Become a Certified Parent Coach

Would you like a career that allows you to work with parents, foster parents, kinship parents and other caregivers, teaching them hands-on, here-and-now tools for bringing about rapid and dramatic improvement in their child’s behavior?

Does the thought of being able to help parents and caregivers strengthen bonds while teaching children new and effective ways of interacting with their world appeal to you? How about lifting parents to their higher selves, so they can lift their children to theirs?

You’ve come to the right place.

Here's what one of our current students says about the class:

"Thank you so much! I love that what you teach aligns so much with what we have learned over the years. Parenting perspectives are so varied and rarely line up with how we approach things. Today's class was exactly what I was hoping it would be! Can't wait to read your book."   - Michelle Gerdon, foster/adoptive parent, coach trainee

Parenting Coach Certification (Click on the box  below for registration info.)

48 CEUs - Certified Parenting Coach

by Tina Feigal, M.S.Ed. & other skilled professionals at Anu Family Services

Part I: Virtual Classes - Third Thursdays starting on September 26, 2019

Virtual classes are on Zoom (you’ll receive a link to join, nothing to download on your computer) from 9a-3p CT with a 1-hour break for lunch.

Each class has significant reading commitments.

Online class dates: Note: The early bird deadline is Sept. 12, 2019 for this class. 

Virtual classes are on Zoom (you’ll receive a link to join) from 9a-3p Central Time with a 1-hour break for lunch.

Each class has significant reading commitments.

Our virtual class is taught by Tina Feigal with the Weekend Intensive in St. Paul, MN.

Online class dates: Third Thursdays 

September 26, 2019 Overview of parent coaching, child development

October 24, 2019  Present Moment parenting, physiological effects of communication

November 21, 2019 Parenting children with ADHD, Asperger’s and Autism

December 19, 2019  Parenting children with Reactive Attachment Disorder & adoption

January 16, 2020 Parenting gifted children

February 13, 2020  Parenting with attachment and attunement

Part II: In-Person Weekend Intensive


March 12, 13, 14, 2020  Grief, Loss, Trauma; Coaching demo; Trauma-Effective Parenting
Friday 1pm – Sunday 12:30pm
Location to be announced.  Saturday lunch is included.  Snacks are provided for all three days.  

Part III:  Instructor mentoring on your practice coaching once a month for three months.  Takes place on Zoom.

Thursday, April 9, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Central Time
Thursday, May 7, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Thursday, June 4, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Consults are now available for Parenting Coach Certification Graduates!

$160/hour for individual consultation

$60/hour for group consultation (minimum of 3)

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Registration Information

Program Cost

$3899 Regular Price

$3499 Early Bird Price

If paid by September 5, 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.

Payments in 2 equal installments are allowed.

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.”

Program Cost

We now have:

  • $100 discount for applying for the scholarship (just make your payment $3399 before September 5 and $3799 after that date). The winner will be refunded the amount paid.  
  • payments in 2 parts – August 10 and September 5 for the early bird rate
  • new group rates (5-9 participants and 10% off and 10+ participants 15% off!)
    Click here to email with questions. 

Click the red button above to pay by credit card.  

To pay by check: 

1. Download the PDF Registration and Scholarship Forms

2. Complete the forms by typing in your responses and printing them.

3. Make check payable to Anu Family Services. If needed, we can send an invoice.

4. Mail forms and check to:  

Parenting Coach Certification Registration
Center for the Challenging Child/Anu Family Services
901 Fourth St., Suite 180
Hudson, WI 54016