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MCC Path

There is only one application type for the Master Certified Coach. Review the requirements below for additional information.

  • MCC Path


    • 200 hours of coach-specific training. (Learn more about requirements and required documentation here.)
    • 10 hours of Mentor Coaching over a minimum of three months. Your Mentor Coach must be an MCC in good standing.
    • Coaching log demonstrating 2,500 hours (2,250 paid) of coaching experience with at least 35 clients.
    • Performance evaluation (two audio recordings and written transcripts of coaching sessions).
    • Complete the Coach Knowledge Assessment (CKA) unless previously passed when applying for ACC or PCC.


    • ICF Members: $575 USD
    • Non-members: $775 USD

    Estimated Timeline for Review: 18 weeks

    NOTE: Fees do not include ICF Membership. (Click here to apply for ICF Membership.) An additional fee applies if you need to take the CKA or performance evaluation more than once.

    In order to purchase the credential application, you will first need to complete a brief survey to ensure you are purchasing the correct application type. Please complete the survey below. You will then be directed to the shopping cart where you may purchase the application.


  • Experience Requirements

    Applicants for ICF Credentials are required to demonstrate a set number of hours of coaching experience. Coaches must submit a log documenting this experience.

  • Submission

    Do not send documentation to ICF Headquarters by mail or email. Only documentation that has been included with your online application will be accepted.

  • Coach Knowledge Assessment

    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.

  • Contact

    If you have questions or need support regarding the Master Certified Coach Credential, please email

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