Ask the Experts

How Can I Become an ADHD Coach?

What you need to know to start on this rewarding career.

Q: I am very interested in pursuing a career in ADD coaching. Can you tell me what kind of education I would need to become certified as an ADD coach?”


So far there are no certification requirements established for ADD coaching, only coaching in general. As reference, the guidelines and requirements for certification for coach practitioner and master coach practitioner can be found at the International Coaching Federation’s website.

Coaching an ADDer, however, involves more than what is offered in a general coaches training. Here are some institutions that focus on training ADHD coaches.

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You can also learn more about what is involved in ADHD coaching through the ADHD Coaches Organization, a international professional member group that provides resources for coaches and those searching for them.

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Updated on January 7, 2020

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