BCC-Approved Coach Certification Training

THINK BlueRio and BlueRio Institute are PROUD providers of life coach training and certification as well as leadership coach training and certification offering high-quality, rigorous programs that meet the Center for Credentialing and Education’s guidelines for participants who wish to earn the ADDITIONAL credential and a CCE Board Certified Coach.CCE Board Certified Coach

Center for Credentialing and Education

Please note, this extra credential while respected and demonstrates certain levels of achievement as a coach is NOT mandatory for BlueRio students to earn. As a student/participant, once you meet ALL of BlueRio’s requirements for your coach certification, you earn a BlueRio designation for the program you graduated from, for instance you may become a CLRC (Certified Leadership and Resilience Coach) or a CVDC (Certified Veteran Development Coach.)

You may on your own accord further your designations by applying to become a Board Certified Coach.

Current Offerings:


Become a Certified Life Map Coach – Foundation
(BCC-Approved 30 hours)
Available nowLearn More...Life Map Coaching – FOUNDATION
Become a Certified Life Map Coach – Robust Specialization Program for Service Members, Veterans and their Families – TRACK A
(BCC Approved – 60 hours)
Available nowLearn More...
Become a Certified Leadership and Resilience Coach
(BCC Approved – 36 & 60 hours)
Leadership & Resilience Coach TrainingAvailable Starting September 2019Learn More...
Become a Certified Life Map Coach – Foundations and Focuses (Personal Branding, Mindfulness, Family Dynamics, Military Transition and Career Coaching (BCC Approved – 60 hours)Life Map Coaching Foundation & FocusesAvailable in the Fall


Every few years, the ICF (International Coach Federation), via PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, administers a global study of coaches worldwide (including non-ICF members), the results of which, comprise a snapshot of where the profession of coaching is, right now, and what the future of coaching may be.


  • Over 15,000 respondents, from 137 countries, took the survey
  • The ICF estimates there are over 50,000 professional coaches, worldwide
  • Coaching earns over $2 Billion per year in US Dollars.

So What do Coaches Earn?

  • Income varies widely…
  • Factors include number of years practicing and type of coaching offered
  • Globally, coaches average $51,000 per year USD.
  • The highest earners are in Oceania ($73,000+), followed by N. America (almost $62,000), and W. Europe ($55,000+).
  • Lowest earnings are in E. Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean ($18,000+ – $27,000+).
  • Most coaches (75%) expect their annual income to increase in the near future
  • Some coaches (45%) expect their fees to increase in the near future


  •  99% of professional coaches have coach-specific training
  • 81% have studied in an accredited or approved program (BlueRio offers three Center for Credentialing and Education, BCC-Approved programs.
  • Over two-thirds have completed at least 125 approved/accredited hours of coach training.
  • 77% say their clients expect coaches to be certified.
  • 44% say the biggest obstacle to the coaching profession is untrained individuals who call themselves, coaches.

CCE Board Certified CoachWhat do you need to know about the BCC (Board-Certified Coach) Credential? Read more here