It depends on when you start and what your prior experience is. If you've had little or no prior experience as a coach you must start the programs from the beginning. However, you may be able to start in module 2 if you're taking all 6 modules and have had coaching experience or completed a coach training already.
All participants are asked to commit to the full length of the training. Our programs provide a little more time than is required for ICF credential application, so there are a few hours of room for absence. However, for the sake of your learning and skill level, we strongly urge full attendance. We understand that illness and emergencies happen. If you do have to miss hours because of illness or emergency, you will be encouraged to read the materials from those missed class hours and you may also seek out a ‘study buddy’ from class to share their learnings with you from the missed time. This may help you feel more 'caught up' but will not make up for the number of hours you are absent. Further, we do not allow students to attend later modules containing the sessions missed unless the entire module is paid for again. You are entirely responsible for any time you miss and you will be awarded hours of completion based on hours attended calculated by us in compliance with our agreement with the International Coach Federation. Thank you for understanding this important policy.
Program tuition paid in full up-front is set at a discounted package rate. However, we do offer a payment plan which comprises of automatic monthly credit card payments, and that has a 6.3% service charge above the full up-front tuition fee. The first installment will secure your seat, and subsequent payments are charged at monthly intervals.
Yes! Many students who initially enroll for our ACSTH Foundational Program then decide to take the full ACTP Program. Tuition is discussed at the time and is based on how you choose to proceed with payment.
It depends. If you attend at least 125 hours of our training, complete 10 hours of mentoring and pass the exam you will be most of the way there! You will also need to have at least 100 hours of logged client experience before you apply to ICF. Once you have your hours and you apply to ICF you will be required to pass their Coach Knowledge Assessment (CKA), which is a multiple choice exam based on the core coaching competencies and code of ethics. Having gone through our training that should be easy enough. Once all the above is accomplished, you will be awarded your ICF credential!
If you attend at least 30 hours of our training you will receive our certificate of completed hours. If you attend at least 60 hours of the Foundational Program and have logged at least 100 hours of client experience you can apply for an ICF ACC certification via the ACSTH route. Please visit the ICF website for more information on that process.
There are two types of internal credential that a school can provide a student:
• A Certificate of Completion (how many hours have been completed)
• A Certificate with Designation (one example is the designation, Certified Professional Coach (CPC))
Here’s what we provide and why:
• We provide a Certification of Completion once training hours are completed in our Programs or Modules.
• We also provide our Certificate with Designation of “Certified Leadership and Executive Coach” after completion of our CLEC Program (200+ hrs + assignments and testing).
The "certificate of completion" is what ICF would need to have for the ICF credential application as proof of accredited, approved, or coach specific training hours, depending on the route you would be taking for your credential. Some Certificate with Designations state the number of hours completed and would also be used for ICF application for the same purpose.
As far as internal Certification with Designations go, they are awarded based on the school's own standards of skills, which vary greatly from school to school. They are not regulated by outside third party agencies (like ICF) and have little bearing on a set of standards other than one the school has set themselves. This means most of these credentials are given to coaches who are below the most basic ICF accrediting standards. There are schools that award these “certifications” after 5 days of online webinars and no exam at all…
Unlike any other school we know of, we have purposefully chosen to make our designation certification (CLEC) awarded at a level, not only higher than that of ICF’s basic standards, but higher than PCC standards. This way, any coach with an Envision CLEC designation is known to be at a PCC level and higher. We believe an ACC is the least a coach ought to reach to be truly effective as a coach and that this is a profession that needs to be fully understood and seriously trained for because we are dealing with people’s lives and careers. Our main mission is to support the elevation and regulation of standards so that our profession can earn respect and grow well. It will serve everyone for that to happen!
So, a long story short, you can legally call yourself a “certified coach” having attained either type of certification if that is important to you. And at the same time, the public, and most certainly the corporate world, are beginning to understand the difference in the ICF and non-ICF certifications as the profession grows, and ICF certification is ultimately going to be the way to gain credibility as well as ensure clients get what they need.