ICF is changing credentialing paths from ACSTH and ACTP to Level 1 and Level 2 respectively. What does this mean for you?
Accredited coach training certificates will continue being honored by the ICF. That means that all ICF-accredited coach training you completed will continue being accepted. ICF will continue to offer all the credentialing paths – updates on the process are expected mid-2022.
What does change? After 2022, schools will only be offering Level 1, 2, and 3 programs, and CCE (Continuing Coach Education which is different from coach training). Organizations that offer ACSTH programs can convert to Level 1. Organizations that offer ACTP programs can convert to Level 2.
- Level 1 will be a path for the ACC credential. It will include 60 or more hours of training and the mentor coaching. The Foundational Cohort is the CCC Level 1 equivalent.
- Level 2 will be for the PCC credential. It will include 125 or more hours of training and the mentor coaching. The Advanced Cohort is the CCC Level 2 equivalent.
- Level 3 will be for those who already have their PCC and want to earn their MCC. It will include the next 75 hours of coach training.
- CCE = Continuing Coach Education remains the same. These are intended for people who already completed coach training and are doing continuing education to renew.
Whichever training you have completed at the Center for Coaching Certification, we have plans to provide options for you to maintain your CCC certification, complete continuing education to renew ICF membership or credentials, and continue your journey to the next level with ICF as desired.