Admission Requirements

Graduate Certificate in Advanced Coaching Practices

Admission to this program is assessed on a case-by-case basis, taking into account all aspects of the applicant's work and life experience, volunteer and community activities, practical experience, related training, and formal education.

Standard Admission

  • Completion of either an undergraduate four-year (or comparable) degree or a graduate degree in a related field from a recognized post-secondary institution;
  • Education in the field of coaching (e.g. the RRU Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching or an acceptable alternative); 
  • Normally, at least three years of full-time experience working as an internal or external executive coach.

Flexible Admission

  • To be considered for Flexible Admission, applicants would normally require:
    • At least five years of relevant full-time work experience as an internal or external coach;
    • Education in the field of executive coaching (e.g. the RRU Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching or an acceptable alternative). 

Please note: Students wishing to enroll in the ADVC 680 Professional Mentor Coaching course as part of their program must carry, at minimum, a PCC credential awarded by the International Coach Federation (or acceptable equivalent). However, this requirement is NOT a prerequisite for admission to the program itself as students may elect not to enroll in ADVC 680.

English Language Proficiency

Review the application requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Advanced Coaching Practices.