Accreditation & Certification
Glossary of Terms
There are a whole range of terms used in coach training that are all slightly different
ACTP - Accredited Coach Training Program
Coach Specific Training - training that deliberately and directly teaches ICF competencies (conferences count)
Credential - a designation of ICF eg ACC, PCC, MCC
Certificate - piece of paper issued to prove completion of a course of program
Accredited - adjective used to describe ACTP program content
Certified Coach - sometimes refers to a coach who has received a certificate from a training school, sometimes refers to the long version of the ICF credential acronyms eg. ACC = Associate CERTIFIED Coach etc.
ICF Credentialed Coach - coach who has ACC, PCC, MCC
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Find out more about why over 10,000 coaches worldwide have pursued an ICF credential, and why it is increasingly becoming important to clients looking for coaches.