Level 1 Accredited Coach Training Program

  • 70 Hours Coach Specific Training

  • 10 Hours Mentor Coaching

  • ACC Performance Evaluation

Scroll down for information about curriculum and dates and to read our program policies.


Tuition Fee Options

Option #1

Pre-pay in full

and save US$300 

US $6,900

Option #2

3 monthly pmts 

of $2,400

US $7,200

Please note: all our programs are delivered in English.

Program Overview

Our ICF Accredited Level 1 Coach Training Program is designed to build a strong foundation for powerful coaching. The focus is on how to coach people across the spectrum, including high-level professionals in complex systems.

The program provides 70 hours of Coach Specific Training (10.5 asynchronous and 59.5 live), 10 hours of Mentor Coaching, and the ACC Performance Exam. Your certificate of completion can be used as part of an ICF ACC credential application.

This course consists of highly interactive live presentations, group applications and coaching exercises, as well as a-synchronous presentation videos, coaching demonstration videos, and assignments.

In the training we focus on the 8 ICF Core Coaching Competencies and how they are integrated and demonstrated in coaching interventions, Envision's time-proven coaching methodologies, basic human system change, Gestalt models of coaching, and some Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). The idea is to create coaches who have strong skills, presence and flexibility.

In-Person or Online - you choose!

We offer the Level 1 Coach Training Program in a 90% in-person/10% online format AND in a 100% online format. (See the "dates" tabs below for details.)

Intended Participants

  • New coaches

  • Independent coaches and consultants looking to enhance their effectiveness

  • People who coach other professionals inside organizations

  • Coaches who are ready to become ICF certified

  • Coaches who want to earn hours for ICF credential application or renewal

  • Leaders and managers who want to better support their teams and organizations

Curriculum | Dates | Times


Module 1

Foundation for Powerful Coaching

• Introducing the Models for Coaching
• Coaching as a Profession
• Core Coaching Competencies
• Levels of Engagement
• Role Definition and Effective Contracting
• Coaching Ethics
• Powerful Inquiry & the Craft of Coaching
• Building the Coaching Relationship
• Crafting Powerful Questions
• Direct Communication Skills

This module introduces Envision's time proven coaching model as well as ICF's most current coaching competency requirements for certification. You will be grounded in the concepts of coaching as a practice, as well as powerful coaching skills as a whole. We focus on establishing a strong framework within the overall coaching relationship through a clarification of role parameters and contracting definitions. You are challenged to bring yourself to your coaching in a more effective way, and to more fully utilize powerful questions and direct communications in your engagements with clients. This is learned through Envision's coaching methodologies, the ICF coaching competencies, systems theory, change processes, as well as Gestalt coaching methodologies. Through an interactive process we also provide direct observation and skills assessments to begin a powerful learning and development plan for each participant.

Module 1(I): A-SYNCHRONOUS video presentations, coaching demonstrations, and assignments.
TBA 2023
Module 1(II): LIVE interactive webinar presentations, group applications and coaching exercises.
TBA 2023

Module 3

Coaching Systems for Integration

• Power Dynamics
• The Locus of Control
• Working Virtually with Individuals and Groups
• Creating Coaching Engagements
• Accountability and Feedback Systems
• Establishing Engagement Plans
• Intrapersonal Conflict Integration

This module highlights the power dynamics in all interactions and how to manage them in the coaching engagement. We help clarify what it means to have client engagements and how to navigate them. We go over accountability and feedback systems and the structures you can use to illuminate and reinforce the relationship between action and consequence. You will also learn how to coach clients effectively and more powerfully when working virtually. Additionally, we teach you to help your client resolve intrapersonal (inner) conflict through working 'with' rather than against the system, creating an outcome congruent with the whole person.

Module 3: LIVE interactive webinar presentations, group applications and coaching exercises.
TBA 2023

ACC Performance Exam

The ACSTH Program includes a thorough ACC Performance Evaluation based on direct knowledge of the International Coach Federation (ICF) examination process and skills level expectations.
The exam is taken after the 3 modules and 10 hours of mentor coaching are completed.

The ACC Performance Exam requires that you demonstrate coaching at an ICF ACC skill level, no matter how many coaching hours you have logged at that point. This is why we keep pointing to MCC level coaching so that you have a greater opportunity to reach or surpass ACC skill level by the time the training is complete.
Once you have passed the ACC Performance Exam you will receive the ACSTH Certificate of Completion, which you will then use to apply for your ICF ACC Credential.
NOTE: The training you receive will prepare you for the Performance Evaluation but doesn't guarantee you will pass. It is possible to take the Performance Evaluation more than once.

The Performance Evaluation process is as follows. You’ll submit:
1) an Audio Recording file of a 30—50 minute coaching session.
2) a verbatim, time-stamped Transcription of the recorded coaching session.
3) an ECT Client Release Form for that recording signed (by hand) by you and the client.
4) an ECT Level 2 Exam Release Form signed (by hand) by you.
All documents are provided to you via your online account.

Once you've passed our Performance Evaluation, you will receive a certificate from us that verifies you passed at the ACC level which you can then use to apply for the ICF ACC Certification.

Module 2

Deepening Your Practice as a Coach

• Self as Instrument
• The Quest of Your Questions
• Multiple Perspectives
• Direct Communication
• Working with Multiple Modalities
• Powerful Statements

In this robust module we step into deeper understanding of coaching skills. You will learn to build a foundation of coaching agreement with your clients, become more aware of how the intent behind your questions affects the engagement, and gain skills that help your client explore new perspectives and resolve inner conflict. Using Envision's models, Gestalt techniques, Neuro-Linguistics (NLP) and advanced coaching competencies, you will also become far more powerful in direct communication with your clients. You will also learn to identify what modality your client tends to experience the world through, allowing you to better create rapport and awareness with them. You are then empowered to assist them via their own unique strategies, working with the client’s strengths. You will also learn how to make powerufl statements as a means to communicate directly and resourcefully with your clients.

Module 2(I): LIVE interactive webinar presentations, group applications and coaching exercises.
TBA 2023

Module 2(II): A-SYNCHRONOUS video presentations, coaching demonstrations, and assignments.
TBA 2023

Mentor Coaching

Mentor coaching is a combination of coaching and mentoring provided by a master coach to another coach. Through coaching, giving advice, and sharing experience, the mentor coach assists you with your coaching skills. 10 hours of mentor coaching is part of the ACSTH Program and is also required in order to obtain any ICF (International Coach Federation) certification.

The ACTP mentor coaching package (10.5 hrs) is set out in the following way:
• Five 1.5-hr group mentor coaching sessions
• Three 1-hr one-to-one mentor coaching sessions
Mentor Coaching starts after the first module and is taken between modules or after training is complete, depending on your preference.

Mentoring takes place online. One-to-one sessions consist of listening to a 30 minute pre-recorded coaching call with you and your client, then 30 minutes of direct feedback and mentor coaching. The group mentor coaching sessions consist of listening to a 30 minute pre-recorded coaching session with either you or another member of the cohort and a client, then 30 minutes of direct feedback and mentor coaching, and then 30 minutes of group discussion.
Check out our Mentor Coaching FAQ page for more details.

Level 1 Certification

This Level 1 Coach Training Program provides 70 Approved Coach Specific Training Hours, 10 hours of Mentor Coaching, and the ACC Performance Exam.

Your Certificate of Level 1 can be a stand-alone coach certification, and you can also use it as part of an ICF ACC application (click HERE for more information).

Tuition Fee Options

Tuition Fees include 70 hours of Coach Training, 10 hours of Mentor Coaching, and the ACC Performance Evaluation. 

Option #1US $6,900 (pre-pay in full to save $300)


Option #2US $7,200 (3 monthly payments of $2,400)


Program Policy

Pre-requisites and requirements students must meet to enter the program:
• The desire to work as a coach or consultant, or use coaching skills in current role
• Education or capability to comprehend college level materials and models

• Command of the English language

• Desire to empower and support other's growth processes

• Willingness to be the learner

Our policies on admission to the program.

Students are required to meet:

• pre-requisites for the course

• pre-requisites for each module

• and pass pre-screen on interests and goal alignment (make sure we have a fit)

Tuition payment, either the full amount or the first installment of payment plan, secures your seat. All payments are made via our online portal and are in US dollars.

For the sake of your learning and skill level, we strongly urge full attendance. An ICF ACC credential application through the ACSTH 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 and calculated by us in compliance with our agreement with the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

Cancellations are handled on this scale:
91 or more days prior to first day of program.....100% of tuition fee minus US$150 administration fee.
90 days prior to first day of program…… 75% of tuition fee refunded

60 days prior to first day of program…… 50% of tuition fee refunded

30 days prior to first day of program…… No refunds will be provided