The certification process begins with a forty-eight hour course. The course is separated into four training modules, each being twelve hours in length. Although the modules are designed to build upon each other, a person may start or end at any one. Hours will be certified for each. These modules currently are held in south Georgia on Saturdays and in north Georgia on Thursday through Saturday. Schedules for both locations are at the bottom of this page. Each module consists of workshops and interactive exercises. You will learn how to establish your business, how to make it a legal entity, coaching practices, ethics, recovery coaching, addiction/recovery tools, inner healing and relationship tools, and marketing. You may become certified in either location as long as the forty-eight hour curriculum is completed.
First, we want to take a moment to say thank you for the honor of allowing BCA to help you reach your goals in becoming a certified life coach. In our first year we certified almost thirty coaches. They can now take what they have learned and begin to help others in their individual life-coaching practices. It has been a wonderful experience to see people eager to learn how to help others overcome in areas they themselves had previously struggled in. God has touched and will touch many lives because of the willingness of others to not only hear His words but to act on them.
The schedule of face-to-face interaction will be filled with interactive learning opportunities. South Georgia specializes in areas of coaching that relate to recovery. Recovery is defined as any area of life that has been broken and needs to be redeemed. Addiction recovery is especially essential now. In Georgia alone from June of 2016 to May of 2017 the total number of opiod doses prescribed to Georgians surpassed 541 million. (law.georgia.gov Opiod Abuse) In 2017 there were 1,014 overdose deaths involving opiods in Georgia. (Georgia Opiod Summary National Institute on drug abuse (NIDA) Women and men suffering from the disease of addiction have special coaching needs. These include relationship healing, boundaries, identity issues, life skills, dealing with trauma and more.
What to Expect
Coaches will leave the certification with their own growth and recovery. They will experience the same coaching they will be offering their clients.
The interactive training will be experiential in nature and healing and growth will take place. It is essential for the coaches to know how it feels to be in the client's chair. The coaches will learn about empathy and compassion. They will share this training with clients and teach them to replace negative behaviors such as co-dependency with positive ones.
The coaches will learn boundaries for their own lives, develop positive self-regard and be able to identify trauma and learn the coping skills necessary to move forward.
Who Can Sign Up?
Men and women of all ages and backgrounds who want to experience personal growth are welcome. Many potential coaches are people who have life experience with addiction, trauma, low self esteem, and other relevant life issues. This certification course is more than just another forty-eight hours of dry material to cover; It is life giving and life changing.
Coaches will learn specific skills to coach people from one level of change to another. They will learn the stages of change and the process of change as experienced throughout the therapeutic communities of recovery, trauma and spiritual growth.
Combining these three areas of coaching will offer a toolbox of skills to pass on to clients.
The modules are scheduled on one Saturday every other month for students to have time to watch the additional videos and to complete the homework assignments.
Modules will be available for those who cannot travel via Skype or Facebook Live.
It is required that at least one module be attended to get the true feel of the program.
Call 912-283-8580 for more information
In the north Georgia location, specialized training is being offered in inner healing and relationship coaching as well as general coaching practices. This training is also scheduled to make the process of certification quicker. In the north location, training will be held once a month for four months. It is
an intensive curriculum, but one both locations are excited about.
New Member and Annual Renewal
The BCA membership is required if you are registering for certification with Bethesda Coaches Association. The membership fee includes:
BCA membership is paid annually
Renewal Membership for Current BCA Certified Coaches (all levels)
Click on the button above to renew your membership.
Professional Level Certification
With your first year of training behind you, it's time to look at continuing the commitment to be the best coach for yourself and those in your sphere of influence. Wisdom is a powerful tool and is sharpened by strengthening skills, whether spiritual, mental, or physical.
With the BCA certification process, we always want to be sure you are up to BCA standards with four hours of continuing education units each year. A training schedule is at the bottom of this page. After choosing the BCA training you would like to attend, click on the link to register.
You have completed the first step to a new journey. You completed one year of certification training. What a great accomplishment! By now you are probably wondering how to become even more effective in how to serve and love people in your practice, whether you are a life coach, lay person, pastor, counselor, etc. If you are looking to focus on specific area(s) of training and growth for your life coaching practice, please look at the schedules of module training this year and complete the registration designed for your particular focus of specialty. The cost for the twelve hour continuing education unit is $200.00. You only need to register once. You may see one particular module training that interests you. If there are segments within each module training you would like to attend to receive your unit credits of twelve hours you are allowed to do so. Please note: Status of Master Certification with BCA is an annual commitment.
The training schedule is at the bottom of this page.
Renewal membership for current BCA certified coaches (all levels)
membership paperwork will be completed at your first training
Use this button if you are registering for one of these two items: One of four module training segments (when you click on the PayPal button you will be asked to enter a price-enter $250.00), or for continuing education credit of four hours within a module (when you click on the button you will be asked to enter a price-enter $75.00).
When payment is completed you will receive a receipt from Bethesda Coaches Association via PayPal. BCA will also receive notification of your registration. Each BCA location will have the documentation you will need to complete registration when you arrive. When registration is received, BCA will guarantee space availability by listing you on the class roster.
Continuing Education - Master Level: You are registering for a twelve hour segment teaching within the module training segments. When payment is completed, you will receive a receipt from Bethesda Coaches Association via PayPal. BCA will also receive notification of your registration. On the day of training you will complete the Module Registration Form which BCA will have for you and which will confirm your continuing education hours and will be filed with BCA.
Restoration to Community
Sept 15 1 p.m.
Restoration to God - Reality, Authority, Truth
March 14: 6:00 – 9:00
March 15: 6:00 – 9:00
March 16: 9:00 – 1:00
Introduction to BCA Coaching
Developing A Kingdom Business
Principles of BCA
BCA Code of Ethics
Life Coaching 101 - Defining the Roles, Accomplishing Goals
Inner Healing as a Specialty
Building Blocks of Relationship
In Touch - Thoughts and Beliefs
Restoration to Self - Trust, Empowerment, Freedom
April 11: 6:00 – 9:00
April 12: 6:00 – 9:00
April 13: 9:00 – 1:00
Trust and Relationship Building
Gaining power-Helping Your Clients Own Their Goals
Identifying the Orphan Mindset
Loss and Offense: How They Hinder
Awakening the Slumbering Spirit
In Touch - Trauma - Feelings and Choice
Restoration to Others-Future, Relationship, New Harvest
May 16: 6:00 – 9:00
May 17: 6:00 – 9:00
May 18: 9:00 – 1:00
Boundaries: The Coach/Client Relationship
Pride-Identifying it Within Your Practice
How Love and Fear Define Your Client's Accomplishments
In Touch - Empowerment, Renewing the Mind
Restoration to Community - Belonging and Joy
June 20: 6:00 – 9:00
June 21: 6:00 – 9:00
June 22: 9:00 – 3:00
Being Grateful=Being Great
Forgiveness and Judgments
New Goals - New You
NOTE: The additional two hours for each module will include participants completing the manual and homework assignments. These items will be confirmed completed by the training team at the onset of the next module training. This individual study will be approximately two hours of study for each module
*Please Note: Each Module Training can be edited due to Trainer's/Guest Speakers schedules.
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