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Accredit Your Organization

At ICF, it’s our job to ensure high standards in the coaching profession. Those high standards start with our accredited providers. We believe the better the education offerings are, the better the coaches will be.


ICF Coach Training is now ICF Coaching Education, reimagining the future of global accreditation and leading the way with an innovative model to enhance the standard of excellence when it comes to coaching education.


Credibility for Your Coaching Organization

ICF Coaching Education provides accredited providers with a competitive edge both in their content and stature. Coaches worldwide recognize ICF as an industry leader and turn to us for information about initial and continuing education. ICF accreditation will give your program unquestioned credibility and the ability to expose your services to a wider network of coaches.

4 Reimagined Accreditation Options

Starting January 7, 2022, ICF Coaching Education will retire the ACSTH and ACTP accreditations and begin processing the following accreditation levels:

Level 1

60+ Student Contact Hours
Designated as a pathway to the ACC credential
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Level 2

125+ Student Contact Hours
Designated as a pathway to the PCC credential
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Level 3

75+ Student Contact Hours
Designated as a pathway to the MCC credential
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Continuing Coaching Education (CCE)

CCE will now only serve as continuing education and professional
development for the renewal of a credential, not as initial coach training or education.
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Looking for more information about the updated accreditations, how your legacy accreditation will transition, key dates and more?

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