PAAC has revamped the credentialing program and streamlined the application process to make it more ADHD-friendly. Below please find an outline of the requirements for applicants seeking a PAAC coaching credential:
- Have a minimum of 6 coaching sessions observed by a potential PAAC credentialed sponsor. Three of the sessions must be with the same ADHD client.
- Once your application is received and payment is processed, you will have access to the PAAC Coaching Practice Calendar. You will be able to sign-up as a coach for up to 2 sessions per month.
- PAAC Practice Sessions are offered to supplement and support your coaching, but some candidates will need to work with a mentor coach to meet the requirements within the 6-month period allowed.
- As a participant in the PAAC Credentialing Program, you understand that a PAAC Authorization form must be signed by each client for whom you wish to submit an audio recording.
- Observe 10 coaching sessions; complete and submit a review form for each.
- Secure a recommendation for a specific PAAC credential from each of 3 PAAC approved sponsors who have listened to your coaching.
Recommendations for candidates applying:
- Coach specific training
- ADHD coach training
- Mentor coaching (10 hours +)
- Experience as a client (experienced the benefits of coaching personally)
- Coaching experience (100 hours +)
PAAC Program Application Fee
PAAC Certification Program Application Fee: $550 USD
The $550 fee covers participation in the credentialing program for 6 months. Annual renewal of a PAAC credential is $100.
With your enrollment in the program you will receive a virtual nine-hole punch card. Each punch can be used for one PAAC review session. A review panel requires the use of 3 punches. Additional punch cards can be purchased if needed.
PAAC Privacy Policies
If you choose to participate in the PAAC community or in a PAAC event or program, your personal information may be stored in our system so we can contact you to share relevant information.
Pursuant to the Canadian Anti-Spam Law (CASL) and the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), PAAC is seeking your express consent to have your electronic personal information stored in our system and to receive regular information regarding your PAAC status, and communications regarding PAAC programs and services. If you decide that you don’t want to receive content from PAAC any longer, please note that we may still be required to send you emails regarding factual, transactional and/or servicing information in connection with products or services that we are providing to you that is inherent to your PAAC status. Please also note, that your full name, current country, membership status, and credential level (if-applicable) will be displayed to the public for verification purposes.
Personal information can include, but is not limited to, the following: name, contact information, address, CV’s/resumes, photographs, audio recordings, video recordings, recorded video and/or audio teleconferences and webinars.
We are committed to keeping your e-mail address confidential. We do not sell, rent or lease our subscription lists to third parties, and we will not provide your personal information to any third-party individual, government agency or company at any time unless compelled to do so by law. We will use your email address solely to provide timely information about PAAC and its programs and services. PAAC will maintain the information you send via email in accordance with applicable international law.
Communications May Include:
Information about the Credentialed Coach Finder
Updates on the PAAC Credentialing program as a whole, as well as updates specific to your credential status
Invitations to webinars and teleconferences designed to enhance your PAAC experience
Information about PAAC/ADHD industry research
Partner UpdatesPersonal information can include, but is not limited to, the following: name, contact information, address, CV’s/resumes, photographs, audio recordings, video recordings, recorded video and/or audio teleconferences and webinars.
Confidentiality in the PAAC Credentialing Program
A Reminder to PAAC Candidates and Sponsors
The confidentiality that is so important in individual and group coaching, is also important in the PAAC Credentialing Program. Program candidates will be courageously allowing other candidates and sponsors to observe their attempts at demonstrating effective ADHD coaching. These candidates are entitled to feel safe and supported as they expose their coaching to observation and comment by others. They should be able to trust that confidentiality will be honored regarding what they say and do in this program, how they are progressing in the program, and even which credential they are seeking. Just as with group coaching “what goes on in the group stays in the group.”
Candidates and Sponsors even need to be as careful about disclosing to anyone outside the program that a particular individual is a PAAC candidate just as we would be careful about disclosing that someone is coming to us for individual or group coaching. Disclosing to others that a particular individual is a candidate in the PAAC credentialing program should be exclusively the prerogative of that individual candidate.