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Gallup's CliftonStrengths® Certification

More than 20 million people have discovered their strengths -- their unique combination of skills, talents and knowledge -- through the CliftonStrengths assessment. But for these individuals to apply what they've learned about their strengths to maximize their true potential, they need you.

Become a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach.

Everyone needs a coach -- someone to help them fully develop and apply their strengths.

As a strengths coach, you can help people do what they do best every day to improve their quality of life inside and outside of work. Gallup's strengths-coaching curriculum provides you with the skills and knowledge you need to help others reach their fullest potential.

Strengths Coaching

Help others do what they do best.

Strengths coaching is about focusing on what others do well instead of fixating on their weaknesses. Strengths coaches use their understanding of their talents to guide others, and they find great pleasure in helping others discover and capitalize on what they do best.

Strengths coaches know that:

  • People who focus on using their strengths are three times more likely to report having an excellent quality of life.
  • Those who use their strengths every day are six times more likely to be engaged on the job.
  • Teams that focus on their strengths are 12.5% more productive.
Gallup Certification

Set yourself apart from other strengths coaches.

If you want to stand out from other coaches, become a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach. Certified coaches epitomize strengths-based coaching excellence and are fully qualified to provide strengths-based coaching to anyone, including individuals, teams and managers. By becoming a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, you differentiate yourself from other coaches and gain the skills, confidence and elite status you need to coach anyone.

Learn more by downloading the brochure today.

Certification Steps

Complete 4 steps to earn your Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach certification.

Check these four items off your list to begin bringing out the best in people today.

Certification Requirements

  1. 1Attend the intensive Gallup Global Strengths Coach course -- formerly Accelerated Strengths Coaching -- or attend the Successful Strengths Coaching course and Coaching Individuals, Managers and Teams course.

  2. 2Complete a certification application.

  3. 3Complete a strengths coaching certification exam to test your knowledge of the concepts in your coursework.

  4. 4Complete six practice coaching sessions to demonstrate your strengths coaching abilities.

Recertification Requirements

Gallup's certified coach designation is valid for three years. You can complete the certification renewal process online via the recertification portal. Certified coaches receive an email invitation to renew their certification 90 days before their certification expiration date.

The renewal process includes the following steps in the Gallup recertification portal:

  1. 1Pass a short, 20-question recertification quiz.

  2. 2Renew the coach agreement.

That's it! There is no cost associated with recertification, and you can complete all three steps from start to finish in two hours or less. After completing the requirements, certified coaches receive an updated certificate for their records. To learn more, contact

Strengths Coaching Benefits

There's value in becoming a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach.

You can help people live their best lives. Discover the key benefits of becoming a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach from Gallup Senior Consultant Jeremy Pietrocini.

If you are interested in becoming a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, please contact us at

Receive continuing education credit hours.

Learn about receiving continuing education credit hours for completing Gallup's strengths coaching courses.