Coaching Certification Program

Coaching Certification Cohort Enrollment

Now Enrolling 2024 Cohort

Are you interested in learning more about the 2024 cohorts for ICF Coach Certification, run in partnership between NCHL and the Healthcare Coaching Institute? The 2024 cohort will begin on May 1, 2024. To learn more, review the program brochure and 2024 schedule linked below. Have questions? Register for the informational session scheduled for December 14th at 12:00 PM ET.

Don’t delay in registering. Enrollment is first-come, first-serve. Registration for the 2024 cohort will close on March 27, 2024 or sooner once capacity is reached. 

Next Info Session: 12/14/23

About the Certification

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 2024 cohort will launch in May 2024. 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.

2024 Level One Investment

*The fees for participation in our 2024 cohort are listed below. 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 2025, please submit an interest form. 

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.


2023 Bridge to PCC Level Two Investment

*This course is currently closed. Look for future opportunities for 2024. The fees for participation in the October 2023 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. 

  • All LENS and NCHL Members: $9,000

There are currently less than 6 slots open to additional participants and individuals will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis. Upon submission of enrollment form (linked below), you will be contacted with 3-business days to confirm your enrollment. 

Course Highlights

Whether you are a leader seeking to develop your team, an HR professional wanting to increase your impact, or a professional seeking a new career path, this rigorous course prepares you for a career as a coach. HCI’s Bridge to PCC Program introduces and practices a conversational model and coach competency toolkit.

  • Coach-Specific Training Hours: 100 Hours (84 hours of core coaching curriculum + 16 hours of healthcare-focused coach training)
  • Mentoring: 3 individual recording reviews, 10 hours of in-class group mentoring, 3 individual coaching sessions with a faculty mentor
  • Cohort Size: Limited to 20 Students
  • Program Dates: October 2023 to June 2024

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.