The PCC ICF Credential Paths

The PCC ICF is one of three designations that is conferred on an individual by the International Coach Federation. There are typically two credentials most often pursued from the ICF – the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) and the Professional Certified Coach (PCC). The PCC is the second level of ICF credential.

The PCC ICF Credential Paths

The International Coach Federation

The International Coach Federation (ICF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the coaching profession. It is the leading global organization dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high standards, providing independent certification, and building a worldwide network of trained coaching professionals. The ICF is considered the gold standard in coaching.

The Professional Certified Coach – PCC ICF Requirements

There are three application paths to choose from for the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential. There is the ACTP path, the ACSTH Path; the Portfolio Path and the requirements and costs for each track does vary. It is important for any individual who is looking to become an ICF credentialed coach to be aware of the requirements for these three PCC ICF paths.

ACTP Path

    • Completion of an entire ICF Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP). Check for your program’s approval below.
    • A minimum of 500 hours (450 paid.) of coaching experience with at least 25 clients following the start of your coach-specific training. At the minimum 50 of these hours must occur within the 18 months before submitting the application for the credential.
    • Completion of the Coach Knowledge Assessment (CKA).
    • Fees: $300 for ICF Members, $500 for non-members.

Please note that the Coach Knowledge Assessment is a multiple-choice web-based exam on the ICF Core Competencies and Ethics.

ACSTH Path

    • At least 125 hours of coach-specific training through an ACTP or ACSTH program. Check for your program’s approval below.
    • Ten hours of Mentor Coaching over a minimum of three months to be documented on your online application. Your Mentor Coach must be a PCC or MCC in good standing.
    • A minimum of 500 hours (450 paid.) of coaching experience with at least 25 clients following the start of your coach-specific training. At least 50 of these hours must occur within the 18 months prior to submitting the application for the credential.
    • Performance evaluation (two audio recordings and written transcripts of coaching sessions to be uploaded with your application).

• Completion of the Coach Knowledge Assessment (CKA). Portfolio Path
• Fees: $575 for ICF Members, $775 for non-members.

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Portfolio Path

    • At least 125 hours of coach-specific training with robust documentation. You will be required to demonstrate you have completed a comprehensive training program that includes the ICF definition of coaching, Code of Ethics and Core competencies, and is organized in a scope and sequence that encourages your growth as a coach.
    • Ten hours of Mentor Coaching over a minimum of three months to be documented on your online application. Your Mentor Coach must be a PCC or MCC in good standing.
    • A minimum of 500 hours (450 paid.) of coaching experience with at least 25 clients following the start of your coach-specific training. At least 50 of these hours must occur within the 18 months prior to submitting the application for the credential.
    • Performance evaluation (two audio recordings and written transcripts of coaching sessions to be uploaded with your application).
    • Completion of the Coach Knowledge Assessment (CKA).
    • Fees: $400 for ICF Members, $600 for non-members

Seeking a PCC ICF credentialed coach along with other pertinent skills is a guaranteed way to becoming the best coach you can be for your potential clients.

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Peggy Adegoke
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