The Academies Transfer Programs

Do you have at least 21 hours of ICF-approved coach training from another training organization?

The Academies Career & Leadership Coach Program with Neuroscience Foundation is approved by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) as an Accredited Level 1 and Level 2 Coaching Education Program. 

Transfer into an Academies Level program using the coaching education you received from another organization. 

Accreditation

ICF Approval: All of our courses are approved by the International Coach Federation (ICF) as a part of The Academies’ Level 1 and Level 2 Programs.  Choose the courses below that you would like to take to complete your Level 1 or 2 Program.

Transfer Process

There are a few steps to take to make sure your transfer is approved:

  • Complete the Transfer Survey
  • Send your certificate(s) from your previous program for verification to Coaching@TheAcademies.com (at least 21 hours of ICF-approved training is required)
  • Once approved, choose a Level 1 (qualify for ACC) or Level 2 (qualify for PCC) Program
  • Jump into class!

Career and Leadership Courses

Each of our courses is based on the latest neuroscience research, with a special emphasis on either leadership or career coaching. As such, many experienced coaches find even our foundational courses are a fantastic review of ICF competencies while adding new brain-based insight and specific leadership or career coaching tools to their existing coaching practice.

Foundational Courses

Certified Executive & Leadership Development Course

If you are looking for a solid foundation of neuroscience concepts and the ICF competencies, along with practical application to coaching leaders and executives, this course is for you! If this is your first exposure to neuroscience concepts, or you are wanting to expand your coaching practice to include leaders at all levels, register for the CELDC course. 

Transfer Note: Please note this course only includes group mentor sessions, meaning you will need to purchase a minimum of one individual mentor session (plus audio review and performance evaluation) separately to complete a Level 1 or 2 program. 

 

Certified Career Management Course

For coaches who want to add a career coaching certification to their repertoire, along with practical career coaching tools, the CCMC course is a perfect fit. With emphasis on the ICF competencies, this course is an excellent review of coaching skills while adding career-specific resources to integrate into your coaching practice. 

Transfer Note: Please note this course only includes group mentor sessions, meaning you will need to purchase a minimum of one individual mentor session (plus audio review and performance evaluation) separately to complete a Level 1 or 2 program. 

Advanced Courses

Certified Leadership Engagement & Impact Course

For those who are already coaching leaders, have completed previous neuroscience-based coach training, or coaches who are wanting to complete a Level 2 program, our CLEIC course may be the best fit for you. This advanced coach training course explores concepts related to coaching through team dynamics – from psychological safety to belonging and inclusion to tapping team strengths for more effective organizations. 

Transfer Note: due to the deeper dive into ICF competencies and review of the PCC Markers, this course is an excellent option for existing leadership coaches, or those hoping to complete a Level 2 program. This course includes two group mentor sessions sessions as part of your course registration. Please note that three individual mentor coaching sessions, an audio review, and a performance evaluation must also be purchased in order to complete a Level 1 or 2 program.

 

Academies Certified Strengths Course

This course is perfect for the coach wanting to add a Strengths-based certification to their practice, and understand how to use assessments effectively with clients. By training coaches to use and debrief the Clifton StrengthsFinder and Values in Action assessments, this course equips coaches with additional tools to support clients while exploring a holistic strengths model that goes beyond the assessments. 

Transfer Note: due to the deeper dive into ICF competencies, and a review of the PCC Markers, this course is an excellent option for coaches hoping to complete a Level 2 program. This course also includes two group mentor sessions as part of your course registration. Please note that three individual mentor coaching sessions, an audio review, and a performance evaluation must also be purchased in order to complete a Level 1 or 2 program.

Coaching with a Neuroscience Focus

At The Academies, we love using a brain-friendly approach to coaching. We curate in-depth neuroscience research and translate it into simple techniques that can be applied to coaching. The result is meaningful and lasting change in the people you coach, lead, work with, or do life with!

Policies and Procedures

Transfer Survey Required

Regardless of training completed, please fill out our Transfer Survey and email your certificates to Coaching@TheAcademies.com prior to registering to ensure we can support you in finishing your Level 1 or 2 Program. Registering for a course without completing the Transfer Survey and emailing your certificates may result in higher rates for separate purchases, and the chance that a transfer is not possible.

Level 1 Completion

To receive your Level 1 Certificate from The Academies, you must meet both the ICF requirements, and The Academies standards for coach training.

The Academies: Level 1 Requirements

In order to meet The Academies training standards, any participant transferring into a Level 1 program must complete the following: 

  • A minimum of one coach training course (choose from our foundational or advanced options)
  • A minimum of three individual mentor sessions (purchased separately)
  • An audio review and performance evaluation passed at the ACC level

Level 2 Completion

To receive your Level 2 Certificate from The Academies, you must meet both the ICF requirements, and The Academies standards for coach training.

The Academies: Level 2 Requirements

In order to experience and meet The Academies training standards, any participant transferring into our Level 2 program must complete the following: 

  • A minimum of one coach training course (choose from our foundational or advanced options)
  • A minimum of three individual mentor sessions
  • An audio review and performance evaluation passed at the PCC level

Training Hours Provided

Our foundational courses (CCMC & CELDC) provide 33.5 training hours each, including 5 hours of group mentor coaching.

Our advanced courses (ACSC & CLEIC) provide 31 training hours each, including 2.5 hours of group mentor coaching.

If one course is not enough to meet the remaining requirements, you are welcome to enroll in more than one course, or purchase additional group or individual mentor sessions.

Limit on Transfer Hours

We do not accept transfers with fewer than 21 hours of ICF-approved coach training. If you have completed fewer than 21 hours, please plan to enroll in one of our Level 1 Programs.

The Academies will not issue a Level 1 or 2 certification for a coach who has not successfully completed at least one full 10-week course offered by our organization. If you have fewer than 33.5 training hours left to meet either Level 1 or 2 requirements, you must still enroll in one Academies’ course and complete all course requirements. 

Payment

Our regular rates for courses are listed here. Depending on your needs, package rates may apply.

Payments will be collected prior to the start of your first class with The Academies. If you are choosing a payment plan, the first payment must be remitted before the start date of your first class with The Academies.

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

Transfer

Should you wish to transfer to a different cohort with a starting date within 12 months of the original starting date (subject to space availability), a $350 administrative fee applies and an additional charge equal to the difference in price if the course has increased in price.

Withdrawal

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.

    There is no refund available if withdrawing after 48 hours before your first class:

    • If you are on a payment plan, all future scheduled payments will still be drawn.

    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.

    Removal

    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.