November 16, 2021. ICF Accredited Coaching Education Update below!
ICF Accredited Coaching Education
Ensuring high standard coach training programs.
To ensure quality training, the International Coach Federation (ICF) accredits coach-training programs that meet its high standards.
Evolution of the ICF Accreditation
November 16, 2021
Over the next 18 months, ICF accredited organizations and institutions, and those interested in pursuing ICF organizational accreditation, will partake in a series of both structural and standards updates. Through the collaboration of stakeholders and staff, we will strengthen the coaching profession through the use of validated coaching competencies, a common code of ethics, and fair, reliable assessments.
For more information about Evolution of Accreditation, please visit:
Four forms under ICF Accreditation Structure
Level 1 Accreditation (formerly ACSTH - Approved Coaching Specific Training Hours) programs that offer at least 60 contact learning hours, and it is designated as a pathway
to the ACC credential..
Level 2 Accreditation (formerly ACTP - Accredited Coaching Training Program)) programs that offer at least 125 contact learning hours, and it is designated as a pathway to the PCC credential.
Level 3 Accreditation programs that offer at least 75 advanced contact learning hours, and it is designated as a pathway to the MCC credential.
CCE - Continuing Coach Education (CCE) is continuing education and professional development for the renewal of a credential — not as initial coach training or education.
Education Search Service (ESS)
To find ICF-accredited education programs, we suggest that you use our Education Search Service (ESS). The ESS is designed to give you basic information
about all ICF-Accredited Education programs.
Using Education Search Service (ESS) to search for coaching schools or coaching programs on ICF web site