Program Cost

$3300 Regular Price

$2900 Early Bird Price

If paid by June 15, 2017


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.”

Register By Mail






To register online with your credit card, click the button above.

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 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

Associate Level

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

Part I: Virtual Classes - Final Thursdays of the Month, except November 21.

Virtual classes are on Skype for Business (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.

June 29, 2017 Overview of parent coaching, child development

July 27, 2017 Present Moment parenting, physiological effects of communication

August 31, 2017 Parenting children with ADHD, Asperger’s and Autism

September 28, 2017  Parenting children with Reactive Attachment Disorder & adoption

October 27, 28, 29, 2017 Weekend Intensive (see below) 

November 21, 2017 (Note Tuesday instead of Thursday) Parenting gifted children

December 28, 2017 Parenting with attachment and attunement

Part II: In-Person Intensive Weekend Summit


Held at the University of MN Continuing Education and Conference Center
St. Paul, MN.  Meals are included. $299 per person, if attending just the intensive.

October 27, 28, 29, 2017  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.

January 25, 2018

February 22, 2018

March 29, 2018

Recent Testimonials From Happy Parents