What is ICF ACC?

The Associate Certified Coach (ACC) is the first level towards becoming a professional certified ICF coach. Having an ICF ACC Certification indicates your effectiveness as a coaching practitioner. Additionally, it also implies that you abide by the ICF Core Coaching Competencies and ICF Code of Ethics. Do you want to know more about ICF ACC Credential? In this blog, we’ve covered everything you need to know about ICF ACC certification and training.

International Coaching Federation (ICF) is one of the most widely recognized organizations for professionally trained coaches. Getting accreditation by a globally recognized organization like ICF signifies a coach’s commitment to integrity, understanding, and mastery of the coaching skills, coaching competencies, and dedication to clients.

What is ICF ACC Certification?

ACC is the first level of ICF credentialing. ACC stands for Associate Certified Coach. There are three pathways to achieve ACC Certification: ACC, ACTP, and Portfolio path. Each path has different requirements for the credential.

Through the ICF ACC Certification training program, coaches learn to demonstrate knowledge and emerging proficiency in applying the ICF code of ethics and definition of coaching. ICF aims to establish professional competence in the aspiring coaches to cultivate skills necessary for handling clients.

Team Transformation programs aligns with the ICF ACC Credential requirements and nurture skills like:

  • active listening
  • powerful questioning
  • setting goals
  • creating awareness
  • communication
A brief account of ICF-ACC Credential pathways
The three pathways to ACC Certification are as follows:
ACC ACTP: 100 hours of coaching experience with 10 hours of mentor coaching is required.
ACC ACSTH: A minimum of 60 hours of coach-specific training and at least 10 hours of mentor coaching.
ACC Portfolio: 60 hours of coach-specific training with robust documentation is necessary.

The program encompasses ICF coaching competencies along with the various coaching models, approaches, and tools. At the end of the program, you can coach at the PCC level. ACTP program providers are accredited by the International Coaching Federation to evaluate your performance as a coach.

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Criteria for ICF ACC Certification

As per the International Coaching Federation (ICF), you must complete the following requirements to earn the ICF ACC Certification:
Completion of at least 60 hours of coach-specific training that is engineered to meet the ICF guidelines for credentialing.
Apart from that, the candidate also needs to complete at least 100 hours of client-coaching experience since the start of their coach training.
10 hours of mentor coaching with an eligible mentor coach.
After all this, the trainee needs to submit an application to ICF for the Associate Certified Coach credential.
Post-submission, the candidate needs both Coach Knowledge Assessment (CKA) and Coach Performance Assessment (CPA) at the Associate Certified Coach level for getting accredited.
Once you complete all the steps above, then you can be a certified ICF ACC coach.

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