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Pathways for those with ACSTH but want to upgrade their certification to be ACTP (and pathway to an ICF credential).

Upgrade Your Certification

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). Coaches who complete an ACTP are have the option of pursuing an ACC or PCC credential via the recommended ACTP track (the most cost and time effective option)

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

30 hrs existing study + 95 hrs ICA Training Hours

Upon completion, apply for ACC or PCC via Level 1

 

  • Timeframe
    Complete in 9 - 18 months
  • Coach Skills (Classes)
    14 hrs
  • ICA Coaching Power Tools (Classes)
    9 hrs
  • Coach Development (Labs)
    15 hrs
  • Mentor Coaching
    15 hrs
  • Coaching Observation
    17 hrs
  • Portfolio Creation, Reflection, Reading, Guided Study
    25 hrs
  • Peer Coaching
  • Coach Starter Pack
  • Business Building
  • Alumni Graduate Program
  • Tuition (USD)
    $491 x 12 installments (or $5,605 upfront)
  • * 5% saving shown for single payment

I have 60 hrs ACSTH

60 hrs existing study + 65 hrs ICA Training Hours

Upon completion, apply for ACC or PCC via Level 2

 

  • Timeframe
    Complete in 9 - 12 months
  • Coach Skills (Classes)
  • ICA Coaching Power Tools (Classes)
    9 hrs
  • Coach Development (Labs)
  • Mentor Coaching
    15 hrs
  • Coaching Observation
    17 hrs
  • Portfolio Creation, Reflection, Reading, Guided Study
    24 hrs
  • Peer Coaching
  • Coach Starter Pack
  • Business Building
  • Alumni Graduate Program
  • 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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