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ICF Level 1 Programs

All Level 1 programs listed on this page include:

1. At least 60 ICF training hours for ACC.
2. 10 Mentor Coaching Hours.
3. ACC Performance Evaluation by an ICF assessor.
4. A platform to help you gain 100 coaching hours.

ASCTH – International Coach Federation

Certified Life Coach

Program Duration: 24-weeks
Class Schedule: Once-a-week, for 2-hours
ICF accredited for: 95 hours, ACC
Certificates: 1
Mode of delivery: Live, Instructor-led, Zoom classes
Language: English
Prerequisites: None
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ASCTH – International Coach Federation

Certified Organizational Development Coach

Program Duration: 25-weeks
Class Schedule: Once-a-week, for 2-hours
ICF accredited for: 65 hours, ACC
Certificates: 1
Mode of delivery: Live, Instructor-led, Zoom classes
Language: English
Prerequisites: None
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ASCTH – International Coach Federation

Certified NLP Coach

Program Duration: 25-weeks
Class Schedule: Once-a-week, for 2-hours
ICF accredited for: 65 hours, ACC
Certificates: 1
Mode of delivery: Live, Instructor-led, Zoom classes
Language: English
Prerequisites: None
EasyPay Option: 6 easy, monthly installments of only $385.00
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ASCTH – International Coach Federation

Certified Executive Coach + Certified Organizational Development Coach

Program Duration: CEC: 12-weeks, CODC: 25-weeks
Class Schedule: Once-a-week, for 2-hours each for CEC, CODC
ICF accredited for: 97 hours, ACC
Certificates: 2
Mode of delivery: Live, Instructor-led, Zoom classes
Language: English
Prerequisites: None
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ASCTH – International Coach Federation

Certified Executive Coach + Certified NLP Coach

Program Duration: CEC: 12-weeks, NLP: 25-weeks
Class Schedule: Once-a-week, for 2-hours each for CEC, NLP
ICF accredited for: 97 hours, ACC
Certificates: 2
Mode of delivery: Live, Instructor-led, Zoom classes
Language: English
Prerequisites: None
EasyPay Option: 6 easy, monthly installments of only $505.00
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What Is ACC Certification?

ACC Certification stands for “Associate Certified Coach.” It’s an accreditation offered by the International Coaching Federation (ICF), which is the global standard for accreditation of coach certification programs. Getting certified as an ACC means that coaching professionals have met stringent education and experience requirements. ACC certified coaches demonstrate a thorough understanding of coaching competencies and follow the ethics and guidelines of the ICF.

To meet these guidelines, credential-holders must have:

  • At least 60 training hours through an ICF accredited coach training program.
  • Ten hours of mentor coaching with an ICF credentialed mentor.
  • 100 Coaching Hours.
  • A passing score on a performance evaluation.
  • A passing score on the ICF credentialing exam.

The one hundred hours of coaching experience must be gained following the start of your coach-specific training.

What Is the Difference Between ACC and PCC Certification?

Your coach training, as well as your level of coaching experience or amount of time coaching, is the main distinction between an ACC Certification and a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) Certification. To earn your ACC, you need at least 60 training hours. For a PCC, you need 125 training hours. Similarly, for an ACC, you need at least one hundred client coaching hours. The PCC requires a minimum of 500 hours of coaching to qualify.

ICF Level 1 programs qualify you for an ACC credential. ICF Level 2 programs qualify you for a PCC credential.

Key Distinctions

At the ACC level of credentialing, you focus on coaching the “what” of the client. As a life coach at this level, you focus on the problem or goal that the client is presenting. With this level of experience, you typically use minimal discovery questions.

When you reach the PCC accreditation level, your focus shifts from the “what,” and begins to incorporate the “who” of the client. Your training prepares you to mentor on client self-discovery, rather than immediate problem-solving.

What Is the ICF? 

The International Coaching Federation (ICF) is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to professional coaching, setting professional standards, a core competencies code, and credentialing. ICF members have access to educational research, networking opportunities, and globally-recognized certifications.

What an ICF Credential Says About You

This professional certification is designed to develop and refine your coaching skills. These courses build your professional coaching portfolio and prepare you for the complex issues you will support clients through. Your credentials convey all this and more. 

To clients, it conveys that you have the education and ethical standards required of a certified coach. To coaching peers and clients, it shows you are committed to the coaching industry and that you constantly strive to develop as a coaching professional.

Is the International Coaching Federation Recognized Globally?

The ICF is the leading global organization for professional coaches and coaching. There are currently 143 chapters that serve local members in more than eighty countries and territories, proving that the reach of the ICF is far and wide. 

There are currently more than 50,000 credentialed coaches across the world. This legitimate certification allows members with the certification to be recognized and respected for their coaching craft. ICF has a long-standing track record of being trusted and setting the bar for quality life coaching. Research shows that 85% of life coach clients expect the professional coach they’re hiring to be ICF certified.

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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 CoachTuesday, June 13th10:30am ET
3:00pm ET
8:00pm ET
Once a week, 2-hours, for 24-weeks
Certified Organizational
Development Coach
Monday, July 17th10:30am ET
3:00pm ET
8:00pm ET
Once a week, 2-hours, for 25-weeks
Certified Executive
Coach
Thursday, July 20th10:30am ET
3:00pm EST
8:00pm ET
Once a week, 2-hours, for 12-weeks
Certified NLP Coach
Practitioner
Wednesday, July 19th10:30am ET
3:00pm EST
8:00pm ET
Once a week, 2-hours, for 25-weeks
Platinum - ACC/PCC
Mentoring
Friday, August 18th10:30am ET
3:00pm ET
8:00pm ET
Once a week, 1-hour
for 7-sessions PLUS 3 one-on-
one sessions with mentor