Accreditations & Affiliations
As a pioneering organization in the training industry, CTI® has rigorously developed coaching and leadership programs that have earned the most trusted accreditations and respected affiliations around the world. Through these renowned accreditations and affiliations, CTI’s programs set the industry standard for quality, global recognition, college equivalence and scientific efficacy.
International Coach Federation (ICF)
The International Coach Federation, established in 1995, is the worldwide leader dedicated to advancement of the coaching profession through specifying high standards, providing independent certification and developing a global network of credentialed coaches.
Our CTI founders’ involvement with the ICF from its very inception has resulted in a significant influence on the industry, including much of the ICF framework of coaching competencies and ethics. CTI was the very first coach training organization to be accredited by the ICF. Each of our core courses, as well as the Certification program is an ICF Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP).
Completion of each core course, the Certification Program, and the Co-Active Leader® Program earns the following ICF in-class contact hours: Co-Active Coaching Fundamentals earns 18.75 hours; Fulfillment earns 21.50 hours; Balance, Process, and Synergy each earn 21.25 hours; the Certification Program earns 92 hours; and the Co-Active Leader Program earns 182.75 hours.
Graduates of our ICF-accredited Coach Training Program that receive the Certified Professional Co-Active Coach® (CPCC) designation are also eligible to pursue additional certification through the ICF. Ranging from Associated Certified Coach (ACC) to Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and Master Certified Coach (MCC), qualification for each ICF credential involves meeting an ICF-specified set of required hours of coach training and experience.
American Council on Education (ACE)
The American Council on Education is a U.S. higher education organization that conducts public policy advocacy and research, and plays a significant role in higher education leadership development. For over 30 years, ACE has evaluated educational courses, such as the ones taught by CTI, according to established college-level criteria, recommending college credit for those that measure up to these standards.
CTI is the first and only coach training school to receive college credit recommendations from ACE. The American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT) has evaluated and recommended college credit for seven of CTI’s courses. A team of faculty evaluators validated CTI’s courses and determined that content, scope and rigor align with curricula currently being taught at accredited institutions.
The Co-Active Coach® Training program was awarded a credit recommendation of 1 semester unit in the upper-division baccalaureate degree category in social sciences, organizational behavior or human resource management for each coaching course including Fundamentals, Fulfillment, Balance, Process, and Synergy. The Certification Program received 3 semester units in the upper-division baccalaureate degree category in social sciences, organizational behavior or human resource management. The Co-Active Leader Program was granted a recommendation of 6 semester units in the upper-division baccalaureate degree category in leadership development or organization development.
ACE CREDIT recommendations put CTI in a select group of organizations that offer ACE college credit-recommended courses like the American Management Association, FBI, Dale Carnegie Training, Microsoft, Delta Air Lines, Learning Tree International, McDonalds Corporation, Oracle, Starbucks, and Walt Disney Co.
Institute of Coaching (IOC)
The Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the integrity and credibility of the coaching profession by bridging science and best coaching practices. The IOC advances research by awarding $100,000 a year in Harnisch Grants for coaching research projects.
CTI joined forces with the IOC in June 2012 to bring the art and practice of coaching together with the science that supports its efficacy. As a benefit of this partnership, CTI students and graduates are eligible for a discounted membership to the IOC’s global coaching community, the Institute of Coaching Professional Association (ICPA). This association brings together professionals and leaders in the field to disseminate coaching best practices based on a scientific backbone needed to validate this powerful tool for human transformation and growth.
Learn more about our partnership with the Institute of Coaching.
California Bureau of Postsecondary Education (BPPE)
These fact sheets adhere to the state of California requirements for reporting. Please note the following:
- The data below represents a small subset of the CTI student community over a 2 year period. Data was collected via a survey given to current students and recent graduates, and is therefore dependent on the number of survey responses received.
- These courses are part of larger program which follows a progression towards certification. As students move through the program, they advance their skills and become more adept at using these skills in a coaching environment.
- Among students surveyed, many have not yet completed the full program, and are not yet certified to work in the field of coaching. Understandably, this is reflected in the results. Students in the early stages of the program (FUN or CORE courses) will not be using skills learned in the same way as a certified coach.
- A coaching practice is built over time, however, this survey is directed at recent graduates in the early stages of coaching development. While the data set is strictly limited to coaching as a vocation, CTI research illustrates that students utilize coaching skills learned in many other areas- i.e.,sales, therapy, management, and education.
Co-Active Fundamentals: This course is a 2.5 day introduction to coaching. Some students take only this course and use skills learned in their current position, but are most likely not employed as a coach. -- View the School Performance Fact Sheet
Advanced Curriculum: This is a program consisting of 5 courses and 106 hours of training. While this is more than many schools and certifications require, within CTI is only part of the full program for those looking to be employed as a professional coach. -- View the School Performance Fact Sheet
Certification: This survey highlights only very recent graduates of the CPCC program, and data significantly improves as students progress in their coaching career. -- View the School Performance Fact Sheet
The CTI coaching curriculum is accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF), licensed by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education, approved by the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA), and recommended for college credit by the American Council on Education (ACE).