Welcome PCC graduates! Click through to the dedicated student/graduate site for practices, poems, and other materials to support your client work and self-development.
Certified Integral Coaches®
We invite you to identify yourself on your business cards and website with the NVW Integral Coach® logo, also located on the student/graduate site.
If you are interested in applying for your individual ICF credential, read through this page on the student site for some orientation and suggestions.
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.
Methods you may use to recertify
1. Write up 3 coaching programs
2. Attend a qualifying NVW program
- Any of the Towards Mastery programs (counts for 2 years)
- Year Launch
- Book Study Group (2 quarters)
- The Enneagram and Integral Coaching
- Thwarting the Inner Critic
- Coach as Entrepreneur
- Graduate / Master Course offered by regional center
3. Attend and document a program offered by another organization
Here is a partial list of organizations that have courses that may meet the criteria for recertification:
The Enneagram Institute – Riso/Hudson
The Strozzi Institute
Conscious 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
LA 360 Certification Workshop
Center for Partnership Studies – Riane Eisler
Hogan Assessment Workshops
Living Your Authentic Life – Sarita Chawla
Other topics that may meet the requirement for recertification include:
Afterwards, you'll need to submit a one- to two-page summary of what you learned and how you will apply it to your coaching practice. Teaching, coaching others, receiving coaching, conferences and meditation retreats will not qualify 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 call and 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 2015; you take a qualifying course in March 2016. We'll issue your sticker for 2016; you'll need an activity later in 2016 for your 2017 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.)
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.