Program Questions

Which program should I take?

If you are interested in a self-paced program and only want to learn how to coach, you should take the Life Coach Training Program.

If you are interested in a self-paced program and want to learn how to coach, in addition to delving deeper into transformation and personal development, you should take the Life and Transformation Coach Training Program.

If you are interested in a self-paced program and want to learn how to coach and in addition you want to become certified in other niche areas that we do not provide training for, you should take the Life and Niche Coach Training Program.

Tell me more about the home study program?

All of UCI’s home study programs include the Coach Training and Solution-Focused Coach Training.

Unlimited access to your course.

There is a 1-year limited membership to the resources, tools, etc. in the student center.

How do I complete the program?

In order to pass the program, you must complete the Coach Training Foundation Course or the Solution Focused Foundation Course.

Completing the Coach Training Foundation Course will allow you to become a Certified Life Coach.

Completing the Solution Focused Foundation Course will allow you to become a Certified Life Coach and Certified Solution Focused Coach simultaneously.

To complete the course you must complete all assignments and submit an audio of a 30-60 minute coaching session between you and someone else, client, family, friend, etc. You will learn how to conduct a coaching session in the training.

Once you have completed the above you can continue with the other trainings and become certified in as many niches available in the student center based on the requirements.

How long is the home study program?

The home study program is self-paced and can be completed in as a little as a couple of days, to as long as your time desires.

The programs consist of audios and notes.

Approximate audio hours

Coach Training Foundation Course (5 hours of audios/videos)

Solution Focused Foundation Course (10 hours of audios/videos)

Will I receive certification after I complete the program?

Yes, we will send you a soft copy, hard copy, and digital badges for your promotional materials.

What do your certificates look like?

Below, you will see the soft copy certificate. The hard copy has a different design.

Please view the certificate here.

Is there an additional cost for certification?

USA students are allowed hard copies for the first mailing that goes out at no additional cost.
Additional or replacement hard copies cost $5.00.
Additional postage and print *$10.00.

International students outside the USA are allowed hard copies. There is a postage fee of $15 that does not include tracking. Tracking cost up to $90 with Fed-Ex. This cost depends on your location.

All students are also allowed unlimited soft copies.

I’ve been looking into other coach training programs, why is this one low cost?

I think the real question is, why are other programs so expensive?

Ayisha Amatullah, the founder of Universal Coach Institute, struggled to find an affordable quality program when she wanted to become certified. Many of her peers had the same problem as well. This forced her to create a quality and affordable program for those in need of it.

We price our programs according to what we need to charge in order to be a profitable company, provide a quality level of service that we believe YOU ALL deserve, while also keeping the price point accessible to our audience.

We can’t promise it will always be at the low price it currently is, but for now, it’s a price that works for us and works for our students.00000


ICF & Accreditation Questions

Is this program approved by the ICF?

Yes, UCI’s live webinar and teleseminar coach training programs are approved by the ICF to be used for coach specific hours and are approved as a CCE.

Our Solution-Focused Coach Training (Foundation Course) is approved by the ICF for 12 CCE hours when you attend 2 live calls.

Our Instructor-Assisted program’s class called “Coaching Conversations” is approved by the ICF for 18 CCE hours.

When you join the Instructor-Assisted program you are getting both classes which totals to 30 ICF CCE hours

Please view the:

Solution Focused Coach Training program on ICF website here

Coaching Conversations class on UCF website here

Do I need to have ICF credentials to become a coach?

No. The coaching industry is not a regulated industry. There is no official certification or license for you to become a professional coach (life coach, business coach etc.)  in the USA!  There are many educational programs like UCI that may give you a “certificate of completion”. This means that you have been trained as a coach and have successfully completed a training program. Training and certification allow you to be credible to clients.

Do clients check to see if I am ICF accredited?

Clients generally do not know who the ICF is and what they do. Clients are most often only concerned that you are trained and certified.

However, if you are seeking employment with large corporations they often look for ICF accredited coaches when hiring (they have generally been advised by coaches to do this.)

How much power does the ICF hold?

The ICF is a self-imposed organization that attempts to govern and regulate coaching. Although legally they have no power to do this, within the coaching profession they are viewed as the strongest of organizations.

Keep in mind that over 95% of clients will not have heard of the ICF and thus care more about certification titles and training then governing bodies.


Coach Training Boot Camp Questions

How is the course delivered?

Every week, 2-4 new coach training lessons will be delivered online in the student center.

The lesson will be in video, audio, and notes format. You can download the audios and notes to take with you on the go.

When does the course meet?

The course doesn’t meet at fixed times. All the lessons are online, and you have access to them 24/7 so you can study whenever is best for you.

Throughout the course, we send you an email every weekday morning to help keep you on track, and then you’re welcome to work on the lessons whenever it fits your schedule.

How Do I Pass The Course?

There are two things you need to do to pass the course.

(1) Complete the assignments/quizzes at the end of each unit.

(2) Final Exam – Submit a 30-60 minute audio coaching session between you and someone else. By week 7 you will be fully prepared to conduct a coaching session. By week 7 you will begin setting up your session.

When is the final exam due?

The final exam can be submitted starting from week 7. You will have up to 1 year from the date you registered to submit the final exam at no additional cost. After the first year, you will have to pay $47 for your certification.

I work full time, can I fit this course into my busy schedule?

Absolutely! We recommend setting aside up to 3 hours a week to engage with the course materials and your classmates and instructors, but you can shift this around depending on your weekly schedule.

Some of our students can’t devote up to 3 hours a week to the course but can study for longer periods of time over the weekend — This is totally fine too, and our material is always available for you when you need it.

What if I get left behind in the course? Will the lessons still be available to me?

Yes, absolutely! You’ll continue to have access to the course, so you can catch up or review whenever and whatever you like.

Really, there is no “behind” at Universal Coach Institute. We 100% support you in going through the material at a pace that feels right to YOU.

What if I don’t complete the program within 1 year?

Not a problem! After 1 year you will still have access to the course, however, you will pay $47 fee for your certification.

What kind of computer or software do I need?

Nothing fancy! You just need a computer with access to the web, of course. You should be able to stream videos and download/upload materials like photos and documents.


If you have additional questions you can contact us here.