BCLC

Everyone who applies for a credential with the BCLC  must specify the level of credentialing he/she is seeking. Currently, the BCLC offers four national credentials in Christian Coaching, which are the CCLC (Certified Christian Life Coach), the CACLC (Certified Advanced Christian Life Coach), the CMCLC (Certified Master Christian Life Coach), and the highest level of credentialing, the CPCLC (Certified Professional Christian Life Coach). Individuals, who meet the requirements for any given credential, may also be eligible to receive more than one designation and can request consideration when submitting the application packet.

CCLC – Certified Christian Life Coach

Basic Requirements: 

  • Identify and practice as a Christian Coach. This refers to independently practicing life coaches who incorporate biblical principles and coaching skills with appropriate theory, knowledge, and professional practice. 
  • Completion of a minimum of  24 educational hours/CEs  of specialized life coach training related to the incorporation of biblical principles and coaching skills with appropriate theory, knowledge, and professional practice. 
  • Once the credential is awarded, maintain at least 12 CEs  every two years related to the incorporation of biblical principles and coaching skills with appropriate theory, knowledge, and practice. 

Additional Supportive Documentation Needed: 

  • Copy of any earned degree(s). 
  • Copy of current, valid, and professional license(s) or coaching certifications. 
  • Contact hour and educational documentation that demonstrates the education/training incorporated biblical principles and coaching skills with appropriate theory, knowledge, and practice. 

CACLC – Certified Advanced Christian Life Coach 

Basic Requirements: 

  • Identify and practice as a Christian Coach. This refers to independently practicing life coaches who incorporate biblical principles and coaching skills with appropriate theory, knowledge, and professional practice and are involved in the practice of Christian Coaching. 
  • Completion of a minimum of 36 educational hours/CEs  of specialized life coach training related to the incorporation of biblical principles and coaching skills with appropriate theory, knowledge, and professional practice. 
  • Once the credential is awarded, maintain at least 12 CEs  every two years related to the incorporation of biblical principles and coaching skills with appropriate theory, knowledge, and practice.  

Additional Supportive Documentation Needed: 

  • Copy of any earned degree(s). 
  • Copy of current, valid, and professional license(s) or coaching certifications. 
  • Contact hour and educational documentation that demonstrates the education/training incorporated biblical principles and coaching skills with appropriate theory, knowledge, and practice. 

CMCLC – Certified Master Christian Life Coach

Basic Requirements: 

  • Identify and practice as a Christian Coach. This refers to independently practicing life coaches who incorporate biblical principles and coaching skills with appropriate theory, knowledge, and who are involved in a significant professional practice of Christian Coaching. 
  • Completion of a minimum of 60 educational hours/CEs  of specialized life coach training related to the incorporation of biblical principles and coaching skills with appropriate theory, knowledge, and professional practice. 
  • Be able to document at least one year of experience in coaching related activities with clients or in the training/equipping of others on coaching topics. 
  • Once the credential is awarded, maintain at least 12 CEs  every two years related to the incorporation of biblical principles and coaching skills with appropriate theory, knowledge, and practice. 

 Additional Supportive Documentation Needed: 

  • Copy of any earned degree(s). 
  • Copy of current, valid, and professional license(s) or coaching certifications. 
  • Contact hour and educational documentation that demonstrates the education/training incorporated biblical principles and coaching skills with appropriate theory, knowledge, and practice. 

CPCLC – Certified Professional Christian Life Coach

Basic Requirements: 

  • Identify and practice as a Christian Coach. This refers to independently practicing life coaches who incorporate biblical principles and coaching skills with appropriate theory, knowledge, and who are involved in a significant professional practice of Christian Coaching. 
  • Completion of a minimum of 200 educational hours/CEs  of specialized life coach training related to the incorporation of biblical principles and coaching skills with appropriate theory, knowledge, and professional practice. 
  • Be able to document at least two years of experience in coaching related activities with clients or in the training/equipping of others on coaching topics. 
  • Once the credential is awarded, maintain at least 12 CEs  every two years related to the incorporation of biblical principles and coaching skills with appropriate theory, knowledge, and practice. 

Additional Supportive Documentation Needed: 

  • Copy of any earned degree(s). 
  • Copy of current, valid, and professional license(s) or coaching certifications. 
  • Contact hour and educational documentation that demonstrates the education/training incorporated biblical principles and coaching skills with appropriate theory, knowledge, and practice.