Get An ICF Coach Credential


Stand out from the crowd with an ICF coach credential

Coaching has turned into a $2 billion a year industry. The International Coaching Federation (ICF) is the largest coaching association in the world with more than 40,000 members in 145 countries. The ICF began in 1995. Through research into best practices, the ICF created rigorous coaching and ethical standards. It certifies individual coaches and coach training programs, such as ours.

Our founder and President, Dr Keith Webb, has worked with the ICF for years as a chapter board member in Singapore and Seattle, and as well as the ICF Washington State Chapter President. 

The ICF's coaching standards are strict. All of our coaching training is approved by the ICF as part of our Level 1 & 2 Certificate programs. As an approved training provider, all 214 hours of our training meet the ICF's strict professional coach training standards. 

Get your ICF coach credential

More than 400 Christian leaders we have trained have gone on to receive their ICF coach credentials. You can too. 

Now the process is even more streamlined through our new Level 1 & Level 2 Certificate programs.

The ICF awards three individual credentials that build on one another. Each level has training and client coaching requirements.

Associate Certified Coach
(ACC)

Key Requirements:

  • 60 hours of approved training
  • 10 hours of mentor coaching
  • 100 client coaching hours

Our Level 1 Coaching Mastery Certificate Program prepares you to apply for an ACC using the faster, easier, and cheaper ACC Level 1 application path.

Professional Certified Coach (PCC)

Key Requirements:

  • 125 hours of approved training
  • 10 hours of mentor coaching
  • 500 client coaching hours

Our Level 2 Professional Coach Certificate Program prepares you to apply for a PCC using the faster, easier, and cheaper PCC Level 2 application path.

Master Certified Coach
(MCC)

Key Requirements:

  • 200 hours of approved training
  • 10 hours of mentor coaching
  • 2500 client coaching hours
  • A PCC Credential

Our Level 2 Professional Coach Certificate Program counts toward your training hours for a MCC using the MCC Portfolio application path.

Where do I start?

If you haven't already done any training with us, we'll explain the ICF coach credential process during your courses. Join our Level 1 Coaching Mastery Certificate Program for the fastest, easiest, and least expensive way to move to an ICF coach credential.

Already have training? Here's the ICF application pathway for you:

If you have already done some training with us, take a look at the document(s) you received to determine which ICF application pathway to use. 

1. If you graduated with a Level 1 or Level 2 Certificate, then you'll use the ICF ACC or PCC Level 1 or Level 2 application path.
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2. If your training with us was from September 2011 to December 2022 and isn't a full Level 1 or Level 2 Certificate, then your courses were ACSTH and you'll use the ICF ACC or PCC ACSTH application path.
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3. If your training with us includes courses from before September 2011, then those hours were not approved but can still be claimed using the ICF ACC or PCC Portfolio application path.
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4. If your training wasn't only with us, look at the other certificate(s) you received. If all were ACSTH approved, then you'll use the ICF ACC or PCC ACSTH application path. If any were CCE or unapproved, then you'll use the ICF ACC or PCC Portfolio application path.
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Previous Training #1: Full Level 1 or Level 2 Certificate

If you have completed and received a full Level 1 or Level 2 Certificate from us, you may use the ICF ACC or PCC Level 1 or Level 2 application pathway. Partial completion doesn't count. Here's what you do next:

  1. Go to the ICF's credentialing page and click on either ACC or PCC Credential. 
  2. Look at the Level 1 / Level 2 / ACTP Path. 
  3. Submit a Level 1 / Level 2 / ACTP Path credential application with...
  • Your program certificate.
  • Your coaching experience hours (100 for ACC, or 500 for PCC).
Once the application review process is complete, you will then take the ICF Credentialing Exam.

Previous Training #2: Trained with us September 2011 to December 2022

If you trained with us was from September 2011 to December 2022, then your courses were ACSTH and you'll use the ICF ACC or PCC ACSTH application path. Here's what you do next:

  1. Go to the ICF's credentialing page and click on either ACC or PCC Credential. 
  2. Look at the ACSTH Path. 
  3. Submit a ACSTH Path credential application with...
  • Your program certificate(s).
  • Your mentor coaching information (check your certificate for details).
  • Your coaching experience hours (100 for ACC, or 500 for PCC).
  • Recorded coaching session & transcript (1 for ACC, 2 for PCC) for the performance evaluation.
Once the application review process is complete, you will then take the ICF Credentialing Exam.

Previous Training #3: Trained with us prior to September 2011

If you trained with us was prior to September 2011, then those hours were not approved but can still be claimed using the ICF ACC or PCC Portfolio application path. Here's what you do next:

  1. Go to the ICF's credentialing page and click on either ACC or PCC Credential. 
  2. Look at the Portfolio Path. 
  3. Submit a Portfolio Path credential application with...
  • Your program certificate(s). If you took CORE, download the Training Log from your Profile. Mention that the program was approved by the ICF as ACSTH in September 2011. They will accept it without all the other documentation.
  • Your mentor coaching information (check your certificate for details).
  • Your coaching experience hours (100 for ACC, or 500 for PCC).
  • Recorded coaching session & transcript (1 for ACC, 2 for PCC) for the performance evaluation.
Once the application review process is complete, you will then take the ICF Credentialing Exam.

Previous Training #4: Trained not only with us

If you trained not only with us, look at the other certificate(s) you received. If all were ACSTH approved and your training with us was after September 2011, then you'll use the ICF ACC or PCC ACSTH application pathway. If any training hours were CCE or unapproved, then you'll use the ICF ACC or PCC Portfolio application pathway. Here's what you do next:

  1. For an ACSTH Path application, follow the information in Previous Training #2 above.
  2. For an Portfolio Path application, follow the information in Previous Training #3 above.

This is only a guide. Use the ICF's credential page for definitive information

We make every effort to keep this information up-to-date, but the ICF sometimes adjusts their definitions and requirements with little notice. Here's the ICF's credential page.

FROM KEITH WEBB

Keith WebbIf you're a Christian leader and want to multiply your impact, we can help. I developed The COACH Model® and our ICF-approved Christian coaching training to help you achieve organizational results while simultaneously developing people.

Since 2005, we led leadership development and coaching processes in more than 30 countries from over 350 organizations. In the past 3 years, we trained more than 10,000 leaders in coaching skills.

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