The International Coach Federation is the leading global organization for coaches, with more than 25,000 members and 12,000 credentialed coaches in more than 100 countries worldwide. ICF is dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high ethical standards, providing independent certification and building a worldwide network of credentialed coaches
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.
ICA has been around as a school since 2001 and was the first Australian based online school to be accredited by the ICF. But, our community is global and we now have students in over 92 countries around the world. We 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 www.timeanddate.com there is no reason to service only a smaller, local market.