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Earn Your PCC: Our Level 2 Program

We’re on a mission.

And so are you.

We’re all here to grow, to evolve, to expand, to be who we were meant to be.

Coaching, in our humble opinion, is the BEST way to make that happen.

So whether you want to start, continue, or finish your coach training – we invite you to become an effective, well-trained coach. 

Qualify to earn your International Coaching Federation (ICF) ACC or PCC credential through our Level 2 program.

    ICF Level 2 Accreditation

    The Academies’ Career & Leadership Coach Program with Neuroscience Foundation Program is approved by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) as an Accredited Level 2 Coaching Education Program, for a total of 125 coach training hours.

    Benefits of an ICF Coaching Credential

    • Add credibility to your coaching practice
    • Develop and advance your ability to support change
    • Deepen your confidence in navigating challenging client scenarios
    • Take advantage of the growing trend in professional coaching that is now a $3B industry
    • Meet the ICF credential prerequisites that many organizations seek for professional coaching positions

    Advantages of our Level 2 Pathway

    Have a Guaranteed, Simple Roadmap:
    We take the guesswork out of figuring out the several paths to qualifying for an ICF credential.

    Skip the Stress of an ICF Performance Evaluation
    You don’t have to submit an audio of your coaching to be evaluated by ICF, like you would in the portfolio path to credentialing.

    Fast-Track your ICF Credential Application
    Our Level 2 program shaves off months of waiting once you submit your application to ICF.

    Save Extra
    Our Level 2 program saves you at least $200 on your application fee with ICF.

    How It Works

    The ICF’s PCC credential requires 125 hours of training and 10 hours of mentor coaching to qualify (plus your client coaching hours and additional requirements). You must enroll in your first course within 6 months from the purchasing date for the Level 2 package.  We recommend no less than two courses per year, although it is possible to finish all four in one!

    Roadmap to Your PCC

    What the Academies Provides to You

    • 125 training hours
    • 10 hours of mentor coaching
    • Performance Evaluation

    Additional Requirements
    (on your part) for the PCC

    • Log 500 hours of client coaching
    • Submit your application to the ICF
    • Pass ICF Credentialing Exam

    Additional Requirements
    (on your part) for the ACC

    • Log 100 hours of client coaching
    • Submit your application to the ICF
    • Pass ICF Credentialing Exam

    What’s Included?

    Academies LEVEL 2 pathway

    Earn the training and mentor coaching hours you need to qualify for the PCC (or ACC)!

    Career Management Coach Course
    Executive & Leadership Development Coach Course
    Academies Strengths Coach Course
    Leadership Engagement & Impact Coach Course
    1 Audio Review
    PCC Performance Evaluation

    TOTAL: 125 hours
    *This program also includes 17 hours of mentor coaching 



    All classes are offered in a distance learning format using the platform Zoom.

    Learning Platform

    The learning platform provides access to modules, forums, class recordings, coaching demo recordings, featured resources, and class announcements.

    Pricing and Registration

    One Payment $14,497
    Six Payments  6 payments of $2,561.14 = $15,366.82 total
    Ten Payments  10 Payments of $$1,536.68 = $15,366.82 total

    Includes 4 courses, 7 hours of Group Mentor Coaching, 3 hours of Individual Mentor Coaching, 1 Audio Review, and 1 Performance Evaluation.

    If you are ready to register, please visit our registration page.

    For more information and pricing/registration details, please contact us at coaching@theacademies.com

    Certification Requirements

    Attendance: Attend 9 of the 10 live class sessions in each course

    Virtual Classroom: At the conclusion of each course, participants will be required to finish online classroom tasks with a 90% completion rate or more.  If 90% completion is not met, the coach will be issued a Certificate of Completion for the course in place of the credential.

    Buddy Coaching and Homework: Your classroom tasks will include one hour of buddy coaching on the even weeks of class along with short daily tasks or coaching recordings each odd week for a total of approximately one hour of tasks per week.

    Mentor Coaching: 14.5 hours of group and 3 individual mentor coaching sessions with an Academies PCC-Certified coach are included in the price of the program.

    • You will complete 4 1.25 hour group mentor coaching sessions (5 hours total) with each of your foundational courses (CCMC and CELDC), and 2 1.25-hour group mentor coaching sessions with each of your advanced courses (CLEIC and ACSC).
    • Group sessions are locked into a schedule at the beginning of each course and typically take place the 4 (or 2) weeks following live sessions at the same day of the week and starting time as your course.
    • Missed sessions require an individual make up session at the current price.

    Upon completion of the above requirements, coaches will receive a display certificate suitable for framing and rights to use the course logos.


    All courses and programs are offered in English.

    Policies and Procedures


    Participants must enroll in their first course within 6 months from the purchasing date for the Level 2 package and begin all 4 courses within 18 months of the purchase date.  Extensions will only be granted under extreme circumstances.  If all courses are not completed within 2 years of the purchase date, participants will be required to purchase a new package at current pricing.

    If you do not complete all of the certification requirements, you will not be eligible to receive the full certification. Instead, you will be issued a Certificate of Completion for the hours you completed in lieu of certification.


    In order to receive your certificate at the conclusion of the program, your course payment must be paid in full.


    If you need to transfer to another cohort for scheduling purposes prior to the start of your originally scheduled course, a $350 administrative fee applies along with an additional charge equal to the difference in price if the program has increased in investment. If you need to transfer after the cohort has already begun, please see our withdrawal policy.


    If withdrawing at least 48 hours before class 1 of your first course:

    • You will receive a full refund of the regular program price less a $350 administrative fee and any applicable discounts.

        If withdrawing after your first 10-week course and before your second 10-week course: 

        • The full retail price of the first course will be owed along with any additional services rendered and a $350 administrative fee.  The remaining balance will be refunded.

        Upon notifying us of withdrawal, we ask you to delete any course materials you may have downloaded.


        To maintain an open and safe learning environment, The Academies reserves the right to not accept and/or dis-enroll a student from courses for any reason.  In this case, no refunds will be issued.