FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is ASPC’s training philosophy?
ASPC teaches coaches how to draw solutions for our client’s problems out of our clients. Advice is given a secondary role at ASPC 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 statement outlining your background and goals for become a certified professional coach. The goal of this process is to make sure that this program and the applicant are the best possible fit and to start a student file on each student applicant. Please don’t hesitate to call us directly at 1-800-680-5762 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What if I want to learn life coaching but do not want to work as a professional 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 professional coach.
Does ASPC teach students how to open a successful business after graduation?
Yes. Your success is extremely important to us and each student works one-on-one with a mentor coach who is themselves a successful professional coach who will build a business plan with you.
Is ASPC approved by The International Coaching Federation (ICF)?
Yes. ASPLC is an ICF approved program (ACSTH). All credit hours offered by ASPLC are ICF approved.
How long does ASPC Certified Life Coach training take?
The Certified Professional Coach (CPC) course is designed to be completed in 4-6 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 Professional Coach (CPC) program costs $6,875.00.
Is there a payment plan available?
Yes, we offer students the option to pay for the program in installments up to 36 months. There is a $25 per month service charge. Good credit is required for this option. Contact our office for more information.
Will I need to take the ICF certification test to be certified?
No, you will receive certification from ASPC at the end of training. You will be certified as a Certified Professional Coach (CPC) and additionally, in a specialty of your choosing. See our specialties page for more on our specialty certification options. At the same time, we encourage you to continue with your certification process and also receive your ICF certification. See www.coachfederation.org for more information on ICF certification. This certification allow you to use the title “Internationally Certified Coach” and the ICF credential is recognized by global corporations, organizations and government agencies who regularly use coaches,.
Do I need to be certified to be a professional coach?
No. It is acceptable to call yourself a professional coach without certification. This is because the U.S. Department of Health does not regulate coaching (as it does medicine and mental health) and considers it a consulting service like financial consulting. On the other hand, it would be unethical to call yourself a Certified Professional Coach unless you were actually certified and you will not have the benefits of ICF accreditation described above. Most importantly, 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 ASPC training?
Contact our program by sending an email to email@example.com or call us at (800) 680-5762 to set up a phone consultation with one of our Master Coach Trainers. This consultation may also serve as your interview or an additional call may be scheduled for the interview at a later date. Prospective students are asked to submit a Statement of Intent (a one page statement outlining your background and goals as a coach). It does not matter if the Statement of Intent is received first or if the interview is held first as long as both are accomplished. Once the Statement of Intent 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 at any time.