Consider a Specialization from ICCI
- Hold one of ICCI’s Core Life Coaching Credentials (CACLC, CPCLC, CMCLC), representing a minimum of 30 educational hours of training related to basic/foundational life-coaching skills with appropriate theory, knowledge, and professional practice, of which at least 10 hours must include the incorporation of biblical principles and content.
- Complete an additional minimum of 30 educational hours of life coach training in one of ICCI’s recognized MODELS or NICHES and receive a Specialization designation to go with your core credential (e.g., Certified Professional Christian Life Coach and Life Recovery Coach Specialist or Performance Coaching Specialist, etc.)
- 25 additional hours of supervised life coaching experience in the chosen Specialization MODEL or NICHE
- 3 additional mentoring sessions in the chosen Specialization MODEL or NICHE with an approved mentor/trainer
- Once the credential is awarded, maintain at least 5 Continuing Education hours related to the Specialization Model or Niche on an annual basis
Specialization Models are specifically designed with a three-course structure consisting of 30 total presentations that incorporate the unique and recognized work, research, and training of leading Christian Life Coaches.
Blended, Not Broken Coaching Model –
Life Recovery Coaching Model –
Resilience Coaching Model –
Rosberg Marriage Coaching Model –
Transformed Living Coaching Model –
StrongFamilies Coaching Model –
Women of Faith Coaching Model –
Specialization Niches represent general and broader categories of practice and expertise where life coaches often concentrate their primary work or ministry focus, and therefore include selections from various models, as well as other stand-alone course offerings.
Marriage and Family Coaching
Spiritual Transformation and Discipleship Coaching
Do I have to be an ICCI Member before applying for a specialization?
No – non-members may also apply for any specialization. However, there are significant discounts and other benefits that are included with a person’s membership in ICCI.
Do only ICCI courses satisfy the training requirements for a specialization?
No – while training and education do not have to be acquired through ICCI, applicants must complete the required number of hours to receive a specialization, including the incorporation of biblical principles and life-coaching skills with appropriate theory, knowledge, and practice. This applies to the general specialization Coaching Course NICHES and not the unique Course Coaching MODELS we offer with specific trainers. Applicants who are interested in one of ICCI’s Specialization Models must complete the requisite ICCI courses.
If I take courses in one category, can they be used to apply for a specialization in another category?
Yes – if an applicant is seeking a specialization in one of the general Course Coaching NICHES, this is permitted. Applicants who are interested in one of ICCI’s Specialization Models must complete all the requisite courses associated with that model. See the courses listed in the specialization dropdown grid.
What are the minimum eligibility requirements in order to apply for a specialization?
Individuals seeking a specialization must minimally be credentialed as an Associate Christian Life Coach, having met all ICCI requirements for that level. Associate Life Coaches can then add as many specializations as they are interested in. However, since each specialization requires 30 additional hours of training and education, applicants may also want to consider being credentialed at the next level up as well (i.e., Certified Professional Christian Life Coach).
How do I find a Mentor to satisfy this requirement for a specialization?
ICCI maintains and publishes a list of approved Mentors, which currently includes nearly all of our trainers. Furthermore, ICCI will also shortly be developing a pathway to certify additional Mentors who may be interested in serving in this capacity.
Can you have more than one specialization?
Yes – individuals may apply for as many specializations as they desire. Each specialization comes with its own unique certificate showing the designation.