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Become a DCA® Certified ADR Divorce Coach

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

Divorce shouldn't bankrupt anyone and kids don't deserve to be caught in the crossfire. DCA® offers a REVOLUTIONARY approach to professional divorce coaching, grounded in the principles of alternative dispute resolution.

Developed by divorce & conflict resolution professionals for results and credibility.



Divorce coaching is considered a form of alternative dispute resolution (as defined by the American Bar Association and other organizations). It's more closely aligned with mediation and collaborative law than it is with the world of coaching.

"We get people all the time asking where they should go to get divorce coach training so they can be certified and I only send them to Divorce Coaches Academy."

Susan Guthrie
Chair Elect, American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution 

Nationally recognized Top Family Law Attorney and Mediator and one of the world's foremost family, collaborative, and mediation trainers 


Curriculum customized for your country and your local divorce processes.


Next Cohort Begins Week of 
July 15, 2024


Next Cohort
Begins Week of
June 23, 2024

New Zealand

Next Cohort
August 11, 2024

Arabian Gulf

Next Cohort
Begins Week of
Sept 22, 2024

Next Cohort
Begins Week of
Oct 13, 2024

What Makes Our Divorce Coaching Certification Different?

We know our program doesn't look like the others. That's on purpose. We specifically designed the DCA curriculum with an ADR foundation, conflict resolution skills, structured coaching framework, and a professional mentorship.

No other divorce coaching program provides both the flexibility you need and the rigorous training  you want. It's the best of both worlds.


DCA's structured ADR approach gets results. Whether you're starting a new career or adding divorce coaching skills to your practice, this program will transform you personally and professionally.

And, your instructors and mentors are successful, practicing divorce coaches. You'll learn from professionals who know what it's like to do the work we're training you to do

We're revolutionary. Want to join us?

Designed around 3 core processes based on the principles of Alternative Dispute Resolution

Aligned with the shift toward ADR practices to help families avoid the cost and stress of litigation

Committed to the belief that emotional management and conflict resolution skills can be learned

Dedicated to transforming the experience of divorce and co-parenting for families and children

Focused on the idea that transformation at the individual level is the key to successful outcomes

Concentrated on the development of transformative coaching skills that keep clients goal oriented and solution focused

It's not generic coaching, it's not toxic positivity, and we don't encourage conflict. We believe in people's ability to seek their own peaceful solutions to their disagreements - they just need a little help from you!

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We're Glad You're Here

Keep reading to learn all about DCA's divorce coach certification training. You'll find all the details about:

  • DCA's Global Leadership Team

  • Flexible Scheduling Options

  • Core Processes and ADR Fundamentals

  • Professional Mentorship

  • Weekly Curriculum Outline

  • Program Pricing and Payment Options

And if you still have questions, we'd love to connect. You can reach out via email or schedule a one-on-one call with our program directors.


Meet the Team

Global Leadership, Professional Expertise

We are mediators, conflict resolution specialists, professional mentors, authors, podcast hosts, and educators.

We know what clients are seeking, what makes ADR processes effective, and what makes a coaching business successful. We have a vast network of contacts in the divorce professional community and have designed this program to provide you with the tools and skills to become a trusted member of the client’s divorce team.

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Learn More About Why Our Training is Like No Other...

PART 1: Training Program Overview

The DCA® Certification Process begins with a 10-week hybrid educational curriculum including both video-based and live learning. It's the best of both worlds that works around your busy life.

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Training Designed For You and Your Busy Schedule

You're busy and we know it. Our learning content is delivered via pre-recorded video so you can watch whenever it works for you. Each week's module consists of approximately 90 minutes of training and coaching demos broken into 3-4 lessons so you can spread them throughout your week.

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Personal Workbook To Put Learning Into Action

You'll get access to your own personal dashboard. After watching the videos for each weekly training module, you'll complete about 30 minutes of personal reflections or exercises to reinforce what you've just learned. At the end of the program, you can download your workbook to keep as a reference tool.

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Live Weekly Q&A Zoom Calls With the Instructors

But I have questions! We hope you do. After you complete the videos and workbook, you'll hop on a 90-minute live Zoom calls with the instructors. We'll review the content and answer any questions. No need to commit to any one call time. Join whichever day or time suits your schedule that week.


Wed 7pm ET
Thurs 12pm ET

Tues 8am AET
Thurs 7pm AET

New Zealand
Tues 7pm NZT
Thurs 12pm NZT

Arabian Gulf
Wed 7pm AST
s 10am AST


Tues 3pm ET
s 7pm ET

Our Unique
2-Part Program
Sets You Up For Success

PART 2: Professional Mentorship

DCA's unique approach to mentorship gives you access to experienced divorce coaches to successfully guide you through implementing all the skills and tools you learned.

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Vetted, Professional Mentors

You can trust that you're getting the best. Each DCA® mentor is an established, successful professional divorce coach who has been hand-picked because of their skill in developing and working with new coaches. They're pros.

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Small Group Experience

You'll be matched with 1-2 other students and assigned a mentor to work with over a 9-week period. Taking turns acting as the coach, client and observer in mock coaching scenarios gives you the opportunity to put your learning into action.

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Practice Means Confidence

It really works! Students tell us time and time again that mentoring made the difference. You'll go from having knowledge to feeling confident you have the skills to work as a professional divorce coach. Your mentor helps you turn practice into practical.


Decisions made in divorce and co-parenting impact clients financially and emotionally for decades.

Training matters!


You can get a certificate from somewhere else, but without robust conflict resolution skills, proven emotional management strategies, and professional mentorship, are you really ready to help clients through the toughest decisions of their lives?

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How Do You Know Who to Trust ?

We get it. There's a lot of confusion out here about who's who in the world of divorce coach training and certification.

That's because there is no single certifying organization. No matter what you read, there is no government regulation, no one owns the title "Divorce Coach" and there is no established standard of practice. We say it's a bit like the Wild West and that makes it hard for you.

It's up to you to do your research and find out who your program directors are, how long they've been practicing, how much real-world experience they have coaching clients going through divorce, and how connected they are to the current landscape of divorce.

Don't rely on words ... rely on experience. You can read more here.

Schedule a call today and we'll be happy to answer any questions you have about our curriculum, our credentials, or the world of divorce coaching certification.

We want you to find the right fit, the right program and get set up for success.

The DCA® Core Process

RESOLVE Approach: ADR Foundation
Client IMPACT: Coaching Framework
Session FLOW: Consistent Client Results

Our revolutionary approach to divorce coaching is designed to prepare you to deliver client results that lessen the financial costs and emotional impact of divorce on families. These concentric circles represent our philosophy that the RESOLVE Approach (our ADR foundation) wraps around everything we do and every coaching technique we teach.

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DCA® Certified ADR Divorce Coach
Training Program Outline

Here's a week-by-week look at the course content you'll get in our revolutionary divorce coach training program.

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Program Goals and Expectations

We'll start out with everything you need to know about what to expect, how to navigate the course, and how to set yourself up for success. We'll go over schedules and expectations for weekly videos, workbook assignments, and live Q&A calls.

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Intro to ADR and the Divorce Landscape

What is alternative dispute resolution and how does divorce coaching fit in? You'll learn the history and evolution of ADR, how divorce impacts families, and how divorce coaching helps clients at every stage in the process.

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DCA Coaching and the RESOLVE Approach

This module introduces you to DCA's revolutionary approach to divorce coaching and dives deep into the RESOLVE approach - our ADR foundation that underlies every coaching skill and strategy you'll learn.

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Coach’s IMPACT Framework

IMPACT is the acronym we use for the 6 specific coaching skills you'll learn to create transformation in your clients. Coaching isn't a conversation with a friend and it isn't advice, it's supporting the client to self-discover their own solutions.

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Session FLOW Framework

In order for every single coaching session to be effective, there needs to be structure. Session FLOW provides the framework you will use to deliver maximum results and make every moment with your client count.

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Fundamentals of Divorce

In this module we'll cover the divorce options available to clients, review the big decisions they need to make, set you up to help clients get prepared and stay organized, and demystify the financial disclosure and discovery process.

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Conflict Management and Communication

All divorce involves conflict, so we give you the theory behind conflict styles and conflict patterns as well as the tools and skills to help clients de-escalate divorce conflict so they can communicate and move toward resolution.

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Working with Clients - The Story

Clients have their own story of divorce and that story is often accompanied by big emotions. Emotional management is key to avoiding the biggest mistakes in divorce and gaining clarity about their real goals and values.

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Working with Clients - The Business

The end goal is to negotiate effectively and finalize the terms of their divorce. This module covers negotiation, decision making, and the details of parenting plans and marital settlement agreements.

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Nuts and Bolts of Starting Your Practice

Once you finish your certification, you'll be setting up a business. We'll help you focus on the right things without getting distracted by shiny object syndrome so you can get clients and start building your practice.

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Mentor Coaching and Certification

And finally, it's time to get ready for your 9 weeks of professional mentor coaching - one of the favorite aspects of our program. We'll review requirements for certification, do a final check-in, and answer any last questions.

Pricing and Payment Options

The All-Inclusive Program Fee is $3250
(we believe in transparency)

This includes all video modules, your workbook, live calls, mentorship,
a rich library of resources, and your certification.

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Initial Application Fee

A pre-paid application fee of $75 is due at the time you apply and covers processing as well as your personal admission interview. This is credited toward your program fee.

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Single Payment $2850
10% Discount

Save 10% by paying the remainder of your program fee in full. This is a total savings of $325. Payment is due upon enrollment to reserve your spot.

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Payment Plan
5 Payments of $635/mo

Take advantage of payment flexibility by spreading the cost of your program out over 5 months. The first payment is due upon enrollment to reserve your spot.

We're Different And We Know It

Being revolutionary means standing out from the crowd

The world of divorce is moving away from litigated adversarial proceedings in a family court system already pushed to capacity that focuses on adjudication and applying statutes of law.

Instead, we are seeing innovations in Alternative Dispute Resolution continue to emerge to help families navigate the process of divorce in the least adversarial and contentious way. Adding a properly trained ADR Divorce Coach to the ADR process further reduces the emotional and financial strain on divorcing couples. 

DCA's ADR Divorce Coach training will position you to be ready to embrace this change and support clients shifting from traditional litigation to kinder ADR processes to resolve their disagreements.

Ready to Be Part of the Revolution?

Apply now to start training as a DCA® Certified ADR Divorce Coach

Still Have Questions?
We Want You To Get Answers.

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