Becoming a certified coach with the Elias University
Option 1: Coach Foundations
Attend a Six-Day Intensive followed by a series of tele-courses. You get to take your core courses back-to-back in just six days, allowing you to complete 45 hours of training in one week. Your remanding courses are presented via tele-courses. This is the option most of our students choose, as it allows you to get a jump start on your coaching career by completing 45 hours of training in one week.
Having an intensive week away from your regular environment, emerged within a rigorous coaching curriculum, with a core group of coaching student peers and faculty gives you a competitive edge while developing your leadership style and building a solid professional foundation in coaching. Upon completion of your six-day intensive program your tele-courses series will begin. Your tele-courses are designed to support you and challenge you to continue to build your coaching skills each week.
This path allows you to register and pay for classes as you go along. You can take just some of the courses in the certification program or complete our 72-Hour Certified Community Leader Coach Program (CCL) or our 128-Hour Certified Elias Smart Coachsm(CESC). When you register for an entire certification program at one time you receive a 5% tuition discount.
Option 2: Coach Specialization
Choose one of our Specialty Coach Certification programs and complete 35 hours of an in person intensive with 25 hours completed via tele-course and webinars. When you choose one of our specialty coach certification programs you begin to establish yourself as an expert in your field.
Enjoy the benefit of full immersion within a rigorous coaching curriculum, with a core group of coaching student peers and faculty to give you a competitive edge while building a solid professional foundation in coaching . Upon completion of your four day in-person intensive your tele-course will begin. Your tele-courses are designed to support you and challenge you to continue to build your coaching skills each week.
This path allows you to register for and pay for classes as you go along. You can begin with the one of our 60 hour specialized coaching program and add additional courses as you go to complete our 72-Hour Certified Coach Program (CCP).
The Wellness Coach Certification and the Crisis Response Coach Certification are 60 hour specialized coach training programs with a four day in-person intensive followed by tele-courses. You will complete 35 hours of training in the first four days. Many of our students combine the six-day Community Leadership Coaching Foundations intensive with one of our specialization coach certifications to complete the 128-Hour Certified Elias Smart Coachsm(CESC).
Option 3: Internal Coach
Customized Internal Coach Intensives for organizations who want to develop a culture of creativity and innovation. Our team will come to your organization and develop a coach certification program for your leadership team that is customized for the unique needs of your organization.
Additional Certification Requirements
Because we are dedicated to your professional success and here to support you throughout your process of becoming a coach there are a few additional requirements for your coach certification; for the 72 hour coach certification you will need to document 60 hours of coaching experience, complete an oral evaluation of coaching competency, take the Elias Smart Coach exam, and submit a short essay about your experience of becoming a coach. Contact us to request the complete requirements for the certification process.