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Level 1 training - learn the foundations

2022 Certified Solution Focused Coach Training

The Academy of Solution Focused Training adheres to the rigorous standards of the International Coaching Federation as an Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP).  Faith Focused Solutions (FFS) is a specialised coach training program for individuals in Christian ministry and leadership who want to learn coaching skills and earn professional credentials. This program will allow you to become an Associate Certified Coach or a Professional Certified Coach.

Global Standards and Recognition

  • This program is accredited through the Academy of Solution Focused Training as an ACTP by the International Coaching Federation, the international gold-standard for coach training programs guaranteeing the international recognition of the quality of the training.

  • Upon completion of the 125 Hour ACTP, participants will qualify for certification with the International Coaching Federation with our graduation certificate.

  • A “one-stop-shop”, the ACTP provides all the training hours needed for individual certification and the most direct pathway to Professional Certified Coach.

  • You can stop after 60 hours to apply for Associate Certified Coach once you have completed all the requirements for Level 1 Training.

  • For complete information go to ICF:

Certifications You Can Earn


Certified Solution Focused Practitioner


International Alliance of Solution-Focused Teaching Institutes


Certified Advanced Solution Focused Coach


Canadian Council of Professional Certification

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Associate Certified Coach (ACC) or

Professional Certified Coach (PCC)


International Coaching Federation

For ACC or PCC Certification with the ICF you need to: ​​

  1. Complete your training with the Academy of SF Training

  2. Pay the ICF credentialing fee

  3. Attest to your coaching hours

  4. Submit your ‘Certificate of Completion’ from the Academy of SF

  5. Pass the ICF Coach Knowledge Assessment

  6. Receive 3 individual mentor coaching hours with a PCC or MCC coach.

Level 1 SF Coach Training, 60 hours

Training Modules

Module 1: Foundations of Solutions Focused Coaching

Module 2:  Microskills in SF Coaching

Program Requirements

  • 40 hours - Equivalent of 6 days F2F Training

  • 10 hours Mentor Coaching (7 group and 3 individual)

  • 10 hours Self-study

  • Observed Coaching and Peer Coaching

Level 1 Training provides a solid foundation in the mindset and philosophy of solution focused coaching, the basic coaching framework, key questioning techniques and observance of the ICF Core Coaching Competencies and ICF Ethics. A skills-focused coach training program, it includes sharing information, discussions, reflections, practice, demonstrations, Mentor Coaching, and Observed Coaching. If you stop at Level 1, you need to complete all requirements for Mentor Coaching and Observed Coaching for ACC credentials with the ICF. 


Your investment:

  • USD $3,400



  • Solution Focused Practitioner (IASTI)

  • Associate Certified Coach (ICF)

Level 2 Coach Training, 65 hours

Training Modules

  • Module 1: Leadership Coaching

  • Module 2: Team Coaching

  • Module 3: Coaching Clinic

Program Requirements

  • 48 hours - Equivalent of 8 days F2F Training

  • 10 hours - Continuation of Group Mentor Coaching

  • 7 hours - Self-Study

  • Observed Coaching, Peer Coaching, PCC Assessment


Level 2 Training builds on the basic Solution Focused coaching framework and skills. The training offers an opportunity to apply coaching tools to manage a variety of situations: team coaching, host leadership in religious settings and ministries; change management; conflict situations; relationship issues, etc. The coaching clinic will focus on observed coaching practice using the ICF core coaching competencies and a PCC assessment process.

Your Investment:

  • USD $4,200


  • Advanced Solution Focused Practitioner (IASTI)

  • Certified Solution Focused Coach (CCPC)

  • Professional Certified Coach (ICF)

Policies on withdrawals and refunds

To register send an email to, and a registration will be sent to you. You can pay in one lump sum or in installments.  Full payment should be made prior to the end of the course.

  • A full refund of the course fees, less an administrative fee of 10% of the course fee, is applicable upon written notice of withdrawal received more than 14 days before the course begins.

  • If notification of withdrawal is received less than 14 days before course begins, an administrative fee equal to 50% of the course fee will be forfeited.

  • There will be no refunds after the commencement of the course.