Partner with Mentor Coach

Increase the coach’s capability
in alignment with ICF Core Competencies

Mentor Coaching for an ICF Credential consists of coaching and feedback in a collaborative, appreciative and dialogued process based on an observed or recorded coaching session to increase the coach’s capability in coaching, in alignment with the ICF Core Competencies.


Mentoring provides professional assistance in achieving and demonstrating the levels of coaching competency and capability
demanded by the desired credential level.


Mentor Coaching should take place over an extended time (three-month minimum) in a cycle that allows for listening and feedback from the Mentor Coach while also allowing reflection and practice on the part of
the individual being mentored.

Initial Credentialing

Credentialing candidates on the following paths are required to participate in Mentor Coaching prior to submitting their application:


  • ACC Portfolio


  • PCC Portfolio

  • MCC

ACC Credential Renewal
Coaches applying to renew their ACC Credential are required to complete
an additional 10 hours of Mentor Coaching above those hours required for
their initial credential

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ICF Credentials & Standards_PMS 716 & PM

Use Mentor Coach Registry to connect with a Mentor Coach. 

Find a Mentor Coach.

Coaches listed in the  Registry have agreed to follow the ICF definition of Mentor Coaching, Best Practices, and may have completed advanced training to provide high-quality services to those that they are mentoring.