In 2016, Case Western Reserve University was accredited by the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE) to be a Board Certified Coach (BCC) education provider for its previous offering, the Weatherhead Coaching Certificate. Presently, the new Foundations of Coaching Certificate and the Weatherhead Advanced Coaching Certificate are in process to be accredited to provide BCC coach training hours. Please note that CCE-approval has not been officially granted and cannot be guaranteed for these new and/or revised certificates until final approval. In the meantime, learn more about the BCC credential below
Learn more about the BCC below, then take the first step to BCC certification with our Weatherhead Coaching Certificates.
We have a long history - since 2002 - of developing coaches in our executive programs. Coaching certification is an increasingly important consideration for those who wish to coach professionally, either within their organizations or independently. Obtaining accreditation for our coaching certificates is important to our mission and, when approved, will aid our participants in obtaining approved training hours toward the Board Certified Coach (BCC) certification.
As the coaching field grows, there is an increasing call for quality and credibility. The Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE) provides independent, third-party verification that coaches have met certain requirements of education, training and experience.
Requirements vary based on the applicant's highest level of college education. See the Center for Credentialing and Education for more information on credential requirements, or call CCE at 336.482.2856 to learn more about the BCC.
We cannot guarantee BCC training hours for our certificates at this time. We will update this section once approval has been granted.
Participants who took and completed the coaching certificate, including Coaching for Intentional Development and The Coach Approach: Initiating Dialogues for Better Outcomes, in 2016 who want to obtain BCC credit hours should contact Sharon Norris at 216.368.5149 or via email at email@example.com. All those seeking BCC hours must take and pass an online knowledge exam of the content covered by the coaching certificate.
Participants who completed the Weatherhead Coaching Certificate between January 2011-February 2015, including The Coach Approach: Initiating Dialogues for Better Outcomes, must re-enroll in and complete Coaching for Intentional Development including all requirements. By this arrangement with CCE, participants will receive a certificate showing they have earned 90 BCC training hours.
No, participants may not obtain credit for coaching programs they attended prior to 2011.
After you've earned the BCC, continuing education is an important part of maintaining it (along with other BCC requirements). Join us for other classes in our Weatherhead coaching series to earn continuing education units (CEUs).
Both the BCC and the ICF credentials signify one's coaching experience, education and knowledge. Both require a knowledge exam administered by the credentialing authority, which applicants take after they demonstrate experience hours and complete training.
In addition, here are some ways the certifications are distinct:
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 216-368-6413 to explore your options.