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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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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."