Emergence Coach Training

Eligible Wright Graduate University students seeking certification as coaches can add Emergence Coach Training (ECT) to their degree and/or certificate programs as a pathway to certification by the International Coach Federation (ICF).

Emergence Coach Training is recognized by ICF under their classification as an accredited coach training program (ACTP) for those seeking to earn the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) or Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential. Completion of an ACTP is one of several paths a coach may choose to earn a coaching credential from ICF. Please visit coachingfederation.org to learn more about ICF’s different coaching credentials and the paths to certification.


Application, acceptance, and enrollment in one of the following programs:

  • Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership and Coaching
  • Graduate Certificate in Transformational Coaching

Interested students not enrolled in the above degree or certificate program but who meet Wright Graduate University’s admission requirements may be eligible to audit Emergence Coach Training. Contact info@wrightgrad.edu for details.


Emergence Coach Training requires one quarter of coursework. Individual mentoring sessions, examination, and coaching practice can be held according to your schedule after you complete the initial quarter of coursework.


The following courses are included in both degree and certificate programs to which the Emergence Coach Training ICF pathway can be added. Adding ECT to your degree or certificate does not add additional requirements, time, or costs to these courses, except that you must attend the course meetings real-time.

Other Emergence Coach Training Components

In addition to the course requirements already included in your degree or certificate program, Emergence Coach Training includes:

  • Three individual mentoring sessions with an ICF-approved mentor
  • Final exam and evaluation

Other ICF Certification Requirements

Emergence Coach Training, as an ICF accredited coach training program (ACTP), provides the education, mentor coaching, and performance evaluation components required for completion of either an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) or Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential with ICF.

ICF also requires coaching experience as a qualification for certification:

  • The ACC Credential requires completion of 100 hours of coaching, 75 of which must be sessions for which you are paid
  • The PCC Credential requires completion of 500 hours of coaching, 450 of which must be sessions for which you are paid

To learn more, visit coachingfederation.org/credentials-and-standards and scroll to the "What Does it Take to Earn a Credential?" section.

Tuition & Fees

The cost to add Emergence Coach Training to your degree or certificate program is $1,375 beyond the tuition and performative learning fees required for that program.

These ECT fees are not included in cost of education for financial aid award purposes, since they are not required in order to complete the degree or certificate.

The total cost of Emergence Coach Training for those not enrolled in the eligible Wright Graduate University programs is $4,575.00.

Emergence Coach Training Component Costs include:
Personal Empowerment Process (PL07): $1,400*
Coaching Lab (PL08): $1,000*
Individual and Group Coaching Mentoring: $1,125
Final Examination Evaluation: $250

Auditor & Administrative Fees: $800**

* Included in the published cost of eligible Wright Graduate University programs

** Waived for Wright Graduate University students enrolled in eligible programs

Wright Graduate University alumni who have completed the MA or Graduate Certificate in Transformational Coaching should inquire with the WGU admissions office (info@wrightgrad.edu) to determine their costs for Emergence Coach Training based on program components previously completed.