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Columbia Coaching Certification Program

Columbia Coaching Certification Program

Department of Organization & Leadership

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 ExternalInternal, 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 15 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, Program Cancellation, and Deferral Policies


All notification of withdrawals, transfers, and substitutions must be sent in writing to The Columbia Coaching Program. Full refunds can be obtained up to 30 days before the program start date. Due to the costs incurred for program preparation and administration, any cancellations or requests for transfers or deferrals received 30 days or less from the program start are subject to cancellation and administrative fees as described below.

  • 30 days or more notice: 0% of Tuition for Cancellation – $50 Administrative Fee
  • 14 to 29 days notice: 30% of Tuition for Cancellation – $50 Administrative Fee
  • 13 days or less notice: 50% for Tuition for Cancellation – $50 Administrative Fee

The Columbia Coaching Program, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to limit enrollments regardless of acceptance status. Individuals who have paid tuition but who are deemed ineligible to participate due to such enrollment limitations will receive a refund.

Substitutions: All participant substitutions are subject to the sole discretion of The Columbia Coaching Program. Requests must be submitted in advance and will be reviewed on an individual basis, based on participant qualifications and lead time needed for any program pre-work.

Deferment: Deferment requests must indicate the new dates and/or new program the participant wishes to attend. Transfers are valid only within one year of the original program start date.

Refunds: Any remaining balance of a cancelled program's payment can be applied to another Columbia Coaching program within one year of the program date. After one year, the balance is nonrefundable.*

Full tuition is nonrefundable under these conditions:

  1. The registrant or substitute does not enroll in another program within one year** of the original start date, and/or
  2. The registrant or substitute defers or transfers more than two times.

*Columbia Coaching Program is not responsible for travel or related costs under any circumstances. Participants may want to consider purchasing trip cancellation insurance in the unlikely event that a program is cancelled or they cannot attend for personal or professional reasons.

**For any program with more than two iterations in an enrollment year, tuition is nonrefundable after 2nd transfer.

Our Application Process Includes:

  • Flexible Schedule Options
  • Financial Aid
  • Payment Policy
  • Refund Policy
Payment Options
Front-end Intensive Only (External or Internal) = $9600 for Cohort 22
Front-end Intensive Only (External or Internal) = $9800 for Cohort 23

Front-end Intensive ($9600), Practicum ($1600), and Advanced Coach Intensive ($9600) = $20,800 for Cohort 20
Front-end Intensive ($9800), Practicum ($1800), and Advanced Coach Intensive ($9800) = $21,400 for Cohort 23
  • 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.