Coaching Certification Program Overview

Coaching Certification Program

Competency Development Program for Coach Certification,

Skills for High Impact Coaching


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Program vision

The UW Bothell School of Business, in collaboration with Gestalt International Study Center, is introducing a Coaching Certification to prepare prospective coaches to gain International Coach Federation (ICF) credentials. This is the only such program to be supported by a university in the Pacific Northwest.

Program overview

Is this the right program for me?

We have meticulously designed this program for professionals, students, and leaders that desire to bring coaching skills to their organization, apply coaching skills in their work, pursue a coaching career, and/or develop a coaching practice working with senior leaders and executives. It is designed to have maximum value while minimizing days out of the office.

Unlike the majority of coach certification options, this program is designed to address the unique needs of leaders, managers, internal coaches, and coaching professionals working within business, medical, non-profit, and government organizations. There is an expectation that participants have past experience in their profession.

What makes this program different from other coaching certification programs?

This program encompasses 138.25 coach specific training hours that will prepare you to apply for ICF credentials. While most programs focus just on coaching skills, in this program you expand your business acumen, as well with an additional 32 hours of executive-specific coaching skills. 

Is this a certificate program?

When you successfully complete the program, you will receive a Coaching Certificate from the University of Washington Bothell in collaboration with the Gestalt International Study Center. The program is an Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP) through the International Coach Federation. Successful completion of the program will prepare you to apply for an ICF credential.

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Review the pillars of our design, the valuable learning outcomes, and the experience you will gain to complete this program. Meet our distinguished program faculty, examine program details, and add key dates to your calendar. You can also apply for admission or request additional information.


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