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Coaching from a Christian Perspective

The 30-hour Coaching from a Christian Perspective training is designed for applicants who hold a qualifying graduate degree and are seeking to fulfill requirements for the Board Certified Coach (BCC) credential through the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE). 

Coaching from a Christian Perspective

30-hour CCE Approved Distance Learning Training for BCC Credentialing

The 30-hour Coaching from a Christian Perspective training is designed for applicants who hold a qualifying graduate degree and are seeking to fulfill requirements for the Board Certified Coach (BCC) credential through the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE) (see requirements at 


The training program emphasizes the foundations, skills, strategies, professional practice standards, and potential assessments needed for professional coaches working from a Christian perspective with individuals, businesses and organizations. Students will also have the opportunity to explore an area of personal interest for more in-depth focus for one assignment from the following coaching areas: Relationship and Marital Coaching or Career Coaching. 


To provide students with core coaching competencies, techniques, and professional and ethical practice standards, the Coaching from a Christian Perspective 30-hour training program is divided into two 15-hour sessions:


  1. Christian Coaching Foundations (15 hours)

  2. Christian Coaching Applications (15 hours)


Students pursuing this path to BCC credentialing must complete both of the 15-hour training sessions. Each session is designed to be completed over a three-week period. The sessions may be taken consecutively or simultaneously.


  • CCE Required Endorsements: Upon successful completion of the course, we will be happy to assist BCC Applicants with CCE required professional endorsements.

  • CCE Required Verification of Experience: For BCC Applicants needing verification of professional coaching experience, a coaching verification package including up to three verification sessions is available at a reduced price for applicants who have completed our approved BCC training program. For more information, click  

  • CCE Required 30 Hours of Coaching Experience:  For BCC Applicants interested in exchanging coaching services with one or more peer coaches while completing the required 30 hours of coaching experience within three months, a Coaching Experience Exchange and Verification Package is available for an additional fee. For more information, clic  

Coaching from a Christian Perspective Course Description

The 15-hour Christian Coaching Foundations training session achieves the BCC core competencies for coaches by focusing on the foundational requirements of a professional coaching practice:


Screening and orientation

Fundamental Coaching Skills

Ethical and Professional Practice


The 15-hour Christian Coaching Applications training session achieves the BCC core competencies for coaches by focusing on the following requirements of a professional coaching practice:


Assessments in Coaching

Facilitating and Monitoring Client Progress

Coaching Approaches for Individuals, Businesses and Organizations

Hybrid Training Program 

The CCE approved, 30 hour Coaching from a Christian Perspective training program is a hybrid program. The majority of the course work is completed on a flexible scheduled determined by the student. Students will participate in three coaching tele/web conferences for each course (Foundations and Applications).  During the video conferences, students will complete the role play activities and engage in discussion with the instructor and other students. The video conferences are typically at 11:00 a.m. CT on Tuesdays or Thursdays and last one hour but may be scheduled at other times based on student scheduling needs.

NOTE: If you are interested in a 100% online, on demand training program, please check out our  30, 60 and 120 hours Goal Focused Coach training programs here.

Learning Development

Learning is developed through assigned readings, online discussion forums, short weekly video training opportunities and through required weekly one-hour web/tele conference discussions and practice coaching sessions. The total estimated time commitment per week is 4 to 6 hours. Students must score 70% or better on a written exam in order to successfully pass this course.

Students will need to have regular access to the internet.

Successful completion of both sessions of the course meets the requirements for 30 hours of training for qualified individuals who plan to pursue Board Certified Coach credential (BCC).

Course Prerequisites

Masters in Counseling, state licensure as a counselor, NCC or a Doctorate degree in behavioral or social sciences. For more information regarding CCE's educational requirements for Board Certified Coach credentialing, visit:

Textbook/Reference Information

Required Textbook is: Christian Coaching (2nd ed) ISBN: 978-1600063619  

Author: Gary Collins  Publisher: The Navigators


Required Reference is: BCC Code of Ethics (2010) 


Additional reading and short video assignments will be provided weekly throughout the course.

How to Succeed in this Course

This course is designed to prepare you for BCC credentialing. Read assignments and all course announcements carefully. The weekly coaching tele/web conferences and online discussion topics are important learning activities in this course, so it is important to participate and respond.  

Program Dates 
Cancellations and Refunds

This course will be offered 8 to 10 times per year. If you need to schedule an alternative time for the weekly video conference(s), please let us know. We are happy to work with your schedule with advance notice. In the unlikely event that a scheduled BCC training course must be canceled, registrants will be notified of the cancellation not less than one week prior to the scheduled course start date and registrants will be granted a full refund or may choose to enroll in an upcoming course. If circumstances prevent you from participating in the session in which you have enrolled, please let us know and we will be happy to change your enrollment to another session with available enrollment spots within the next twelve months.


We are happy and available to answer any questions you may have. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

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