Program Cost

$3300 Regular Price

$2900 Early Bird Price

If paid by January 31, 2014


Prerequisites include: Minimum four-year degree in a child or human services related field (exceptions may be granted by the instructor for significant other training or applicable life experience). Must have access to a Microsoft-enabled computer and phone for classes, be able to attend all dates listed above, and perform required volunteer parent coaching in order to become certified.

Register By Mail

If you’d prefer to register by mail:

1. Download the PDF Registration Form
2. Print and fill out completely
3. Make check payable to Center for the Challenging Child.
4. Mail form and check to:

Parenting Coach Certification Registration,
Center for the Challenging Child
2233 University Ave. W., Suite 325
St. Paul, MN 55114

Quotes from parenting coach certification students: “I find it invigorating and thought-provoking in the very best ways!” – Stacey Slotty

“Thanks for the training. It is really helping me work with the foster children on my case loads and the families I work with. I have referred your book and web site to lots of people. Very good material.” – Rhonda Braswell-Behring

Parenting Coach Certification

48 CEUs

Associate Level

by Tina Feigal, M.S.Ed. & other professionals

Part I: Virtual Classes

Virtual classes are from 9a-3p with a 1 hour break for lunch;
each class has significant pre-reading commitments

February 14, 2014 Overview of parent coaching, child development

March 14, 2014 Present Moment parenting, physiological effect of communication

April 11, 2014 Parenting children with ADHD, Asperger’s and Autism

May 8, 2014 Parenting children with Reactive Attachment Disorder & adoption

June 13, 2014 Parenting Gifted children

July 11, 2014 Parenting with attachment and attunement

Part II: In-Person Intensive Weekend Summit

Held in Minneapolis/St. Paul from Friday 1pm – Sunday 12:30pm

August 8, 9, 10, 2014 Coaching demo, Trauma Informed Parenting

Part III: Group Expert-lead Consultation (via conference call)

Classes are held from 10am-12noon; active parent coaching with a volunteer family is required

September 12, 2014

October 10, 2014

November 14, 2014

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