Coaching is unlocking people’s potential to maximize their own performance.”

– John Whitmore…

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.

ICF ACSTH Coach Certification

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

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 Credentialing Process
ICF Credentialing 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.

Certified Performance Leadership Coach 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.

Certified Performance Leadership Coach (CPLC) Certification Program

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.

Coach Certification Fees

The program fees for this ICF Coach Certification program are:

1. Coaching for Performance and Capability Development$ 880.00
2. Emotional Intelligence (EQ) for Transformational Leadership$ 865.00
3. Team Leadership for Performance and Results$ 900.00
Enhancing Coaching Capabilities through Mentor Coaching$1,050.00*
Total Program Fee$3,695.00
  • 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 Lim, 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 Tang AP Head, Human Resources, Semiconductor Industry

“I can see how the power of effective coaching inspires greater performance and potential in a team and organization. Throughout the workshop, I felt engaged, motivated and excited about my role as an effective coach. It was indeed an enjoyable and valuable experience” Healthcare Industry participant

“The Instructors are very patient in dealing with our myriad of questions and very well versed in their field of expertise. I would hope all potentials interested in Coaching would have the opportunity to learn from them.” Hospitality industry participant 

“A value added and fruitful course that all should not miss. Extremely engaging and the facilitators are able to bring forward the learnings easily to all the participants” Idemitsu International participant

Coach Certification – Getting Started

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.