Life Coach Credentialing

All JST Coaching & Training programs are accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF) and the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE-Global). Each trainee must complete an individual application and meet the requirements as stated on the ICF or CCE-Global website.

Each of the credentialing organizations have different requirements. Every applicant is required to complete a certain number of coach training hours, mentoring hours, client coaching hours, provide documentation and complete written and/or oral exams.  This can be a confusing process and we are available by appointment to assist you in better understanding the details and choosing the right course for you.

At JST Coaching & Training, we provide a certificate of completion for each of the courses listed below, indicating the specific credit hours for each training. Graduates of Empowering Students Through Coaching can apply for an ICF ACC credential upon successful completion of both the in-class and self-study portions of the training and are not required to submit an additional performance evaluation to ICF as part of the application process.

Please be aware that not all coach training courses are approved for core competency hours required for a coaching credential. We have provided the ACSTH or CCEU hours below to assist you in choosing a course to meet your needs for credentialing or a credential renewal.

Empowering Students Through Coaching
80 Hours ACSTH ICF

This course meets the International Coach Federation’s (ICF) requirements for certification as an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) and includes all 10 required mentoring hours. Learn More

Coaching Teens & College Students with ADHD
40 Hours ACSTH ICF / 30 Hours CCE-GLOBAL

Student Success Coaching Skills for Educational Professionals
12 Hours ACSTH ICF

Coach training programs are offered worldwide in a variety of formats and coaching models.  It is valuable for coaches-in-training to complete both life coach training (non-ADHD specific) and ADHD coach training.  There are options for becoming a credentialed life coach and a credentialed ADHD coach.  You are encouraged to talk with other coaches and to investigate the credentialing programs.

To find out more about specific coaching credentials, please visit these websites:

Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE-Global)

  • Professional coach certification
  • Board Certified Coach (BCC)

International Coaching Federation (ICF)

  • Professional coach certification for life coaching and executive coaching
  • Associate Certified Coach (ACC)
  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC)
  • Master Certified Coach (MCC)