Registered Corporate Coach (RCC)

RCC is an evidence-based WABC credential held by professionals around the world. As a highly respected global credential, RCC raises your credibility and positions you as a practitioner business coach with specialized business coaching skills. RCC enables you to support a range of business-oriented and organizational goals and objectives.

Overview

Registered Corporate
Coach (RCC)

Establish a strong foundation and understand the skills of effective business coaching and apply your learnings practically as a practitioner business coach.

Exceptional business coaching begins with a confident, practical understanding. Give your skills the grounding in research-informed best practice to strengthen your abilities and effectiveness and successfully help clients, colleagues and organizations achieve their goals. 

WABC’s Registered Corporate Coach (RCC) is a highly respected global credential that builds the fundamentals of business coaching and the competencies necessary to lead with results.  

Regardless of what professional role you have (e.g., leader, manager, internal or external business coach, external consultant), if you’re already doing, or want to start doing, business coaching, WABC offers different training options via WABC Accredited (Level 1 – RCC)® programs to become an RCC, based on whether you have previous coaching experience or not. 

Once you earn RCC, you will also become part of our global community, where professional business coaches from across the globe come together to enhance their skills, expand their professional networks and influence the business coaching industry more broadly.

ELIGIBLE CANDIDATEs

RCC is Designed for Practitioner Business Coaches

RCC tells the market you’ve progressed beyond general coach training to build specialized business coaching skills that support a range of fixed business-oriented and organizational goals and objectives. 

The RCC credential is for individuals who are either beginning their journey as a business coach and may have had little or no previous experience with coaching, or who already have some business coaching experience that they now wish to consolidate fully with best practice.

Because WABC credentials specifically prepare you for coaching to support businesses or organizations, an appropriate professional background from working within businesses and organizations is essential to ground your training in real-world situations. Your professional experience is the foundation for pursuing a WABC credential.

RCC may be right for you if:

  • You have no business coaching experience and are looking to start your career in coaching, or
  • You have some business coaching experience but have never taken a formal evidence-based business coach training program and now wish to consolidate your practice fully with best practice, or
  • You’re a senior leader or manager wishing to engage with leadership coaching, or you are moving to a development role within your organization or to freelance work as a business coach, or
  • You’re an internal business coach developing your practice, or
  • You’re an external business coach who works with clients within limited areas of service, or
  • You’re an external consultant wishing to enhance your coaching offer, and
  • You have a minimum of 7 years of business and organizational experience.

KEY BENEFITS

Why RCC

CREDIBILITY

Gain credibility with a specialized and highly respected global credential

KNOWLEDGE

Establish a practical business coaching foundation

COMMUNITY

Learn from industry leaders and critical thinkers

LEARNING OUTCOMES

What You’ll Know How to Do

As an RCC, you have the practical skills to coach successfully in a business or organizational environment, aligned with research-informed best practice. 

Equipped with at least one business coaching model and a robust theoretical underpinning based in best practice, you can apply technical skills in common business scenarios while working with clients on skills and competencies.

As an RCC, among other things, you’ll know how to:

  • Understand practical and theoretical aspects of business coaching through a range of skills and approaches
  • Identify appropriate actions to take with clients
  • Support a range of fixed business-oriented goals and objectives
  • Apply coaching in a business context, including developing contracts with individuals and organizations, structuring a coaching interaction, and concluding a coaching relationship
  • Self-evaluate and reflect with impacts to your personal and professional development.
CREDENTIAL PROCESS & PROGRAMS

Your 3 Steps

STEP 1

Ensure RCC is the Right Credential for You

The credential you choose will be based on your previous coaching experience, skill level, ambition, professional development goals and your client needs. Not sure if RCC is right for you? See Compare Credentials for further guidance.

STEP 2

Enroll in a WABC Accredited Program

WABC Accredited (Level 1 – RCC)® programs and options are available for you to earn RCC. The WABC Accredited program provider will determine your eligibility and suitable program option during an initial screening interview.

Upcoming WABC Accredited Programs

Start Date Provider Program Format Location Language
March 24, 2021 PeopleDynamics Learning Group Inc.

The Business Coaching Advantage Program

Virtual International English
April 19, 2021 Progress-U Ltd.

International Corporate Coaching Program

Virtual International English

TBA

Shift Coaching Inc.

Shift Corporate Coach Program

TBA TBA English

TBA

Weplusnetwork Ltd

Business Coaching Lab

Virtual International Italian

Upcoming WABC Accredited Programs

Start Date Provider Program Format Location Language
January 28, 2021 Weplusnetwork Ltd

Business Coaching Lab

Virtual International Italian
February 17, 2021 Global Institute of Organizational Coaching

Global IOC Core Corporate Coaching Program

Virtual International English
February 24, 2021 Advantage Coaching & Training (ACT)

The Corporate Coach Program

Virtual International English
March 24, 2021 PeopleDynamics Learning Group Inc.

The Business Coaching Advantage Program

Virtual International English
April 21, 2021 Advantage Coaching & Training (ACT)

The Corporate Coach Program

Virtual International English
June 21, 2021 Advantage Coaching & Training (ACT)

The Corporate Coach Program

In Person West Chicago, IL, USA English

TBA

Leonard Coaching Inc.

The Corporate Coach Program

TBA TBA French

TBA

Progress-U Ltd.

International Corporate Coaching Program

Virtual International TBA

TBA

Shift Coaching Inc.

Shift Corporate Coach Program

TBA TBA English

Upcoming WABC Accredited Programs

Start Date Provider Program Format Location Language

Open Enrollment
(apply anytime)

Global Institute of Organizational Coaching

Global IOC Core Corporate Coaching Program

Virtual International English

Open Enrollment
(apply anytime)

Weplusnetwork Ltd

Business Coaching Lab

Virtual International Italian
STEP 3

Earn RCC

To earn RCC, you must meet these requirements:

  • Pass a screening interview with a WABC Accredited (Level 1 – RCC) program instructor, and
  • Meet minimum WABC membership requirements for RCC (currently WABC Affiliate Member), and
  • Be a current WABC member in good standing, and
  • Successfully complete a WABC Accredited (Level 1 – RCC) program. Completion includes passing a written and performance related assessment.
WABC MEMBERSHIP
  • Learn about RCC and membership in our FAQS 
  • Learn more about WABC Membership at JOIN WABC
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Learn Even More

Getting Your Credential

What are all the fees associated with earning my RCC?

Earning your RCC involves the following fees:

  • WABC Accredited (Level 1 – RCC) training program (fees are set by the training provider)
  • WABC membership*
  • Your RCC certificate*

*These fees may be included in the training program pricing. Otherwise, you can find the WABC fees in JOIN WABC.

Maintaining your RCC:

There are currently no fees to maintain your RCC credential.

As an RCC, you can stay engaged with our global community as a WABC member and access exclusive thought leadership and opportunities to build your professional network for an annual fee.

What do you mean when you say “no prerequisite credential required?”

Each WABC credential is intended to be a stand-alone credential, which enables business coaches to pursue the credential that is right for their ambition, professional goals and client needs at any point in their careers.

Our non-linear training approach is purposefully designed to suit the diverse needs of business coaches with flexible and responsive learning options and credentials.

If the program I completed was recently accredited by WABC, am I eligible for an RCC credential?

If your WABC Accredited (Level 1 – RCC) program was recently accredited by WABC, check with your program instructor on your eligibility for RCC.

How long after completing my WABC Accredited (Level 1 – RCC) program do I have to join WABC to be granted my RCC?

You have one year from your graduation date to become a WABC member, as long as you meet the minimum WABC membership requirements for RCC.

What if my WABC membership expires before I complete my program? Can I still get my RCC?

If you were already a WABC member while taking a WABC Accredited (Level 1 – RCC) program but allowed your membership to lapse prior to program completion, you’ll be required to rejoin WABC and pay the associated fees before receiving your RCC.

Promoting Your Credential

How should I list my RCC credential?

RCC may be listed in several ways. Please log in to your dashboard for further guidance and access to applicable WABC logos.

How can I promote my RCC credential?

After you become an RCC, you’ll get access to a digital badge to easily verify and promote your credential on websites, email signatures and other marketing materials.

COMPARE CREDENTIALS

All WABC Credentials

Each WABC credential is intended to be a stand-alone credential. The credential you choose will be based on your  previous coaching experience, skill level, ambition, professional development goals and your client needs.

PRACTITIONER
RCC
ADVANCED
CBC
MASTER
CMBC®
ELITE
ChBC®
Level of Credential RCC is an evidence-based WABC credential held by professionals around the world.

As a highly respected global credential, RCC raises your credibility and positions you as a practitioner business coach with specialized business coaching skills. RCC enables you to support a range of business-oriented and organizational goals and objectives.
CBC is an evidence-based WABC credential held by professionals around the world.

As a highly respected global credential, CBC positions you as an advanced business coach with specialized business coaching skills. CBC enables you to support a wider range of business-oriented and organizational goals and objectives.
CMBC is an evidence-based WABC credential held by professionals around the world.

As a highly esteemed, world-class distinction, CMBC positions you at the leading edge of your field in both expertise and training. CMBC enables you to confidently tackle complex goals that may impact broader business and organizational outcomes.
ChBC is an evidence-based WABC credential held by professionals around the world.

As a highly coveted, world-class distinction, ChBC positions you as being among the best of the best in the business coaching profession worldwide. ChBC demonstrates your significant impact and influence with your senior expertise, specialized knowledge and professional competence to take on the most challenging business coaching engagements.
Eligible Candidates
  • You have no business coaching experience and are looking to start your career in coaching, or
  • You have some business coaching experience but have never taken a formal evidence-based business coach training program and now wish to consolidate your practice fully with best practice, or
  • You’re a senior leader or manager wishing to engage with leadership coaching, or you are moving to a development role within your organization or to freelance work as a business coach, or
  • You’re an internal business coach developing your practice, or
  • You’re an external business coach who works with clients within limited areas of service, or
  • You’re an external consultant wishing to enhance your coaching offer, and
  • You have a minimum of 7 years of business and organizational experience.
  • You have some business coaching experience and want to enhance your client services, and
  • You’re a senior leader or manager wishing to engage with leadership coaching, or you are moving to a development role within your organization or to freelance work as a business coach, or
  • You’re an internal business coach who works beyond the level of manager-ascoach and provides the same level of service expected of external coaches within the confines of your own organization (e.g., coaching to key areas of the organization outside your own line management responsibility), or
  • You’re an external business coach who works with clients within limited areas of service, or
  • You’re an external consultant wishing to enhance your coaching offer, and
  • You have a minimum of 7 years of business and organizational experience.
  • You have extensive experience with business coaching and want to position yourself as a high performer in your industry, and
  • You’re a senior leader or manager wishing to engage with leadership coaching, or you are moving to a development role within your organization or to freelance work as a business coach, or
  • You’re an internal business coach who works at senior levels of management and provides the same level of service expected of external coaches within the confines of your own organization (you may have gained experience across a range of organizations), or
  • You’re an external business coach who works across a range of organizations and at senior levels of management, or
  • You’re an external consultant wishing to enhance your coaching offer and often work across a range of organizations and at senior levels of management, and
  • You have a minimum of 5 years business coaching experience, plus a minimum of 7 years of business and organizational experience.
  • You want to take your place among the very top business coaches in the world today, and
  • You’re a senior leader or manager heavily utilizing business coaching, or
  • You’re an internal business coach who works at senior levels of management and provides the same level of expertise expected of senior external coaches within the confines of your own organization (you may have gained experience across a range of organizations), or
  • You’re an external business coach who works across a range of organizations and at senior levels of management, and
  • You have a minimum of 5 years of senior and intensive business coaching experience, plus a minimum of 7 years of business and organizational experience, and
  • You also possess:
    • The ability to demonstrate an indepth knowledge of business coaching, professionalism, leadership and significant achievements in the field, and a commitment to contributing to your and others’ professional development
    • The ability to evidence significant profile within the field
    • A reflective ability to meet the high assessment standards.
Program Duration & Hours (approx.)DURATION
1.5–3 months

HOURS
Up to 75–150 total learning hours
DURATION
4.5–9 months

HOURS
Up to 300–600 total learning hours
DURATION
12–24 months

HOURS
Up to 1200–1800 total learning hours
DURATION
3–12 months

HOURS
Up to 900 total learning hours
Program Options Available
  • Full length
  • Fast track
  • Assessment only (this will be less than the duration and hours shown above)
  • Full length
  • Fast track
  • Assessment only (this will be less than the duration and hours shown above)
  • Full length
  • Fast track
  • Assessment only (this will be less than the duration and hours shown above)
  • Full length
  • Assessment only (this will be less than the duration and hours shown above)
Program Modes Available Many modes available depending on program enrolled in (e.g. in-person, virtual, blended)Many modes available depending on program enrolled in (e.g. in-person, virtual, blended)Many modes available depending on program enrolled in (e.g. in-person, virtual, blended)Many modes available depending on program enrolled in (e.g. in-person, virtual, blended)
Program Supervision Appropriate supervision is providedAppropriate supervision is providedAppropriate supervision is providedAppropriate supervision is provided
Program Completion Deliverables
  • Written assessment
  • Performance assessment
  • Written assessment
  • Performance assessment
  • Written assessment
  • Performance assessment
  • Self-directed research project
  • Self-directed portfolio project (or other suitable deliverable)
  • Final examination by an Assessment Board
Re-certification RequirementsThere are no requirements to maintain your RCC credential
  • Remain a WABC member in good standing as, at least, a WABC Affiliate Memberand
  • Submit your Professional Development Record (PDR), including client input, for approval five years from the date you graduate from your WABC Accredited® program option, and every five years thereafter
  • Remain a WABC member in good standing as, at least, a WABC Full Member and
  • Submit your Professional Development Record (PDR), including client input, for approval five years from the date you graduate from your WABC Accredited® program option, and every five years thereafter
  • Remain a WABC member in good standing as, at least, a WABC Full Member and
  • Submit your Professional Development Record (PDR), including client input, for approval five years from the date you graduate from your WABC Accredited® program option, and every five years thereafter
WABC Standards
Legal WABC reserves all rights in connection with the Registered Corporate Coach (RCC) credential, including the right to change the requirements of RCC credential, and to replace RCC credential.WABC reserves all rights in connection with the WABC Certified Business Coach (CBC) credential, including the right to change the requirements of CBC credential, and to replace CBC credential.WABC reserves all rights in connection with the WABC Certified Master Business Coach (CMBC) credential, including the right to change the requirements of CMBC credential, and to replace CMBC credential.WABC reserves all rights in connection with the Chartered Business Coach (ChBC) credential, including the right to change the requirements of ChBC credential, and to replace ChBC credential.
THE MARK OF DISTINCTION

WABC Accredited® Means Better Business Coaching

When you earn any of WABC’s credentials for business coaches—RCC, CBC, CMBC® or ChBC®—you will enroll in a WABC Accredited program. All WABC Accredited programs undergo rigorous independent initial assessment, and providers are regularly reviewed to ensure they continue to meet our standards of excellence. This ensures their programs continue to be relevant to the market and meet our exacting global standards for business coach training programs.

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YOUR NEXT STEPS

Registered Corporate Coach

RCC™ raises your credibility and positions you as a practitioner business coach with specialized business coaching skills.

Become an RCC™

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Explore All WABC Credentials

If RCC isn’t quite the right fit for you, we’ll have a WABC credential that is.

Whether you are beginning your coaching journey (RCC), enhancing your professional services (CBC), mastering coaching specialties (CMBC®) or taking on the most demanding coaching assignments in the market (ChBC®), WABC has a credential to suit your ambition, professional goals and client needs.