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How To Become A Certified Professional Business Coach

If you want to become a certified professional business coach, you’ve come to the right place. We will share with you some tips that we found helpful when seeking approval from the International Board of Standards and Practices (IBSP) to earn our certification as a qualified professional business coach.

Have Strong Experience in Your Field:

The first step towards becoming a professional business coach is having experience in the field. You will need at least five years of experience as a professional business coach for IBSP to approve your application. During this time, you should have worked with at least three clients who have seen significant improvement in their lives due to your coaching services.

Apply to Ibsp:

Once you’ve met all requirements, it’s time to apply for certification through IBSP. This process will require you to fill out an application form and pay an application fee of USD 100 per application. Once this has been completed, IBSP will review your application.

Complete Ibsp Training:

The second step after applying was to complete the training offered by IBSP. We could do this online, but there are also live classes available. This is an important step because it provides an overview of what it means to be a business coach, what skills are required, how coaching works, and other related topics.

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Pass Exams:

Becoming a business coach is to pass the exam. The IBSP offers two levels of certification: Associate and Professional. The Associate level is designed for coaches with less than five years of experience and provides an overview of business coaching and the skills necessary to become a successful coach. The Professional level includes everything at the Associate level plus additional training and instruction on marketing, sales, and client relations.

Earn Certification:

Once you have earned your certification, you can use it to prove proficiency in coaching or business development topics. You could use this certification as part of your resume or include it in your marketing materials, so potential clients know how much experience you have with these topics before hiring you as their coach or consultant.


You’ll need to follow a few simple steps to become a certified professional business coach. First, find a training program accredited by the International Board of Standards and Practices (IBSP). Once you’ve completed the training, you’ll need to pass an exam administered by the IBSP. Finally, you’ll need to submit a professional portfolio for review by the IBSP.

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