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., May 2, 2:00-4:00 pm
Knollwood Center – Classroom #5

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 program. The event is FREE but reservations are required using this form:
Level 1: Pursuit of Human Greatness
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.
Sec. A: 6 Wed. May 13-June 17, 6:30-8:30 pm, KNC-3 (KNC-5 for 6/10 & 17), $300. #5974
Sec. B: 6 Sat., June 27-Aug. 1, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, KNC-2, $300. #5975

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., June 23-July 28, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, $300. #5976

Level 2: The Pursuit of Inner Freedom
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, 12 Thurs., May 7-July 23, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, Room TBD, $600. #5977

Level 3: The Pursuit of Personal Evolution
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 Sat., May 16-June 20, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, KNC-2, $300. #6007

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.
Sec. A: 1 Sat., May 9, 10:00 am-3:00 pm, $250. #6008
Sec. B: 1 Tue., June 16, 9:00 am-2:00 pm, $250. #6009
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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 classes at or email
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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. Suggested Prerequisites: Basic working knowledge of computers, ability to see and identify small items, and to speak and understand the English language.
CE-TECH 2000, M/T/W, June 22-24, 8:00 am-5:00 pm, LIB-G36, $700. #5029

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. 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, June 25 & 26, 8:00 am-5:00 pm, LIB-G36, $675 (fee also includes 1-year membership in the FOA). #5030

Certified Fiber Optics Splicing Specialist Course (CFOS/S)
This 2-day program provides an overview of OTDR functions and trace understanding. Hands-on classroom activities will provide training in both fusion and mechanical splicing of both single and multi mode fiber optic cables. Suggested Prerequisite: CFOT Course or another formal Fiber Optics Training course within preceding 6 months, or 1 year fiber optics related experience, specifically experience with fiber preparation, termination, and testing and a thorough knowledge of fiber optic safety practices.
Note: Anyone can attend this program. However, those wishing to become registered with the FOA as a Certified Fiber Optic Specialist in Splicing (CFOS/S) must have taken and passed the Basic CFOT Exam.
CE-TECH 2002, S/Su, June 27 & 28, 8:00 am-5:00 pm, LIB-G36, $675. #5031
Become a Professional Home Inspector
In partnership with American Home Inspectors Training (AHIT), our hands-on program will show you how to succeed in this growing field. 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. You’ll also learn 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). 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.
CE-TECH 2005, Lecture: June 8-20, Field training: July 13-17. #5032


Personal Training Programs

Personal Training Certification Orientation: Online
This FREE online session is a great way to learn about the field and the program. Ask questions and participate in a live chat with our instructor.
1 Wed., June 3, 4:00 pm. Register for free at

Personal Training Certification
This 60-hour program has 15 hours of lecture, 15 hours of hands-on practical training, and a 30-hour internship; the national exam is held in the sixth week. It 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 required 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 or
CE-CERTS 2018, 6 Sat., June 20-Aug. 1 (skip 7/4), 9:00 am-4:00 pm, Morning lecture PEB-4, afternoon practical PEB-Fitness Center, $675. #5042

Life, Accident, and Health Pre-Licensing
NYS approved class to prepare for the State exam; approved by approved by the NYS Insurance Department as meeting the educational requirements under Sections 2103 & 2104 of the Insurance Law. Textbook is required and chapters 1-14 must be read prior to the first class. Sign up 1 week in advance.
CE-INS 2007, F/Sa/Su, July 10-12, 8:00 am-5:00 pm and Mon., July 13, 8:00 am-1:00 pm, $375 (+ textbook), KNC-5, J Sayour. #5014

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. Paid for in part by SUNY-DOL funds.

For more information call 914-606-6658 or 914-606-6085.

Careers in Senior Care
These self-study programs are offered in collaboration with the National Certification Board for Alzheimer Care (NCBAC)

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. 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)
The CAEd is responsible for educating and training the caregiver and providing workshops, lectures, or specific information to patients, families, and the general public. 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®)
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 this field. 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 and to register for programs, email