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The Core Essentials Fast Track Program™ (CEFTP) in-person program, offers 77 hours of coaching core competencies and is offered around the world, with thousands of coaches having graduated from the program. Upon graduation of the program participants may apply for their ACC (Associated Certified Credential) with the International Coach Federation under the ICF’s ASCTH pathway.

What students have to say about the Core Essentials Fast Track Program

The Core Essentials Fast Track Program offers foundational and intermediate courses to develop core coaching competency at the ICF’s Associate Certified Coach (ACC) level, knowledge in developing an internal or external coaching practice or business, and personal development for sustainable success in coaching. These skills are essential for coaches providing individual and/or organizational coaching services. This program, enhanced with invaluable practice and project labs, has been carefully designed to teach you core coaching skills and learn practical business development skills as efficiently and conveniently as possible.

For more than 25 years Coach U has been the leader in the development of coaching models, skills and assessment tools. CEFTP participants will receive access to these tools and learn methods for their use with clients and organizations. Participants also learn how to choose and utilize third party assessments.

Coach U’s Core Essentials Programs are the beginning 77 hours of Coach U’s fully approved ICF Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP) track. As part of the larger ACTP offerings, the Core Essentials Fast Track Program hours are approved as ACSTH hours and can be used for professional credentialing with the ICF.

  • 2021 Upcoming Programs


    Locations for our 2021 scheduled Core Essentials Fast Track Program (CEFTP). Please click on the locations you’re interested in for more information.

    Special News: Until further notice we will be offering our Core Essentials Fast Track Program Virtually!

    2021 Virtual Programs

    Asia Pacific / Hong Kong Time Zone
    Monday, October 11 – Saturday, October 16, 2021
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    Eastern USA Time Zone
    Monday, October 25 – Saturday, October 30, 2021
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    Pacific USA Time Zone
    Monday, November 15 – Saturday, November 20, 2021
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  • About the Core Essentials FastTrack Program™ (CEFTP)


    Coach U’s Core Essentials Fast Track Program (CEFTP) is delivered utilizing the most advanced effective methods available.

    Core Essentials Fast Track Program participants will:

    • Complete fundamental core courses in coach training
      • 77-hours of training:
      • Participate in the 1-hour New Student Orientation Zoom meeting before the in-person program
      • Attend the 6-day Live Virtual Intensive Zoom program daily (with homework in the evenings)
      • The Core Coaching courses, Personal Foundation course, Project and Practice Labs will be delivered via Zoom
      • Complete the scheduled 4-week Private Establishing Yourself as a Coach Virtual Zoom Course (4 weeks x 2 hours per consecutive week)
      • Complete an 8-week Coaching Practicum (self-scheduled after live Intensive program)
    • Complete Group projects
    • Complete Online exams, self-tests [open for 6 months]
    • Log 20 Client coaching hours [open for 6 months]
    • Understand and agree to uphold the International Coaching Federation (ICF) Code of Ethics for professional coaches
    • Be able to blend the Coach U approach with other training programs and directly into your current profession
    • Develop coaching skills to use in other professions
    • Learn how to choose and utilize third-party assessments
    • Move further on the path of becoming well-trained and masterful credentialed coaches
    • Apply for your Core Essential Graduate (CEG) designation

    You must attend all the sessions to receive credit and to graduate from the program (total 77 hours). Successful completion grants the Core Essentials Graduate designation. Graduates may then apply for their ICF Associate Certified Coach designation via the ICF’s ACSTH pathway.

    Click here for a full list of modules included in the training.

    Complimentary AT NO EXTRA CHARGE: In addition, CEFTP participants may re-take courses for free in the regular Core Essentials Program, via Zoom, for up to six months following the completion of the Establishing Yourself as a Coach course.

    Part of the training and coaching philosophy includes Coach U’s Guiding Principles™. Participants will gain practical skills and knowledge in the Guiding Principles™ throughout the course.

    The Core Essentials Fast Track Program™ offers the best of both worlds – Live virtual immersion on the front end with weekly courses for implementation and fine-tuning for six months.

    Optional: Coaches may then proceed to enroll in the Coach U Professional Essentials Program leading to the Coach U Certified Graduate designation.


  • CEFTP Policies / Program Materials



    Please ensure that you read the CEFTP Enrollment Policy prior to enrolling. While the CEFTP Orientation session is optional, if you’re unable to make this session, you will have to make up/attend the CEP Orientation before you apply for CEP graduation. 

    Program Materials

    All the program materials are included in the price of your registration.  They are all offered virtually and offer over 1000 pages of coaching tools, skills and resources.


  • After the In Person Training: AT NO EXTRA COST


    If you desire, you will have 6 months from the date of the last program course to take any/all Core Essentials courses – this program is truly the best of both worlds.

    You can access even more resources and information, our special interest groups and repeat any course via Zoom CEP courses, at your convenience for a period, at no extra tuition cost. (Your only cost is connecting into the audio of Zoom if you can't access via your computer).

    To ensure you have full knowledge of how to navigate our courses, you will need to complete the regular Core Essentials New Coach Orientation class via Zoom after completing your in-person training, if you wish to participate in the complimentary CEP courses. (no charge)

    Although we know you will learn a great deal during the Live Virtual Intensive training, we understand that you may wish to deepen your learning or refresh your memories.

    If you are interested in retaking the core modules, you may begin to register for CEP courses a week after the In Person training.

    Each week, you can access an interactive course via Zoom with other students from around the world, led by a Coach U Faculty, who are also full-time coaches and who shares their wisdom and experience with you, reducing your learning curve and answering questions that every coach has.

    You can also collaborate with a community of like-minded people all developing their coaching skills just like you, from all over the world.


  • Who Is the Program Designed For?

    • People looking for fundamental core courses in coach training
    • People who intend to become well-trained and masterful credentialed coaches
    • Experienced coaches whose clients are now starting to demand formal coach education and coaches with a higher credential with the International Coach Federation
    • Internal corporate and organizational coaches responsible for developing a strong coaching culture within their organization
    • Coaches looking to blend the Coach U approach with other training programs
    • Individuals who are interested in incorporating solid coaching skills into other positions or professions
    • People who want to receive formal coach training within one month

    If you don’t want to wait for a Live Intensive CEFTP consider enrolling in the facilitated Distance Learning Core Essentials Program delivered via Zoom. You could start taking courses in as little as 10 days from now (depending on your enrollment date). Click here for more information on the Core Essentials Program.


  • Course Outcomes / Pricing



    • Explore a rich conversation in regard to meeting ethical guidelines and professional standards
    • Establishing the coaching agreement verbally and in writing for successful relationships
    • Co-creating a respectful, open, trusting relationship
    • The Being of coaching and demonstrating Coaching Presence
    • How to listen actively and contextually
    • Using powerful discovery questioning
    • Using neutral direct communication to create new awareness
    • Supporting others in designing actions for goal achievement
    • The Art of managing progress and accountability without telling people what to do and how to do it
    • Myths and misconceptions in coaching – teaching how prospective individuals and organizations can easily spot an untrained coach
    • Distinctions between professional coaching and other professional roles
    • Learning how to get out of your own way using Coach U’s Personal Foundation concepts
    • Determining elements of your ideal coaching practice followed by implementation strategies
    • Finding your strengths in coaching and whether or not to specialize
    • Knowing which tools, assessments and surveys, out of several hundred, that would be best for each demographic group or coachee
    • Experiencing coaching people with different learning styles, personalities, cultures, and roles


    Click here to view our most recent tuition schedule.


To Learn More and Register:

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