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Frequently Asked Questions regarding Career Coaching Certification Program

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do you support the launch of my career coaching business?
    The International Association of Career Coaches (IACC) has two core offerings that support the launch and continued success of your career coaching business. If you are participating in the Senior Professional Career Coach (SPCC) or Senior Professional Résumé Writer (SPRW) program(s) you are invited to join our program’s free live graduation event. The SPCC graduation is 3-days long, while the SPRW program is a day-long bootcamp. In both live events, you will learn how to launch your business and will leave with a business plan, marketing plan and even sales scripts to help you land your first client. If you would like to stay connected with Cara and other members of the IACC community, we also invite you to join the Path for Graduates. The Path for Graduates offers you business coaching from Cara, additional modules for continued learning, access to key tools and recruiter lists, a supportive community of non-competitive career coaches and more. Please note that the Path is for select graduates only and the association reserves the right to not grant membership to the Path should a student not demonstrate exceptional commitment to the IACC’s code of ethics during their participation in any other IACC programs.
  • Can career coaching work with my existing coaching (or other business) practice?
    Yes, career coaching can be a very impactful addition to your business for both you and your clients. Career coaching is particularly beneficial for most business owners who support those looking to find direction and fulfilment. That could include anything from life coaches, to social workers, to yoga teachers and more. If this sounds like you, you might be interested in this article on how to use your coaching certification or learn more about the Senior Professional Career Coach program here.
  • I don’t want to start my own career coaching business, are the IACC certifications still right for me?
    Yes, the Senior Professional Career Coach and Senior Professional Résumé Writer certifications are both built to give you practical takeaways that can be applied to your full-time job, mentorship engagements, or career coaching full or part-time. Our coaches help people find fulfilling work in positions in private sector, educational institutions and more, in a variety of roles ranging from operations to human resources. Need help deciding if it’s right for you? Book a certification consultation.
  • What if I don't have the time?
    You can learn on your own schedule. Our program has been created for busy people, and is a hybrid of self-paced coursework and optional weekly meetings with the instructor and your cohort.
  • What if I can't make it work?
    Look at the Success Stories. Our past participants are from all levels of risk-taking and very busy lives. They did it and got way more than what they expected.
  • What happens once I make my payment?
    You’ll immediately get an email with instructions on how to jump in and get going.
  • What if I start and then determine it's not for me?
    If you decide you aren’t happy in the first week, we’ll give you a full refund.
  • What if it feels unaffordable?
    You’ll earn back your investment after your first two clients. And when was the last time you did something for yourself?
  • Is the Senior Professional Career Coach certification accredited by the International Coaching Federation?
    Yes. The SPCC certification is an International Coaching Federation-accredited career coaching course and counts towards your Continuing Coach Education (CCE) units. Proof of accreditation can be found here.
  • Can I use my SPCC certification to get my ACC with the ICF?
    The SPCC program counts towards Continuing Coach Education (CCE) units which can be used to meet the required 60 hours of coach-specific education. For more information about applying for your ICF credentials, please visit the ICF site.
  • What is the difference between SPCC and SPRW?
    The International Association of Career Coaches offers two courses that are ideal for students interested in building the essential skills you’ll need to help people reach their career goals. Both are taught through on-demand and live virtual learning, and give you access to a community of other students taking the course alongside you. The Senior Professional Career Coach (SPCC) course is designed to give you the essential tools to help a client or mentee find career direction, write their résumé, update their LinkedIn, ace their interviews, and negotiate like a pro. You’ll also learn how to launch a successful career coaching business full-time or part-time. Learn more about SPCC here. The Senior Professional Résumé Writer (SPRW) course is designed to dive deep into the nuanced world of résumé and cover letter creation. It is a great option for those who want to make money as a résumé writer or coaches who want to make sure their clients’ résumés are the best in the pile, to help them land their first interview. Learn more about SPRW here.
  • Can I skip SPCC and take MPCC only?
    Not at this time. Completion of the Senior Professional Career Coach (SPCC) certification is a pre-requisite for the attainment of the Master Professional Career Coach (MPCC) designation. The MPCC designation is the IACC’s highest designation of excellence in both contributions to the profession, the IACC community and their ethical conduct as a career coach.
  • What is the minimum requirement to take each of our courses?
    We strongly recommend that those interested in their Senior Professional Career Coach (SPCC) certification join the program with a post-secondary degree and several years of career experience, however, occasional exceptions will be made for exceptional qualifying field experience. Learn more about SPCC here. Students may only apply for their Master Professional Career Coach (MPCC) certification upon completion of the SPCC certification and MPCC proof of experience requirements. There are no pre-requisites for the Senior Professional Résumé Writer (SPRW) certification, however, students may benefit from some post-secondary education and/or prior work experience. Learn more about SPRW here.
  • Do I need a bachelor’s degree to take any of the IACC’s courses?
    The International Association of Career Coaches does not require that students complete a post-secondary degree before entering the program. However, we strongly recommend that students taking the Senior Professional Career Coach (SPCC) course have a post-secondary degree and several years of career experience. Students in the Senior Professional Résumé Writing (SPRW) course may also benefit from post-secondary education and/or prior work experience. Learn more about our certification courses here.
  • What is the difference between SPCC and In-House SPCC for Businesses?
    The Senior Professional Career Coach (SPCC) certification is ideal for individuals or small groups of colleagues who want to learn the essentials of career coaching. The standard SPCC program will give in-house leaders or HR employees everything you need to be successful in coaching employees within your company to improve their career satisfaction. Many students’ SPCC tuition will be sponsored by their employers. Want to learn more? Book a consultation call today. In-House SPCC, our corporate training program, is ideal for teams of 5-10 employees from the same company. The International Association of Career Coaches’ In-House SPCC program is a customized curriculum built based on your organization’s unique goals and challenges. Your employees will learn leading-edge career coaching skills that will level up your team and organization. Learn more here.
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