ICF Certification and Coaching Programs

ICF Certification Erickson College

Your Commitment to Coaching

International Coach Federation (ICF) Certification shows potential clients your commitment to the coaching profession and gains you industry wide credibility:

  • 84% of clients think that it’s important that coaches are certified
  • Accredited coaches have higher income than non accredited
  • Clients who worked with certified coaches were more likely to be satisfied and recommend to other

By regulating standards, skills, and core competencies for coach training, the ICF ensures that life coaches, business coaches and executive coaches are experienced, reliable, professionals, abiding by a strict code of ethics.

Erickson is a globally recognized coach training institution, and its courses are highly regarded because they exceed the rigorous standards of the International Coach Federation (ICF) and produce excellent coaches.

Click here to learn how Erickson prepares you for successful ICF certification.


Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP)

As an Accredited Coach Training Program, The Art & Science of Coaching fulfills all of the ICF’s educational and practicum requirements as well as supporting you through the entire ICF application process.

Note: Completion of Modules I – IV of The Art & Science of Coaching fulfills ACSTH requirements only; Module V is required to complete the ACTP.

Erickson has gone through a rigorous process of accreditation with the ICF and is one of a select few to achieve the impressive designation of Accredited Coach Training Program. Accredited programs are continuously reviewed and evaluated for excellence in curricula, core competencies, faculty, structure, proficiency, and ethics to support the highest quality coach training.


ICF Recognized Credentials

ICF Associate Certified Coach (ACC)

With completion of all five Modules of The Art & Science of Coaching, you will have accomplished 4 out of 6 of the ICF requirements for your Associate Coach Certificate. All that remains is for you to do is:

  • Log 100 coaching hours (at least 75 hours must be with paying clients) with a minimum of 8 clients
  • Purchase ICF membership

Beginning October 1, 2016, at 12 a.m. (New York), all ACC applicants will be required to complete 100 hours of client-coaching experience following the start of their coach-specific training. Furthermore, at least 25 of these hours must occur within the 18 months prior to submitting the application for the credential. ACC applicants will still be required to have a minimum of eight (8) clients and 75 paid client-coaching experience hours.

ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC)

With completion of all five Modules of The Art & Science of Coaching, and the Associate Coach Certification requirements, you are well on your way to your Professional Certified Coach designation. All that remains is for you to:

  • Log 750 coaching hours (at least 675 hours must be with paying clients) with a minimum of 25 clients
  • Purchase ICF membership

Effective October 1, 2016 at 12 a.m. (New York), all PCC applicants will be required to log 500 hours (450 paid) of coaching experience with at least 25 clients following the start of their coach-specific training. At least 50 of these hours must occur within the 18 months prior to submitting the application for the credential.

ICF Master Certified Coach (MCC)

In order to obtain the ICF’s Master Certified Coach designation, coaches must meet additional criteria to become an expert coach:

  • Log 2,500 coaching hours (at least 2,250 must be with paying clients)
  • Completed 10 hours of Mentor Coaching
  • Performance evaluation (two audio recordings and written transcripts of coaching sessions)
  • Complete the Coach Knowledge Assessment (CKA) – unless previously passed when applying for ACC or PCC designations
  • Purchase ICF Membership

By having an ICF recognized credential, it enhances your credibility and reassures potential clients that you are an experienced and professional coach; it demonstrates that you stand by a strong code of ethics; it demonstrates a high knowledge and applied skill level; and reinforces the integrity of the coaching profession nationally and internationally.