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. Specifically, the current Weatherhead Coaching Certificate provides 86 BCC training hours to those who successfully complete all requirements and pass an online, multiple-choice test on the contents of the certificate.
Learn more about the BCC below, then take the first step to BCC certification with the Weatherhead Coaching Certificate.
We have a long history—since 2002—of developing coaches in our executive programs. Obtaining accreditation further validates and elevates our approach to coach education. Accreditation also helps our participants obtain approved training hours toward the Board Certified Coach (BCC) certification. Coaching certification is an increasingly important consideration for those who wish to coach professionally, either within their organizations or independently.
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. We are honored to offer the Weatherhead Coaching Certificate as a means for obtaining Board Certified Coach (BCC) training hours.
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. To obtain BCC 86 training hours from Weatherhead, participants must complete all requirements of the Weatherhead Coaching Certificate.
The current coaching certificate provides 86 BCC training hours for those who complete all its requirements. See BCC credential requirements for more information on the number of training hours you need.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 coaching certificate between January 2011-February 2015, including The Coach Approach: Initiating Dialogues for Better Outcomes, must complete a "bridge course" in order to submit their training hours for the BCC. The bridge program will cover updated material introduced in 2016 for accreditation. Program details, including dates and cost, are currently under development. To place your name on a list to receive information about this bridge program, please email email@example.com or call 216.368.6413. Only participants who completed the coaching certificate in full during the dates above are eligible to take the bridge course. Participants in the bridge course must take and pass an online knowledge exam of the content covered by the coaching certificate.
Certificate content and requirements have changed. Participants who completed our coaching certificate prior to 2011 will need to enroll in the current certificate to earn BCC credit.
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: