ICF CERTIFICATION

The coaching profession is self-regulated by the International Coach Federation (ICF), the first federation in the world to encourage high-level training through accredited programs by code of ethics, and by proposing its independent certification system. ICF has more than 30,000 members in 132 countries including Belgium. The ICF certification is a demanding path because it requires continuous training, hours of supervision and the courage to present a written and oral exam facing a panel of independent assessors. The ICF is a guarantee of the quality and reliability of its certified members. The ICF offers three levels of certification:

ACC
Associate Certified Coach

 

60+ Hours
Training to apply

100+ Hours
Coaching Experience

 

PCC
Professional Certified Coach

 

125+ Hours
Training to apply

500+ Hours
Coaching Experience

 

MCC
Master Certified Coach

 

200+ Hours
Training to apply

2500+ Hours
Coaching Experience

 

Phase 1 & 2 = 168 hours of formation

ACC

Associated Certified Coach, which associates the coach with the certification system. To pass, the coach must display 60 hours of specific coaching training, 10 hours of supervision, 100 hours of practice and pass an oral exam (coaching of about twenty minutes with an official ICF Assessor).

 

PCC

Professional Certified Coach, the coach becomes professional and proves that he has followed 125 hours of specific training, 10 hours of supervision and that he already has 500 hours of practice.

 

MCC

Master Certified Coach, the coach has reached mastery level. He has completed 200 hours of training, 10 hours of supervision and has 2,500 hours of practice.