Certifications & Licensing


Center for Coaching Mastery at Westchester Community College

Become a Certified Life Coach
Success today requires advanced communication and leadership skills useful to you right now. We offer accelerated learning techniques, expert modeling, and proven methods that are ready for immediate use.

As professional coaching enters its 4th decade, the skills of a life coach are becoming increasingly more sought after by groups and organizations. Today, more than 40,000 coaches are providing these services. CCM@WCC is powered by CoachVille, the world largest coach training organization. You choose how to use your coach training:

Accelerate your personal development (explore that encore career idea)
Build a new career as an ICF certified coaching professional
Amplify your influence by learning a coach approach to your present career or lifestyle

Coach training through CCM@WCC provides the affordable, flexible, and solid foundation from which to launch. Find out more about CCM@WCC at

Free Information Session
Sat., Jan. 24, 2:00-4:00 pm
Knollwood Center – Classroom #5

You’ll have an opportunity to meet Lorraine Esposito, CCM’s founder, for a live, on-campus information session. Discover the opportunities available to those who possess the communication and leadership skills of a trained life coach. Learn about the methods-based coaching model, sample the curriculum, and ask questions before deciding to enroll in the spring program. The event is FREE but reservations are required using this form:
Level 1: Pursuit of Human Greatness
Classes deliver immediately usable leadership and coaching skills through methods-based modeling. Learn how to enter the market place making offers to fill your practice. Rooms TBD.

Basic Coaching Skills & Ethics
Learn and practice the eleven core coaching competencies. Leverage your strengths and avoid common pitfalls. 15 ICF-CECUs.
CE-LDRSP 2007, $300.
Sec. A: 6 Tues. Feb. 3-Mar. 17 (skip 2/17), 10:00 am-12:00 noon. #13005
Sec. B: 6 Thurs. Feb. 5-Mar. 19 (skip 2/19), 6:30-8:30 pm. #13006

Play Two Win Method
Unleash the spirit of play! Learn a 9-step method to design winnable game plans for tangible results. 30 ICF-CECUs.
CE-LDRSP 2006, coming in Fall 2015.

Step Up & Stand Out
Learn how to communicate with confidence to start (or restart) your business. 12 ICF-CECUs. Teleclass.
CE-COMM 2022, 6 Tues., Feb. 24-Mar. 31, 6:30-9:00 pm, $300. #12748

Level 2: The Pursuit of Inner Freedom
Transform your basic coaching skills into coaching proficiency and learn yet another reliable method. You’ll also connect with other coaches for mentorship and mastermind sessions thereby establishing your network of on-going professional support.

Coaching Proficiencies
Learn the language of masterful coaching. Created by the late Thomas Leonard, founder of the ICF, these 15 proficiencies bring coaching to life for both coach and client. 12 ICF-CCEUs.
CE-LDRSP 2005, coming in Summer 2015.

Inner Freedom Method
Transform unconscious patterns of resistance into a powerful source of energy. Learn a 9-step method to restore the inner freedom that energizes action. 24 ICF-CCEUs.
CE-PRSDV 2103, coming in Fall 2015.

Level 3: The Pursuit of Personal Evolution

Your way of thinking, behavior, capacities, skill sets, and paradigms aren’t limited to linear development. They can actually evolve and become even richer over time. Advance proficient skills into mastery and learn the seven yesses of successful business.

Advanced Communications
Learn how to articulate what you do as a coach. As a more practiced coach, you’ll learn how to unlock enthusiasm and expand your client’s thinking so that you can deliver even greater tangible results.
CE-COMM 2021, 6 Wed., Mar. 4-Apr. 8, 6:30-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $300. #12747

Practicum Participant (required for certification)
Practice coaching under the guidance of an ICF certified coach. Written feedback of your coaching is included. Space limited to 5 students per session. 5 ICF-CECUs per session. Teleclass.
CE-LDRSP 2008, Rooms TBD, $250.
Sec. A: 1 Fri., Jan. 9, 9:00 am-2:00 pm. #13007
Sec. B: 1 Fri., Feb. 13, 9:00 am-2:00 pm. #13008
Sec. C: 1 Sat., Mar. 14, 10:00 am-3:00 pm. #84009

Learn more about all our classes at

All of our certified coach training programs are accredited by the International Coach Federation.
Find out more about each level of coach training and register for spring classes at or email
NOTE: Enrollment and payment are available only through

Fiber Optics Training Certificate
Course fees include all books and study materials. This program is offered in partnership with BDI datalynk. For more information, visit or call them at 512-785-9024. To register, call Westchester Community College at 914-606-6830 and press 1 or visit us online at

Certified Fiber Optics Technician Course (CFOT)
This introductory 3-day fiber optics course is designed for anyone interested in becoming a Certified Fiber Optics Technician. This program prepares the student to take the CFOT (Certified Fiber Optics Technician) test, sanctioned by the FOA (Fiber Optics Association), which is given and graded on the final class day. This course also introduces the student to industry standards governing FTTD (Fiber To The Desk), FTTH (Fiber To The Home, LAN/WAN fiber networks), and basic fusion and mechanical splicing. Students will learn how to identify fiber types; recognize various connectors used in fiber installation; and install, terminate, splice, and properly test installed fiber cable to existing standards. This program explores the history and future of fiber optics and fiber optics capabilities, and cost of installation. Standards covered: NECA/FOA-301-2004, EIA/TIA 568-B.3, ANSI/TIA/EIA 607-A, and NEC Article 770-50, upon successful completion, this program is recognized for BICSI CECs (Continuing Education Credits): RCDD 21, Installer Level/2 Technician 21 CECs.
Suggested Prerequisites: Basic working knowledge of computers. Able to see and identify small items and able to speak and understand the English language.
CE-TECH 2000, M/T/W, Jan. 26-28, 8:00 am-5:00 pm, LIB-G36, $700. #12809

Certified Fiber Optics Specialist in Testing & Maintenance (CFOS/T)
This 2-day program offers advanced training to anyone involved with the testing and maintenance of fiber optics networks. A focal point in the program is to offer a general, easy to understand approach to fiber optics testing standards with little theory and considerable hands-on activities. This comprehensive program explains the variety of testing standards, equipment and technological approaches used in fiber network testing and splicing and how to choose among them. Subject matter includes a detailed study of ANSI/TIA/EIA-526-14(7)A, OTDR fundamentals and uses, OTDR vs. Insertion Loss Testing, Return Loss Testing, and Attenuation testing using the Power Source and Light Meter. This course is accredited by BICSI for 14 RCDD CECs and 12 Installation CECs.
Prerequisite: CFOT Course or another formal Fiber Optics Training Course within preceding 6 months or 1 year fiber optics related experience. Must have taken and passed the Basic CFOT Exam prior to registering for CFOS/T with the FOA.
CE-TECH 2001, Th/F, Jan. 29-30, 8:00 am-5:00 pm, LIB-G36, $675 (fee also includes 1-year membership in the FOA). #12810

NEW! Certified Fiber Optics Specialist Outside Plant (CFOS/O)
For students who will be directly involved with installing Outside Plant (OSP) Fiber Optics Cabling. Further, it is an add-on course to their FOA portfolio once they have successfully completed the 3-day, basic CFOT course and can be taken concurrently with the CFOT course. This advanced Fiber Optic Training combines lecture sessions and 85% hands-on activities to prepare the student to take the CFOS/O, OSP hands-on and written exams that are sanctioned by the FOA (Fiber Optics Association) and given and graded the final class day. This course introduces the student to industry standards governing the installation, testing, and troubleshooting of OSP fiber optics cable. Proper Mid-Span Access procedures will be demonstrated during class. Students will learn how to properly identify OSP fiber cabling types, recognize various outside plant closures used in OSP fiber installation, install, prepare, terminate, splice, and properly test and troubleshoot installed OSP fiber cable to existing standards. Course fee includes study materials, textbook, CD, and exams and 1-year membership to the FOA. Note: The student must pass both the written and hands on exams to successfully pass this course. Accreditation by BICSI for CECs is pending.

Prerequisite: CFOT Course or another Formal Fiber Optics Training Course within preceding 6 months, or 1 year Fiber Optics related experience. Must have taken and passed the Basic CFOT Exam prior to registering for Specialist Outside Plant Certification (CFOS/O) with the FOA. This course may be taken immediately after successfully completing the CFOT course.
CE-TECH 2029, Sa/Su, Jan. 31-Feb. 1, 8:00 am-5:00 pm, LIB-G36, $775. #12811

Certified Dietary Manager Program
A 16-week hybrid course: part classroom and part self-study. Upgrade your skills in food service management or become a food service supervisor. HS Diploma/GED is required and you must be currently employed in a food service department under an RD (who acts as your preceptor). Includes Nutrition Therapy, Food Service Management, and Human Resource Management. 120 hrs. classwork/self-study and 150 hrs. fieldwork as required for certification, plus certification exam review with review materials. Approved by the Association of Nutrition and Food Professionals.
CE-NUTR 2002, on campus dates: 16 Tues., Jan. 20-June 23 (skip 2/3, 3/10-31, 4/21, 5/19-26), 4:00-8:00 pm, Room TBD, $625 (+ textbooks to be ordered from the ANFP at; use school code 321202). J Seid. #12924

Home Inspection Careers
In partnership with American Home Inspectors Training (AHIT), we now offer training to prepare for a career in Home Inspection. Get ready to both start and operate your own successful home inspection business or to be a significant contributor in an established company. For those new to the field, our classroom-based training program gets you started. For those already established and looking for professional development opportunities, our online classes make it easy!

Classroom-Based Home Inspection Training Program
Our hands-on program will show you how to succeed as a professional home inspector. The courses and field training provide you with a step-by-step process to execute a complete professional home inspection and produce a professional home inspection report. In addition, the classroom courses provide information on how to start, market, and build your own business. Perform actual inspections with our instructors. Curriculum approved by NYS. Lectures held in the Valhalla campus library, LIB-G36 (within in the Academic Support Center). Field training, KNC-2.
CE-TECH 2005, Lecture: Feb. 9-21, Field training: Mar. 2-6. #83598

For additional course information on the home inspection licensing training programs and to register, visit or contact American Home Inspectors Training Institute, N19 W24075 Riverwood Dr., Waukesha, WI 53188. Phone: 800-441-9411 or 262-754-3744. Fax: 262-754-3748. Registration through AHIT only.

Personal Training Programs

Personal Training Certification Orientation: Online
Get the most comprehensive information on one of the hottest jobs! Meet one of our veteran teachers using WebEx and get a clear picture of what to expect in the course and the great rewards that await you. This FREE online WebEx session is a great way to learn about the field and the program. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and participate in a live chat with our instructor on any of the following dates:
Wed., Jan. 21, 12:00 noon EDT at
Wed., Feb. 11, 4:00 pm EDT at
Wed., Mar. 4, 12:00 noon EDT at

Personal Training Certification
Come join this fun profession and be a part of what Fortune Magazine & states as the 4th hottest job in the U.S. at a national average of $34 an hour. Employers like 24 Hour Fitness, LA Fitness and Gold’s Gyms are just a few of the clubs that seek out our graduates. Whether a career move or for your own personal knowledge, get all the information you need to become a Certified Personal Trainer. This challenging course is taught over a 5-week period for better retention and skill competency; the national exam is held on the 6th week. This 60-hour program has 15 hours of lecture, 15 hours of hands-on practical training, and a 30-hour internship that networks many graduates right into a job. Prepare for success with key topics that include biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing, equipment usage, and health assessment. CPR/AED is needed to receive the certificate. W.I.T.S. is the only major certifying body in the country providing comprehensive practical training and internship components. Textbook is required and not included in course fees; call to order and start reading immediately 888-330-9487;
CE-CERTS 2018, 6 Sat., Mar. 7-Apr. 18 (skip 4/4), 9:00 am-4:00 pm, Room TBD (morning lecture held on campus; afternoon practical at WCC Physical Education Center), $675. #12818

Note: W.I.T.S. is an approved CEU provider for the Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers (BOC), the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB), Veterans Training and Education, the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET). The American Council on Education has recommended 3 undergraduate academic credits for this course.

NEW! Careers in Advanced Manufacturing
Prepare for a future in the exciting and rewarding field of Advanced Manufacturing! Our new non-credit program will teach basic to intermediate machine tool techniques while preparing you for employment in a safe working environment. You’ll have the opportunity to earn multiple certifications as you successfully complete each subject area. Students earn proof of acquired knowledge in multiple manufacturing skills; most certification areas are recognized and endorsed by many manufacturing organizations and companies around the nation. Paid for in part by SUNY-DOL funds

For more information call 914-606-6658 or 914-606-6085.
Careers in Senior Move and Transition and in Alzheimer and Dementia Care
Offered in collaboration with the National Certification Board for Alzheimer Care (NCABC)

Certified Alzheimer Caregiver (CAC)
Gain the knowledge and understanding of the special needs and circumstances of persons with Alzheimer’s and other dementias and the needs of their families. For family members or professionals who provide care in a client’s home, at adult daycare centers, in hospice, in assisted living facilities, or in nursing homes. Eligibility requirements: must be 18 years of age; have direct care experience with persons with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia of a minimum of 25 hours per week for one year (6 months if student is a CNA, LPN, LVN, or RN); have 15 hours of dementia care training within the past 2 years.

Certified Alzheimer Educator (CAEd)
Prepare for certification as a Certified Alzheimer Educator, responsible for educating and training the caregiver and providing workshops, lectures, or specific information to patients, families, and the general public. For nurses, social workers, education coordinators, administrators, or others. Earn certification from the NCBAC. Eligibility requirements: must be 21 years of age; have education and experience in supervision of those providing direct care; have 30 hours dementia care training in the past 2 years.

Certified Relocation and Transition Specialist (CRTS®)
A Certified Relocation Specialist supports older adults and their families as they move, organize, downsize, sell, and remodel their homes. Topics include real estate, caregiving, senior housing, professional organizing, home staging, design, contract work, moving, move management, estate sales, and auctions. CRTS® is the only professional credential for individuals in the field of senior move management, relocation, and transition. Certification demonstrates competency in this fast-growing, unregulated field and sets the certificant apart from competitors. Eligibility requirements: must hold a HS diploma/GED; have a credential and 2 years experience working in a field related seniors; hold one of the following credentials CSA®, SRES®, CAPS, CMC, CCM, CPO®, CPO®-CD, CES, GCM, cSMM, CAC, CAEd.

Self-paced study-guides are also available for these programs.
For more information, call 914-606-6830 (press 1).