Intrinsic Coaching Certification

Founded in 1998, thousands of students have received a health coaching certificate in the (trademarked) Intrinsic Coaching methodology.  It seems that they offer two main levels of health coach certification:

1) Certified Intrinsic Coach (CIC)   2) Certified Valuations Specialist (CVS)

However, there are a number of add-ons (called extensions) and differing levels that can be somewhat confusing to the newcomer.

(There is an executive coaching program as well as a number of ‘advanced’ coaching trainings.)


  • Costs are provided online (currently $1260 – 2977 depending which certification you choose)
  • Payment plans of 3, 6 or 9 months available
  • CCE (Center for Credentialing and Education) Approved for Board Certified Coach (BCC)
  • Online via webinar and teleconference convenience
  • No travel necessary for most certifications
  • Website is easily navigated, pricing and products are clearly labeled


  • Tuition Expense
  • Tuition is highly variable depending on which certification you choose
  • Somewhat difficult to discern which certifications are necessary for each individual (i.e. the value of each level)
  • Possibility of many thousands of dollars to obtain multiple certification or ‘total certification’
  • Additional ‘total certification’ fee of $800
  • Online certifications may not allow for personal connections

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