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Who is ICF?:Accredited Programs

Accredited Programs


The ICF offers three credentials: ACC, PCC, and MCC. Detailed information on how to apply for each credential is available at the below links.

Not quite ready to apply because you still need coach training? Use ICF's Training Program Search Service here to find information on programs.

Associate Certified Coach (ACC)
The ICF Associate Certified Coach credential is for the practiced coach with at least 100 hours of client coaching experience. There are two ways to apply for the ACC: an ACTP application and a Portfolio application. The ACTP application is only for those who have completed an entire Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP). The Portfolio application is for all other applicants. Access ICF's Training Program Search Service here to view current ACTPs. Access ACC application requirements here.

Professional Certified Coach (PCC)
The Professional Certified Coach credential is for the proven coach with at least 750 hours of client coaching experience. There are two ways to apply for the PCC: an ACTP application and a Portfolio application. The ACTP application is only for those who have completed an entire Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP). The Portfolio application is for all other applicants. Access ICF's Training Program Search Service here to view current ACTPs. Access PCC application requirements here.

Master Certified Coach (MCC)
The Master Certified Coach credential is for the expert coach with at least 2,500 hours of client coaching experience. There is a single application type for the MCC. Access MCC application requirements here.

There is an expectation that all ICF Credentialed coaches will continue their education and build on their level of experience. The resulting growth in competency and professionalism will be evidenced by their journey to the MCC credential.

More Information/Questions
If you have questions or need assistance with your application, contact ICF Headquarters at icfcredentialing@coachfederation.org.



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