The Division of Educator Preparation, Assessment, and Internship ensures that preparation programs for Kentucky educators meet established standards of quality. It facilitates the accreditation process, reviews programs and continuous assessment materials, and provides technical assistance for program improvement. This division maintains the array of assessments required for teacher and administrator certification. It oversees the Kentucky Teacher Internship Program (KTIP) and the Kentucky Principal Internship Program (KPIP) , designed to provide assistance to new teachers and principals.
With the growing popularity of coaching, many colleges and universities now offer coach training programs that are accredited by a professional association.  Some courses offer a life coach certificate after just a few days of training,  but such courses, if they are accredited at all, are considered "à la carte" training programs, "which may or may not offer start to finish coach training," according to the ICF.  Some "all-inclusive" training programs accredited by the ICF require a minimum of 125 student contact hours, 10 hours of mentor coaching and a performance evaluation process.   This is very little training in comparison to the training requirements of some other helping professions: for example, licensure as a counseling psychologist in the State of California requires 3,000 hours of supervised professional experience.  However, the ICF, for example, offers a "Master Certified Coach" credential that requires demonstration of "2,500 hours (2,250 paid) of coaching experience with at least 35 clients"  and a "Professional Certified Coach" credential with fewer requirements.  Other professional bodies similarly offer entry-level, intermediate, and advanced coach accreditation options.  Some coaches are both certified coaches and licensed counseling psychologists, integrating coaching and counseling.