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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) of these 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.

  • 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) of those 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.
  • 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) of those 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.

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 expired 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.

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Renewing Your Credential – 2018 or Earlier Expiration Date

If your ICF Credential expired on or before December 31, 2018, 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.

Please contact our Credentialing Services team at support@coachfederation.org if you have any questions about submitting a new credential 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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