We've Been ICF Accredited Since 2001...

What's The Difference Between Accreditation, Certification and a Coaching Credential?

icflogocolor_300x140All our coach training programs are accredited with the International Coach Federation (ICF). Coaching is a global profession and the ICF continues to be the most established and globally recognised peak body. Not only do they provide high standards and competencies for coaching and coach training, clients also want to know they are employing someone who has been through a rigorous training and accreditation process.

Accreditation indicates that a school has had their program undergo rigorous external scrutiny and quality testing by a peak body.  The curriculum is mapped across core competencies, with the faculty, assessment and learning processes all assessed.  Program accreditations at International Coach Academy include ACTP, ACSTH and CCE's.

Certification is a globally recognized statement of attainment that indicates you have been assessed by an Accredited Coach Training Provider as having the industry recognized skills and expertise required to practice as a coach.

A credential designates a recognized level of expertise in coaching, as assessed by an industry peak body such as the ICF.  This is represented by designations such as ACC, PCC or MCC.

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What Does 'Online Learning' Mean At ICA?

At ICA the term online learning refers to a combination of Live Teleclasses, Video Tutorials, Downloadable Modules, and a Private Coaches Forum.  These are all hosted in our 'online learning centre'. It's up to you how many classes you take each week and how fast (or slow) you move through the program.  The key benefit of this style of training being FLEXIBILITY.

At ICA the term online learning refers to a combination of Live Teleclasses, Video Tutorials, Downloadable Modules, and a Private Coaches Forum.  These are all hosted in our 'online learning centre'. It's up to you how many classes you take each week and how fast (or slow) you move through the program.  The key benefit of this style of training being FLEXIBILITY.

Within 24 hours of enrollment, we get you set up in our unique coach training learnsite. This includes downloadable modules, live class schedules, assessment, student forum, learning resources and support. All contents of the learnsite are available to you for the period of your program membership.

Coach Training Program Delivery
All learning is delivered via a blend of LIVE teleclasses, forum discussion and self reflection with many opportunities to coach, and be coached.   It's up to you how many or few classes they take each week.  The schedules have been timed to allow for self paced study, where the study schedule fits with your lifestyle and not the other way around. The learning process is as follows:

1. Download and read the coach training course module
2. Dial into a teleclass (facilitated by an ICA Trainer)
3. Post reflections on the forum

Which Program is Right for You?

Use our Interactive Selector Tool and work out the best path, best certification, best value program for you.

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What Are The Different Accreditation Options?

An ACTP (Accredited Coach Training Program) is considered to be an “all inclusive” training option.  With a minimum of 125 student contact hours, our certified and advanced programs includes core curriculum,  Mentor Coaching, Observed Coaching, Niche Development labs and peer coaching.  Students who graduate from an ACTP can apply via the ACTP track for ACC or PCC credentials.  View Study Options

ACSTH (Accredited Coach Specific Training) is curriculum that has been accredited by the International Coach Federation and is aligned with the core competencies of coaching.  At ICA the ACSTH program (Vocational) has been packed so that it directly suits the needs of those who want to become a coach or add coaching to their existing career, with the option to apply for the credential of ACC via the direct ACSTH track. View Study Options

ACSTH (Accredited Coach Specific Training) is curriculum that has been accredited by the International Coach Federation and is aligned with the core competencies of coaching.  At ICA the ACSTH program (Vocational) has been packed so that it directly suits the needs of those who want to become a coach or add coaching to their existing career, with the option to apply for the credential of ACC via the direct ACSTH track. View Study Options

Sample Our Training

Each week we open up 2 of our classes for our wider community to experience ICA. It's up to you if you listen quietly in the background, or actively participate.  These are real classes, with real faculty and students.

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KIMBERLY DENISE DENNIS

Business Coach, UNITED STATES

testimonial-avatarNow that I have graduated I plan to:

"Help people who are growing a side business while holding down a full-time job to clarify their vision and maintain their focus."

LISA EKLUND

Equestrian Performance Coach, UNITED STATES

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"The final observed experience was the highlight of everything. It was a fabulous group that supported one another and I am sure we will all stay connected in our journeys. "

DAVID MOSEMAN

Life and Health Coach, UNITED STATES

testimonial-avatarNow that I have graduated I plan to:

"The moment I realized that I coach others naturally. Over the years I often advised others and gave prescriptions, I would also ask question that made them look anew at things."

HEATHER SKOMP

Life Coach, UNITED STATES

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""When I got to meet in person two of my ICA student and friends - one from Germany, and one from Vancouver, We met up in Washingston state for a weekend and had the best time ever! The friends I have met in ICA are worth their weight in gold." "