Certified Professional Coach Program

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Upon completion of your 125 hour ACTP you will graduate as an Certified Professional Coach (CPC) with your own unique Coaching Model. 

You will have the the skills, confidence and knowledge to coach anyone, anywhere in the world.  As part of your portfolio development you will create your own unique coaching model - a model that tells prospective clients and employers who you are as a coach and the problems you solve.

ACTP Program Hours: 125 hrs
Learnsite Access: up to 18 months
ICF Credential Pathway: ACC or PCC via the “ACTP track”
Syllabus: Download Here

Our Point Of Difference...

We'll help you identify your ideal client, and then create a coaching model that represents your passion, beliefs, values and purpose.

One of the elements of our training that we are most proud of is that we teach our students to create their own coaching model.  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. So if the founder was a NLP coach then it's most likely the coaching model they teach has a heavy NLP foundation.  But, at ICA we stay away from cookie cutter coaching models. Instead, as educators with expertise in adult learning principles, we teach the frameworks and theories that have influenced coaching such as cognitive behavioral therapy, appreciative inquiry, NLP, emotional intelligence and mindfulness. We look the background, how it intersects with coaching and how it can be blended with coaching


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.


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.

Certification and Credentials

The Certified Coach Program is an ICF accredited coach training program (ACTP) for coaches wanting to become an certified certified professional coach (CPC).

Graduates can either set up their own coaching practice, coach in organisations or blend coaching with their existing expertise.

We chose to align with the International Coaching Federation (ICF) because Coaching is a global profession and the ICF continues to be the most established and globally recognised peak body. Clients want to know they are employing someone who has been through a rigorous training and accreditation process.

What is Accreditation?

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 and ACSTH.

What is Certification

In the case of coach training,  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.

What is a Credential?

With coaching, 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.

Download Program Syllabus

  1. Learn more about the different certification and credential options available within the coaching industry
  2. Look at the ICA programs and determine which, are best suited to your coaching goals and budget
  3. Map out a study plan that matches your timeframe for completion