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ICF Coach Certification

Certified Performance Leadership Coach (CPLC)

The Certified Performance Leadership Coach (CPLC) certification program is targeted at leaders, HR practitioners and professionals seeking to be an ICF credentialed coach. The program aims to equip learners with the coaching competencies to coach at the individual and team level. So as to enhance performance and achieve organisational goals.

The CPLC certification is accredited by International Coaching Federation (ICF) under the Approved Coach Specific Training Hours (ACSTH) credentialing pathway.

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Becoming an ICF Credentialed Coach

The first step to becoming a professional coach is to decide which regulatory body to be associated with. For example, ICF is the largest global organisation dedicated to professional coaching. More importantly, ICF is regarded as the main accrediting and credentialing body for both training programs and coaches.

BP Coach Training is an accredited training provider delivering coach certification program in Asia Pacific. Our organisation is also a SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) Registered Training Provider (RTP) delivering WSQ (Workforce Skills Qualification) program under the Skills Framework.

ICF Credential Requirements

To attain the first level of ICF credential of Associate Certified Coach (ACC), the requirements are:

  • Complete a minimum of 60 hours of coach-specific training
  • Complete 10 hours of mentor coaching
  • Clocked 100 coaching hours (70 hours* must be paid-coaching, 30 hours can be pro-bono coaching) – no time limit
  • Performance evaluation (one audio recording and written transcript of a coaching session to be uploaded with your application)
  • Complete an online Coach Knowledge Assessment, administered by ICF Global
  • Receive ICF ACC credential upon successful completion

*In response to the COVID-19 crisis, ICF has temporarily increased the proportion of eligible pro bono coaching hours for coaches who apply for their ACC by December 31, 2021. Beginning January 1, 2022, ACC applicants will once again be required to document at least 75 hours of paid coaching experience. At least 25 of these hours must occur within the 24 months prior to submitting the application for the credential

ICF Credential Process

Most training providers will offer the first two items as part of the ICF Coach Certification program. After that, individuals who are pursuing the ICF ACC credential under the ACSTH pathway can complete the rest of the requirements at their own time.

CPLC Certification Program Outline

Overall, there are 3 modules and mentor coaching that learners would need to complete under the Certified Performance Leadership Coach (CPLC) certification program as shown below:

Total Program = 60 hours coach-specific training and 10 hours of mentor coaching

For more information on the course outline, objectives, eligible SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) funding and schedules, please click on each module title above.

CPLC Coach Certification Process

Certified Performance Leadership Coach (CPLC) Modules

Upcoming Courses
  • Dec 08

    Team Leadership for Performance and Results (WSQ)

    M Hotel - Singapore

  • Dec 15

    Enhancing Coaching Capabilities through Mentor Coaching

    M Hotel - Singapore

  • Jan 05

    Coaching for Performance and Capability Development 2.0 (WSQ)

    M Hotel - Singapore

  • Jan 19

    Emotional Intelligence (EQ) for Transformational Leadership (WSQ)

    M Hotel - Singapore

  • Feb 16

    Team Leadership for Performance and Results (WSQ)

    M Hotel - Singapore

Learning Methodology

This program is structured to provide learners the flexibility to complete the modules at their own pace. However, learners must complete all the 3 modules and mentor coaching to earn the “Certified Performance Leadership Coach” certificate.

As part of scaffolding learning strategy, the learner would firstly have to complete Module 1 first. Essentially, this covers the foundation of coaching which include the basic core coaching skills and process.

Secondly, upon learning the foundational skills, he can proceed to Module 2, which will focus on transformational coaching. As a result, this will allow the learner to hone the necessary skills to “Coach the Person”. This means helping the coachee become aware of the obstacles that is preventing him to decide and change. In short, the learner will acquire the skills to coach one-on-one in Module 1 & 2.

Finally, in Module 3, the learner will acquire the skills to coach one-to-many. This is important especially for a leader or team coach to improve team performance and achieve the organisational results.

Program Objectives

What will you get at the end of the program?

  • Practical coaching skills to enhance individual/team capabilities and performance
  • Techniques to facilitate mindset and behavioral change in others
  • Team coaching skills to enable high-performing teams to achieve organisational goals
  • Accelerated pathway towards becoming an ICF credentialed coach

Successful participant will receive a “Certified Performance Leadership Coach” certificate accredited under the ICF ACSTH program.

To find out more about the different ICF credentialing pathways, please click here.

Course Fees

The total program fees for this ICF Coach Certification program is $3,695.00.

Coaching for Performance and Capability Development (Foundation)


  • 2 Days
  • Module 1
Emotional Intelligence for Transformational Leadership (Advanced)


  • 2 Days
  • Module 2
Team Leadership for Performance and Results (One-to-Many Team Coaching)


  • 2 Days
  • Module 3
Enhancing Coaching Capabilities through Mentor Coaching


  • 1 Day
  • Module 4
  • All pricing are in Singapore dollars.
  • Fee stated is per participant price.

SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) have accredited the first 3 modules under the WSQ Skills Framework. In other words, Singapore Citizen (SC) or Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR) are eligible for SSG Training Grant Subsidy. However, participants must meet the minimum attendance requirements and to pass the assessments to be eligible for the subsidy, Please contact us for more details.

*Promotional rate of $650.00 per participant for the Mentor coaching will be applicable for existing participants who have completed all the 3 modules with our organisation.  

These modules are also approved for NTUC UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme) funding. NTUC members can defray up to half of the out-of-pocket expenses for course fees. More details on how to use NTUC UTAP funding are available at this link.


Here are some testimonials from our coach certification program participants.

“Laurence and Eng Neo expertly and effectively facilitated this programme. I have learned much and benefited greatly from it. Would highly recommend it to others.” CapitaLand participant

“This course is very effective, practical and useful in my role as HR manager in coaching leadership team. It is a very practical and engaging session. Trainers are so open to share their experience with us.” Schlumberger participant

“I have just completed my CPLC (Certified Performance Leadership Coach) training with BP Coach. It has been such an enjoyable and fruitful journey to learn from Laurence and Eng Neo who brought their many years of rich real-life corporate management, leadership and performance coaching experiences into our classes.  How Laurence and Eng Neo engaged us during the classes, how they challenged us to be better coaches and mostly how they inspired us to continue in our lifelong learning journey in our profession are what have been key to our learning success. I highly recommend anyone who wishes to be a high performance coach to take this course with BP Coach.” Julie L., Sales Coach, Dexteritas Pte Ltd 

“The CPLC (Certified Performance Leadership Coach) program has brought my focus of coaching to a higher transformational level.  The program is well structured and both facilitators are very knowledgeable in delivering and coaching the participants.  We were given many opportunities to practise and receive feedback from fellow learners. The experiences gained together with the additional advice from the mentor coaches were very valuable.” Juliana T., AP Head, Human Resources, Semiconductor Industry

“Laurence and Eng Neo have this incredible way of engaging the class, typically made up of a diverse mix of senior executives/professionals and characters. They set a comfortable learning pace and simplified the delivery for potentially hard and dull subjects, often with illustrations of real cases. The training mixed with open-floor discussion stood out as a strong format – creating a neutral environment where more learnings amongst professionals were exchanged. More often than not, we find introverts started to share as well. The regular sub-group discussions/activities also enabled bonding to be forged despite the short term nature of the course. I have recommended BP Coach Training to my peers. I am confident this dynamic duo will continue to deliver compelling sessions.” Shoo Shyuan S., Director/ Founder, APAC Media

“The Certified Performance Leadership Coach (CPLC) course was very structured, the contents were good and the format of delivery was excellent. We had sufficient time to practice coaching with each other and obtained valuable feedback from both Laurence and Eng Neo as well as the class participants. I feel better equipped to be an excellent coach after this course. I am now a Certified Performance Leadership Coach. All Thanks to Laurence and Eng Neo for their guidance. I strongly recommend this course to anyone who aspires to be a Certified Performance Leadership coach and pursue the ICF ACC. Laurence and Eng Neo are excellent mentors who are very committed and genuine in helping aspiring coaches to achieve their goals.” Y. Cheng Lian, Coach, Mentor, and Training Consultant

“I attended a series of workshops under the Certified Performance Leadership Coach program by BP Coach Pte Ltd as part of fulfilling the requirements to become an ICF certified coach.  I found the workshop format of  teaching the concepts/principles along with the practice sessions to be very helpful in reinforcing my learning.  I particularly find the T-GROW model and the incorporation of emotional intelligence to be very powerful.  Both the instructors, Laurence and Eng Neo, were engaging,  very experienced, clear communicators and gave very valuable feedbacks for my improvement.   The biggest beneficiaries of my learning experience to be a coach are the people I coached as part of my 100 hours practice.  Some have found their coaching session with me to be very helpful.  This is only possible through my learning gained from these workshops and the guidance from Laurence and Eng Neo.” Jackson L., Learning Consultant

“It has been one of the best structured, curated and well delivered training course I ever had for a long time. After going thru the 4 workshops, each workshop, through your training and facilitation, it evoked a greater sense of awareness of my skills, attitude, aptitude and passion. I felt coached as I learn to coach.” YF Koh, Senior Manger, Business Partnership, IHL

“Thank you Laurence and Eng Neo for facilitating this wonderful course and sharing so generously with the class. The various modules are well-structured and well-paced, with a lot of real life examples and in-class practicum, which allowed us to reflect, internalise and refine our coaching skills. The elearning platform is well-designed and the varied facilitation methods you’ve used throughout the 4 modules makes our learning more interesting. Will recommend friends to your class!” KK Lee, Director, Public Service

“Both Laurence and Eng Neo are packed with full load of experience, and they are skilled in facilitating our learning. They asked provoking questions and are very patient in giving us the space to integrate our learning.” AN Ang, Life Coach, Integral Space

Coach Certification – Registration

To register for this program, please register for each of the modular program described above.  Register online by clicking the REGISTER button on your preferred training dates of the modules.

Please feel free to contact us, email: or check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) if you have any questions.