Your Commitment to Coaching
Obtaining your ICF (International Coach Federation) coach certification demonstrates your commitment to the coaching profession to potential customers and builds your industry-wide credibility. Some reasons why certification of coaching is essential:
- 84% of customers value certification as a professional quality assurance standard
- Certified coaches have higher incomes than non-certified coaches
- Clients who work with certified coaches report better satisfaction and are more likely to recommend their coaches to others
The ICF ensures the experience of life coaches, business coaches and executive coaches, reliable professionals who comply with a strict code of ethics by regulating coach training standards, skills and core competencies. ICF offers three levels of coaching certification-ACC, PCC and MCC and you can read on this page about each level below.
As a globally recognised and ICF-accredited coach training organisation, Erickson’s coach training programmes are considered to exceed the International Coach Federation (ICF) strict standards and to produce extremely qualified coaches. Since it is essential to your coaching career to obtain ICF accreditation, we have made the route to certification as easy as possible.
Accredited Coach Training Programme (ACTP)
As an Accredited Coach Training Programme, The Art & Science of Coaching fulfils all the educational and practical requirements of the ICF and supports you through the entire ICF application process.
Note: Completion of Modules I – IV of The Art & Science of Coaching meets ACSTH criteria only ; completion of the ACTP Coaching Mastery Programme
Erickson has undergone a rigorous accreditation process with the ICF and is one of a select few to achieve the impressive accredited coach training programme designation. Accredited programmes are continuously reviewed and evaluated to support high-quality coaching training for excellence in curricula, core competencies, faculty, structure, skills and ethics.
ICF Recognised Credentials
The ICF offers three credentials: Associate Certified Coach (ACC), Professional Certified Coach (PCC), and Master Certified Coach (MCC). To earn an ICF Credential, a coach must:
- Complete coach-specific training that meets ICF’s standards.
- Achieve a designated number of coaching experience hours.
- Partner with a Mentor Coach.
- Demonstrate adequate knowledge and mastery of the ICF coaching concept, code of ethics and core competencies
Having an ICF recognised credential enhances your credibility and reassures potential clients that you are an experienced and professional coach.It shows you are standing by a strong code of ethics and have a high level of coaching tools knowledge and applied skills. Coaching certification also reinforces nationally and globally the integrity of the coaching profession.
Please visit the ICF website to learn more about becoming an ICF Certified Coach.
Why Become ICF Certified?
Whether you’re just exploring the idea of becoming a coach or you’re already on your way to completing your coach training, you might wonder if you need to be certified as a professional coach with the International Coach Federation (ICF).
As it takes some time to accumulate the number of coaching hours required for PCC and MCC levels, most applicants start with the ACC credential.
Did you know that:
“Eighty-four percent of adult customers with a coaching connection reported having a credential for trainers” – 2010 ICF Global Consumer Awareness Study
Our key coaching training programme accredited by the ICF The Art & Science of Coaching meets all the instructional and practical demands of the ICF. Our strong curriculum is intended to prepare and assist you throughout the whole ICF implementation phase.
Real Feedback From Our Students
ICF coach training from Erickson has given me a powerful new way of listening and engaging with customers that gives incredible results access. Combined with the Passion into Profit Course, coaching is now more than a passion for me; in about six months of hard work, I have now replaced my practice of physiotherapy with a full-time career and transitional coaching.
After years in international business consulting followed by a career as an MBA prof, it was nice to be able to get my ICF certification from a company that had a global appeal. When I started with Erickson, I never envisioned that I would end up having an international coaching network and clients from around the globe.