Become a coach

Pathways for coaches wanting to upgrade
their certification or credential.

Upgrade Your Certification or Credential Pathway Options

One of the questions our program advisors are often get asked is 'Which Certification is best for me?' We know from over 17 years experience delivering certified training, that there isn't a 'one solution fits all'.  The certification you need will depend on how you plan to use coaching, who your clients will be, how much time you have, and of course, the affordability. And for many coaches, this will change over time as their coaching and profession grows or evolves. For this reason, we offer not only entry programs for coaches, but also the pathways below.

If you have completed at least 30 hours ACSTH training (from ICA, or a similar school) then you can use this as a learning credit to upgrade to our Accredited Coach Training Programs (ACTP's). Applications will be reviewed by ICA's Training Director.

How many hours do you have and need?

Timeframe
Coach Skills (Classes)
ICA Coaching Power Tools (Classes)
Coach Development (Labs)
Mentor Coaching
Coaching Observation
Portfolio Creation, Reflection, Reading, Guided Study
Peer Coaching
Coach Starter Pack
Business Building
Alumni Graduate Program
Tuition (USD)

I have 30+ hrs ACSTH

I want to achieve ACC credential

Bridging Option 1

 

 

  • Timeframe
    4 - 6 months
  • Coach Skills (Classes)
    21
  • ICA Coaching Power Tools (Classes)
    Reading with Guided study
  • Coach Development (Labs)
    21
  • Mentor Coaching
    10 labs
  • Coaching Observation
    12 labs
  • Portfolio Creation, Reflection, Reading, Guided Study
    21
  • Peer Coaching
    10
  • Coach Starter Pack
    10
  • Business Building
    21
  • Alumni Graduate Program
    21
  • Tuition (USD)
    $483 x 6 installments (or $2,904 upfront)
  • * 5% saving for single payment

I have 30+ hrs ACSTH

I want to achieve a PCC credential

Bridging Option 2
  • Timeframe
    9 - 12 months
  • Coach Skills (Classes)
    15 classes
  • ICA Coaching Power Tools (Classes)
    9 classes
  • Coach Development (Labs)
    9 labs
  • Mentor Coaching
    10 labs
  • Coaching Observation
    12 labs
  • Portfolio Creation, Reflection, Reading, Guided Study
    10
  • Peer Coaching
    10
  • Coach Starter Pack
    10
  • Business Building
    10
  • Alumni Graduate Program
    10
  • Tuition (USD)
    $491 x 12 installments (or $5,605 upfront)
  • * 5% saving shown for single payment

I have 60+ hrs ACSTH

I want to achieve a PCC credential

Bridging Option 3
  • Timeframe
    4 - 8 months
  • Coach Skills (Classes)
    9 classes
  • ICA Coaching Power Tools (Classes)
    21
  • Coach Development (Labs)
    21
  • Mentor Coaching
    10 labs
  • Coaching Observation
    12 labs
  • Portfolio Creation, Reflection, Reading, Guided Study
    10
  • Peer Coaching
    10
  • Coach Starter Pack
    10
  • Business Building
    10
  • Alumni Graduate Program
    10
  • Tuition (USD)
    $415 x 12 installments (or $4,731 upfront)
  • * 5% saving shown for single payment

Commonly Asked Questions

  • Q.Is the Coach Training Accredited?

    A.ICA was the very first Australian based school to have their online training accredited with the ICF – and this was way back in 2001.  We hold both ACTP and ACSTH Accreditation. So, we consider ourselves pioneers of online learning.  Since then we’ve expanded our programs into 92 different countries. Read more

  • Q.Is the Training F2F or Online?

    A.Since it’s inception in 2001, ICA has delivered online training – referred to as e-learning.  This is an interactive process with many human touch points and milestones along the way.  Students choose the pace of study, but follow the same learning model.

  • Q.What Would My Study Load Be?

    A.The study load varies between students. Most are leading very busy lives, with families and/or full time jobs. So the class schedules are designed in a way that you can self pace. It’s up to you how many classes you take each week.  And, if you miss a class one week you can take it the next week or a following week. Read More

  • Q.How Will I Know Which Program to Choose?

    A.We always recommend considering your learning style, budget, timeframe for completion and coaching goals when selecting a training program.  If you’re unsure, use our program selection tool to help guide the process.

  • Q.Which Coaching Model underpins the Training?

    A.Often a coaching school will teach or promote a coaching model that is  based on the personal philosophy, passion or coaching model of the founder. But, at ICA we teach you how to create your own coaching model.  One that is unique to you, who you want to coach, and who you will be as a coach. Read More

  • Q.Who Will Be Sitting Next To Me In Classes?

    A.Our students live in 92 different countries, and speak many languages.  They connect each week via zoom classes, in coaching labs, via the forum and through peer coaching.  Lifelong friendships and networks are formed.

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.

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