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 an exclusive and very unique program, designed for coaches who wish to coach entire organizations with their Organizational Development and Change Management goals. This program provides you with 65 ICF training hours - more than enough for the ACC credential. Over a series of 25 weekly lectures, it prepares you to deal with volatile group dynamics across entire organizations. Topics including OD interventions, Team Engagement, Buyer Behavior of internal customers, The Tripod of Success, Ensuring Sustainability, Performance-Retention correlation, Strategies to influence behavior - and many more - are covered in detail.

Coaches are introduced to the ARCS Model, as well as to the Organizational Culture Audit Toolkit. Employee motivation, satisfaction, and productivity are discussed, as well as their impact on the performance of the organization as a whole. Students are introduced to various Change Management models including Lewin's Planned Change model, the ADKAR Change Management model, and Kotter's 8 steps of Change Management. Resistance to change and its manifestation are discussed, as is Behavior Modification.

Upon completing this program, Certified Organizational Development Coaches will have all the tools they need to affect positive transformation within organizations, and will be able to coach teams and personnel at all levels - including initiators, decision makers, influencers, and intervention implementers.

In addition to coaches who are launching their own Corporate Coaching practices, this is an essential program for HR professionals, Training and Development Professionals, Managers, and Corporate Leaders who wish to implement internal policies and OD processes to guide their companies and people through ongoing change.

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 has been designed for coaches who wish to coach managers, executives, and corporate leaders. The goal of this program is to cultivate a deep understanding of how the executive coaching process works as well as some of the challenges that come up in executive coaching conversations.

This program has been approved by the International Coaching Federation for 32 hours, and it comprises of 12 live, instructor-led, fully interactive virtual classes offered over zoom. These classes cover various aspects of executive coaching including, but not limited to Effective Collaboration, Performance Management, Upskilling, Conflict Management, Effective Collaboration, Developing Team Members, and many more.

This program has a very unique, hands-on, experiential structure. Classes are focused on active participation by students through real life Coaching Challenges and discussions of real life executive coaching situations.

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 is an essential program for anyone considering coaching as a profession. The goal of this program is to create a deep understanding of the coaching process, along with how and why it is effective in catalyzing shifts in the mindset to create positive, sustainable transformation.

The training is based on the ICF’s core coaching competencies. It focuses on skills that lead to effective coaching conversations and that are required to build a successful coaching business. It evokes awareness about how identity, thoughts, and feelings determine mindset; and why a change in Think Feel Do impacts the achievement of goals though a change in this mindset.

This program is approved by the International Coaching Federation for 95 hours and comprises 24 live, instructor led, fully interactive virtual sessions offered over Zoom. These lectures cover all aspects of coaching – topics such as Human Emotions and the Brain, Coaching through Emotional Intelligence, The Belief System, Coaching Process and Structure, Deep Listening, Setting Worthy Goals, Asking Insightful Questions, Addressing Client Resistance, Coaching Groups, The Business of Coaching, and many more. These are complemented with a library of reading and reference material, coaching challenges based on various real-life coaching situations, extensive hands-on coaching practice, and assignments designed to trigger reflection on and mastery of coaching skills.

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 CoachWednesday, May 8th10:30am ET
3:00pm ET
8:00pm ET
Once a week, 2-hours, for 24-weeks
Certified Organizational Development CoachThursday, May 9th10:30am ET
3:00pm ET
8:00pm ET
Once a week, 2-hours, for 25-weeks
Certified Executive CoachTuesday, May 7th10:30am ET
3:00pm ET
8:00pm ET
Once a week, 2-hours, for 12-weeks
Certified NLP CoachMonday, May 6th10:30am ET
3:00pm ET
8:00pm ET
Once a week, 2-hours, for 25-weeks
Level 1/2 - ACC/PCC
Friday, August 9th10:30am ET
3:00pm ET (Full)
8:00pm ET
Once a week, 1-hour
for 6-sessions PLUS 4 one-on-
one sessions with mentor