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Founded in 1995, the ICF is the leading global organization dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high standards, providing independent certification, and building a worldwide network of credentialed coaches.

The ICF maintains a high visibility for the profession through public relations, publicity campaigns, marketing strategies and the Coach Referral Service (CRS), an independent, non-profit ICF service which makes it easy for people to find the right coach for their needs.

The ICF develops and implements programs that assist in the professional development of our members. In addition to the professional development opportunities of an annual conference, the ICF provides professional growth opportunities through its local chapters throughout the world. Continual support is available through the ICF website, ICF Online Community, and publications.
The ICF developed and promotes an industry-wide Code of Professional Standards. ICF also developed the first universally accepted Accreditation process which preserves the integrity of coaching through standardized credentials that assist consumers in choosing professional coaches.


Global site: www.coachfederation.org


Site France site: www.coachfederation.fr

The 3 ICF credential levels

There are two ways to apply for a credential level: an ACTP application and a Portfolio application. The ACTP application is only for those who have completed an entire Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP). ACSTH and The PORTFOLIO application is for all other applicants (The portfolio application includes an exam).

For more information about ACTP, ACSTH and PORTFOLIO application: visite the ICF website.



ACC (Associate Certified Coach)
60 hours of coach specific training + 10 hours of work with a qualified Mentor Coach + 100 hours of client coaching experience.


PCC (Professionnal Certified Coach)
125 hours of coach specific training + 10 hours of work with a qualified Mentor Coach + 500 hours of client coaching experience.


MCC (Master Certified Coach)
200 hours of coach specific training + 10 hours of work with a qualified Mentor Coach + 2 500 hours of client coaching experience.



2016 ICF GLOBAL COACHING STUDY
Third iteration of ICF’s research undertaken by PricewaterhouseCoopers.