Coaching Specialist Certifications
As we transition into Summer, we are also beginning to transition the Coaching Specialist Certifications ILCT offers to better reflect the changes we are seeing in the coaching profession. While it is still true that no state, nor most countries require licensure for you to practice as a coach, seven states in the U.S. have already discussed it. The assumption is that, when that time comes, having a recognized credential (one awarded after you are tested by an outside, objective organization) may be the requirement.
ILCT’s mission is to prepare our students to be the best professional coaches. For that reason, beginning on June 1st, for those who are pursuing one of the Specialist Certifications, it will be suggested that you also obtain an ICF credential or the BCC, if eligible. Beginning on January 1, 2020, obtaining that credential (or at least meeting all the requirements for it) will be required to obtain one of our certifications, in effect making them still a great way to specialize and an achievement as you pursue your continuing education requirements.
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You can see more about the current credential options and requirements here.
If you have any concerns or questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Have a great Summer!
Ellen Neiley Ritter, Dean of Students