Why Divorce
Coaches Academy?

The education you need to begin your career as a professional coach, to maintain your credentials, and to take your practice to the next level.

Taught by industry leaders and subject matter experts on your schedule. Learn from instructors who are out in the field doing what they're training you to do.

Plus your own personal DCA dashboard to access classes, recordings, handouts, and resources - all in one place!

  • Divorce coach certification and training aligned with the shift to mediation and other ADR processes

  • Industry expert instructors in touch with the needs of both clients and divorce professionals

  • Specialty trainings to expand your skills, your market, and your client base

  • Free networking events to connect with other growth-minded professionals

  • An On Demand library of affordable classes to learn and earn CEU's on your own schedule

  • No membership fees or annual dues - there's no extra cost to be part of the DCA™ community

  • DCA™ is actively advocating to raise awareness and standards of practice for the the profession of divorce coaching

Train to Become a DCA™ Certified Divorce Coach

And join the REVOLUTION to lessen the financial and emotional impact of divorce on individuals and families

We know our program doesn't look like the others. That's on purpose. We specifically designed the ADR Divorce Coach training curriculum to prepare you to get amazing results with clients, launch your practice with ease, and earn the respect and trust of other divorce professionals.

No other divorce coach training program provides you with the ADR foundation, conflict resolution skills, structured coaching framework, and professional mentorship you need to confidently step into the world of professional divorce coaching.

We're revolutionary. Want to join us?

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Our Mission

DCA was born out of a passion to serve the profession.

DIVORCE COACHES ACADEMY is committed to the professional development of Certified and Professional Practicing Divorce Coaches. Our primary goal is to support and positively impact the value Divorce Coaches bring to their work with clients navigating the divorce process.


DCA provides accessible, engaging and meaningful online educational opportunities presented by leading industry experts to enhance coaching skills and cultivate successful business practices. Divorce Coaches Academy is the preeminent provider for aspiring or practicing divorce coaching professionals to meet their training and continuing education needs.

Expand your services and reach new clients

With DCA™ Specialty Training

DCA™ offers 3 training intensives to take your skills to the next level and expand your practice. Your certification program gave you the foundation to be an excellent divorce coach, but if you're looking to specialize, choose from:

Pre-Mediation Divorce Coaching
Divorce Conflict Coaching
Conflicted Co-Parenting Coaching


Each program includes:

- Six 90 minutes classroom sessions
- Join live or watch recordings
- Practicums to try out your new skills and get feedback
- Access to slide decks, handouts, and resources
- Instructor office hours for drop-in support
- Use of the PMDC, DCC or CCDC marks upon completion
- 15 hours of CEU credit

PROGRAMS ARE OFFERED SEVERAL TIMES A YEAR. JOIN THE WAIT LIST TO BE THE FIRST TO KNOW WHEN A NEW SESSION OPENS.

Learning Tracks

DCA makes it easy to find what you're looking for. Whether you're just starting out, building your practice, or keeping your skills and knowledge up-to-date, DCA has the right education for every stage and facet of your career. Just click to see the classes and programs that are right for you.


Training That's Right For You
From Certification to Specialization

Divorce Coaches Academy is committed to offering the greatest education value for your investment.

  • Divorce Coach Certification

    DCA's revolutionary approach to divorce coaching is about to change everything. This isn't just coaching. This is a proven framework grounded in the principles of alternative dispute resolution to reduce the financial and emotional impact of divorce on families.

    Our training program doesn't look like the others and that's on purpose. It's designed to be in alignment with the future of divorce, not the past. Developed by successful divorce coaches, mediators, and conflict resolution specialists, our curriculum prepares you for what's next.

  • Continuing Education Single Classes

    Divorce Coaches Academy is designed to be open and accessible to every practicing divorce coach. No annual dues, just choose the class or program you're interested in...and voila, you're in. It's that easy! Join us live or watch the recorded version on your own schedule.

    Classes start at just $25 in the On Demand library and we're adding new classes all the time. So whether you're just starting out, want to polish up your skills and knowledge, or need to earn some CEU's ASAP, you'll find something in the library that's right for you.

  • Mentorship, Specialty Trainings, and Networking

    One of the hardest things about being a solopreneur and independent practitioner is the lack of collaborative work opportunities. If you're searching for a facilitated "think tank' environment, check out our Case Consultation Group or Training Intensives.

    And watch for Socials, Happy Hours, Book Clubs and other special events. We're planning get togethers where practicing, professional coaches can gather for topical discussions or just fun, casual networking.

Who is DCA?

Divorce Coaches Academy is directed by an advisory board of highly successful certified divorce coaches committed to the profession. They represent a variety of backgrounds and each brings particular areas of expertise including finance, mediation, pastoral counseling, and health services. Read on to learn more about our team members.

New Content Monthly

We're always adding new classes and offerings to meet your needs.

Check back frequently as new classes and offerings are added each month. Better yet, join our email list and become a DCA insider so you'll always be the first to know!

Want to join the team as a partner organization or instructor? Awesome! Have a topic you're interested in and would like to see in a future class? Terrific! Visit the Contact Us page and let us know!

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Become a DCA Insider

DCA Insiders are the first to know about all things Divorce Coaches Academy. Whether it's a new class or mentorship group - or a special one-time promotion - as an insider you'll get the latest news and announcements delivered straight to your inbox.

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