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Registration and Payment

Registration and Payment


Registration requires completing the following:

1) Payment with a credit card or check (no wire transfers)

a) Pay with a credit card for the External, Internal, or Advanced Coach Intensives or the Field-based Practicum. Scroll to the bottom of any of these pages and click on the "Make Credit Card Payment" link in the blue box.
*Please note that you cannot pay for the Practicum or Advanced Coach Intensive until you have successfully completed either the External or Internal Coach Intensives.
b) Pay with a check by sending it to: Teachers College, The Columbia Coaching Certification Program, 525 W 120th St., Attention: Terrence Maltbia, Box 50, New York, NY 10027. Make it payable to "Teachers College, Tax ID #: 13-1624202.

2) Filling out the online application

a) Complete Part 1 of the application (do not press submit button yet)
b) If you would like to complete the entire certification program, Part 2 of the application is not due until later in the program and is not required at this point. After completing Part 2, you can press the submit button on the application.
c) Individuals who have completed a bachelor's degree are eligible to apply to the coaching program.

Note: Cost of the programs vary and can be found on the right sidebar of each program page or on the "Program Offerings" page.

Options to participate in the Coaching Program:

  1. Complete the Coach Intensive only and receive a Certificate of Completion (not Certification) for this program.

    The Coach Intensives are open enrollment programs available to all interested participants. Upon completion, participants receive a Certificate of Completion from Teachers College and Columbia Business School Executive Education.

  2. Complete the entire program and receive Certification from the Columbia Coaching Certification Program.
    1. Register and apply to the Certification Program (Internal or External)  
      • Acceptance to the Certification Program is based on your Application and performance in the Coach Intensive -- you will be notified about acceptance at the end of the Coach Intensive
    2. Complete the Coach Intensive (Internal or External)
    3. Upon notification of acceptance to the Columbia Coaching Certification Program, register for either the Internal or External Coach Intensive
    4. Register for the Practicum
    5. Upon completion of the Coaching Practicum, apply and participate in the Advanced Coach Intensive.
    6. Complete the Advanced Coach Intensive (includes graduation coach demonstration and a written certification exam)

  3. Participation contributing to The Certificate in Business Excellence from Columbia Business School Executive Education

    The Internal and External Coach Intensive can lead (the first 5 of 18 days) to the Certificate in Business Excellence at Columbia Business School. For more information click here.

Flexible Schedule Options

We have designed the Certification Program with your busy schedule in mind and although the Program is generally completed over the course of 7-8 months, you may extend the completion period if needed. See examples below:

Sample Completion Timeline
8 Months  

Complete the Coach Intensive of your choice in the Spring

Complete 8-10 months of Practicum in the Summer and Fall

Complete the Advanced Coach Intensive in the Winter


Complete the Coach Intensive of your choice in the Spring

Complete 8-10 months of Practicum in the Summer and Fall

Complete the Advanced Coach Intensive in the following Summer


We want to help you successfully complete the program, feel free to contact us with any questions 1-212-678-8240.

Financial Aid

The Columbia Coaching Certification Program does not offer any type of aid in the form of scholarships or grants because it is a certificate program. Please contact Teachers College's Financial Aid Department to discuss other possibilities for financing your education, such as loans.

Contact information
Phone: 212-678-3714

Payment Policy

  1. Participants may reserve a seat prior to 30 days before the start of an intensive program (ICI/ECI, ACI) with a non-refundable $1,000 deposit.
  2. All participants must pay in full 10 business days prior to the start of each of the intensive programs.
  3. Participants registering within 30 days of the start of an intensive program must pay the full tuition charge of that intensive program at that time.

Refund, Class Cancellation, and Deferral Policies

1) Written notification of cancellation must be received more than 30 days prior to the start of an intensive program to receive a refund on payments in excess of the $1000 non-refundable deposit. Written notification should be sent to:

Teachers College
Columbia Coaching Certification Program
525 W. 120th Street, Box 50
New York, NY 10027

2) No refunds will be issued for cancellations or deferments within 30 days of the start of the program.

3) Individuals may only defer one time without losing their deposit if a letter requesting deferment with a $35 check (made payable to Teachers College) from the participant is received at least 14 days prior to the start of the intensive program. Requests for deferment will not be officially recognized until a letter (with the $35 check) is received in our office. If these steps are done, a participant's deposit will not be lost but will be applied to the next intensive program offering. However, participants who defer will be required to pay any increases in tuition of the program (from the point of when the participant initially placed the deposit/payment to the point that the participant actually attends the program).

4) For individuals who have already paid the entire tuition, cancellation within 14 days of the start of an intensive program will result in a penalty to cover the cost of hotel fees and program materials. Individuals will be invoiced for the cancellation fee and if desired, tuition will be deferred to the following program.

Online Application
Payment Options

Front-end Intensive Only (External or Internal) = $9100

Front-end Intensive ($9100), Practicum ($1000), and Advanced Coach Intensive ($9000) = $19,100

  • Option 1: Non-Refundable Deposit $1,000 to reserve seating. Pay remaining balance by 15 business days before the start of the program.

  • Option 2: Pay in Full.
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