Parent Coach Certification® Program Overview
We're Leading Edge
PCI’s innovative one-year Parent Coaching Certification® Training Program is designed exclusively for you, the busy professional who desires to become a PCI Certified Parent Coach®. See what one student has to say!
Apply for Parent Coach Certification® Training
Phone or Skype cohort discussions to begin the second week of January.
Next Application Deadlines
PCI accepts applications year-round and begins new classes each quarter. Don't wait for the deadline! reserve your spot early!
If you have questions about PCI's application process, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or call the PCI office directly:
- Local: (425) 449-8877
Toll Free: (888) 599-4447
Please note: Spaces are limited. We accept applicants based on their qualifications and date of application. If you apply late, we may not have room for you in the upcoming quarter. However, if you qualify for Parent Coach Certification® Training, and no room is available in the upcoming quarter, you will be put on a waiting list if you so desire.
About our Conference Call Classes: 90-minute phone classes (either by telebridge line or via Skype) are conducted about twice a month in the evening time, usually at 4PM or 5PM (Pacific Time) to accommodate work schedules. We also offer classes in the morning (Pacific time), if you are an international professional or in the US/Canada and would prefer a daytime class.
Contact us to learn more about the phone/Skype class schedule. And please know, that we record all our classes and post them on the Student Portal, so if something comes up and you have to miss a scheduled discussion, you don’t have to miss a thing.
What Makes the PCI Program World Class?
- We're Cutting Edge
The PCI curriculum is based on the most current research in change processes and parent education. The coaching model developed by Gloria DeGaetano is a complete system that productively addresses the whole parent and the whole child in today's current culture with its unique parenting challenges. The PCI coaching model has been researched to be highly effective, transforming the lives of families in practical and inspiring ways.
- We're Serious
Our PCI curriculum meets the standards of a 5000-graduate level program.
Developed by Gloria DeGaetano over an intense three-year period, the PCI curriculum is intentionally designed to amplify a cutting edge learning experience for each student. As a PCI student, you can be assured that the curriculum is fresh, new and synthesized in a constructive and practical way—providing you with all necessary tools to become the best parent coach you can be.
- We're More Than a Training Program
The PCI is also a dynamic institute that delights in supporting our heart-centered professionals in taking their creative expression out into the world. During the training year the PCI acts as a container to hold our students while they expand their creative potential. Upon graduation, the PCI acts as a well that they can dip into as often as they like for networking and on-going education opportunities.
What Your Training Program Includes
The Parent Coach Certification® Training Program consists of four distance learning courses to be completed within one year, devoting about 5-7 hours of time each week to reading and assignments. In addition, students practice coach after successful completion of Course 1. A minimum of 100 coaching hours is necessary to receive Parent Coach Certification®.
The PCI Four Core Courses consist of:
- In-depth Study Guides, with research information, inventories, self-assessment tools, parent assessment tools, and lots of practical application strategies.
- Supplemental readings; audio lectures.
- Twice monthly Phone Classes via a Conference Telebridge Line or Skype.
- In addition to course work, you'll have the unique opportunity to log 100 hours of parent coaching experience. At the PCI, we've developed various ways to assist you in meeting this requirement.
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How Your Parent Coach Certification® is Granted
During your year-long training, you must:
- satisfactorily complete all course assignments, assessments, and course papers by the deadlines given by your instructors.
- participate actively in all course phone classes.
- log at least 100 hours of parent coaching practice, participating fully in your practicum experience.
- commit to the standards and ethics set forth by the Parent Coaching Institute as the leader in the parent coaching profession.
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The Fee for Parent Coach Certification® Training
(You may make take advantage of our payment plan with quarterly payments of $1,500. With this option you receive access to your course materials, before each course.)
The tuition for the Parent Coach Certification® Training Program allows you to participate in a highly personalized, comprehensive distance-learning program. Because you are on phone classes with your cohort and instructors on a regular basis each quarter (You participate in 90-minute discussions of course content about twice a month.), you obtain immediate feedback on your ideas and coaching practice experiences.
In addition, instructors provide office hours—times when you can contact them directly with your questions. The Parent Coach Certification® Training Program is uniquely designed to meet your specific needs as a family support professional.
During your parent coach training year, you have 24/7 access to a wealth of information on PCI's Student Portal on our website. The PCI Student Portal provides audio files needed for your training, along with valuable learning experiences through audio recordings of actual coaching conversations, and PDF's of required and supplemental reading.
Intentionally built into the program are extras for you to participate in if you choose to, such as being coached by a senior student so you know what it feels like to be on the parent side of the PCI Coaching Model. During the year, your progress is regularly reviewed and discussed so that you can add skills, stretching yourself in new directions to optimize your innate talents. At the PCI we strongly believe in purposeful, continual expansion of our human potential. Our training program reflects that!
Graduates are quick to agree that the year journey toward becoming a PCI Certified Parent Coach® is a unique experience of professional growth and personal fulfillment.