FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is ASPLC’s training philosophy?
ASPLC teaches coaches how to draw solutions for our client’s problems out of our clients. Advice is given a secondary role at ASPLC because we feel strongly that our clients are intelligent, resilient people who need to be led back to the part within them that already has the perfect answer for them. This process is accomplished through learning how to listen deeply, ask powerful questions that remove our client’s limiting assumptions, help our client’s clarify their values, mission and goals and creating accountability for their action plans.
Will there be tests?
Yes. The first test is a written test on ethics and the second is a written test on the Coaching Masteries. The final is a full session with a live client demonstrating the Coaching Masteries.
Are the tests hard?
No, unless you have not done your reading and preparation.
Are there any prerequisites to joining the program, like a college degree?
No. No prior degree or training is required.
Is there an interview or application process?
Yes. We conduct phone interviews with all interested applicants. In addition to a phone interview, applicants are asked to submit a Statement of Intent, a one page explanation of why the applicant wishes to become a certified life coach. The goal of this process is to make sure that this program and the applicant are the best possible fit. Please don’t hesitate to call us directly at 1-800-680-5762 or send us an email at email@example.com.
What if I want to learn life coaching but do not want to work as a professional life coach?
That is fine. The only requirement is that you plan on using your skills for a positive purpose. In fact, approximately 25% of our student body are professionals from other fields such as managers, human resources professionals, entrepreneurs, teachers, nurses, doctors, consultants, and even parents and spouses who will be taking these skills back to their lives and duties to enhance their ability to work well with people and provide effective coaching in their areas. Many companies are willing to pay for this course as they value the skills brought back to the work environment by the certified life coach.
Does ASPLC teach students how to open a successful business after graduation?
Yes. This is a component of the Coaching Tools training.
Who is ASPLC licensed by?
ASPLC is licensed by The International Association of Coaching (IAC) to teach the IAC Coaching Masteries which are the core competencies expected by the IAC to practice coaching ethically and competently. The IAC is considered one of the most highly respected certifying organizations in the world. For more on the IAC Coaching Masteries click here.
How long does ASPLC Certified Life Coach training take?
The course is designed to be completed in 4 months from the time students begin preparing for the course until the time the student completes all course requirements.
How much does the program cost?
Training for the Certified Life Coach (CLC) program costs $4,875.00.
Is there a payment plan or scholarships?
At this time we do not offer payment plans or scholarships.
Will I need to take the IAC or ICF certification test to be certified?
No, you will receive certification from ASPLC at the end of each level of training (CLC and MCLC credentials). At the same time, we encourage you to continue with your certification process and also receive your IAC or ICF certification. See www.certifiedcoach.org for more information on IAC certification. See www.coachfederation.org for more information on ICF certification. These certifications allow you to use the title “Internationally Certified Coach” and the ICF credential is recognized by major world companies and organizations including the U.S. Government.
Do I need to be certified to be a life coach?
No. It is acceptable to call yourself a life coach without certification. This is because the U.S. Department of Health does not regulate life coaching as a profession and considers it a consulting service like financial consulting. On the other hand, it would be unethical to call yourself a Certified Life Coach unless you were actually certified. The benefit of being certified is that you will know that you are practicing in an ethical and competent manner and your prospective clients will know this as well.
What is the first step to take if I am interested in ASPLC training?
Contact our program via our contact form at the bottom of this page or call us at (800) 680-5762 for more information or to set up a phone consultation with one of our Master Coaches. This consultation may also serve as your interview or an additional call may be scheduled for the interview at a later date. Once the student’s Statement of Intent (a one page written explanation of why the student wants to become a certified life coach) is reviewed and accepted, the student will be sent a payment link to register for the class of their choice.
Please don’t hesitate to call us directly at 1-800-680-5762 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to training with you!