The ICF MCC certification represents the highest level of achievement in coaching and identifies you as an exceptionally skilled coach. And so, if you are ready to advance to the next level in your coaching career, how about obtaining this credential from the International Coach Federation.
About The ICF: A Globally Recognized Organization
The International Coach Federation, founded in 1995, is the leading global organization for coaches, with more than 25,000 members and 12,000 credentialed coaches in more than 100 countries worldwide. ICF is dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high ethical standards, providing independent certification, and building a worldwide network of credentialed coaches. The ICF offers the only globally recognized, independent credentialing program for coach practitioners.
Presently, there is no state or federal regulation of the coaching industry and so certification is not mandatory. Anyone can call himself or herself a life coach and establish their own coaching business with little or no training and certification. However, a credential designates a recognized level of expertise in coaching, as assessed by a reputable and widely known credentialing body like the ICF, and they offer designations such as the ACC, PCC, and MCC.
More Information on The ICF MCC Certification
There are a few reputable credentialing organizations that offer coaching certifications to professional life coaches worldwide, and ICF is one of them. The rapid growth of the ICF testifies to the international recognition and appreciation of their credentials. Today, several coaching professionals believe that having an ICF credential is a wise investment: one that leads to remarkable opportunities for a coach as the coaching industry continues to excel.
The International Coach Federation’s (ICF) offers three coaching credentials:
the 60+-hours Associate Certified Coach (ACC)
the 125+-hours Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and
the 200+ hours Master Certified Coach (MCC) credentials.
Studies invariably show that of the close to 10,000 credential holders in 89 countries, only 6% are Master Certified Coaches. There is only one application type for the MCC. The Master Certified Coach certification is for the expert coaching professional. In addition to hard work and commitment, It requires classes and training, a minimum of 2,500 hours of coaching experience, 35 or more clients, and other specific requirements.
The MCC (Master Certified Coach) level coach certification training prepares you to become a master in coaching. It requires coaches to develop a deep understanding and skillset to employ the art, science, and practice of coaching at a mastery level. The MCC level is achieved after the individual has completed 125 hours of Professional Coach Training Course at ACC level, and Advance Coach Training course at the PCC level. The individual must currently hold (or formerly held) a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential. Further information, including the latest updates on this credential, can be found on the ICF website.
An ICF credential is guaranteed to catapult you to the subsequent level in your coaching career. If you are sincere about making it in this competitive industry, obtaining an MCC certification will be the credential to transport you there.
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Margaret K. Olubiyi
Writer, Coaches Training Blog community