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Renew Your Credential

ICF maintains high standards for professional coaches worldwide, and requires ICF Credentials to be renewed every three years.

Review the renewal requirements below.

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  • ACC
    • Submission of the online credential renewal application with appropriate documentation. You can access your renewal application by logging into your online profile and clicking “Edit Profile.” You will see a link to your credential renewal application under “My Credentials.”
    • Receiving 10 hours of Mentor Coaching over a minimum of three months, completed in the three years since the initial award of your credential or since your last credential renewal.*
    • Participation in at least** 40 hours of Continuing Coach Education (CCE) completed in the three years since the initial award of your credential or since your last credential renewal
      • At least 24 hours must be in Core Competencies.
        • At least three (3) hours must be in coaching ethics. (Coaches can obtain coaching ethics hours by completing ICF’s free online course.)
        • The required 10 Mentor Coaching hours can be counted toward CCEs in Core Competencies.
      • Remaining hours can be in Resource Development.

    *If your Mentor Coach holds an ACC Credential, they are required to have completed at least one full, three-year cycle of their ACC Credential with renewal. Any Mentor Coaching for ACC renewal taking place on or after August 1, 2018, must be delivered by a coach who holds an MCC, a PCC or an ACC that has completed at least one full cycle with renewal.

    ***If your credential expired on December 31, 2018, refer to the CCE Requirements for Renewal table for the minimum number of CCE units you need to complete.

  • PCC
    • Submission of the online renewal application with appropriate documentation. You can access your renewal application by logging into your online profile and clicking “Edit Profile.” You will see a link to your credential renewal application under “My Credentials.”
    • Participation in at least* 40 hours of Continuing Coach Education completed in the three years since the initial award of your credential or since your last credential renewal
      • At least 24 hours must be in Core Competencies.
      • At least three (3) hours must be in coaching ethics. (Coaches can obtain coaching ethics hours by completing ICF’s free online course.)
      • Remaining hours can be in Resource Development.

    *If your credential expired on December 31, 2018, refer to the CCE Requirements for Renewal table for the minimum number of CCE units you need to complete.

  • MCC
    • Submission of the online renewal application with appropriate documentation. You can access your renewal application by logging into your online profile and clicking “Edit Profile.” You will see a link to your credential renewal application under “My Credentials.”
    • Participation in at least* 40 hours of Continuing Coach Education completed in the three years since the initial award of your credential or since your last credential renewal
      • At least 24 hours must be in Core Competencies.
      • At least three (3) hours must be in coaching ethics. (Coaches can obtain coaching ethics hours by completing ICF’s free online course.)
      • Remaining hours can be in Resource Development.

    *If your credential expired on December 31, 2018, refer to the CCE Requirements for Renewal table for the minimum number of CCE units you need to complete.

Renewal Fees

  • ICF Members: $175 USD
  • Non-members: $275 USD

Estimated Timeline

The estimated timeline for review of your application is four to six weeks.

Renewing Your Credential – 2019 Expiration Date

If your ICF Credential will expire in 2019, you can begin the renewal process now. Before you begin, please review the above information regarding renewal requirements and download the sample application below.

Renewing Your Credential – 2018 Expiration Date

If your ICF Credential expired in 2018, it has now lapsed. Through the end of this year, you may renew your ICF Credential by submitting the 2018 Credential Renewal Application.  You will need to submit Continuing Coach Education (CCE) units as outlined in the table below.

Submission Date
March 2019
April 2019
May 2019
June 2019
July 2019
August 2019
September 2019
October 2019
November 2019
December 2019
Required CCEs
41.2
42.4
43.6
44.8
46
47.2
48.4
49.6
50.8
52
Minimum in Core Competencies
24.72
25.44
26.16
26.88
27.6
28.32
29.04
29.76
30
31.2

Reinstating a Fully Expired Credential

If your ICF Credential expired on or before December 31, 2017, it is now fully expired. In order to hold an ICF Credential, you will be required to submit a new credential application rather than completing a credential renewal application.

Upgrading Your Credential

It is not possible to upgrade to a higher credential via the credential renewal application. If you wish to pursue a higher credential, you must complete an initial application for that credential.

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