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ICF ACC Credential Pathway

Associate Certified Coach Credential Pathway with Thought Coach

ICF ACC Credential Pathway

What is the International Coach Federation?

The International Coach Federation (ICF)  is the leading global organisation dedicated to advancing the coaching profession and is the largest professional coaching association in the world.

What is the Purpose of the ICF?

The ICF purpose is to support the continual development of the coaching industry. The ICF is the peak body coaching organisation that sets the international standards for professional coaches and their ethical codes, professional training and best practices.

  • Developing coaching core competencies

  • Establishing a professional code of ethics and standards

  • Creating an internationally recognised credentialing program

  • Setting guidelines through accreditation for coach-specific training programs

  • Providing continuous coach education

Why join the ICF?

Coaching is one of the fastest growing professions and is unregulated. Anyone can call themselves a coach. Making a choice to join the ICF and get an ICF credential will set you apart from the pack and lets people know that you take coaching seriously, and you are highly invested in your own personal and professional development.

The ICF has developed Coaching Core Competencies which are the gold standard of coaching and form the expectations of professional coaching and are critical to demonstrating a competent level of coaching.

The Associated Certified Coach Credential lets people know that you have attained the rigorous requirements set out by the ICF and are professionally trained and have demonstrated proficiency in coaching the ICF Core Competencies.

ICF ACC Credential Requirements

ICF ACC Credential RequirementsThought Conductor® Training
Complete a minimum of 60 hours of coach-specific training✅ 86 Approved Coach Specific Training Hours
Complete 10 hours of mentor coaching✅ 10 Hours Mentoring Included
Clocked 100 coaching hours (70 hours* must be paid-coaching, 30 hours can be pro-bono coaching)✅ 21 Hours towards your clocked coaching hours included
Performance evaluation (one audio recording and written transcript of a coaching session to be uploaded with your application)✅ Performance evaluation expert review and written feedback
Complete an online Coach Knowledge Assessment, administered by ICF✅ Accredited Core Competency Coaching and Ethics training with an ICF PCC Mentor Coach

✅ THOUGHT CONDUCTOR® TRAINING: 86 APPROVED COACH SPECIFIC TRAINING HOURS

✅ THOUGHT CONDUCTOR® TRAINING: 10 HOURS MENTORING INCLUDED

✅ THOUGHT CONDUCTOR® TRAINING: 21 HOURS TOWARDS YOUR CLOCKED COACHING HOURS INCLUDED

✅ THOUGHT CONDUCTOR® TRAINING: PERFORMANCE EVALUATION EXPERT REVIEW AND WRITTEN FEEDBACK

✅ THOUGHT CONDUCTOR® TRAINING: ACCREDITED CORE COMPETENCY COACHING AND ETHICS TRAINING WITH AN EXPERIENCED ICF PCC MENTOR COACH

*Temporarily reduced from 75 hours until 31 December 2021

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