There are three application paths to choose from for Professional Certified Coach. Review the requirements below to determine which path best fits your training and lifestyle.
Estimated Timeline for Review: 4 weeks
Estimated Timeline for Review: 14 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 PCC Portfolio path.
Estimated Timeline for Review: 18 weeks
Candidates on the PCC Portfolio Path must complete at least 125 hours of coach-specific training with robust documentation.
Candidates on the PCC 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 submit a log documenting this experience.
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 PCC ACSTH and Portfolio processes include a performance evaluation where ICF Assessors will review two recorded coaching sessions with transcripts. You are required to pass this performance evaluation at the PCC level in order to be awarded the PCC 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.