For Graduates

This page has information about digital certification badges, recertification, credentialing with ICF and ways to stay connected.

Student/graduate resources are located on the dedicated student site.

Certified Integral Coaches®

We have two logos/badges for you to use on your website, email signature and business cards. The first is a non-dated, general logo indicating your certification as an Integral Coach. This is useful for business cards and other print materials. A high-resolution logo for printing, either in full color or black and white, is available to download.

The second dated badge shows your certification is current. We suggest using this one on your website and in your email signature. This badge is available on a hidden page on the website. Each time you renew your certification, we will email you with a link for the current year. Instructions for embedding it are on that page.

Lastly, you may add your certification to your LinkedIn profile using the following instructions:

Go to your LinkedIn page

  1. Scroll to the “Licenses & Certifications” section
  2. Click on the “+” sign at the top right of this section
  3. Click certification in the menu that appears
  4. Enter Certified Integral Coach in the “Certification Name” field
  5. Enter New Ventures West in the “Certification Authority” field
  6. Leave “License Number” field blank
  7. Enter the respective dates for the issue date and expiration date
  8. Enter in the “Certification URL” field

ICF Credentialing

If you are interested in applying for your individual ICF credential, read through this page on the student site for some orientation and suggestions.

ICF Credentialing

If you are interested in applying for your individual ICF credential, read through this page on the student site for some orientation and suggestions.

NVW Recertification

In order to maintain the standards of excellence and rigor that the New Ventures West certification represents, we ask that our certified Integral Coaches® renew their certification each year. Below are the various methods you may pursue for recertification.

1.  Write up 3 coaching programs

You may summarize 3 coaching cases as you did during your certification process. The current format for case write-ups can be found within the certification process instructions located in the resource library on the student site. Submit your write-ups here.

2.  Attend a qualifying NVW program

With the exception of free / community events, all of our graduate programs offer opportunities for recertification.
Click through to view a current list of programs.

3. Attend and document a program offered by another organization

If you would like to use another program to recertify, contact NVW beforehand to get permission to use it.

Here is a partial list of organizations that have courses that may meet the criteria for recertification:

  • The Strozzi Institute
  • Designed Learning
  • Leadership Embodiment – Wendy Palmer
  • Life Balance Institute
  • The Four Fold Way – Angeles Arrien
  • Everyday Zen – Norman Fisher
  • The Metta Institute
  • Forgive For Good – Fred Luskin
  • The Center For Self-Leadership & Internal Family Systems
  • Seven Stones Leadership
  • LA 360 Certification Workshop
  • Center for Partnership Studies – Riane Eisler
  • Hogan Assessment Workshops
  • Living Your Authentic Life – Sarita Chawla
  • Intro to the Five Personality Patterns – Steven Kessler


Other topics that may meet the requirement for recertification include:

  • Nonviolent communication
  • Emotional Intelligence

Once you have your course pre-approved, we ask that you complete, within 60 days, this online form.

Please understand that teaching, coaching others, receiving coaching, attending conferences and meditation retreats will not qualify you for recertification.

4. Participate on the PCC faculty

If you serve on a certification committee, or you are hired as a Mentor Coach or a Pod Guide to work with students in the PCC, your service qualifies you for recertification. This method is by invitation only. Please do not request to be invited for these posts.

Period of certification

Certification is determined by the calendar year.  Your initial certification is honored for the balance of the year you graduate plus one full additional year.  Therefore, in order to keep current, we ask that sometime during the calendar year before your certification expires you participate in one of the above activities.

However, if the new year has already started before you complete a recertification activity, we’ll issue your sticker for the current year.  (Example: your certification expires in December 2022; you take a qualifying course in March 2023.  We’ll issue your sticker for 2023; you’ll need an activity later in 2023 for your 2024 sticker.)

Your activity can only count for the current or the next certification year.  (You may not “recertify ahead,” for instance, take 3 programs in one year and be recertified for the next 3 years.)

Lapsed certification

If your certification lapses for a year, it is fine to take a class or write up programs and recertify for the next year.  If you miss more than a year, please contact us to determine how to get current again.

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