Ethics CCE Course

Beginning in 2016, ICF Credential-holders will be required to demonstrate completion of at least three (3) Continuing Coach Education (CCE) units in the area of coaching ethics to be eligible for renewal of their ICF Credentials.

This requirement will apply to all coaches whose ICF Credentials are slated to expire on or after December 31, 2016. It will not apply to coaches whose ICF Credentials expire on December 31, 2015.

This update to ICF Credential renewal requirements reflects the ongoing need for professional coach practitioners to maintain ethical competence and awareness. Ethical awareness is critical when navigating the coaching profession and ethical competence is imperative to appropriate and effective coaching practice.

ICF recognizes that there are a variety of avenues to obtain ethics-specific training, including CCE programs and ICF Chapter events. As a special service, ICF Global and the Ethics Community of Practice (CP) has developed a complimentary ethics training course that, upon completion, will guarantee three (3) ethics CCE units. In addition to meeting the ethics requirement, this course will provide three (3) of the required 24 Core Competency CCE units for ICF Credential renewal.

The course consists of:
Step #1: Watch the On-Demand video, presentation by your peers from the ICF Ethics Community of Practice
Step #2: Read “Do You Give Your Clients Advice”
Step #3: Take the summative Quiz

Upon successful completion of all three components, individuals will receive a certificate of completion from ICF Global through email and your name will also be stored in ICF Global’s database to confirm completion at the time of renewal. 

Step 1: Watch

Special Update: The time and dates for the Ethics Community of Practice (CP) mentioned in the video are now outdated. Sign up for the Ethics CP contact list to receive updates.

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Supporting Documents:

Ethics FAQs
Code of Ethics


Step 2: Read

Read this article

Ethics Course Article





Step 3: Take

Complete this short quiz.



Thank you for participating in the ICF Ethics CCE course. ICF would like to thank the members of the Ethics CP and a special thanks to the following:

Michael J. Marx, PCC         
Teri-E Belf, MCC                
Norma A Nielsen ,PCC  
Sue McMahon PCC    
Dalia Nakar, PCC                 
Shawna Corden, PCC