Credentialing

How to Become a Credentialed Christian Life Coach

The Board of Christian Life Coaching (BCLC) is affiliated with the over 5,000 member International Christian Coaching Association and the nearly 50,000-member American Association of Christian Counselors. It is open to all individuals who identify themselves as Christian coaches. The mission of the BCLC is to serve life coaches throughout the world in taking positive and tangible steps to develop the emerging profession of Christian coaching. Their vision includes creating and maintaining a viable and comprehensive Christian Care Network as a resource for hurting people and those looking for support and direction.

Everyone who applies for a credential with the BCLC must specify the appropriate level of credentialing that he/she is seeking. Currently, the BCLC offers four national credentials in Christian Coaching: Board Certified Christian Life Coach (BCCLC), Board Certified Advanced Christian Life Coach (BCACLC), Board Certified Master Christian Life Coach (BCMCLC), and Board Certified Professional Christian Life Coach (BCPCLC).

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Credentialing Requirements

You can complete your Christian Life Coach training by taking a variety of courses offered at Light University and become eligible to apply for credentialing through the Board of Christian Life Coaching (BCLC). To enroll in courses at Light University Online, please click this link: (www.lightuonline.com)

24 hours of training is required to become eligible to apply for the Board Certified Christian Life Coach credential. You may fulfill this requirement by taking the following courses:

  • Life Coaching 101
  • Life Coaching 201

36 hours of training is required to become eligible to apply for the Board Certified Advanced Christian Life Coach credential. You may fulfill this requirement by taking the following courses:

  • Life Coaching 101
  • Life Coaching 201

One (1) Elective from the list below

60 hours of training is required to become eligible to apply for the Board Certified Master Christian Life Coach credential. You may fulfill this requirement by taking the following courses:

  • Life Coaching 101
  • Life Coaching 201

Three (3) Electives from the list below

*This is a grandfathering opportunity. Once additional Life Coaching courses are completed and available later this year, a Master Coach credential will require a concentrated sequence of study in at least one topical area.

200 hours of training is required to become eligible to apply for the Board Certified Professional Christian Life Coach credential. You may fulfill this requirement by taking the following courses:

  • Life Coaching 101
  • Life Coaching 201

Fifteen (15) Electives from the list below and other training courses

*This is a grandfathering opportunity. Once additional Life Coaching courses are completed and available later this year, a Professional Coach credential will require a concentrated sequence of study in at least two different topical areas.

Electives

Current Electives Available:

  • Leadership Coaching 12 hours
  • Financial Coaching 12 hours
  • Health & Wellness Coaching 12 hours
  • Cancer Coaching 12 hours
  • Marriage Coaching 12 hours
  • Parent Coaching 12 hours
  • Divorce Coaching 12 hours
  • Stress Management Coaching 12 hours
  • Grief & Loss Coaching 12 hours
  • Premarital Coaching 12 hours
  • Women’s Coaching 12 hours
  • Relationship Coaching 12 hours
  • Spiritual Formation Coaching 12 hours
  • Advanced Life Coaching Skills & Techniques 12 hours
  • Organizational Consulting & Coaching 12 hours

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