parking costs aquired at our classroom venues. And we do not have any ability to discount, validate, or reimburse for parking costs.
Where can I stay if I am coming from out of town?
You can stay at your hotel of choice, we have provided a list of the hotes each class is held in on our class locations page.
Can you get me a hotel room discount?
No, we don't have any ability to offer discounted rates on rooms. However, if you would like to split the cost with a fellow student you can always post about needing a hotal-mate in our connect forum.
Do I have to renew my certification?
Is my certification good in any state?
Your certification is good worldwide! We have students attend our class from many countries in the world.
What do ICF certified life coaches do?
Client by client, our life coaches help their clients improve their lives, relationships, business performance, and overall success.
What is the value of joining ICF?
ICF Members receive a multitude of benefits, starting with access to educational research, networking opportunities, and globally recognized credentialing and accreditation services. All of ICF’s endeavors are focused on coaching — from informing the public on how coaching works to conducting industry research. ICF builds, supports, and preserves the integrity of the coaching profession through standards and programs. Membership is not only an investment into a coach’s future, but also an investment into the future of coaching.
What will I be able to call myself after graduation?
After Level 1 Graduation:
When you graduate our Level 1, ICF (International Coach Federation) accredited class you will be a Certified Professional Life Coach, and this certification is upheld by ICF.
You will be able to call yourself a Certified Life Coach™ or Certified Professional Life Coach. After your name you will be able to write C.L.C. or C.P.C. they are interchangeable and you can use whichever you prefer.
You will be able to call yourself a Master Certified Life Coach™ and after your name you will be able to write M.C.L.C.
After you graduate our Level 2, ICF (International Coach Federation) accredited class you will be a Master Certified Life Coach, and this certification is upheld by ICF.
Why choose CLCI over other programs?
Certified Life Coach Institute is quick and affordable, yet offers the same if not more educational value.
What is the difference between ACTP and ACSTH?
These are the two most common paths to gain an ICF certification.
A minimum of 100 hours (*70 paid) of coaching experience with at least eight clients following the start of your coach-specific training.
At least 25 of these hours must occur within the 24 months prior to submitting the application for the credential.
Completion of the Coach Knowledge Assessment (CKA)
At least 60 hours of coach-specific training through an ACTP or ACSTH program.
10 hours of Mentor Coaching over a minimum of three months to be documented on your online application. Your Mentor Coach must be an ACC who has completed a full cycle of the credential through renewal, PCC, or MCC in good standing.
A minimum of 100 hours (70 paid) of coaching experience with at least eight clients following the start of your coach-specific training. At least 25 of these hours must occur within the 24 months prior to submitting the application for the credential.
Performance evaluation (audio recording and written transcript of a coach session to be uploaded with your application).
Completion of the Coach Knowledge Assessment (CKA).
How do I join ICF?
To be a member of the International Coach Federation you must meet at least one of the following requirements:
- Hold a current ICF Credential (ACC, PCC, or MCC);
Have completed at least 60 hours of coach-specific training that meets ICF standards. (ACSTH); or
Be enrolled in 60 hours of coach-specific training in a program that has either the ICF Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP) or Approved Coach-Specific Training Hours (ACSTH) distinction. (For new members only.)
Annual membership to the ICF is $245 USD.