I was recently contacted by someone that had just completed a coach training program offered by another organization. They thought the training they were receiving elsewhere would qualify them for a coaching credential – but it didn’t! They had made a huge investment of time, energy and money – and no coaching credential. This shouldn’t happen!
Hence the question: Why is it important that my coaching training school be accredited by the International Coach Federation?
As a student of an accredited coach training program:
- The credentialing process is streamlined. The ICF (International Coach Federation) has created a special fast-track process for graduates of accredited coach training programs.
- You -as the student-– don’t have to prove that your coach training was legitimate. Since our coach training program is already approved by the ICF, we’ve already done that for you!
- You are assured that your time, energy and money is leading toward a coaching credential from the ICF. In other words, no surprises or disappointment after graduation.
- An outside, separate set of eyes have thoroughly reviewed the program. The training materials and faculty have been thoroughly reviewed by a team of skilled assessors at the ICF. Plus, there is an ongoing thorough review every 3 years.
- You are receiving the highest quality of coach training. The standards that the ICF has set are high – especially at the ACTP accreditation level – which is what we have.
- You are being taught by top-notch faculty and mentor-coaches.We are required to provide ongoing training and development of our approved faculty and mentor-coaches. This insures the highest of standards.
BEFORE YOU ENROLL:
- Check to see if the faculty instructors have a coaching credential: ACC, PCC or MCC. The best programs have primarily faculty with the PCC or MCC credential.
- Look for the ICF official logo: ACTP, ASCTH or CCE. If you don’t see the ICF logo, it hasn’t been reviewed and pre-approved by the ICF – no matter what they say!