There is only one application type for the Master Certified Coach. Review the requirements below for additional information.
Please note that, beginning February 28, 2019, at 12 Noon (New York), coaches will be required to hold a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential before they can apply for the Master Certified Coach (MCC) credential.
Estimated Timeline for Review: 18 weeks
Candidates on the MCC Portfolio Path must complete at least 200 hours of coach-specific training.
MCC candidates 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 MCC process includes a performance evaluation where ICF Assessors will review two recorded coaching sessions with transcripts. You are required to pass this performance evaluation at the MCC level in order to be awarded the MCC 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 Professional Certified Coach Credential, please email email@example.com.