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International Coaching Federation Credential Pathway

Associate Certified Coach and Professional Certified Coach Credential Pathways 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 and the Professional Certified Coach Credentials let people know that you have attained the rigorous requirements set out by the ICF and are professionally trained and have demonstrated a proficiency in coaching the ICF Core Competencies.

ICF ACC Credential Requirements

ICF ACC Credential RequirementsThought Conductor® Practitioner Coach
Complete a minimum of 60 hours of coach-specific training✅ 70 Approved Coach Specific Training Hours
Complete 10 hours of mentor coaching✅ 10 Hours Mentoring Included
Clocked 100 coaching hours (75 hours must be paid-coaching, 25 hours can be pro-bono coaching)✅ Kick Start your Hours towards clocked coaching hours
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® PRACTITIONER COACH: 70 APPROVED COACH SPECIFIC TRAINING HOURS

✅ THOUGHT CONDUCTOR® PRACTITIONER COACH: 10 HOURS MENTORING INCLUDED

✅ THOUGHT CONDUCTOR® PRACTITIONER COACH: Kick Start your Hours towards clocked coaching hours

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

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

ICF PCC Credential Requirements

ICF PCC Credential RequirementsThought Conductor® Practitioner Coach + Professional Coach
Complete a minimum of 125 hours of coach-specific training✅ 131 Approved Coach Specific Training Hours
Complete 10 hours of mentor coaching✅ 14 Hours Mentoring Included
Clocked 500 coaching hours (450 hours must be paid-coaching, 50 hours can be pro-bono coaching)✅ Kick Start your Hours towards clocked coaching hours
Performance evaluation (two audio recordings with written transcripts of coaching sessions 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® PRACTITIONER + PROFESSIONAL COACH: 131 APPROVED COACH SPECIFIC TRAINING HOURS

✅ THOUGHT CONDUCTOR® PRACTITIONER + PROFESSIONAL COACH: 14 HOURS MENTORING INCLUDED

✅ THOUGHT CONDUCTOR® PRACTITIONER + PROFESSIONAL COACH: Kick Start your Hours towards clocked coaching hours

✅ THOUGHT CONDUCTOR® PRACTITIONER + PROFESSIONAL COACH: PERFORMANCE EVALUATION EXPERT REVIEW AND WRITTEN FEEDBACK

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

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