Clients want to know they are not just employing someone calling themselves a coach, but that they are in fact employing someone who has been through a rigorous training and accreditation process.  We chose to align with the ICF over country specific bodies because Coaching is a global profession and the ICF continues to be, the most established and globally recognised peak body.   Before you join any coach training program, I highly recommend you first workshop how you plan to use coaching and the certification or credentials you anticipate you'll need.

Robyn Logan
- CEO and Founder

Access Details for Certification Workshop

Your Choice of Two Workshops

  • Third Tuesday of the month @ 2pm NY ET

Dial  Code for the call: +1 206 402 0100  and enter access code: 241940#

Each Workshop will cover the following ...

  • What's the difference between Accreditation, Certification and Credentialling?
  • Do you need a Coach Certification, and if so, which one?
  • Do you need a Coaching Credential, and if so, which one?
  • Can you start on one certification pathway now, and then change your mind later?
  • Are all Coach Training Programs the same?
  • What does credentialling involve?

Submit a Question

Send us through your questions and we'll answer them live on the call, and via email.  Our Certification Whitepaper,  is an outline of what will be discussed on the call and a great prompt for questions.

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International Coach Academy was the first Australian based school to be accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF) and has been training students since 2001

Get Certified through ICA Training

Become a Certified Professional Coach (CPC)

When you complete the following programs you graduate with the designation of CPC (Certified Professional Coach).  This communicates to the world that have been assessed as having having the skills and expertise to practice as a coach.  It's then up to you how you use coaching and if you continue on towards an ICF credential.  The key thing being choice and by completing any of the programs below your credential pathway can be determined after you finish your study.

Recommended ICA Programs
Bridging Coach Program (ACSTH)
Certified Coach Program (ACTP)
Advanced Certified Coach Program (ACTP)

* Students not requiring a credential or a designation, but want the highest quality coach training as mapped against the ICF competencies and with pathway options, are encouraged to consider the affordable Essential Coach Program (ACTP)


Get Credentialled by the ICF

Become a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) or Associate Certified Coach (ACC)

Podcast: Credentialing and Accreditation

In this CoachStreet Podcast Robyn Logan and Andrea Lee talk about how getting certified with an accredited program and choosing which school to enroll in, is crucial to stand out from the competition. Listen to the views of Andrea and Robyn in this enriching episode. Listen to the podcast by pressing play below.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is ACTP? +

ACTP - Accredited Coach Training Program

This accreditede option offers start to finish coach training, including comprehensive instructions around the ICF Core Competencies, Code of Ethics, and ICF definition of coaching.

What is ACSTH? +

ACSTH: Accredited Coach Specific Training Hours

....are programs approved on an hour-by-hour basis and may or may not be a full coach training program depending on the number of student contact hours offered by the program. Students completing hours of an ACSTH must apply for an individual ICF Credential via the ACSTH path if applying for the ACC credential or the Portfolio path if applying for the PCC or MCC credential. Programs must have a minimum of 30 hours.

Do I need to be Certified to practice as a Coach? +

The short answer is no. Currently there are no national or international regulatory requirements for coaches that we know of. However there have been several countries and states that have from time to time attempted to bring in some sort of regulation similar to that required for psychologists or accountants. And it may be that someone is
In the meantime coaches are generally treated like management consultants. Inevitably it is the client or customer who chooses their criteria for hiring or firing. Normally that includes qualification and experience (or a combination of both)

Is International Coach Academy's training globally recognised? +
We get this question all the time and our answer is the same no matter what country you come from. Coaching is a global profession, and by that we mean that your clients can come from all over the world. Since most coaching is conducted over the phone there is no need to meet face to face. The only exception to this is executive or corporate coaching, where the company or the executive may require initial coaching to be face to face, (but even that can swiftly move to phone coaching once all parties see the benefit.) So for this reason, it
far more important to align yourself with an international qualification
and credential than a local one.
Why did International Coach Academy choose ICF for their program Accreditation +
ICA has been around as a school since 2001 and was the first Australian based school to be accredited by the ICF. We have been a global school since day one and made the decision to accredit with the ICF over our local Australian based system (RTO & Cert IV) and over other global alternatives (IAC, WABC) for very specific reasons:
- The ICF were, and continue to be the most established peak body in coaching worldwide. With chapters in many countries around the world they offer the most “global” service to date.

- Coaching is a global clients from any country in the world. Provided they speak the same language and can learn how to use there is no reason to service only a smaller, local market.