ADHD Coach Training Programs

In order to be recognized as a Professional ADHD Coach, one must either have completed a fully integrated ADHD Coach Training Program, or completed at least 60 hours of ICF-compliant life coach training plus at least 35 hours of ADHD coach training from recognized sources.

The following are the recognized sources of ADHD Coach training.


Fully Integrated ADHD Coach Training Programs

ADD Coach Academy (ADDCA)

URL: addca.com
Instructors: David Giwerc, Barbara Luther, and staff
Courses are offered in English

  • Simply ADHD – Module 99 (19.5 hours)
  • Personal Transformation – Module 100 (27 hours)
  • Basic ADHD Coach Training – Modules 101-104 (91.5 hours)
  • Advanced ADHD Coach Training – Modules 201-207 (182.5 hours)
  • Professional Advanced ADHD Coach Training (137.5 hours)
  • Mastery ADHD Coach Training – 300 level (30 hours)

Coach Approach for Organizers

“ADHD is an explicit and dedicated part of every course we teach. We consider our training ADHD Coach training.” — Denslow Brown

URL: coachapproachfororganizers.com
Instructors: Denslow Brown, Cameron Gott, and staff
Courses are offered in English

  • Intro Coach Training
  • Foundation Training
  • Advanced Coach Training

ICF Approved International ADHD Coach Training Center (IACTCenter)

“Teaching the Change We Want to See in the World” ~Laurie Dupar

 

URL: www.IACTCenter.com
Instructors: Laurie Dupar and team
Courses offered virtually in English and available internationally

 

Certified ADHD Life Coach (CALC) Training Program

For those who want an advanced knowledge of ADHD and master the skills and competencies of a Certified ADHD Life Coach (CALC). Unique to this program is the concurrent integrated curriculum on building your ADHD Coaching business.

  • Foundations of ADHD for Coaches (18 hours)
  • Growth: Tools for Awareness and Change (24 hours)
  • CORE: Essential Coaching Skills for the ADHD Life Coach (24 hours)
  • ADHD Life Coaching Labs (18 hours)
  • ADHD Coach Mentoring (5 hours)
  • Build Your ADHD Coaching Business (36 hrs)

Total: 125 hrs

Associate Coach (IAC) Training Program

Ideal for those who want to learn the skills and competencies of ADHD life coaching without the goal of becoming a credentialed coach.

  • Foundations of ADHD for Coaches (18 hrs)
  • Growth: Tools for Awareness and Change (24hrs)
  • CORE: Essential Coaching Skills for the ADHD Life Coach (24 hrs)
  • ADHD Life Coaching Labs (18 hrs)
  • Build Your ADHD Coaching Business (36 hrs)
Total: 120 hrs

 

Foundations of ADHD for Coaches Stand Alone Course

For those who want the benefit of an advanced in-depth understanding of ADHD, but are not currently pursuing certification as an ADHD Life Coach.
  • Six week/12 classes – Total 18 hrs

 

ICF Accredited Program from JST Coaching & Training

URL: jstcoaching.com
Instructors: Jodi Sleeper-Triplett and faculty 

Courses offered in English and Spanish, virtually and in-person

 

Empowering Students Through CoachingStudent and ADHD Coach Training Program

80 ACSTH hours of fully integrated research-based ADHD and life coach training, spanning ages 8-adult. 

This course includes:

  • 60 hours in-class discussion and practicum, 
  • 20 hours self-study, 
  • 25 hours of buddy coaching practice,
  • 10 hours of ICF required mentoring with additional group mentoring available

Coaching Teens & College Students with ADHD

This course is designed for coaches interested in adding ADHD student coaching to their toolbox and for non-coaches looking for an opportunity to learn coaching skills prior to committing to our fully integrated 80-hour program.

  • 35 ACSTH hours of ADHD and life coach training 
  • Hours can be used towards an ICF or CCE-Global Credential
  • Deep discounts provided for those who choose to continue on with Empowering Students Through Coaching. 

 


Specialty ADHD Coach Training Programs

Career Services Specialty Training

This course is for trained ADHD coaches who wish to add career coaching to their skill set.

URL: Denise von Pressentin
Instructor: Wilma Fellman
Course is offered in English

  • Career Services Specialty Training (13 hours)

Coach Approach for Organizers

Coach Approach for Organizers offers a fully integrated ADHD Coach Training Program. For those who have completed life coach training elsewhere, the courses listed below are accepted by the ACO towards the required minimum of 35 ADHD Coach Training hours.

URL: coachapproachfororganizers.com
Instructors: Denslow Brown, Cameron Gott, and staff
Courses are offered in English

  • Brain-Based Coaching
  • Life and ADHD Coaching
  • ADHD Education: Knowledge is Power
  • Coaching the ADHD Client from Awareness to Action
  • Core Competency Intensives: ADHD

Framing the ADHD Experience Before Coaching Begins

This course is for trained ADHD coaches who wish to add this evidence-based awareness- and skills-building method to their skill set.

URL: Contact the instructor for more information.
Instructor: Joyce Kubik
Course is offered in English

  • Framing the ADHD Experience Before Coaching Begins (12 hours)

Impact Coaching Academy

Impact Coaching Academy offers a complete life coach training program as well as this ADHD Coaching specialty course. For those who have completed life coach training, the course listed below is accepted by the ACO towards the required minimum of 35 ADHD Coach Training hours.

URL: impactcoachingacademy.com
Instructor: Tereasa Jones
Course is offered in English

  • ADHD Coach Training (30 hour)

Live ADHD Free Coach Training Program

Our mission is to help you use your own natural talents and personal resources to become a successful ADHD coach.
URL: https://liveadhdfree.com/programs/adhd-coach-training/
Instructor: Carol Gignoux

Mentor Coach

Mentor Coach offers a complete life coach training program as well as these ADHD Coaching specialty courses. For those who have completed life coach training, the courses listed below are accepted by the ACO towards the required minimum of 35 ADHD Coach Training hours.

URL: mentorcoach.com
Instructor: Alan Graham
Courses are offered in English

  • The Positive Psychology and ADHD Coaching Master Class (12 hour)
  • The Positive Psychology and ADHD Coaching Master Class – Students & Parents (13 hours)
  • The Positive Psychology and ADHD Coaching Master Class – Adults (13 hours)

Ola Coaching

Ola Coaching offers a complete life coach training program in Spanish as well as this ADHD Coaching specialty course. For those who have completed life coach training, the course listed below is accepted by the ACO towards the required minimum of 35 ADHD Coach Training hours.

URL: olacoach.com
Instructor: Lupita Volio
Course is offered in Spanish

  • Coaching TDA (17.5 hours)

PTS Coaching: ADHD Parent Coaching Academy

Parent training has been identified as one of the most important variables in helping children with ADHD thrive. Develop best practices and strategies to improve child behavior and performance at home, in school, and in life. Expand your practice by providing direct parenting support.

URL: http://www.ptscoaching.com/parent-coach-academy/
Instructor:  Cindy Goldrich
Course is offered in English

  • Earn 30 CEU’s from ICF and CCE Global

Additional Sources of ADHD Coach Training Hours

Additionally, any PAAC-accredited hours from:

  • Conference session hours at ACO, ADDA, and CHADD conferences
  • ICF’s ADHD Community of Practice Calls

Final Notes

The accepted ADHD coach trainings listed above are the known and active ADHD Coach training programs. Several well-respected ADHD Coach training programs are no longer offered.

If you are already trained as an ADHD Coach and don’t see your school or teacher listed above, please contact us at [email protected] for more information about how to get on the ACO’s List of Professional ADHD Coaches.

If you are a trainer and see an oversight or error in the above list, please contact us at [email protected] to correct the problem.

And finally, the field of ADHD Coaching is growing rapidly. If you are aware of an ADHD Coach training program not on this list, please contact us at [email protected] so we can evaluate the program for inclusion in this list of Accepted ADHD Coach Training Programs.

Thank you, and welcome to our ever-growing community of Professional ADHD Coaches!