How to become ICF Credentialed Coach
ICF Credentialed Coach
ICF started in 1995 as a non-profit organization for fellow coaches to support each other and grow the profession. ICF created Core Competencies and built a Code of Ethics, setting the standard in the coaching field.
ICF also defined curriculum standards (accreditation), to ensure consistency in coach training, and developed an ICF Credentialing system, requiring renewal every three years. With an ICF Credential, coaches demonstrate not only knowledge and skill, but also a commitment to high professional standards and a strong code of ethics. Coaching means different things to different people. It is used loosely even in corporate circles. Also, we touch the core of individuals, teams. Hence need to be a trained, certified, ICF credentialed Coach, who is also committed to continuous learning. To master the art, science and practice of coaching, ICF credential will be the right route.
There are three levels of ICF credentials:
The Associate Certified Coach (ACC)
There are three application paths to choose from for the Associate Certified Coach. Review the requirements to determine which path best fits your training and lifestyle.
The Professional Certified Coach (PCC)
There are three application paths to choose from for Professional Certified Coach. Review the requirements below to determine which path best fits your training and lifestyle.
The Master Certified Coach (MCC)
There is only one application type for the Master Certified Coach. Review the requirements below for additional information.
These levels help the coach reach higher competency levels.
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ICF Credential-holders are part of a self-regulating group of elite coaches who provide accountability to clients and the coaching profession as a whole. They pursue and complete rigorous education and practice requirements that provide unquestioned legitimacy to their commitment to excellence in coaching.