Advanced Professional Coach Program

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Coach Certification (with Group Coaching & Business Building)

Flexibly delivered Coach Training with 150 hours of learning (including classes, labs, peer coaching and forum reflection) which can be completed in anywhere from 12 months to 2 years. This new program is designed for coaches who want to add group coaching to their services. You will learn the latest theories on change and change management and then practice it in a group coaching setting using the FlipIt Coaching Framework. At the end of the course you will be able to confidently run a group coaching workshop, with the option of a 12 month FlipIt Coach Facilitator license (included).

Upon completion of your 150 hour ACTP you will graduate as an Advanced Certified Professional Coach (CPC) with your own Coaching Model, Signature Offer, and FlipIt Facilitator License. 

150 hours
Advanced Certified Professional Coach (CPC)
ICF Credential: ACC or PCC via the “ACTP track”

Learnsite: Up to 24 months Learnsite access to complete your program (fast track or take your time).

Post Graduation: 12 month FlipIt Facilitator License with leader labs.


ICA's training has been online, and accredited by the ICF, since 2001.  Our Learnsite has over 20 years of modules, curated resources and coaching conversations.  Before attending classes you will read a module or watch an instructional video.  Following classes you will reflect on your learning through coaching practicum, course outcomes, forum reflections and portfolio development.

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Professional Coach Training

LEARNING AREA: Foundation Coach 

You will learn the fundamentals of coaching, including the difference between coaching and other forms of “helping” such as consulting, mentoring, training, therapy etc. and how coaching can be blended with a range of existing professions and workplaces.


Learn the art of Re-framing a Perspective using the ICA Coaching Power Tools - a  set of concepts based on dualitie.  At any given time our perspective on a given situation or event is a choice. It may not be a conscious choice, but nonetheless it is a choice.

LEARNING AREA: Coach Skills 

The core skills you need to hit the ground running as a coach. The skills taught in this course will give you the confidence to coach anyone, anywhere, anytime

LEARNING AREA: Coaching Presence 

Many of the skills you will learn as a coach are actually life skills. As a coach, you will facilitate awareness with your clients.  But self-awareness is also extremely useful in many aspects of life (with your children, in your relationship/s, in the workplace, etc.).

LEARNING AREA: Frameworks and Models 

An introduction to the theories and philosophies that have influenced coaching, and still do. You will also learn how each theory can be practically applied to coaching, using the ICF competencies.


You will take on the role of coach, and observe the coaching and feedback of others.This is the perfect space for you to practice, make mistakes, and refine your coaching personality and expertise.

PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT: Develop Your Own Coaching Model
Instead of teaching a one size fits all coaching model, our coaches create their own unique coaching model. A model that showcases who they are as a coach, and the problems they solve.


This 3 step process includes Observed Coaching, a Written Exam and an Oral Exam.  We'll prepare you and support you along the way.

Certified Group Coaching

LEARNING AREA: Change Management

Learn about the different approaches to change management, including values based change and coaching skills for change.

LEARNING AREA: Group Coaching 

Learn the fundamentals of Group Coaching, how to create a group coaching agreement and how to manage group or team dynamics.

LEARNING AREA: Workshop Facilitation Skills 

This is where you will learn how to facilitate the FlipIt Coaching Framework within a group setting, including how to manage expectations and steer successful outcomes for your clients.

PRACTICE AREA: Group Coaching Labs and Demonstration Labs 

Observe live FlipIt Workshops run by ICA Faculty Coaches and then facilitate your own FlipIt process in group coaching sessions, and get individual feedback.

Create Your Signature Offer

LEARNING AREA: Business Development (5 hrs)

With our support and guidance, you will create your own signature offer and coach starter pack so that you are 'client ready' by the time you graduate. You will also graduate with a one page website (done for you), FlipIt Facilitator License, and and customised FlipIt presentation.

LICENSE: FlipIt Facilitator License (12 months)
Includes ongoing access to Group Coaching and Demo Labs, a personalised FlipIt facilitator presentation with participant worksheets, access to the online FlipIt game.  Read More

Advanced Program Alumni

As a coach you will actively engage with clients to help them create deep and sustainable change in their lives.  As such, it's important that as a practising coach you are not only trained and certified, but that you continue to develop personally and professionally.  For this reason, ICA's training is both deep and lifelong. We encourage our coaches to stay connected long after graduation.

As soon as you graduate from the Advanced Professional program you will be invited to join the ICA Alumni.

The benefits to you as a coach include ongoing access to the following:

  • Specialist expertise. Our faculty all have active coaching practices and will generously share their insights, knowledge and expertise.
  • International Networks and Friendships. Stay connected with ICA Alumni from all over the world.
  • Brand alignment - be directly associated with the established and respected ICA brand via graduate portfolio publishing, yearbook, linking etc
  • Continuing Coach Education (CCE's) as required by the ICF to renew ACC, PCC or MCC credentials

Read more about the benefits of being a member of the ICA Coach Alumni. 

Download Program Syllabus

Download the Syllabus to compare program hours, inclusions, credential pathways and certification options.   All program are ICF Accredited, with the best program for you being the one that best matches your coaching goals, budget and timeframe for completion.