How Much Does ICF Certification Cost?

ICF accredited executive coaching programs are the gold standard in organizational and executive workplace coaching and cost as little as $1,099 with Symbiosis Coaching. Our diverse range of professionally certified coaching qualifications is a stepping stone to career progression and split into convenient weekly tuition classes led by accomplished tutors and mentors.


Today, we will look at some common questions about the cost of ICF certifications and their applications for professional development.


Executive Coaching Certification Costs


One of our most popular qualification routes is a dual certification, with live digital classes and the ability to split payments between monthly installments or use our SuperSaver option with a $262 discount.


The Certified Life Coach and Certified Executive Coach course runs for twenty-four weeks, with two hours of professional tuition a week, at a total cost of only $1,597, or six monthly installments of $310.


What does an executive coach do? Executive coaches focus on senior management and leadership, including CEOs and organizational owners, providing structured, professional coaching from change management to strategic workforce analysis and personal development.


Dual classes can be taken in parallel for efficiency and time management and provide two certified designations to demonstrate your achievements.


Cost of an Organizational Development Coach Qualification


Our ICF-approved Certified Organizational Development Coach course lasts twenty-five weeks and is competitively priced at $1,099 or broken down into five equal installments of $270. Organizational coaching is in high demand as a skill that can support countless businesses in navigating challenges, improving productivity, or addressing underlying issues such as employee disengagement.


How does coaching improve organizational collaboration? Many professionals in HR or team management undertake organizational coaching qualifications to upskill. They gain the necessary knowledge to resolve communication breakdowns or implement new collaborative strategies to focus on the respective strengths and weaknesses of each component within their teams.


This recognized course helps coaches and HR professionals tackle group dynamics, proactively streamline processes, and improve efficiencies.


What Does an ICF Certification Mean?


Organizational and executive coaching are relatively new concepts in the business space, and many advisors or consultants profess to be coaches without any credentials to support that title. An ICF qualification demonstrates that you have met rigorous experience and study requirements and have:


  • A thorough understanding of core coaching competencies
  • Met stringent ethical guidelines required to provide coaching services
  • Studied a professional course to embed best practices within the profession


ICF qualification designations indicate that a workplace coach or consultant has committed to upholding strong principles and can operate as a credible, educated, and knowledgeable organizational coach.


ICF Minimum Study Requirements


There are three possible ICF credentials:


  • Associate Certified Coach (ACC) certifications require every professional to undertake sixty hours of education and one hundred hours of real-world practical experience.
  • Professional Certified Coaches (PCC) must complete 125 hours of relevant education and 500 hours of appropriate client coaching.
  • Master Certified Coaches, designated MCC, must hold Professional Certified Coach status and demonstrate 200 hours of coaching-specific study and 2,500 hours of experience.


The combination of workplace professional development and study makes ICF the most respected certification in business coaching, which 85% of coaching clients consider an essential requirement. 

Certified NLP Coach

Program Description: The Certified NLP Coach program allows you to incorporate very powerful NLP techniques you’re your day-to-day coaching practice.

ICF Training Hours: 65

Duration: 25-weeks

Schedule: One 2-hour class per week

Includes certificate: Yes

Certified Organizational Development Coach

Program Description: The Certified Organizational Development Coach program is a unique program that allows you to coach entire organizations on their Organizational Development, Change Management, and Corporate Transformational goals.

ICF Training Hours: 65

Duration: 25-weeks

Schedule: One 2-hour class per week

Includes certificate: Yes

Certified Executive Coach

Program Description: The Certified Executive Coach program is designed for coaches who wish to coach executives and corporate leaders.

ICF Training Hours: 32

Duration: 12-weeks

Schedule: One 2-hour class per week

Includes certificate: Yes

Certified Life Coach

Program Description: The Certified Life Coach program covers all of ICF’s core coaching competencies. This is an essential program for all coaches and covers all aspects of coaching including Developing a Coaching Mindset, Coaching Process and Structure, Human Behavior Modalities, Emotional Intelligence, Deep Listening, Managing Client Challenges, and many more. It also includes extensive business building tools. Whether you plan on doing personal coaching, corporate coaching, or NLP coaching, this program provides you with a solid foundation.

ICF Training Hours: 95

Duration: 24-weeks

Schedule: One 2-hour class per week

Includes certificate: Yes

Class Schedule
ProgramStart DateClass TimesClass Schedule
Certified Life CoachMonday, April 3rd10:30am ET
3:00pm ET
8:00pm ET
Once a week, 2-hours, for 24-weeks
Certified Organizational
Development Coach
Wednesday, May 3rd10:30am ET
8:00pm ET
Once a week, 2-hours, for 25-weeks
Certified Executive
Tuesday, May 9th10:30am ET
8:00pm ET
Once a week, 2-hours, for 8-weeks
Certified NLP Coach
Thursday, May 4th10:30am ET
8:00pm ET
Once a week, 2-hours, for 25-weeks
Platinum - ACC/PCC
Friday, April 7th10:30am ET
8:00pm ET
Once a week, 1-hour
for 6-sessions PLUS 4 one-on-
one sessions with mentor