Self Mastery ICF Certification Program (ACTP Step 2)
ICF is an independent organization that quality brands coach at the ACC, PCC and MCC levels. We are one of the few training institutes accredited by ICF to provide training and conduct oral examinations on the ACC and PCC levels. Your goal to become certified is our goal too! And we support you throughout the whole journey.
The main theme for the Certification program is Self Mastery.
International Coaching Federation (ICF) and Professional Coaching
What is ICF?
ICF is considered the golden standard in coaching. It is the only organization that offers globally recognized coaching credentials to individuals who meet a strict set of requirements.
The coaching industry is evolving rapidly and it seems that anyone can easily call themselves a coach. For this reason, it is important to make sure high standards are kept when it comes to professional coaching.
What does ICF credential mean for a professional coach?
ICF credential is evidence of the fact that you have a deep understanding of the highest standards in coaching and have demonstrated a mastery in them. They declare to the world that you are a professional coach who is recognized for their coaching excellence.
How to become an ICF certified coach?
In order to become an ICF recognized coach you need first of all to go through coach education that is approved by ICF.
Depending on the level that you apply for, the number of training hours that you are required to complete increases and the same applies for the number of client coaching hours. You are also required to have at least 10 mentoring hours, complete a Coach Knowledge Assessment and go though an oral examination to prove your competence.
ICF offers three credential levels for coaching excellence:
For ACC and PCC levels there are 3 paths to choose from:
- ACTP (Accredited Coach Training Program)
- ACSTH (Approved Coach Specific Training Hours)
- Portfolio Path
CoachCompanion Romania supports coaches through start to finish ACTP programs for ACC and PCC levels.
You cand read more about the 3 paths on the ICF website here.
What does ACTP mean?
ACTP means start to finish or all-inclusive coach education. Such a program includes all the training hours, mentor coach hours and oral examination that ICF requires. After you go through the program with CoachCompanion you will receive a certificate which proves this. Having this certificate, the only thing left for you to do is to complete the Coach Knowledge Assessment, submit your application request on the ICF website and wait to receive you credential after 4 weeks’ review period.
Going through CoachCompanion Romania’s ACTP program also means that you can apply for either ACC or PCC level. It all depends on how many client hours you have. If you for example have 100+ hours you can apply for ACC level and in the moment you reach 500+ coaching hours you simply need to apply for PCC.
ICF Certification program in CoachCompanion
The market is seeing an increasing demand for high-quality professional coaches. Because of that, our customers are learning to see the difference between those who call themselves coaches and those who are professionally certified as coaches. They are coaches who have keen professional pride and realize that there is something of more value, beyond an 8-day program. Indeed, they know that it is imperative to keep their knowledge fresh, and are focused on continuously developing themselves.
(!)Self Mastery ICF Certification is Step 2 as part of ACTP. You first need to complete Professional Coach with Diploma (Step 1).
The certification program includes:
- Eight full days of training from 9 am to 5 pm
- 5 hours for one-on-one sessions, with a mentor coach
- Training days spread over a period of eight months with one training day every month
- Marketing and sales techniques to find paying clients
- Peer coaching with a training colleague
- Oral examination in order to complete the certification program during the examination month
- Certification ceremony on successful completion and dinner with CoachCompanion as your host.
- Help our program participants to register on ICF’s Web page and complete the written examination to receive their International Certificate.
We help you all the way to the goal!
Note that the class size is limited to 12 participants.
Each training day has its own unique theme, with a clear focus on building understanding and knowledge of the 8 ICF core competencies. Emphasis is laid on the individual development and inner leadership.
We have several different trainers depending on the city and the country as well as for our mentor coaches and module coaches (mentor coaching in the group). In addition, everyone is certified at the ACC level and most of them on the PCC level. Because we have the right to perform the oral certification we have higher demands from ICF then other training companies. In summary, that secure for quality.
Our training is always based on action learning, for this reason, the participants learn primarily from training but also short theory pass, guidance and feedback and through other participants’ experiences and knowledge.
The theme for each day of training is as described below.
ICF Core competencies covered: Ethical Guidelines and Professional Standards
ICF Core competencies covered: Coaching Agreement
ICF Core competencies covered: Designing Actions
ICF Core competencies covered: Active Listening
ICF Core competencies covered: Powerful Questioning and Direct Communication
ICF Core competencies covered: Create Awareness
ICF Core competencies covered: Trust and Intimacy and Coaching Presence
ICF Core competencies covered: Manage Progress and Accountability
Firstly oral examinations needs to be attended by each program participant in order to complete the Certification program. Furthermore these examinations are held for all participants according to a pre-established schedule.
Secondly and upon successful completion of the oral examination, CoachCompanion hosts the certification ceremony followed by a dinner in honor of your success.
We also offer you, our program participant, further support to register on ICF’s Web page and complete the written examination, which is necessary to receive your International Certificate.
How will I learn? What methods do you use? What approach do you have?
When can I participate?
Location: Online on Zoom or Strada Horea nr.10, Cluj-Napoca
Language: English (We have the training in Romanian, we will contact you as soon as we have a group)
Training hours: 09.00-17.00
Early Bird Price: 2.500€
VAT included for private, plus VAT for companies
Discount for employees in NGO’s
Program Start Date: 24 February 2021
Training days: 24 February, 24 March, 21 April, 19 May, 16 June, 14 July, 8 September, 6 October
Location: Online on Zoom
Program Start Date: 22 September 2021
Training days: 22 September, 20 October, 17 November, 15 December, January, February, March, and April 2022 (exact dates to be decided)
Location: To be decided: Strada Horea nr. 10/Zoom
In addition and as a bonus, during in-class training CoachCompanion invites all our program participants to join us for a Swedish Fika on all training days. The Fika is a uniquely Swedish tradition of mingling over coffee and specific Swedish delicacies. Therefore we offer all participants a yummy start to the day with a delicious breakfast buffet to go with their morning coffee as well as an afternoon coffee break with organic treats. Enjoy your Fika as you mingle with a great mix of participants who share their experiences with each other from day one!