If you want to get your ICF credential you need to have:
Training hours on ICF accredited coach training program (ACSTH and ACTP):
✓ Completion of modules 1 to 4 of Erickson College training “The Art & Science of Coaching” fulfills ACSTH requirements only;
✓ Completion of module 5 of the same training is required to complete the ICF ACTP standard.
✓ Coaching hour with the clients outside of your coach training program.
✓ 75% hours needs to be paid.
✓ Coaching hours that you get as part of your job are considered as paid.
✓ You can document your coaching hours in a table that contains following data (please double check on ICF website www.coachfederation.org if this is the form that fully fits their criteria)
|Name & Last name||Paid / Not paid||Number of coaching hours||Time frame||Comment|
✓ In the table below you find different ways how you can get your mentoring hours.
Performance evaluation (only for PCC and MCC)
✓ This is test of your coaching skills. It requires two audio recordings and written transcripts of
Coach Knowledge Assessment (CKA)
✓ All credential applicants must complete a Coach Knowledge Assessment (CKA) consisting of multiple-choice questions. The CKA is only required to be completed one time.
▪ Core Competencies and
▪ Code of Ethics
The path to accreditation
|Credential Level||Training (h)||Coaching (h)||ICF path||Mentoring sessions||Performance evaluation||CKA|
|ACC||60||100||Path 1: ACSTH||10||Yes||Da|
|Path 2: ACTP||TASC m5||No||Da|
|PCC||125||750 ili 500||Path 1: ACSTH||10||Da||Da|
|Path 2: ACTP||TASC m5||No||Yes|
|MCC||200||2500||Only one option||10||Yes||Yes|
✓ ACSTH – Approved Coaching Specific Training Hours – Erickson Training “The Art & Science of Coaching” modules 1 to 4 fulfills ACSTH requirements.
✓ ACTP – Accredited Coach Training Program – Erickson Training “The Art & Science of Coaching” module 5 fulfills ACTP requirements.
✓ Evaluation of the performance means that the candidate, along with the request for accreditation, should send two sessions in audio format, as well as their transcripts.
✓ For more details about ICF Credentials please visit www.coachfederation.org
✓ For more details about Erickson College trainings please visit www.erickson.edu
Maintaining ICF Credential
ICF maintains high standards for professional coaches worldwide, and requires ICF Credentials to be renewed every 3 years. In order to get your credential renewed you need:
✓ Participation in at least 40 hours of Continuing Coach Education (CCE) completed in the three years since the initial award of your credential or since your last credential renewal, with at least 24 hours in ICF Core Competencies.
✓ For ACC renewals only, an additional 10 hours of Mentor Coaching above those hours required for initial credential, completed in the three years since the initial award of your credential or since your last credential renewal.
Continuing Coach Education (CCE)
If coach training program is CCE ICF accredited that means that the hours on that training program can be used for ICF credential renewal. “PCM Coach” is that type of coach training program. CCE accredited training programs usually contain hours for Core Competencies and Resource Development.
✓ Core Competencies: Advanced coach training, writing, or research directly related to ICF Core Competencies.
✓ Resource Development: Training, writing, research, or self-study outside of the ICF Core Competencies that contributes to the professional development of a coach.