Credentialing & Certification

MCS is designed to meet your needs and goals as you move towards becoming a coach with ACC, PCC and MCC credentials through ICF.

Courses are taken a la carte to meet program requirements.  In this way you create the schedule that works for your timeline and your lifestyle.  Some students will participate in three or four classes per quarter while others maybe only one.  Tuition is paid individually as you register for each class.

• Each course is ICF approved as Coach Specific Training Hours
• All classes are live and interactive via Zoom – students attend from anywhere in the world
• All courses offer ICF Core Competency CCEs
• Courses taught by Ann-Marie McKelvey offer Counseling CEUs and The Dynamic Trio offers EMDRIA CEUs in addition to ICF Core Competency CCE’s.

Please see our Academic Calendar for the upcoming schedule.

Explore the program outlines below and please call +1 (505) 906-6700 or email Info@MindfulnessCoachingSchool.com with questions.

Select Your Program Path

ICF Credentialing Programs

We can help you become credentialed through the three ICF credentialing paths – ACTP, ACSTH, or Portfolio. The programs outlined below meet and exceed the required education, class hours, and Mentor Coaching hours to apply for credentialing through ICF or to complete Mindfulness Coaching School’s Accredited Coach Training Program. Please visit ICF’s website to explore the various credentialing paths, and contact us for details.

ACSTH ICF ACC – Associate Certified Coach

Why go for the ACC?

Many view the ACC as putting your toe in the water of coaching.  With our ACC program you will learn the basics.  If you want to compliment your existing consulting, psychotherapy, or counseling businesses this is an excellent way to enter into the coaching field.  If you aren’t sure you want to be a coach the ACC Path is the best way to investigate.  It is also the path leading towards the PCC.

 

Minimum 72 class hours + 10 hours Mentor Coaching

Required Courses – 72 class hours + 10 hours Mentor Coaching
This meets and exceeds ICF’s requirements.
• S-T-R-E-T-C-H! Becoming the Incredible Coach You Truly Are* – 24 hours
• Skillful Means: The Coaching Skill Set* – 12 hours
• Right Speech: Listening Deeply, Speaking Truth* – 12 hours
• The Art of Engaged Mindfulness: Settling the Mind for Intuition to Emerge* – 12 hours
• Business Alchemy: Create Abundance & Live Your Vision* – 12 hours
• Mentor Coaching – 10 hours (seven group and three individual hours with ICF Registered Mentor Coach Ann-Marie McKelvey and faculty)

In addition to above course and Mentor Coaching hours, additional costs may include:
• Fees associated with ICF’s credentialing process
• Books and materials for classes
• Personal coaching sessions

Tuition: $5,380.00 total
Includes 72 class hours and 10 Mentor Coaching Hours, making you eligible to apply for your ACC through ICF

ACTP ICF PCC – Professional Certified Coach

Why go for the PCC right off the bat?
Being a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) demonstrates the commitment to excellence beyond the basics in the coaching field. The ACTP PCC Path is filled with contemporary coaching classes along with a more direct and deepened coaching experience.  It is graduate level work.  If you are ready to become a stellar coach this is the path.   

The PCC requires 500 coaching client hours.  However, don’t let that number sway you to “just” the ACC.  Why?
 
Because once you have completed 125 hours of coaching classes and acquired a minimum of 100 coaching client hours you are eligible to receive your ACC.  AND the beauty of the PCC Path is that once you have coached a total of 500 hours you may then acquire your PCC without any additional testing…oral or written.  Why?  Because you have met all the requirements!
As a PCC you can be proud of your education and experience.  I think of it as graduate level work…and so do businesses and organizations who hire PCC’s internally and externally.
 
 
 
 
 

Minimum 125 total class hours + 10 hours Mentor Coaching

Completing the PCC requirements also fulfills the 101 class hours required to become a Certified Mindfulness, Wellness & Somatic Coach through Mindfulness Coaching School. See below. 

Required Courses – 72 class hours + 10 hours Mentor Coaching
• S-T-R-E-T-C-H! Becoming the Incredible Coach You Truly Are* – 24 hours
• Skillful Means: The Coaching Skill Set* – 12 hours
• Right Speech: Listening Deeply, Speaking Truth* – 12 hours
• The Art of Engaged Mindfulness: Settling the Mind for Intuition to Emerge* – 12 hours
• Business Alchemy: Create Abundance & Live Your Vision* – 12 hours
• Mentor Coaching – 10 hours (seven group and three individual hours with ICF Registered Mentor Coaches Meg Hess-PCC, Liv Syptak-PCC and Ann-Marie McKelvey-MCC)

Electives – 53 class hours minimum
(Five 12-hour classes or Four 12-hour classes + one 5-hour class)
The Dynamic Trio: EMDR, Positive Psychology & Somatic Coaching – 12 hours
Leadership Qualities to Live By – 12 hours
Writing, Creativity & The Mindful Coach – 12 hours
Where Mind Goes, Qi Goes: Somatic Coaching with Qigong – 5 hours
Mindful Eating: Mindful Life – 12 hours
Body Electric – 12 hours
Coaching Leaders for Today’s Challenges – 12 hours
If Harriet Tubman Was Your Coach – 12 hours

In addition to above class and Mentor Coaching hours, additional costs may include:
• Fees associated with MCS completion exams and ICF’s credentialing process
• Books and materials for classes
• Personal coaching sessions

Tuition: $8,430.00 total
Includes 125 class hours and 10 hours Mentor Coaching, granting you status as a Mindfulness Coaching School ACTP Graduate and eligible to apply for your PCC through ICF.

Mindfulness Coaching School Certification

Integrate mindfulness, wellness, and somatic wisdom into your life; so you can walk the talk and coach others to do the same. This certification is offered exclusively through Mindfulness Coaching School, and earns the student eligibility for ICF ACC credentialing as a built-in component.

Completing the requirements for the Mindfulness, Wellness & Somatic Coach Certification (MWSCC) also fulfills the 60+ class hours and 10 Mentor Coaching Hours required for ICF ACC, and goes toward the 125 class hours required for ICF PCC.

MWSCC – Mindfulness, Wellness & Somatic Coach Certification

ICF ACC credentialing is built into and required for this certification. In order to receive this certification, one must (1) achieve ICF credentialing, (2) complete all class and Mentor Coaching hours, (3) submit a reflection paper, (4) complete a live oral exam in the form of a coaching demonstration with you as the coach.

101 class hours + 10 hours Mentor Coaching

Required Courses – 96 class hours + 10 hours Mentor Coaching
• S-T-R-E-T-C-H! Becoming the Incredible Coach You Truly Are* – 24 hours
• Skillful Means: The Coaching Skill Set* – 12 hours
• Right Speech: Listening Deeply, Speaking Truth* – 12 hours
• The Art of Engaged Mindfulness: Settling the Mind for Intuition to Emerge* – 12 hours
• Business Alchemy: Create Abundance & Live Your Vision* – 12 hours
• Mindful Eating: Mindful Life – 12 hours
• Body Electric – 12 hours
• Mentor Coaching – 10 hours (seven group and three individual hours with ICF Registered Mentor Coach Ann-Marie McKelvey and faculty)

Electives – 5 class hours
The Dynamic Trio: EMDR, Positive Psychology & Somatic Coaching – 12 hours
Leadership Qualities to Live By – 12 hours
Writing, Creativity & The Mindful Coach – 12 hours
Where Mind Goes, Qi Goes: Somatic Coaching with Qigong – 5 hours
Coaching Leaders for Today’s Challenges – 12 hours
If Harriet Tubman Was Your Coach – 12 hours

In addition to the above course and Mentor Coaching hours, additional costs may include:
• Completion/Final Exam Fee for MWSCC
• Fees associated with ICF’s credentialing process
• Books and materials for classes
• Personal coaching sessions

Tuition: $7,080.00 total
Includes 101 class hours and 10 hours Mentor Coaching


*Denotes the six core required classes for any level of credentialing through Mindfulness Coaching School.

As of March 1, 2018, to receive any level of credentialing or certification through Mindfulness Coaching School, all students are required to take:
(1) Skillful Means: The Coaching Skill Set
(2) S-T-R-E-T-C-H! Becoming the Incredible Coach You Truly Are
(3) Right Speech: Listening Deeply, Speaking Truth
(4) The Art of Engaged Mindfulness: Settling the Mind for Intuition to Emerge
(5) Business Alchemy: Create Abundance & Live Your Vision
(6) Mentor Coaching