ICF ACCREDITED COACH TRAINING

Coach Certification for students living in CANADA

Graduate with International Coach Certification & Your Own Unique Coaching Portfolio.

One of the things that makes ICA different from other coach training schools is that we have been online, global, and International Coach Federation (ICF) accredited for over 20 years.  We were one of the very first schools to have their online course accredited by the ICF - and this was back in 2004, long before the days of online learning as we know it now.  We have hands on knowledge around the barriers and challenges new coaches experience, and will equip you to coach anyone, anywhere in the world.

Our coach training programs and community now span over 126 countries.  When you graduate from an ICA program, you graduate with a unique coaching portfolio that showcases who you are as a coach, and the problems you will solve.  You will have the confidence, skills and knowledge needed to coach anyone anywhere in the world.

Learn The Skills.  Define Your Niche. 

Coaching has roots in a variety of theories and philosophies and can be found in an increasing number of industries and professions. It is not a singular practice. Consequently, it cannot be taught as such.

Our coaching programs will teach you the art and skill of coaching, and then encourage and support you to identify you coaching niche. Our Practice-based curriculum provides a thorough grounding in the latest theories and philosophies of coaching, whilst integrating the skills and concepts into practice with hands on Coaching Demos and participation in a Peer Coaching Program.

The Academic Schedule allows for you to work at your own pace within a structured curriculum, providing the required time needed for practice and reflection. The peer coaching program and coach development labs provide a safe space for you to test and refine your new coaching skills, with many opportunities for feedback and questions. It is a continuous cycle of growth.

You will graduate as a successful coach with the knowledge and expertise to confidently coach within a private coaching practice, a workplace, corporation, or within your existing career or profession. In this rewarding career, you will coach individual clients, teams or groups.

The Applications and Opportunities That Come With Coaching Certification

When we began training coaches in 2001, it was with a small cohort of 20 students.  Nearly all wanted to walk away from their existing careers to become 'Life Coaches'. This has very much changed with our coaching community now spanning 126 countries, with many choosing to pursue professional coach certification that considers or is integrated with their existing skills, profession or interests.

Coach Practitioners with their own coaching practice will coach clients within a chosen niche, as an executive coach within the workplace, or as a corporate coach within organisations. Their business might be F2F or online, and might be with individuals, teams or groups. However, the trend for Managers, Leaders, and Medical or HR professionals to blend coaching with their existing profession is an increasing trend in Australia.

The scope and financial reward for coaches is unlimited. Our coaches graduate with the coaching tools and expertise to coach across any specialisation

Below are just a few of the niches chosen by our coaches

- Life Coaching
- Transformational Coaching
- Health and Wellness Coaching
- Spiritual Coaching
- Career Coaching
- Business Coaching
- Retirement Coaching

- Executive Coaching
- Relationship Coaching
- Sober Coaching
- Equestrian Coaching
- Expat Coaching
- Sales Coaching
- Real Estate Coaching

Take the Quiz to learn more about who you could be as a coach.

Enrollment and Tuition for students in Canada (CAD)

Every coaching training program has set number of hours and participation requirements, with the full program released at the time of enrolment.  Fees can be settled via a single payment (with 5% saving) or via a payment plan (interest free).  All programs are accredited with the International Coach Federation. Students can fast track or take their time. Our faculty and support team will guide you through your studies, providing the learning and support needed for success.

  • Industry recognised Certification

    Your certification is a recognized statement of attainment that provides future clients and employers with the reassurance that you have been assessed as having the industry recognized skills, knowledge and expertise required to practice as a coach.

  • Personal and Professional Growth

    100% of students who graduate from our programs say that not only did they learn the skills to practice as a professional coach, but graduate with an increased emotional intelligence, an increased awareness of their own personal strengths and weaknesses, and new tools for managing everyday work and life

  • Lifelong Networks and Friendships

    When you join an ICA course, you join a connected and diverse community of coaches with local and international connections. Our Australian based students live in every state of Australia.

Certification and Credential Pathways

Our e learning is accredited with the peak body for coach training; the International Coaching Federation (ICF). The accreditation process ensures a school is aligned with ICF's International Standards and includes rigorous scrutiny and quality testing of the school's program structure, course material and delivery. Each coaching program's curriculum is mapped across the ICF core competencies, with faculty, assessment and learning processes all assessed.

You will graduate as a Certified Coach, with the option to pursue an ICF credential such as Associate Certified Coach (ACC) or Professional Certified Coach (PCC).

What are Certification Pathways?

Certification pathways are where one program can lead into another, or where learning credits from partial completion of one program, can be credited to another program.  Because, even the best laid plans, goals, or intentions can change. Your coach education needs to be able to change with you, and with ease.

As an example

You plan to add a coach approach into your workplace and choose a Level 1 program.  But, as you learn more about coaching, you decide to pivot direction and pursue coaching as a stand alone career.  With ICA’s training you can keep moving forward by crediting your level 1 participation or completion towards a Level 2 program.

What are ICF Credential Pathways?

Coach training certification leads to a coaching credential, with credentialing being highly regarded but optional. Too often we are approached by coaches who have completed their coach training only to find that it doesn’t pathway to an ICF credential.  Their choices are limited to not pursing a credential, pursuing a credential via a portfolio pathway (time consuming and expensive), or returning to study and completing Level 1, 2 or 3 training. So, even if you don’t think you will need a credential, keep the option open by pursuing ICF Accredited Training.

Direct Credential Pathway

* Level 1 accredited study (ACSTH) pathways to an ACC credential

* Level 2 accredited study (ACTP) pathways to either an ACC or PCC credential

+ Level 3 accredited study pathways to an MCC credential (but only after completion of a Level 2 program and the achievement of PCC credential)

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Pathways = Choices

Our programs are accredited with the peak body for coach education; the International Coaching Federation. There are direct pathways between all our programs and students may upgrade at any time without losing time or credit points.

What is Accreditation?

The ICF “accredits” programs via an application process that involves rigorous external scrutiny and quality testing. The program curriculum is mapped across core competencies, with faculty, assessment and learning processes all assessed.

In 2004 ICA was one of the first coach training schools to have an online curriculum and we remain one of the leading accredited providers worldwide.

What are Certification Pathways?

Certification pathways are where one program can lead into another, or where learning credits from partial completion of one program, can be credited to another program.  Because, even the best laid plans, goals, or intentions can change. Your coach education needs to be able to change with you, and with ease.

As an example

You plan to add a coach approach into your workplace and choose a Level 1 program.  But, as you learn more about coaching, you decide to pivot direction and pursue coaching as a stand alone career.  With ICA’s training you can keep moving forward by crediting your level 1 participation or completion towards a Level 2 program.

What are ICF Credential Pathways?

Coach training certification leads to a coaching credential, with credentialing being highly regarded but optional. Too often we are approached by coaches who have completed their coach training only to find that it doesn’t pathway to an ICF credential.  Their choices are limited to not pursing a credential, pursuing a credential via a portfolio pathway (time consuming and expensive), or returning to study and completing Level 1, 2 or 3 training. So, even if you don’t think you will need a credential, keep the option open by pursuing ICF Accredited Training.

Direct Credential Pathway

* Level 1 accredited study (ACSTH) pathways to an ACC credential

* Level 2 accredited study (ACTP) pathways to either an ACC or PCC credential

+ Level 3 accredited study pathways to an MCC credential (but only after completion of a Level 2 program and the achievement of PCC credential)

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What our Canadian Coaches Say About Their Coach Training

  • Isabelle Boucher, Adults with ADHD Coach, CANADA

    I was participating in a Mentor Coaching session as a client, my Peer Coach had great energy and we had the best time joking and laughing through the session while coaching.   The ICA community is simply one of my favourite. I hope to start my own private practice to offer coaching services. My hope is that I can work with adults to help them move forward within their workplace so that their lives can improve in these unprecedented pandemic times.
    Isabelle Boucher Coaching Research Paper. 1200
  • Shawn Harvey, Life Coach, CANADA

    The friendships I made along the way were great. My peers were the greatest support in a season of upheaval with the pandemic, unemployment and the feeling of loss of community. It was the coaches that created a place where I felt part of something bigger.   I loved working with coaches from all around the world. I will use coaching to help develop the staff at my church, and to build a second job helping small business owners and managers navigate staffing issues.   LinkedIn Profile
    Shawn Harvey Coaching Research Paper 1200
  • Aysen Arikan, Performance Coach, CANADA

    Learning coaching in such a professional and credible institution like ICA is an experience that will be always memorable for me. The Instructors are so direct and supportive, they encourage you to grow and they never judge you. 

     

    The most memorable moment was one of my Mentor Coaching classes where I finally found the courage to coach someone for the first time in my life. That day is still so vivid in my mind. I was shaking when I was done. 
    Aysen Arikan Case Study 1200
  • David Braun, Executive Coach, CANADA

    I really enjoyed the month of Observation Coaching. I am grateful for the learning moments and the feedback on ways I could improve my coaching.

     

    I will continue to Executive and Performance Coaching for leaders in various organizations.
    David Braun Research Paper 1200
  • Delores McWilliam, Christian Life Coach, CANADA

    The Mentor Coaching sessions were fantastic. I was able to learn and then exercise my skills under great instructors as a coach, and then as a client I had many moments of incredible self-awarenes.

     

    ICA training is an excellent program to become a professional coach and I am very glad I chose to enroll.
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