What new skills do you want to gain in order to further polish your coaching skills and continue to develop your coaching practice?
The Professional Essentials Program (PEP) is geared towards external and internal coaches seeking to expand their depth and scope of offered professional coaching services. This program is broad and will prepare coaches, leaders and managers to masterfully coach both individual and corporate clients.
Within the Professional Essentials Program (PEP) you are provided with a total of 204 available hours of coach training in coaching core competencies. Of these available hours you will complete a minimum of 72 hours of course work; 60 hours of required courses and 12 hours of elective courses. Upon graduation of the program, and completion of our Phase Three (oral and written exams) participants may apply for their PCC (Professional Certified Coach) credential with the International Coaching Federation.
The Professional Essentials Program (PEP) is accessible to both Coach U Core Essentials Graduates and transfer students from other ICF accredited programs. Transfer students may enroll in Coach U’s Professional Essentials Program - Transfer (PEP-T), after completion of an entrance exam.
For those interested in PEP-T
The Professional Essentials Program – Transfer (PEP-T) provides individuals who did not complete their core program with Coach U the opportunity to continue their training within the Coach U learning environment. To qualify for enrollment in this program, individuals must have their ACC designation from the ICF. An entrance exam is required for enrollment in the PEP-T and an exam fee of $375.00 will apply. Those who successfully complete the entrance exam will then be enrolled into the PEP-T. The cost of enrollment into the PEP-T is equivalent to the cost of the PEP.
Coach U’s Professional Essentials Program (PEP)
Professional Essentials Program participants will complete a minimum 72 hours of required and elective courses, for a total of 149 hours of coach training in our system (the 149 hours include the Core Essentials Program or equivalent).
Our course offering is extensive in the Professional Essentials Program. As a participant you determine your pace and your path. Each student will create a unique schedule. You will decide what you want to take and when, depending on your interests. The ongoing, weekly courses work in the same way that coaching works. Ongoing, spatial learning allows us to learn, implement and adjust with accountability.
In addition to accumulating coach training hours for Coach U graduation, you will also continue to accrue and document client coaching hours and mentor coaching hours. Once participants complete all requirements for PEP graduation, along with Phase Three, which includes a written and oral exam, you will be able to apply to receive your Coach U Certified Graduate award, which equates to the standards required for ICF’s Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential.
Coach U’s Professional Essentials Program will provide you with the theory you need to support your credential with the ICF. We believe your primary target is the PCC designation.