If you already hold an ICF ACC credential and are now looking to develop further and apply for your PCC credential, this is the pathway for you!

Deepen your coaching practice and understanding of coaching psychology with our advanced coach training programme: The Art and Alchemy of Coaching!

This programme offers accredited coach-specific training hours from the International Coaching Federation (ICF). Upon completion of this programme, participants will be able to progress from the ICF ACC to the PCC Credential.

If you would like to progress from ICF ACC to achieving your PCC Credential, there are 5 steps to follow:

1. Coaching Education:

Our Art & Alchemy of Coaching (A&A) is an ICF-accredited coach-specific training programme. This complete package provides 89.25 ICF Accredited Coach-Specific Training Hours and, when added to your existing coach-specific training history, meets the ICF’s requirement of 125+ hours for a PCC application.

2. Mentor Coaching:

You will have already completed a package of Mentor Coaching for your ACC credential application and so, in theory, there is no need to repeat that part of the process.

However, the purpose of Mentor Coaching is primarily to deepen your understanding and demonstration of the ICF Core Competencies and therefore your skills and confidence as a practicing coach, in this case at PCC level. To that end, you have the option to complete some additional Mentor Coaching with us in order to help you feel most prepared and confident for your PCC Performance Evaluation process. We are happy to liaise with you to explore if that would be helpful for you and to design a bespoke approach that meets your specific requirements.

Learn more about our Mentor Coaching packages.

3. Coaching Experience:

To be eligible for an ICF PCC credential you need to have at least 500 hours of coaching experience following the start of your coach-specific coaching education.

4. Performance Evaluation:

The performance evaluation process involves you submitting two recordings of you coaching regular clients who have hired you as a coach, and must last between 20- to 60-minutes, along with the corresponding transcript. This will be reviewed by Performance Evaluators.

5. ICF Credentialing Exam:

This is a computer-based written exam (administered by ICF Credentials and Standards) that is designed to measure your knowledge of and ability to apply the ICF definition of coaching, ICF Core Competencies and ICF Code of Ethics.

Our programmes are offered in English.

The time to achieve your ICF PCC credential can vary greatly depending upon many factors, such as: how much coaching you are doing, your budgeting preferences and your pace of development or scheduling preferences. The table below offers an approximate/minimum timeline as a guideline; however, you may want or need more flexibility. For example, you may already be close to logging 500+ hours of coaching experience by the time you start your PCC level training, or you may still have a way to go; you may feel comfortable to apply for your PCC credential without any additional Mentor Coaching, or you may want to do a little more to help you feel fully prepared etc. We are very happy to assist you in finding a timeline that suits you!

Step Component Approximate Timeline
1 Coaching Education (A&A) 6 months
2 Mentor Coaching (MCG) Optional 4 months
3 Coaching Experience 3-6 months +
4 Performance Evaluation (PCC) 2 months +
5 ICF Credentialing Exam 0-1 month
TOTAL 9-18 months +

Learn more about the ICF PCC Credential pathway. If you’re not sure about which pathway or programme to choose, attend our next Think with a Drink webinar or fill out this form and we will be delighted to help find the right pathway for you!

NOTE: Our programmes are currently in the process of transitioning to the ICF’s new Level 1 and Level 2 programme accreditation system. This will take effect in 2023 and will not impact the curriculum, dates, timings, or pricing of our 2023 cohort offering.

Autumn 2023 Live Online

Kick-off Webinar: September 22, 2023, 10am – 11am (London time)

Module 1:

  • Virtual workshops: September 28, 29, & October 2, 2023, 9am – 5pm (London time)
  • Triad observed coaching practice session: October 20, 2023, 9am – 12.30pm (London time)

Module 2: 

  • Virtual Workshops: November 23, 24 & 27, 2023, 9am – 5pm (London time)
  • Triad observed coaching practice session: December 11, 2023, 9am – 12.30pm (London time)

Module 3: 

  • Virtual Workshops: January 25, 26 & 29, 2024, 9am – 5pm (London time)
  • Triad observed coaching practice and webinar: February 16, 2024, 9am – 12.30pm (London time)

If you are an organisation wanting to run this programme internally for a group, please contact us directly to discuss further.

Our ACC to PCC package includes:

  • Art and Alchemy of Coaching (Coaching Education)

£4,920 (inc. taxes)

If you would like to add additional Mentor Coaching hours to help you feel fully prepared for the Performance Evaluation process, we will be pleased to create a bespoke approach to suit your requirements. View our Mentor Coaching packages.

NOTE: There is an additional fee payable to ICF for the Performance Evaluation process and the ICF Credentialing exam

Recommended for:

ICF ACC Credentialed Coaches

This programme is ideal for coaches holding and ICF ACC credential who are now looking to complete additional coach-specific training for their ICF PCC Credential application.

Our programmes are offered in English.

We value our alumni community. Once you’ve completed a coach training programme with Coach Advancement by Tracy Sinclair, you will unlock a number of exclusive benefits including discounts, coaching clinics, peer coaching, social impact project opportunities and more! Learn more about the ways we continue to support coaches who have trained with us here

I’m interested in the ACC to PCC Pathway!

Have questions? Not sure which pathway is right for you?

Join us for our next Becoming a Coach: Think with a Drink webinar.

Wednesday, April 13 from 4-5 p.m. (London) 

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