The International Coaching Federation (ICF) is the largest accrediting body for institutional executive coaching programs; they require coach training programs to go through a rigorous application and accreditation process, resulting in programs that are recognized throughout the coaching industry as well as by those who hire coaches. Increasingly, individuals and companies that hire executive coaches are requiring that they have graduated from an ICF-certified program and have obtained an additional individual credential by the ICF.
Upon successful completion of LCOP, you are eligible to apply for two ICF credentials:
1. Associate Certified Coach (ACC)
You are eligible to apply for your ACC after completing 100 hours (75 paid) of coaching experience with at least 8 clients following the start of your coach-specific training.
- Attest to having completed a coaching log demonstrating your 100 hours – include client names, contact info, dates of coaching
- Submit your LCOP Certificate of Completion
- Complete the ICF Coach Knowledge Assessment (CKA) – takes ~2.5 hours to complete online
- Pay the ICF a fee (ICF members: $100; non-members: $300)
2. Professional Certified Coach (PCC)
You are eligible to apply for your PCC after completing 500 hours (450 paid) of coaching experience with at least 25 clients following the start of your coach-specific training.
- Same application process as above
- Pay the ICF a fee (ICF members: $300; non-members: $500)