Certification and education  Credits


Earth-Based Institute (EBI) offers two certifications for those drawn to a professional outdoor career:

Nature-Connected Coach℠ 
Nature-Connected Coach
Transformational Wilderness Guide

Nature-Connected Coaching is a Level 2 accredited program by the International Coach Federation (ICF), the world’s largest coaching organization. Upon successful completion graduates are qualified to obtain a Professional Certified Coach credential. No experience nor prior training is required to enroll in the NCC program.

Transformational Wilderness Guiding (TWG) is an advanced training for those who wish to work with clients and groups in remote wilderness locations. NCC certification is the prerequisite for TWG.  

ICF offers the only globally recognized, independent credentialing program for coach practitioners.

ICF is an independent certification body that offers credentials for programs that train professional coaches. It is the world’s largest membership organization for professional coaches. Earth-based Institute training programs meet the high standards and guidelines set by ICF. Our programs have undergone a rigorous review process and demonstrated that our curricula aligns with the ICF:

  • Core Competencies for coaches
  • Code of Ethics and standards
  • Internationally recognized individual credentialing program

What does certification mean for you?

Completing our coach training will result in both a certification as a Nature-Connected Coach (NCC) and an ICF professional credential as an certified coach. 

The combination of these two ensure that you are receiving the highest quality coach education combined with a unique approach that positions you in a niche market.  As an ICF credentialed coach you are able to work with clients globally and apply Nature-Connected Coaching to many different modalities, such as Life Coaching, Wellness Coaching, and Business Coaching. 

The NCC program offers you over 315 hours of coach training that includes our unique nature-connected approach with over 251 hours of direct synchronous instruction in professional coaching skills and competencies. Obtaining this credential goes way beyond just the education. It shows the world that you have both the experience and skill set to truly support your clients' success. With this certification you can proudly call yourself a Professional Coach, separating your from others in the field who call themselves "coaches" without formal training.

EBI follows and teaches the ICF Code of Ethics and it is our intention to hold diversity, inclusion, belonging, and justice as core values influencing the decisions we make and actions we take within our organization.

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