Coach-specific training is one part of a credential application, along with building a log of client work. In addition, coaches need to complete at least 10 hours of Mentor Coaching as part of that application and in support of their preparation for the ICF Assessment process. This is a separate development activity to the training itself and can be completed by the coach with a suitable Mentor Coach. We offer this element through our Mentor Coaching Group Programme which runs twice per year. Learn more about the PCC Credential here.
If a coach already holds an ICF Associate Certified Coach (ACC) Credential, they have the option to renew that credential when it expires after three years, as long as they have met the ICF's renewal requirements. However, if the coach is working actively with clients and is progressing towards the 500+ hours of client work required by ICF for a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) Credential application, there is a great opportunity to take that next step in development! All ICF Credentials are considered to be Gold Standard and best in class, however the PCC Credential is often viewed in the marketplace ...
The International Coaching Federation (ICF) requires 60+ hours of coach-specific training as part of their Associate Certified Coach (ACC) Credential application and 125+ hours of coach-specific training for the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) Credential application. Our Science and Art of Coaching programme provides the ACC level coach-specific training element and Art and Alchemy of Coaching provides the PCC level of coach-specific training. Each programme offers approximately 75+ hours of ICF Accredited coach-specific training which comfortably covers the ICF requirement.
The Art & Alchemy of Coaching advanced coach training is for coaches who have already completed at least 60+ hours of coach-specific training. They may either already hold an ICF Associated Certified Coach (ACC) Credential and are now wanting to progress toward their ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC) Credential, or they may have completed their foundational coach training and are now looking for more advanced training at the PCC level. Coaches who have not yet completed their 60+ hours of foundational coach-specific training might be interested in our Science and Art of Coaching programme and then complete the Art and Alchemy of Coaching programme later on.