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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.

Renewal Requirements

  • Submission of the online credential renewal application with appropriate documentation. Upon purchase, a link to the credential renewal application will be emailed to you.
  • 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, with at least 24 hours in Core Competencies.
  • At least three (3) Continuing Coach Education (CCE) units in the area of coaching ethics. This can be accomplished by completing ICF’s free online ethics course.
  • For ACC renewals only, an additional 10 hours of Mentor Coaching above those hours required for your initial credential, completed in the three years since the initial award of your credential or since your last credential renewal. This requirement is intended to promote your continued growth as a coach and help move you to the next credential level.

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Credential Renewal (December 31, 2017, Expiration)

When you purchase your ICF Credential Renewal application, ICF will send you a link to the application via email.

The application fee is $175 USD for ICF Members and $275 USD for non-members.

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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