Coach Training Accreditations

The Spencer Institute is a professional coaching school, and has the following designations:

We are a California licensed corporation.


The Spencer Institute is ACCREDITED by The Certification and Accreditation Board of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP).
The AADP is a professional accrediting association which recognizes traditional and non-traditional programs in the United States and around the world.

The Spencer Institute is the coaching division of (NESTA) National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association.

Together, we have more than 55,000 members/graduates in over 50 countries.

The Spencer Institute Life Strategies Coaching program is approved for continuing education units for MFTs (Marriage and Family Therapists) and LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Workers). Call for details.

Spencer Institute graduates qualify to receive Professional Liability Insurance from Fitness & Wellness Insurance (a division of Philadelphia Insurance Companies)

Spencer Institute programs are approved for continuing education credits/units for the following: NESTA (National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association, ITCA (International Triathlon Coaching Association), MMACA (Mixed Martial Arts Conditioning Association), and ISSA (International Sport Science Association) – See each program for specific approvals.

FACTS about the ICF (International Coaching Federation): The ICF is not a government agency. They are not regulated or overseen by any federal, state or local government agency. Coaching is not a government regulated industry. Coaching is NOT part of the allied health field or the fields of counseling, therapy, or clinical psychology.


We are a division with NESTA, a member of the National Organization for Competency Assurance [NOCA]

Dun & Bradsteet

We are listed with Dun & Bradstreet #883816175

Our Life Strateiges Coach Certiifcation program is approved for 20 hours of CEUs by the (ISSA) International Sports Science Association. Provider #08-5544

IDEA Member

Member of IDEA
The Association of Fitness Professionals

American Whole Health Association member

We are listed with the American Whole Health Association as an alternative health educator and practitioner.