Accredited Coach Training Program

Accredited Coaching Training Program is an accreditation given by ICF to training institutes that offer end-to-end coach training programs for individuals who want to be certified coaches. CoachCompanion offers coach training through programs such as Professional Coach with Diploma and Self Mastery – Certification program.

In another word, this accreditation means that we have high demands from our mentor coaches. In addition, our program participants receive 17 hours of mentor coaching, comparing to the 10 hours required by ICF. 

This ensures that we meet high expectations and offer the best quality of professional and certified coaches.


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CoachCompanion offers its accredited coaching training programs to all individuals and groups who are interested in gaining valuable coaching expertise through recognized and effective leadership and coaching models.

Accredited Coaching Training Program- Path to certification

All coaching practice hours held during the training count towards meeting your ICF credential requirements.  Additionally, CoachCompanion is also accredited to carry out oral examinations for ICF credentials – ACC and PCC.

Through our accredited coaching training and other coaching programs, CoachCompanion can be your training partner from the minute you consider adding coaching as a skill to your portfolio, to the point when you apply for an ICF credential. To know how we can support your journey in order to became a certified coach, follow the path below.

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The path to certification

Program Outcome

At the end of this program you will master the core coach competencies of a professional coach and you will also have a clear image about who you are as a coach and what it takes for you to be successful in your career as a coach.

Benefits of ICF Accredited Coach Training

An ICF Accredited Coach Training Program is evidence pf the fact that you have a deep understanding of the highest standards in coaching and have demonstrated mastery in them. It declares to the world that you are a professional coach who is recognized for their coaching excellence.

Who should attend?

This program is for those who want to start a career as a professional coach or who want to add professional coaching skills as an addition to their existing role, be it as a trainer, manager, consultant or counsellor.

How is it different from ACSTH and CCE?

An ACTP program is different from a ACSTH program in the sense that it provides everything you need in order to apply for your ICF credentials. All the 10 mentor coach hours and the oral examination are included in the program. With your ACTP certificate you just need to submit your application and will receive your credentials.

An ACSTH program may have or may not have mentor hour included and the oral examination is the responsibility of the coach: you need to record a coaching sessions with the client and send it to ICF for assessment along with you application and the transcript of the session.

How is ACTP different than ACSTH or CCE?

An ACTP covers all the ICF requirements in order to apply for your ICF credentials for both ACC and PCC levels.

This means that all training hours, mentor coaching hours and the final performance examination are included in the program.

An ACSTH program may or may not have all the training and mentor coaching hours required by ICF and when you apply through the ACSTH path you need to submit the performance evaluation (recording and transcript) on the ICF website along with your application.

If you apply for your credentials through the ACTP path the review period for you to receive your credentials is 4 weeks and through the ACSTH path it is 14 weeks.

Accordingly, the administration fee is lower for ACTP Path and it increases for ACSTH Path and Portfolio Path.

The administration fee is also influenced by what credentials you apply for (ACC, PCC or MCC) and by whether you are an ICF member or not.

If you want to learn more you can contact us for more details at or read more on this topic on the ICF website here.

What is CCE?

CCE – Continuing Coach Education is supplementary and advanced training for coaches who want to deepen their knowledge or renew their ICF credential.

ICF Credentials need to be renewed every three years.

Why do I need to do to renew my ICF credentials?

In order to renew your ICF credentials you need to take part in at least 40 hours of CCE (Continuing Coach Education).

24 hours must cover the ICF Core Competencies. You can read more about this topic on the ICF website here.


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