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9 Things to Look for in Any Coach Training Program

You want to feel confident in your coach training investment—and we want that for you, too.
Whether you choose iPEC or not, we want you to feel confident in choosing a coach certification program that’s worth your time, energy, and investment.

A school with great marketing won’t make you a stellar coach—but a school that cares about your future (by investing in YOU through tools, apps, coaching, and graduate-level programming) will.

Use this guide to become an informed consumer—so you can spot (and steer clear of!) misleading advertising and choose a credible, quality program that’s worthy of your investment.


The right coach training program can be a catalyst to help you launch your dream career and reach your full potential.

This guide will help you understand why these 9 areas are key to your future success—so you can interview different programs and get the answers you need to make an informed decision.


"This was an investment not just in me, but my ability to continue to perform at my job, and to serve and develop more people."
—Marlon Ramdehal, iPEC Graduate

Are you ready to take the next step?

Speak with someone who at one time was right where you are, seeking the right coach training program, too. The Admissions Team can give you real insight into our program—because they chose iPEC, and are now iPEC graduates and coaches.


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When you attend a globally-recognized coach training school, you gain strong credibility as a professional coach. With 20+ years as an ICF-accredited program, iPEC stands out in the world of coach training with accreditations and partnerships that show the world you’ve received the highest-quality training.

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iPEC has trained more than 15,000+ students worldwide since 1999.

iPEC changed my life on every level!! The training I received allowed me to uncover my greatest potential to live my life fully and create a thriving coaching practice where I get to use my gifts to make an impact in the world. Seriously, the BEST investment I have ever made that has given me a huge return over and over again.
I went through the program over a decade ago, and that decision launched me in an entirely new and exciting career as a corporate coach. Today, I work with clients including NBC, Amex, and Tiffany's, thanks to the great foundational skills I learned at iPEC. iPEC's training is world-class!
My iPEC experience was life-changing. Not only have I learned the skills I needed to become a great coach, I grew and changed as a human being as well. I am incredibly grateful for the experience and the people I have met through this amazing journey!
By giving talks at post-divorce “singles” groups, I quickly realized that coaching tools could make a huge difference for people. Through iPEC’s program, I not only healed tremendously myself but also developed my coaching practice to powerfully serve others.
iPEC coach training and the ongoing experience of the iPEC coach community that followed awakened me in ways I had not even imagined and gave me tools to have a fulfilling life and professional coaching career since.
iPEC changed my life. Anyone that knows me, knows that I always seek out excellence and in my opinion iPEC is the best coaching program out there. The trainers and staff are exceptional both personally and professionally. With iPEC, it's not an act—they really care about their students and want to make sure they succeed.
iPEC helped me change my career, and therefore my life. This program was outstanding— learned a ton, challenged myself personally, and got a major life skill (coaching!) that is fulfilling, rewarding, and wonderful. Highly recommend!!!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I enroll in the iPEC Coach Training Program?

Your first step is to request a conversation with an iPEC Admissions Coach. If you’ve already spoken with one, reach back out and let them know you’d like to enroll.

Next, you’ll fill out an application, explore payment options, and choose your ideal training location(s). Your Admissions Coach will support you, step-by-step through the enrollment process and get you set up for the experience of a lifetime.

Visit our Get Started page to learn about the entire Admissions process.

Does iPEC train their coaches to give advice? Are you more of a consultant kind of program?

No. iPEC does not train their coaches to give advice. As an iPEC professional coach, you master the Core Energy Coaching™ process, which goes beyond traditional coaching to tackle the root cause of your client’s challenges. This includes their underlying thoughts, emotions, and energy. As you help clients shift hidden internal blocks, they uncover their own insights that lead to powerful and sustainable shifts in every area of their life.

Additionally, iPEC’s Energy Leadership™ Index assessment provides tangible, research-backed ROI for any coaching engagement.

Is 100% of the program available online?

Yes. iPEC’s Coach Training Program includes three, 3-day modules that can be completed at your choice of an in-person or virtual location.

During these modules, you practice your skills in a supportive in-person or online environment, get immediate feedback, and build invaluable relationships with other students. These in-person/virtual modules are required for graduation.

How long is the program?

Phase One of the program can be completed in 7-8 months. At the end of Phase One, you earn the designation of Certified Professional Coach (CPC) and Energy Leadership™ Index Master Practitioner (ELI-MP). Please note: you do NOT have to wait until you finish Phase One to start working with clients. You can start taking paying clients or working with organizations right after your first in-person module, Module I.

Phase Two can be completed in 3-4 months. At the end of Phase Two, you earn your COR.E Dynamics™ Specialist designation.

Does your program offer coaching training specializations?

Yes! iPEC offers specialty tracks for 10 areas of coaching. You begin with the Core Energy Coaching™ and Energy Leadership™ modules, which provide you with a solid foundation of coaching skills, systems, and processes, enabling you to coach anyone, on anything, at any time. As you progress through the program, you can choose a specialty, including:
  • Life Coaching
  • Relationship Coaching
  • Transitions Coaching
  • Health and Wellness Coaching
  • Group Coaching
  • Small Business & Professionals Coaching
  • Leadership: Executive & Management Coaching
  • Parents & Teens Coaching
  • Couples Coaching
  • Sports Performance Coaching