ACTP - Accredited Coach Training Programs that offer start to finish coach training, including comprehensive instructions around the ICF Core Competencies, Code of Ethics, and ICF definition of coaching.
ACSTH: Accredited Coach Specific Training Hours are programs approved on an hour-by-hour basis and may or may not be a full coach training program depending on the number of student contact hours offered by the program. Students completing hours of an ACSTH must apply for an individual ICF Credential via the ACSTH path if applying for the ACC credential or the Portfolio path if applying for the PCC or MCC credential. Programs must have a minimum of 30 hours.
Credential - a designation of ICF eg ACC, PCC, MCC
Certificate - official document issued to prove completion of a course of program
Accredited - adjective used to describe ACTP program content
Certified Coach - a coach who has received a certificate from a training school
ICF Credentialed Coach - coach who has received ACC, PCC, MCC from the ICF