Become a Coach


 
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In order to become a coach, join one of ICF accredited programs by following one of these paths:

Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP)

An ICF Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP) is considered an all-inclusive coach training program. An ACTP includes a minimum of 125 hours of coach-specific training, including comprehensive instruction around the ICF Core Competencies, Code of Ethics and the ICF definition of coaching. This type of program also includes Mentor Coaching, observed coaching sessions and a comprehensive final exam that evaluates a student's coaching competency.

Approved Coach Specific Training Hours (ACSTH)

An ICF Approved Coach Specific Training Hours (ACSTH) program is considered an a la carte coach-training program. An ACSTH program includes a minimum of 30 hours of coach-specific training, including instruction around the ICF Core Competencies, and observed coaching sessions.
To search for the accredited training programs listed under each of the above paths, please access the ‘Training Program Search Service’ (TPSS) on ICF global website through this link