International Coach Federation

The Gold Standard Of Professional Coach Accreditations

International Coach Federation

The Gold Standard Of Professional Coach Accreditations

ICF is the largest body of certified coaches in the world and is responsible for creating the industry standard in coach training, ethics, and competencies.

While anyone can adopt the title of a coach, those bearing an ICF credential distinguish themselves as seasoned professionals who have surpassed rigorous educational and experiential thresholds. They not only showcase a comprehensive comprehension of the coaching competencies that establish the profession's benchmark but also exemplify a commitment to unwavering ethical standards, aligning with ICF's mission to safeguard and serve coaching consumers.

>> Why Do You need The ICF Credentials?

Achieving an ICF Credential signifies your mastery of a set of standards meticulously designed to cultivate and elevate your coaching expertise—an emblem of your unwavering dedication to upholding ethical principles in coaching.

This credential not only signals your commitment to the coaching industry but also reflects your ongoing journey of personal and professional development as a coaching practitioner.

In the realm of contemporary coaching, possessing a credential, particularly one from ICF, holds profound significance for clients.

According to the enlightening findings of the 2022 Global Consumer Awareness Study, a striking 85% of coaching clients express the importance of their coach holding a certification or credential.

Attaining an ICF Credential not only bestows upon you immediate credibility but also amplifies your presence, making you more discernible to prospective clients seeking a coach deeply rooted in a profound understanding of the coaching landscape.

Get Started On Earning Your ICF Credentials Today:

How to Obtain Your ICF Credentials?

Once you complete our program, you will be eligible for both ACC and PCC certification from the ICF. To apply for your MCC, additional mentoring will be required.


There are 3 levels of ICF Credentials:

Associate Certified Coach
(Included in your training)

Core Requirements:
60 hours of coach specific education

100 hours of client coaching experience.

Professional Certified Coach
(Included in your training)

Core Requirements:

125 hours of coach specific education
500 hours of client coaching experience.

Master Certified Coach

(Additional mentoring required)

Core Requirements:

3,000 coaching hours
+ additional mentoring

Are you interested in learning more about our ICF accredited coach training program?

What Is The ICF Credentials Acquisition Process?

1. The core of Coaching For Excellence is the four conferences you will attend, which are spread over the length of the course. We will provide 297+ training hours and experimental practices with both coaching and leadership. You do not need to be local for all nine months, but you are required to attend each conference. Training hours are live virtual.

2. Each student will practice 75 hours of coaching with a minimum of 8 different clients. You will be mentored and coached one-on-one during the nine-month program.

3. Students are required to pass an oral and a written examination, demonstrating that they can coach at a PCC level. The oral examination will be evaluated according to the International Coach Federation’s Core Competencies.

4.
You must complete all course work to receive your certification. Most students spend 5-10 hours a week on coach training. This includes your practice coaching sessions, all written assignments, 12 coaching sessions with your staff coach, 6 mentoring sessions with your staff mentor, and attendance to all online and in-person workshops.

ICF is the largest body of certified coaches in the world and is responsible for creating the industry standard in coach training, ethics, and competencies.

While anyone can adopt the title of a coach, those bearing an ICF credential distinguish themselves as seasoned professionals who have surpassed rigorous educational and experiential thresholds. They not only showcase a comprehensive comprehension of the coaching competencies that establish the profession's benchmark but also exemplify a commitment to unwavering ethical standards, aligning with ICF's mission to safeguard and serve coaching consumers.

>> Why Do You need The ICF Credentials?

Achieving an ICF Credential signifies your mastery of a set of standards meticulously designed to cultivate and elevate your coaching expertise—an emblem of your unwavering dedication to upholding ethical principles in coaching.

This credential not only signals your commitment to the coaching industry but also reflects your ongoing journey of personal and professional development as a coaching practitioner.

In the realm of contemporary coaching, possessing a credential, particularly one from ICF, holds profound significance for clients.

According to the enlightening findings of the 2022 Global Consumer Awareness Study, a striking 85% of coaching clients express the importance of their coach holding a certification or credential.

Attaining an ICF Credential not only bestows upon you immediate credibility but also amplifies your presence, making you more discernible to prospective clients seeking a coach deeply rooted in a profound understanding of the coaching landscape.

Get Started On Earning Your ICF Credentials Today:

How to Obtain Your ICF Credentials?

Once you complete our program, you will be eligible for both ACC and PCC certification from the ICF. To apply for your MCC, additional mentoring will be required.


There are 3 levels of ICF Credentials:

Associate Certified Coach
(Included in your training)

Core Requirements:
60 hours of coach specific education

100 hours of client coaching experience.

Professional Certified Coach
(Included in your training)

Core Requirements:

125 hours of coach specific education
500 hours of client coaching experience.

Master Certified Coach

(Additional mentoring required)

Core Requirements:

3,000 coaching hours
+ additional mentoring

Are you interested in learning more about our ICF accredited coach training program?

What Is The ICF Credentials Acquisition Process?

1. The core of Coaching For Excellence is the four conferences you will attend, which are spread over the length of the course. We will provide 297+ training hours and experimental practices with both coaching and leadership. You do not need to be local for all nine months, but you are required to attend each conference. Training hours are live virtual.

2. Each student will practice 75 hours of coaching with a minimum of 8 different clients. You will be mentored and coached one-on-one during the nine-month program.

3. Students are required to pass an oral and a written examination, demonstrating that they can coach at a PCC level. The oral examination will be evaluated according to the International Coach Federation’s Core Competencies.

4.
You must complete all course work to receive your certification. Most students spend 5-10 hours a week on coach training. This includes your practice coaching sessions, all written assignments, 12 coaching sessions with your staff coach, 6 mentoring sessions with your staff mentor, and attendance to all online and in-person workshops.

Explore The 8 ICF Core Competency Skills

A. FOUNDATION

1. Demonstrate Ethical Practice:
Understand and consistently apply coaching ethics and standards of coaching.

2. Embody a Coaching Mindset:

Develop and maintain a mindset that is open, curious, flexible and client-centered.

B. Co-creating the Relationship

3. Establish and Maintain Agreements:
Partner with the client and relevant stakeholders to create clear agreements about the coaching relationship, process, plans, and goals. Establish agreements for the overall coaching engagement as well as those for each coaching session.

4. Cultivate Trust and Safety:
Partner with the client to create a safe, supportive environment that allows the client to share freely. Maintain a relationship of mutual respect and trust.

5. Maintain Presence:
Remain fully conscious and present with the client, employing a style that is open, flexible, grounded, and confident.

C. Communicating Effectively

6. Listen Actively:
Focus on what the client is and is not saying to fully understand what is being communicated in the context of the client systems and to support client self-expression.

7. Evoke Awareness:
Facilitate client insight and learning by using tools and techniques such as powerful questioning, silence, metaphor or analogy.

D. Cultivating Learning and Growth

8. Facilitate Client Growth:

Partner with the client to transform learning and insight into action. Promote client autonomy in the coaching process.

Explore The 8 ICF Core Competency Skills

A. FOUNDATION

1. Demonstrate Ethical Practice:
Understand and consistently apply coaching ethics and standards of coaching.

2. Embody a Coaching Mindset:

Develop and maintain a mindset that is open, curious, flexible and client-centered.

B. Co-creating the Relationship

3. Establish and Maintain Agreements:
Partner with the client and relevant stakeholders to create clear agreements about the coaching relationship, process, plans, and goals. Establish agreements for the overall coaching engagement as well as those for each coaching session.

4. Cultivate Trust and Safety:
Partner with the client to create a safe, supportive environment that allows the client to share freely. Maintain a relationship of mutual respect and trust.

5. Maintain Presence:
Remain fully conscious and present with the client, employing a style that is open, flexible, grounded, and confident.

C. Communicating Effectively

6. Listen Actively:
Focus on what the client is and is not saying to fully understand what is being communicated in the context of the client systems and to support client self-expression.

7. Evoke Awareness:
Facilitate client insight and learning by using tools and techniques such as powerful questioning, silence, metaphor or analogy.

D. Cultivating Learning and Growth

8. Facilitate Client Growth:

Partner with the client to transform learning and insight into action. Promote client autonomy in the coaching process.

Train With Us & Become An ICF Credentialed Coach

Our next Program starts July 19th 2024.

Train With Us & Become An ICF Credentialed Coach

Our next Program starts July 19th 2024.

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