All of our courses — more than 250 hours worth! — carry the prestigious ICF designation Approved Coach Specific Training Hours (ACSTH), ensuring that every course you take counts toward ICF certification.
Even more exciting, our four Core Courses — The Essentials Life of Coaching OR The Essential of Leadership Coaching, Coaching Skills Development, Coaching Skills Mastery, and Ethical Practice & Liability Risk Management — in conjunction with 5+ hours of individual mentor coaching and 50+ practice hours, qualify you for our own credential as a Certified Professional Life Coach (CPLC) or Certified Professional Leadership Coach (CPLC), depending on which school you choose, and to establish a God-honoring practice in keeping with the highest industry standards.
Don’t make a costly mistake. You can secure our own credential of excellence — the Certified Professional Life Coach (CPLC) or the Certified Professional Leadership Coach (CPLC) — while simultaneously completing the training hours needed for ICF credentials.
Why ICF Certification?
Though the field of coaching is exploding, it’s still a relatively young profession. Unlike other fields, it remains unregulated at this point, leaving room for all kinds of things to be done under the name of “coaching”.
Because of this, the profession desperately needed a codified set of Practice Standards and Ethical Guidelines, and the ICF created those – like the American Medical Association created standards and ethics for healthcare professionals.
The ICF also established Curriculum Standards to ensure consistency in coach training, and a Credentialing System that has become the industry standard.
Today, most any media coverage on coaching will cite the International Coach Federation, their standards, and their credentials. As a result, informed persons and organizations seeking to hire a coach often only consider those with ICF credentials.
For more information regarding ICF’s certification requirements visit their website at coachfederation.org.