Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology

Program overview

Build your foundation

Learn applied positive psychology coaching using the IPPC’s methodology of an integrated approach to positive psychology, coaching psychology and evidenced-based coaching.

This program will complement your existing skill set as a coach, mentor, practitioner, entrepreneur, or leader.

Program details

Your course breakdown

To earn the Level 1 certificate, you must complete 6 courses (all eligible for credit toward ICF hours):

Compulsory Courses

All program participants must complete the following courses.

Elective Courses

Participants must also complete one of the following elective courses.

Further details

Course structure

Every IPPC course is delivered entirely live online, so you can connect to our classes and instructors from anywhere around the world. The power of technology provides you access to a wide range of resources.

Our course content and training is composed of foundational theories and a majority of practical application, with real-life case studies and examples. Our learner-centric approach allows you to be active participants in your own learning. There will be small discussion groups, where you can process your learning alongside your peers, and both share and take in diverse perspectives.

Your instructors take on a coaching and mentoring role as they deliver the content. Their teaching style includes pedagogical approaches such as constructivism, collaboration, inquiry-based learning, and reflection.

We’ve also outlined the time commitment for the courses and classes, so you can determine how they would best fit your life and your goals. You will be assessed through evidence of participation and learning (e.g., a written assignment, questionnaire, written reflection, portfolio, etc.).

Virtual Graduation & Student Testimonials

Learn how the IPPC has helped and impacted coaches

"The IPPC truly embodies their values – Do Good and Prosper. If you’re looking to equip yourself with a strong foundation and practical practices of Positive Psychology and evidence-based coaching, you have come to the right place."
Sandra Tai
HR Consultant & Adjunct Mentor, Malaysia
"I’ve been coaching for 15 years and recognize the IPPC’s program as cutting edge. They combine empirical research, theories and models with real practical examples, blending fun interactive lectures with real support outside the classroom."
Satya Kartara-Leighton
CEO, BeInclusive, UK
"Every coach and leadership consultant can benefit from the IPPC’s certification program! I’m really impressed with the quality of instruction, resources, and other coaches. This program provides foundational knowledge to empower coaches and consultants."
Jason Roncoroni
Executive & Leadership Coach, US

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Enrolment is a personal process. Talk to one of our advisors to learn how our programs can benefit you.