ICF Accredited Coach Training Programs

Find the program that best suits you learning style, budget and coaching goals

An 'All Inclusive' Learning Experience

At ICA the term all inclusive means - no hidden costs, no unexpected certification hurdles,  and full access to our coaching community. A diverse and connected community of coaches who will warmly welcome you to our community. All programs are delivered via  our unique e-learning philosophy and infrastructure, offering the flexibility to take your time or fast track.  Graduate as a Certified Coach with direct pathways to ICF credentials.

Which Program?

We are often asked 'Which program is best for me?' This is a totally understandable question because coach training is an investment of both time and money and it's important your decision is one that will fit your budget, learning style, plans for coaching and confidence  We suggest anyone joining a coach training program considers the following.  And, if you need help, let us know.  All our program advisors are certified coaches, and ICA graduates.  They know our programs first hand and know which program is best for which coaching opportunity.

  • Plans for Coaching

    How do you plan to use coaching? Did you want to blend coaching with your existing profession? Become a corporate coach? Or, set up your own coaching practice (and need business building guidance)

  • Credentialling

    All coaches should be certified. But, after that, do you think you will need an ICF credential such as ACC, PCC or MCC? If so, then we highly recommend you choose a program that offers either an ACSTH or ACTP track

  • Budget

    Are you better to take advantage of an interest free payment plan (3, 6 or 12 months) or save 5% on your tuition with a single payment?

  • How Much Time Do You Have?

    Do you have a deadline in mind for your completion? And, are you the sort of person who likes to take their time, or do you want / need to fast track?

Use our Interactive Selector Tool to work out the
best path, best certification, and best value program for you.

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Program Features

All learning is delivered via a blend of LIVE teleclasses, forum discussion and self reflection with many opportunities to coach, and be coached.  It's up to you how many or few classes you take each week.  The schedules have been timed to allow for self paced study, where the study schedule fits with your lifestyle and not the other way around. The learning process is as follows:

1. Download and read the coach training course module
2. Dial into a teleclass (facilitated by an ICA Trainer)
3. Post reflections on the forum

  • Live Classes

    We run over 35 teleclasses a week across 4 timezones to cater for our diverse student body. This is one of the reasons our programs are so popular with Expats and people who move often. The global schedule is also great if you want to combine study with work.

  • Portfolio Development

    All students at ICA create a body of work including a Coaching Model , a Coaching Power Tool and a Research Paper. All these are unique to you and are published on the ICA blog. They also provide you with strong marketing materials to help build your business or practice.

  • Niche Development

    The coaching profession is well developed across many industries and professions around the globe and the need to specialize is increasing.  We teach you to coach anyone, anywhere in the world and then help you to identify and develop your coaching niche via our Coach Discovery course area.

  • International Forum

    ICA is host to a private student forum with coaches from over 90 countries around the world. Deepen your learning & network with coaches from all many different industries.  Many of our graduates actually form business partnerships with colleagues they connected  with in our forum.

  • Peer Coaching

    We believe that to be a coach, its important to experience being coached. When you enrol in a program at ICA you get automatic entry to our Peer Coaching Forum. And it is a requirement of the program that you coach for a certain number of hours and be coached. This is just one of the many benefits of coach training with ICA.

  • Promotional Opportunities

    We take every chance we get to promote our coaches.  Not only do we publish all graduates Power Tools and Coaching Models on our blog, but we also publish a Graduate Yearbook profiling our coaches, their niches and their work.

  • Mentoring & Supervision

    Mentor Coaching and Coach Supervision are increasingly popular for advanced coaches. To really develop your skills to a high level you need to be mentored by experienced qualified coaches, and in order to grow your practice you need a sounding board for client issues and challenges.

  • Flexible Payment Options

    We want to give as many people as possible the opportunity to study to change people’s lives so we have a number of flexible payment options to make it affordable for most.

ACTP

An ACTP (Accredited Coach Training Program) is considered to be an “all inclusive” training option.  With a minimum of 125 student contact hours, our certified and advanced programs includes core curriculum,  Mentor Coaching, Observed Coaching, Niche Development labs and peer coaching.  Students who graduate from an ACTP can apply via the ACTP track for ACC or PCC credentials.  View Study Options

ACSTH

ACSTH (Approved Coach Specific Training) is curriculum that has been accredited by the International Coach Federation and is aligned with the core competencies of coaching.  At ICA the ACSTH program (Vocational) has been packed so that it directly suits the needs of those who want to become a coach or add coaching to their existing career, with the option to apply for the credential of ACC via the direct ACSTH track. View Study Options

What our Students Say:

IAN KAIN

Executive Coach, CANADA

My memorable moment;

"The Advanced ICA syllabus holds the topics I always wanted to grow and evolve in, in a more profound and structured way. I love the ICA open approach to be able to develop as a coach in my own unique authentic way."

Ann Parnes

Life Coach, UNITED STATES

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"Supervised coaching was by far my favorite. It proved to be the most informative and useful of all. The feedback I received was immensely beneficial and I am certain that the skills I acquired will benefit me throughout my coaching career."

ENMA POPLI

Executive Coach, INDIA

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"When I dialled in for my first call, listening to the number of countries from where people had logged in was an amazing moment. This experience continued as I learnt from mentors, practiced w/peers & clients from all over the world. Many of them have become friends just like it would in a normal full time course. Despite being a virtual program, I feel part of a global community."

STEPHEN MILLER

Leadership Coach, GERMANY

testimonial-avatarMy memorable moment;

"Each of the facilitators shared some experience, tool or exercise that has turned out to be meaningful and practical for me, so it's difficult to say! However what I'll always remember is a trainer starting off many classes with the question "What's making you smile today?" Wonderful way to bring joy and lightness into my day!"

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