Program Cost

$3899 Regular Price

$3499 Early Bird Price

If paid by January 10, 2019


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.

From a certified coach/certified pediatric nurse practitioner:

“I have 8 slots this week filled with parent coaching clients!  It’s growing and I am really enjoying working with parents on this level.  Thanks so much for everything you have taught me (and keep teaching me).  I have become one of the ripples in the pond that you have dropped a pebble into.”

From a family support worker and recent graduate of the Parenting Coach Certification Program: 

“This past 9 months have provided us an incredible learning platform. I have grown so much personally and as a coach.  I feel privileged to have had this opportunity.”

Register By Mail






To register, email

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 424
St. Paul, MN 55114

Quotes from parenting coach certification students:
“I found it invigorating and thought-provoking in the very best ways! The class was truly phenomenal – great reading, pertinent discussions with intelligent comrades, and relevant topics to explore. I use what I learned every day in my work. What a fabulous, strength-building experience the class was!  ” – 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

Certified Parenting Coach

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

Part I: Virtual Classes - Third Thursdays of the Month

Virtual classes are on Zoom (you’ll receive a link to join) from 9a-3p CT with a 1-hour break for lunch.
Each class has significant pre-reading commitments.

February 17, 2019 Overview of parent coaching, child development

March 21, 2019  Present Moment parenting, physiological effects of communication

April 18, 2019 Parenting children with ADHD, Asperger’s and Autism

May 16, 2019  Parenting children with Reactive Attachment Disorder & adoption

June 20, 2019 Parenting gifted children

July 18, 2019  Parenting with attachment and attunement

Part II: In-Person Intensive Weekend Summit


Held at the University of MN Continuing Education and Conference Center, 1890 Buford Ave.,
St. Paul, MN.  Meals are included. $349 per person, if attending just the intensive.

August 16, 17, 18, 2019  Grief, Loss, Trauma; Coaching demo; Trauma-Effective Parenting
Friday 1pm – Sunday 12:30pm

*Anyone who coaches/advises parents in any capacity is invited to this weekend intensive.*

Come and get a taste of the full 10-month course!
Write for information and to register.

Accommodations are being reserved at the Best Western PLUS Bandana Square. Mention Anu Family Services/Center for the Challenging Child when making your reservation.  If you drive, parking is $6 per day at the Conference Center.

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

Classes are held by phone from 10am-12noon.
Three active parent coaching sessions with a volunteer family are required, one before each class.

September 19, 2019

October 17, 2019

November 21, 2019

“This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886759188-6664) for 48 continuing education contact hours.”  Exceptions: New York, Michigan, New Jersey, Idaho, Oregon, West Virginia

Recent Testimonials From Happy Parents