Coaching Certification Program

Coaching Certification Cohort Enrollment

Upcoming Cohorts

Enrollment for the 2023 ICF Coach Certification Cohort, run in partnership between NCHL and the Healthcare Coaching Institute is now closed. Please reach out to for information regarding the program and expected future opportunities to participate.

Coaching Certification Overview

The National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL), is proud to offer our virtual and accredited International Coach Federation (ICF) coach training program for another year. The course meets HR Certification Institute ® (HRCI) credit hours with the same standard as ICF. The 2023 cohort will launch in June 2023. We will partner again with the Healthcare Coaching Institute and its acclaimed faculty. The certification course will be conducted virtually and be led by DJ Mitsch, one of the first 25 Master Certified Coaches in the world and Past President of Global ICF. The master coach faculty provide a highly experiential training format with a course that has been crafted over the past 25 years. The specific focus in healthcare makes this a perfect fit for our members. NCHL members are offered a substantial discount in registration as a benefit for their membership.

Interested in Learning More?

View our informational session from November 2022. 


2023 Informational Session

Hosted on 11/2/2022


About the Certification

2023 Investment

*The fees for participation in our closed 2023 cohort are listed below. We cannot guarantee this cost structure will remain the same in future cohorts but are providing it as a reference point. NCHL program members are entitled to a negotiated discounted rate, as a benefit of program membership. 

  • LENS Premium Members: $7,250
    All Other NCHL Members: $8,000
  • Non-Member, Market Rate: $9,500*

The cohort size is 12 to 20 participants and individuals will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis. This is a healthcare-focused certification.

To join a future interest list for 2024, please email

Course Highlights

The curriculum focuses on core coaching competencies with an emphasis on leadership in the life sciences and healthcare industries. The course includes 64 hours of virtual, synchronous classroom instruction, fieldwork assignments, and 10 hours of mentor coaching by expert faculty members, as required for an ACC certification through ICF.

About the Healthcare Coaching Institute

The Healthcare Coaching Institute was created by The Pyramid Resource Group, the first corporate coaching company founded in 1994. Expert faculty and thought leaders include practicing physician coaches with specific experience in healthcare.

Learn more about the NCHL Coach Certification.