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.
Estimated Timeline for Review: 4 weeks
Estimated Timeline for Review: 4 Weeks
If you are counting Continuing Coach Education (CCE) units and/or non-approved training toward your training requirements, you are required to follow the ACC Portfolio path.
Estimated Timeline for Review: 14 weeks
Candidates on the ACC Portfolio Path must complete at least 60 hours of coach-specific training with robust documentation.
Candidates on the ACC ACSTH and Portfolio paths must document at least 10 hours of Mentor Coaching on their online application.
Applicants for ICF Credentials are required to demonstrate a set number of hours of coaching experience. Coaches must complete an attestation of this experience as part of the application.
The Coach Knowledge Assessment (CKA) is a tool that can be used to measure coaches’ understanding of the knowledge and skills important in the practice of coaching. The CKA tests coaches on their understanding of the body of knowledge that includes the ICF definition of coaching, Core Competencies and Code of Ethics.
The ACC Portfolio process includes a performance evaluation where ICF Assessors will review one recorded coaching session with transcript. You are required to pass this performance evaluation at the ACC level in order to be awarded the ACC credential.
Do not send documentation to ICF Headquarters by mail or email. Only documentation that has been included with your online application will be accepted.
If you have questions or need support regarding the Associate Certified Coach Credential, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.