Certified Black Male Elevation Coach (CBMEC)

The Certified Black Male Elevation Coach (CBMEC) program is a pioneering certification designed to empower coaches specializing in the personal and professional development of Black men. This certification acknowledges the unique societal, cultural, and emotional challenges faced by Black men and provides coaches with the tools, knowledge, and sensitivity to effectively support and elevate this demographic. The program is tailored for life coaches, mentors, community leaders, and counselors who are committed to making a significant impact on the lives of Black men by fostering environments conducive to growth, leadership, and empowerment.  


Students must complete Certified Empathy and Resilience Coach (CERC) training prior to enrolling in CBMEC.

Program Details:

After completing CERC, students are invited to take the CBMEC course which adds additional 22 hours.  

  • Start Date: April 26th – 27th, 2024, Friday (8 hours) and Saturday (8 hours) 
  • Frequency: Once 
  • Delivery Format: Live, Virtual/Zoom

Certification Includes:

  • 2-days, (16 hours) 12+hours of coaching education, 2 hours of coaching experience with simulated scenarios and 2 hours of mentor group coaching.
  • 6 On-demand Modules 
  • Successful passing of the 50 question CBMEC examination between 

Program Length:

60 hours of dedicated training, divided into 30 hours of interactive, culturally responsive coaching instruction, 20 hours of engaged learning and self-study, and 10 hours of mentorship from seasoned coaches in the field of Black male development.Through engaging workshops, you’ll walk away with a better understanding of how to serve clients’ needs above personal interest, generate additional revenue beyond private practice and group practice, and learn how to build financial prosperity.


Curriculum Highlights 

  •  Cultural Competency and Awareness: Deepen your understanding of the historical and cultural experiences that shape the identity and experiences of Black males in society.
  •  Overcoming Barriers: Learn strategies to help clients navigate and dismantle systemic barriers to success, while promoting resilience and self-efficacy.
  •  Leadership Development: Explore techniques to cultivate leadership qualities, focusing on strengths and potential within Black males to assume leadership roles in various sectors.
  • Mental Health and Wellness: Address mental health stigma, promote emotional wellness, and provide tools for managing stress and building mental resilience.
  •  Career and Educational Advancement: Develop coaching strategies to assist in career progression, educational attainment, and the pursuit of professional goals.
  • Community Engagement and Mentorship: Understand the importance of community support and learn how to establish effective mentorship programs that connect Black males with role models and resources.
  • Ethical Practice and Advocacy: Maintain high ethical standards in coaching while also advocating for clients’ needs and social justice.

Certification Requirements

  1. Completion of all training modules and hours.
  2. Demonstrated proficiency in culturally responsive coaching methods.
  3. Successful completion of a comprehensive assessment, including case studies and simulations.
  4. Active participation in a mentorship program, including submission of a reflective practice journal.

Post-Certification Benefits: 

  1. Inclusion in a national directory of Certified Black Male Elevation Coaches.
  2. Access to a professional network for continued support and collaboration.
  3. Continuing education opportunities focused on the latest research and best practices in the field.
  4. Exclusive invitations to seminars, conferences, and workshops dedicated to the advancement of Black men.

Ideal Candidates: 

  1. Individuals passionate about social equity and the empowerment of Black males.
  2. Coaches looking to specialize in serving Black male clients with culturally attuned methodologies.
  3. Professionals in educational, social work, or community leadership positions seeking to enhance their impact on Black male development.

The CBMEC program is more than a certification; it’s a commitment to be at the forefront of change and progress for Black men. The certification process is designed to be transformative for both the coach and the client, ensuring that coaches are well-equipped to guide Black men towards realizing their full potential in every aspect of life. Through this program, you will become an agent of change, contributing to a world where Black men are recognized, respected, and supported in their journey towards excellence.