Whether this July 31st finds you relaxing at the beach or counting down the days until your vacation begins, you’ll want to take note of the changes that are effective today as a part of the International Coach Federation coaching credential update.
If you are a coach planning to apply for an ICF coaching credential or renew a credential this year, you’ll want to be aware of these changes. They are effective July 31st 2018. I know it seems like the end of the year is still a long way off, but credential renewal time will be here before you know it (December 31st), so you’ll want to get planning soon.
- MCC credential applicants will be required to complete their 2500 hours of client coaching experience after the start of coach training. This is already a requirement for ACC and PCC credential candidates
- Associate Certified Coaches acting as Mentor Coaches must have completed one full cycle (three years) as an ACC before mentor coaching.
- Coaches applying for their initial ACC or PCC credential through the Portfolio path must demonstrate completion of a comprehensive training program that includes ICF definition of coaching, ICF Code of Ethics and ICF Core Competencies
- ACC applicants who have completed training through the Accredited Coach Specific Training Path (ACSTH) will be required to submit a recording and transcript of a live coaching session.
Author: Cathy Shaughnessy
Cathy Shaughnessy is a PRISM award winning ICF Master Certified Coach and author of the book series The Really Competent Coach. Cathy coaches senior leaders, mentors credentialed coaches, trains fledgling coaches and helps organizations build strong coaching cultures.
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