If you are considering certification as a professional life coach, it is very important that you select a program backed by a professional coach association that can establish credibility for your practice. Your life coach certificate is essential for attracting and maintaining clients.
You should also evaluate the course material to determine the breadth of coverage. Which topics will be covered by the instruction you receive? Does the course material provide adequate information on the various techniques you will need to build a successful practice? These are important questions. A reputable certification program will provide more than just a brief overview of coaching principles and tools.
A final element to consider is whether the certification program includes tools and advice that will help you market your life coaching practice. You should regard this as an essential part of a thorough certification program.