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Resilience-Building Leadership Professional® Coach (RBLP-C)


Resilience-Building Leadership Professional® Coach (RBLP-C)

People who earn the Resilience-Building Leadership Professional® Coach (RBLP-C) certification are qualified to build and lead resilient teams in the workplace by creating a positive climate, developing cohesion, providing purpose, and facilitating team learning.

RBLP-C certified leaders are also qualified to coach people that are conducting self-study preparation for the RBLP certification exam.

Manager Defined: For managers, leadership is about more than just making sure the work gets done. At this level, it’s also about maximizing the efforts of others. It’s about making sure that teams learn from their experience and continually get better at what they do. Managers are responsible for meeting objectives and key results. They may provide guidance and direction to one or more supervisors. Managers facilitate team learning and change. They establish goals for their teams and monitor progress. Managers have significant relevant expertise and experience. An organization may have multiple layers of management.

When people earn one of our leader certifications, they become members of the RBLP® Community of Practice.


If upgrading from RBLP to RBLP-C certification, you are eligible for a $250 discount on the certification exam. People with a project management (from PMI) or coaching certification (from ICF) are also eligible for a $250 discount on the RBLP-C certification exam. Request your discount coupon code in the Additional Information section of the application for certification. You must include a LinkedIn profile URL to be considered.

*Exam discount coupon codes can only be used when scheduling/purchasing a certification exam with a personal credit card or payment plan. Exam discount codes cannot be used to purchase exam vouchers.

Read our Community Insights article: Why should Project Managers Earn a Leadership Certification?


Career Benefits of Leader Training and Certification

Better Compensation and Career Longevity. Earning a leader certification can make you more attractive to current and potential employers. This can lead to a higher salary because certified leaders are considered more skilled and capable. Moreover, the knowledge and skills that you gain from earning a leader certification can contribute to a longer, more stable career.

Greater Confidence in Professional Abilities. Getting certified is a structured learning and assessment experience that improves your leadership abilities. Earning a leader certification is likely to introduce you to new ideas and concepts. Gaining a comprehensive understanding of leader tasks will instill a greater sense of confidence in yourself.

Increased Autonomy in the Workplace. With the knowledge and skills gained from earning a leadership certification, you can expect more autonomy at work. Current and future employers will be more likely to give you additional responsibilities and decision-making authority.

Increased Professional Trust from Employers and the Public. Earning a leadership certification demonstrates your commitment to professionalism. Current and potential employers will place more trust in you because you are a certified leader. Getting certified will also help you earn the trust of your organization’s customers, clients, and the public.

Improved Opportunities for Employability and Advancement. Earning a leadership certification will help you stand out in the job market. Leader certification demonstrates your understanding of how to improve motivation and commitment, boost teamwork, and raise morale in the workplace. This will make you a strong candidate for job opportunities, promotions, and assignments.

Increased Recognition by Peers and Respect of Colleagues. Earning a leadership certification not only brings formal recognition but can also lead to increased respect from your peers and colleagues. Being seen as a credible and effective leader will benefit your professional reputation.


Resilience-Building Leader Program (RBLP®) is the credentialing body for the Resilience-Building Leadership Professional® (RBLP®) certifications. Our mission is to certify leaders that know how to build and lead resilient teams.

Why? Because in any organization, getting the work done can be hard. Sometimes, it can be really hard. Resilient teams thrive in challenging environments because they can overcome adversity, and then adapt and grow together.

Leaders build resilient teams by creating a positive climate, developing cohesion, and providing purpose. Building resilient teams makes team learning possible. Team learning is the foundation of organizational learning and change. Our certification exams assess your factual (what), conceptual (why), and procedural knowledge (how) of these leader competencies.


Resilience-Building Leadership Professional® Coach (RBLP-C)

Certification Steps

1. Complete an Online Leader Training Course

Applicants for RBLP-C certification must complete an approved leader training course (63 hours*) focused on the Create a Positive Climate, Develop Cohesion, Provide Purpose, Facilitate Team Learning and Support Organizational Learning competency domains. Proof of meeting the education/training requirement for certification is uploaded during exam scheduling.

The 7-week Building and Leading Resilient Teams course offered by our network of Education and Training Partners meets this requirement.

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*The hours requirement includes 42 hours of student prep time and 21 contact hours with an instructor based on a class size of 10-12 students. Instructor contact hours may be reduced to 14 for a class size of 5-6 students or 7 hours for one-on-one training.

RBLP-C applicants who complete an approved Leader Training Course are not required to complete additional training prior to sitting for the RBLP Trainer certification exams.


2. Take the Online RBLP-C Certification Exam

During the 2.5-hour oral RBLP-C exam, the applicant is required to show competence in factual (what), conceptual (why), and procedural knowledge (how) in the Create a Positive Climate, Develop Cohesion, Provide Purpose, and Facilitate Team Learning competency domains. The Support Organizational Learning competency domain is not assessed for RBLP-C leader certification.

We administer oral certification exams because leadership knowledge can be tested more effectively by oral exam than by written examination. Our exam administrators hold doctoral degrees and have 20+ years of leadership experience.

The RBLP-C certification exam is $1575. We administer oral certification exams via Microsoft Teams video conference. No special software downloads are required.

Read our Community Insights article: What are the Benefits of Oral Exams?

Use these templates to request certification exam fee reimbursement from your employer.

The GI Bill® reimburses eligible military personnel and veterans for the cost of the RBLP-C leader certification exam. Complete this VA Form 22-0803 for RBLP-C exam fee reimbursement and upload through QuickSubmit on AccessVARequest. Include copies of your exam results email and payment receipt. Our certifications are also approved for Department of Defense (DOD) Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (COOL) funding. The Army and Air Force require an exam fee quote.

We have payment plans for certification exam fees!

We offer 0% APR financing on plans up to 6 months. That’s about $263 per month for the RBLP-C leader certification exam!

We also offer interest-bearing financing on payment plans for up to 36 months.

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Choose a payment plan when you schedule your exam.

Organizations can purchase exam vouchers for their employees. Coupon codes cannot be used to reduce the cost of exam vouchers.


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Resilience-Building Leadership Professional® Coach (RBLP-C)

Competency Domains

Leader Competency Domain: Create a Positive Climate

When morale is low, performance suffers. When morale is high, performance can soar. Climate is about the shared perceptions and attitudes of teammates. Your team’s climate can change quickly, for better or worse, based on your actions and the actions of your teammates. You can raise your team’s morale by creating a positive climate for people to work in. The result is more flexibility, creativity, and openness to new ideas. Positive emotions help people cope with stress. Teams that work in a positive climate are better able to overcome adversity, and then adapt and grow together because of that adversity.



Leader Competency Domain: Develop Cohesion

The best measure of a team is how well it performs under pressure. When the going gets tough, the tough get going… by working together as a team. This maxim holds true for front-line teams, executive teams, and all other teams in between, including yours. You can boost teamwork by developing the cohesion of your team. The result will be more supportive and dependable relationships. Developing cohesion enhances well-being, reduces stress, and enables your team’s creativity and collective decision-making. Cohesive teams in the workplace are better able to overcome adversity, and then adapt and grow together because of that adversity.



Leader Competency Domain: Provide Purpose

When people have a sense of purpose for the work that they do, they are more motivated and committed. You can provide purpose in the workplace by challenging people to be their best. Most people are looking to grow personally and professionally. You should challenge each person on your team to learn new skills. You should challenge the team to learn new collective skills together. You can also provide purpose by helping your team understand how their work supports the organization’s mission. When people have a sense of purpose at work, they are better able to overcome adversity, and then adapt and grow together because of that adversity.



Leader Competency Domain: Facilitate Team Learning

When people work together as a team, they create shared experiences that they can learn from. As a leader, you are expected to facilitate this experiential learning process. Learning is how teams solve problems and overcome challenges. You can lead the learning process by ensuring that your team is constantly reflecting on its past and present experiences to assess performance and find ways to improve. As your team develops new ideas for improvement and change, you will need to approve and prioritize those ideas. Most importantly, it’s your responsibility to make sure these ideas get put into action, tested, and validated. Some ideas will work; some will not. Either way, team learning has occurred.