Coach Training Study Options

Coaching Hours

Choose a coach training school which offers the minimum number of coach specific training hours that are needed to gain your ICF coach certification.

If you have undertaking coach training from another school and you need additional coach specific training hours, ICA's bridging program is the right program for you.

How many hours of coach training do I need to become an Associate Certified Coach (ACC)?

The coach training programs are divided into courses and each course contains modules and teleclasses associated with the modules.  Courses and modules can be taken in any order. We recommend starting with Foundation Coach Course but with the flexible schedule you can start wherever you like.


What if I miss a class?

If you are unable to attend a class / a particular module, simply wait until that modules comes around again in your same class time or choose a different class time where that module is offered. You have between 6 months and 18 months to complete the program depending on which program you choose and this is ample time to complete all modules.


What if I can't complete the classes within the time frame?

We understand that things come up in life which take the focus away from Coach Training such as the birth of children, moving, work challenges, illness and other family commitments. This is why we offer the option to extend your training on a month by month basis for $85 USD per month for as long as you need to complete your training.


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How many hours of coach training do I need to become an Associate Certified Coach (ACC)?

For ICF Associate Certified Coach (ACC) coaches need to have completed 60 hours of coach specific training plus have over 100 hours of coaching experience.


How many hours of coach training do I need to become an Professional Certified Coach (PCC)?

For ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC) coaches need to have completed 125 hours of coach specific training plus have over 750 hours of coaching experience.


How many hours of coach training do I need to become an Master Certified Coach (MCC)?

For ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC) coaches need to have completed 200 hours of coach specific training plus have over 2500 hours of coaching experience.

Tina Smith <br/>Life Coach, UNITED KINGDOM

My most memorable moment of training with ICA was when I first plucked up the courage to volunteer to coach someone in class.  I was so nervous, but with such a supportive and encouraging atmosphere I was able overcome my fear and provide value for someone in only a few minutes of coaching – an awesome feeling!  I knew right then that I had indeed found my calling, I wanted more that ever to coach and be a part of this amazing profession. 

Tina Smith
Life Coach, UNITED KINGDOM

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