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ICF Accreditation Structure

ICF’s accreditation structure is currently evolving, creating a more comprehensive model to continue moving coaching education into the future.

 

Please review the information below in accordance with your education needs. On January 7, 2022, the Legacy Accreditations will retire, with the Updated Accreditations effective January 10, 2022.

Radiance is accredited by ICF and has gone through a rigorous review process and demonstrated that its curriculum aligns with the ICF definition of coaching, Core Competencies, and Code of Ethics. ICF-accredited coaching organizations will also help you meet the requirements for ICF Membership and Credentialing.

Level 1
(formerly ACSTH - Approved Coach Specific Training Hours)

This accreditation requires between 60 and 124 contact learning hours and is designated as ACC-accredited Education. Graduates from a Level 1 education and training program may apply for the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) Credential using the Level 1 application path if they meet the credentialing application requirements.

Level 2
(formerly ACTP - Accredited Coach Training Program) 

This accreditation requires between 125-and 175 contact learning hours and is designated as PCC-accredited Education. Graduates from a Level 2 education and training program may apply for the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) Credential using the Level 2 application path if they meet the credentialing application requirements.

 

Level 3
(this accreditation is brand new)

 

This accreditation is brand new. It requires 75 contact learning hours and is designated as MCC-accredited Education. Graduates from a Level 3 education and training program may apply for the Master Certified Coach (MCC) Credential using the Level 3 application path if they meet the credentialing application requirements.

Updated Continuing Coach Education
(same as formerly CCE)

 

CCE accreditations are designed for supplemental and continuing education for those wishing to acquire new learning and professional development. No singular program may exceed 40 clock hours. CCE-accredited education should not be used for initial learning or original credential applications.