Continuing Ed for Coaches

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Continuing Education for Coaches.


Most of our current courses are designed to meet the Center for Credentialing & Education’s BCC Requirements.  Every CCE-Board Certified Coach must earn 70 CEs (CEUs) in a five-year period. Also for those with specialties, hours must reflect that.  BlueRio’s Founder is a BCC and offers courses that align with the core competencies, including Ethics and at an affordable rate. In the future BlueRio will also offer ICF CE programs.

Due to the content and additional tools, programs are not always priced the same per contact hour. However, as a rule of thumb, most of our full certification courses are priced between $35 – $50 per hour and most of our continuing education courses for BCCs are priced between $15 – $25 per training hour. (As of November 2023 – BCCs may enroll in a full coach certification and count those hours as CEs… they cannot take a course they used for their initial certification.)

****ICF coaches:  You may use Asynchronous programs – however at this time we are NOT officially an ICF provider – you **May be able** to submit a CE program for review and ICF will determine what CEs can be counted for CORE vs RDs. You will need: a “Concise class outline or syllabus that summarizes the names of classes/modules and the time allowed for presentation”
So if  you are interested in a BlueRio course and need a more in depth document to send to ICF, please reach out to un in advance of purchasing your course.


The purchasing system used will take you through 3 steps. Right before finalizing your purchase, you will see an option to pay securely with a credit card OR by using Pay Pal. It will be your choice as to your payment method.  At this time we do not accept checks.

MORE CE Courses Offered in Early Spring.   Currently, the topics that have been available are:

  • Self-Paced Ethics for BCCs  – 5 CEUS (OPEN)
  • Individual & Family Dynamics (OPEN)
  • Lead & Thrive (OPEN)
  • Framework (OPEN-FREE – Closing Soon – (December 2023) 
  • Coaching on The Spectrum -(OPEN – FREE)
  • Trauma-Informed Coaching for Domestic Violence – (OPEN – FREE)
  • Coaching Through Acceptance™ – paused

You may have to scroll down the page to find the courses you wish to enroll in. 


  • Coaching for Individuals and Family members with Service Dogs &/or ESA pets
  • Coaching Nonprofit Executives &/or Social Entrepreneurs


While not all our courses have the new refund policy, most will.  Most courses allow you to enroll and explore for 14 days, download/read what you want and if you decide it is not a fit, you may ask for a refund, minus the small registration fee.

Each course page will outline the specific cancellation policy.



Free Preview Courses – Sample Lessons from Various Courses before enrolling! These are not FULL courses, yet they are robust offerings of lessons that offer a preview of the actual course should you want to enroll.  You CAN learn from these. However they will not earn you CEUs or any full certification. Learn more.


Our Course Offerings

Lead and Thrive

36+ hour BCC DESIGNED Training

Do you need more CEUs and want an engaging course, at your own pace taken in your own space? BlueRio offers that.

Resilience, adaptability, quick pivots, drastic career changes, and thriving in the past 18 months have taken priority over so many other areas for your clients and maybe even you.

This course addresses the underpinnings of fostering resilience; sustainable and impactful leadership and how you as a coach can help your clients access this. 36+ CEs


Individual & the Family Dynamics

25 BCC Designed CEU

Life Map coaching aims at helping your clients design purposeful blueprints for living in a way that aligns with skills, strengths, values, visions, and purpose. As a coach, through this new course, you will:

Explore areas such as: Appreciating diversity within a social and family context, effective communications – all with a goal of moving an individual and family members to healthier, effective, and productive lives.

Ideal Impact:

  • Family Coaching
  • Life Coaching
  • Coaching other helping Professionals in areas such as:     Adoption, Foster Care, Juvenile Justice, Education, Child-Care


4  5 HOURS

Become a Certified Life Map Coach!!

BlueRio’s Basic Ethics Review for BCC Coaches.

This 100% self-paced course offers a basic review regarding the Center for Credentialing and Education, Code of Ethics that are to be followed by Board – Certified Coaches. It is designed to meet the requirements of earning 4 CEUS + 1 (*Some insurance companies will offer discounts for 5 CEUs in ethics – so now offering a bonus 1 credit!)




Free CE – Trauma-Informed Coaching, A Tailored Approach for Domestic Violence Survivors

2.5 – 3.5 CEs


A Fireside Chat with Krysten Griggs.

Krysten Griggs, CLRC

is a lead educational consultant at Everspring Partners with over ten years of professional experience in higher education.

In her years as a higher-ed professional, she has helped thousands of students navigate the complex systems of the US collegiate education system, aiding prospects with discovering their life’s goals and passions. Being impassioned to serve, Krysten has also functioned as President and Vice President of one of the largest leadership societies in the US, the National Society of Leadership and Success, chartering an entire chapter of over 26,000 members. Her educational portfolio includes a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Psychology, certifications in project management, advanced and executive leadership, and Title IX, in addition to certifications recognized by the Board of Certified Coaches in Leadership, Resilience, and Capacity Building.

She is also pursuing her Master of Business Administration in Management and Strategy at Boston University with an anticipated graduation date of May 2024 and a certification in Business Analytics from Harvard University. When she is not helping students or studying, she enjoys giving back to the community of victims and survivors of partner abuse. Being a survivor herself, her motivation and compassion for those in this community have allowed her also to receive training in Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault interventions and serve as a Victim Advocate, Crisis intervention Specialist, Keynote speaker, and Domestic Violence Ambassador in hopes of bringing more awareness to this epidemic.  

In her spare time, she enjoys immersing herself in learning about other cultures, traveling, trying new foods, singing, writing poetry, and practicing new music on her piano.


Throughout the year we will offer no-fee courses, usually 1 – 3 credits

Opened now are Coaching on the Spectrum  and a Trauma-Informed session on domestic violence survivors.

New 2023/2024 FREE courses!

Coaching On the Spectrum, an Interview  with Elad “Al” Benettar, BCC.

Elad (AL), CCE Board Certified Coach, focuses on bringing exceptional value to his clients, especially for individuals on the higher end of the Special Needs Spectrum. His Background spans over 10+ years across multiple fields including Administrative, Customer Service, Government, & Education, Coaching and Professional Speaking.

Al founded the social justice movement Special Challenged Lives Matter (SCLM), as a vehicle to bring more awarness to a population he is passionate about serving. His belief of not only to “talk the talk, but to walk the walk”, about the life challenges faced by individuals on the higher end of the spectrum inspired him to create this movement, become a motivational speaker and a Board Certfied Life Coach. Al provides practical, real world services to individuals, for them to become empowered to live life of their dreams on their own terms.

 Being diagnosed on the higher end of the Special Needs Spectrum at the age of 18, Al learned through trial & error the social life skills that aren’t taught in school. Living independently by age 19, married at 24, & becoming prescription medicine free at at age 28 is something he is extraordinarily proud of and grateful to claim.

In this 3 CE course, interview style, we learn more about coaching persons with special challenges, especially those on the higher end of the Autism Spectrum from someone who has lived the experience and now a coach himself.




Cancellation and other policies.


BlueRio and its BlueRio Institute do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, sexual preference, gender identity, religious or spiritual affiliation, and national and ethnic origin in the administration of its admission procedures, grading and coaching.



Classroom Demeanor & Courtesy – Because students/participants may not share the same opinions in many courses, it is important that we remember to respect the opinions and ideas of others.  A platform of respect and conscientiousness for all is crucial in order to accomplish our goals.

We are not in any course to judge others for insight and opinions we do not share. Any harsh criticisms or demeaning behaviors will not be tolerated.  In addition BlueRio Strategies and its instructors have the right to remove any students who disobey the policies and procedures, are not willing to complete requirements and have not made attempts to remedy the situation of concern with representatives of BlueRio Strategies.


Any student/participant of BlueRio training courses has the right to seek a remedy for a dispute or disagreement, including issues of grades or material access.  Initial steps are outlined below:

The disagreement must be submitted in writing. The curriculum itself is non-refundable – however if a student has just cause to believe the curriculum that was delivered was NOT what was promoted or described, or if a grade is considered to be unfair the student may request a review.

BlueRio requires at least 72 hours to make an initial response and may need up to thirty days to offer any final resolution. It will be first presented to the volunteer board of advisors. If a resolution is not satisfactory to both parties, mediation will be considered.


Does not apply to all CEU courses. 

You must begin your course within 30  – 45 days of purchase (depending on the course and track). Once you begin your course you have 14 – days trial. Should the curriculum/course not be a fit you may ask for a FULL refund. Requests must be made in writing and emailed or contact us for our mailing address.

*** if you enroll in the FREE preview course first, you will have 7 days from the time of entry into the full course to ask for a refund.

*** For customized programs, group enrollment and in-person/on-site training 14-day trial is not applicable, as well as 30-day start date.

(Scholarship students will have a different cancellation policy.)

ICancellation requests must be made in writing and emailed.

No refunds for any cancellations after 31 days. Funds may be rolled into other offerings such as one-on-one coaching or into a different training program. Emergency Cancellations and Refunds will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

****CANCELLATION FOR MILITARY Active Duty/Reservists/National Guard

Upon written approval with proof of need, an Active Duty or Reservist/National Guard, may withdrawal or pause their enrollment due to the potential impact of military duties, e.g., unanticipated deployments or mobilization, activation, and temporary duty assignments on their training status and financial responsibilities.

If enrolled through a Credential Assistance Program, any refunds that are due will NOT be given directly to the learner – rather proceeds will be returned. Also only upon approval by the by that program team will a course/exam be extended. Notification of this need must be in writing and emailed.