ICF was founded in 1995 and today it is the leading global organisation with over 20,000 members who are dedicated to promoting coaching by setting high professional standards, providing independent certification, and building a network of accredited coaches.
ICF offers the only globally recognised, independent credentialing program for coach practitioners. ICF Credentials are awarded to professional coaches who have met stringent education and experience requirements and have demonstrated a thorough understanding of the coaching competencies that set the standard in the profession. Achieving credentials through ICF signifies a coach‘s commitment to integrity, understanding and mastery of coaching skills, and dedication to clients.
ICF offers three credentials:
- the Associate Certified Coach (ACC)
- the Professional Certified Coach (PCC)
- the Master Certified Coach (MCC)
ICF also accredits programs that deliver coach-specific training. ICF approved and accredited training programs must complete a rigorous review process and demonstrate that their curriculum aligns with the ICF Core Competencies and Code of Ethics.