A Level 1 is a start to finish coach-training program that includes comprehensive instruction around the ICF Core Competencies, Code of Ethics and definition of coaching. Level 1 programs also include Mentor Coaching, observed coaching sessions, and a comprehensive final performance evaluation at an ICF ACC level. Graduates of a Level 1 may apply for an individual ICF Credential using the Level 1 pathway.
• The Level 1 Coach Certification Program is delivered in two different ways: 1) all virtual (via our state-of-the-art online learning platform and via Zoom) and 2) part-virtual/part in-person (via our state-of-the-art online learning platform, via Zoom, and in-person in various locations).
Application is available as soon as upcoming dates are published. We recommend applying as soon as you can so that, if you are accepted, you can complete the enrollment process and secure your seat. Seats are usually limited and we start filing up fast.
For the sake of your learning and skill level, we strongly urge full attendance of all programs.
LEVEL 1: An ICF ACC credential application through the Level 1 pathway requires at least 60 hours of training time. Because we understand that illness and emergencies sometimes happen we designed the program with 70 hours to allow for 'wiggle room'. Each attendee is responsible for any time they miss and will be awarded hours of completion based on hours attended.
LEVEL 1: As long as you complete at least 60 hours of training, 10 hours of mentor coaching, and pass the ACC performance evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Level 1 completion. (If you do not complete all of the above you may be able to receive a Certificate of hours.) A Certificate of Level 1 can be used as part of an ICF ACC credential application.
Yes, you can legally call yourself a Certified Coach having gained any coach training school's certification. However, the ICF is considered the G'gold standard' in the coaching world, and clients are rapidly recognizing that ICF Certification brings with it a certain level of training, professionalism, ethical commitment, and experience. one of the following types of certifications.
While none of the ICF Accredited schools provide ICF Certification, all are qualified to provide the training hours, mentoring and performance evaluations that can be used toward an ICF certification application.
We limit seating in cohorts so as to ensure a good instructor to participant ratio and so that individual support is provided.
LEVEL 1 All-Virtual: Classes are capped at 35 participants.
Level 1 Virtual & In-Person: We tend to cap the classes at 24 participants.
Yes! We have two options for Level 1 tuition payment:
1) The pay-up-front-in-full option is set at a discounted package rate.
2) We also offer a payment plan option which comprises of automatic monthly credit card payments on the full tuition price. The first installment secures your seat, and subsequent payments are charged at monthly intervals.
All our programs are delivered in English.
Our intended participants for the Level 1 training are people interested in developing or increasing their professional level of competence in coaching with an interest in coaching business owners, executives and leaders. These can be new coaches, or coaches already working internal to corporations, external coaches or consultants looking to enhance their effectiveness or shift their career direction, as well as experienced coaches who want to further expand their skill levels, become up to date on ICF’s core coaching competencies, garner new tools, and/or earn CCE’s for credential application or renewal.