What are the details of our executive function coaching certification program?
Updated: Oct 23
Are you a teacher seeking to improve your ability to support students with executive function challenges?
Or a school administrator seeking high-impact professional development programs for your hard-working teachers?
You've come to the right place! Learn more about our executive function coaching program.
Is the course a curriculum I can teach to other students?
This course will teach you how to run the process of providing executive function coaching sessions to students — it is not a curriculum that you teach, but rather a process you use to help them manage school.
As part of the process, you will also learn how to facilitate Family Team Meetings with students and their caregivers to increase overall buy-in to your approach.
How many hours does it take to complete the course?
The course comprises a total of 12 hours of mandatory components—6 hours for live classes and 6 hours for homework assignments outside of class.
Additionally, there are 3 optional meetings you can attend, each totaling 3 hours. Therefore, if you opt to attend the optional meetings, the course could take up to 15 hours to complete.
How do I obtain my certificate?
Once you complete all the modules, click on the course, “Live certification program” and click complete, and continue to go all the way through until you’ve completed all modules.
At that point, you will also get the badges which you can share on LinkedIn or any other social media platform.
To get started, go to this page and click “sign in” in the menu section:
Who is this program for?
Professionals who are interested in both the technique of executive function coaching, and who also want guidance on the practical aspects of working as an executive function coach, either as a part-time or full-time career.
Where are the classes?
The classes will be held via Live Zoom sessions. After enrolling, you will receive access to the official course overview which has all the meeting links, slide decks, and course resources.
What is the focus of each class?
Class 1: Learn how to find families that are the perfect fit for your coaching.
Class 2: Learn how to track progress with families effectively
Class 3: Learn how to set goals with students
Class 4: Learn how to teach EF skills and structure sessions
Class 5: Learn how to guide the family
Class 6: Learn how to launch your practice
How long is each class?
Each class is 60 minutes long. Every class has slight variations, but the structure for each class is as follows:
Presentation (approximately 30 minutes)
Small group discussions (10 minutes)
Question and Answer (15 minutes)
Preview of next meeting (5 minutes)
How does it work?
You need to attend at least 4 out of the 6 live sessions to earn your certificate. If you cannot attend four of the 6 live classes, you can watch the recording and must attend an office hour meeting to make up for the missed class.
What if I cannot attend because of the time zone difference?
Typically, we don't make exceptions for not joining the live classes, as they provide valuable opportunities for interaction and learning.
However, if you have special circumstances or if there are specific barriers preventing you from joining the live classes and you are willing to do the next cohort asynchronously, we can discuss possible agreements to accommodate your situation.
Please contact us with your requests.
Can I join this class from another country?
Yes! We have had participants in Germany, the United Kingdom, and Australia. We welcome learners from all over the world.
What if I can't make this one?
Use the link below to sign up for updates on when we will launch another training program. We plan on doing these 4 times a year.
How long will I have access to the course videos?
You will have access to the course materials, academy, and membership for 7 days following the final session. If you need additional time or accommodations to access the material, please contact us for support.
The videos cannot be saved, but you can keep the slide decks, workbook, and other course materials.
What if I need more support during the course or once the course is completed?
If you have very specific questions that need addressing, we have additional live calls outside of the 6 scheduled classes where we can provide further guidance.
Furthermore, if you're interested, you can also join the academy membership after the course for ongoing support in setting up your online practice. The membership has many benefits which include:
Twice monthly live Q&A sessions
Unlimited 1-to-1 support through our community group
A profile listed on our EF coaches directory
The complete "How To Attract EF Coaching Clients" course
A searchable library of all our videos, live Q&A calls, and more
Reduced costs for booking 1-to-1 coaching sessions with academy coaches
How much does the course cost?
The complete price of the course is $697.
If you are subscribed to the mailing list, there are special offers shared including early-bird pricing.
How can I learn more about the executive function certification course?
The program is not available for purchase. It is run throughout the year as a live course and to get updates on when the next enrollment window will be opening, you can subscribe to this email list.
Our Executive Function Coaching program is designed to equip professionals like teachers and school administrators with the practical skills and knowledge to significantly impact students struggling with executive function challenges.
With a manageable time commitment of just 12 to 15 hours, this program is perfect for busy professionals. The course is flexible, allowing you to make up for missed classes, and even offers optional meetings for deepening your understanding.
All of this comes with the assurance of a certificate, further validating your expertise in the field. The course content is delivered via Live Zoom sessions, making it accessible no matter where you are.
Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to enhance your professional skills and make a tangible difference in the lives of students. We offer this course twice a year, so if you can't make it this round, be sure to sign up for updates on future programs.
For those still on the fence, remember that access to course materials is available for a week after the program ends, allowing you to review and solidify your learning.
Make the informed decision to join us and elevate your skills as an executive function coach. Subscribe to our email list to stay updated on future enrollment windows. Your journey to becoming a more effective educator starts here!
About the author
Sean G. McCormick is the founder of Executive Function Specialists, an online coaching business that guides middle, high school, and college students in overcoming procrastination, disorganization and anxiety by teaching time management, prioritization and communication skills so they feel motivated, prepared, and empowered.
He also founded the Executive Function Coaching Academy which trains special education teachers, school psychologists and other professionals to support students with ADHD and executive function challenges.