Approved Coach Specific Training Hours
All of our training is accredited by the ICF as ACSTH. In order to apply for a credential with the ICF you must have completed a certain number of
Approved Coach Specific Training Hours. For an ACC (Associate Certified Coach Credential) you must have at least 60 hours of ACSTH, and for a PCC (Professional Certified Coach)
you must have a minimum of 125 hours of ACSTH.
Our Professional Coaching Skills (Part I Diploma in Coaching) comprises 135 hours of ACSTH which means on completion you are eligible to apply for either an ACC or a PCC
credential depending on the number of client coaching hours that you have. You need a minimum of 100 hours for ACC and 750 for PCC.
You would be able to apply directly to the ICF via their Portfolio route (see Credentialing Requirements Chart), which would involve an examination process,
or you could complete our Developing Mastery (Part II of the Diploma in Coaching), which would mean that you have completed the examination part of the credentialing process as well.
The following Coaching Development training programmes are accredited as ACSTH:
- Professional Coaching Skills (Part I of Diploma in Coaching)
- Coaching Essentials
- Coach Practitioner Certificate
Accredited Coach Training Programme
An ICF accredited ACTP (Accredited Coach Training Programme) means that you have fulfilled the training requirement (ACSTH), the mentor coaching requirement,
and the assessment/examination requirement to apply for a credential at ACC (Associate Certified Coach) or PCC (Professional Certified Coach), depending on the number
of client coaching hours that you have. You need a minimum of 100 hours for ACC and 750 for PCC.
Completion of an ACTP with us means that you will receive a Diploma certificate, certifying that you have completed an ACTP, and 2 reference letters from PCC or MCC
ICF qualified coaches. In order to gain your credential you would need to send these in to the ICF together with your client coaching log (see Client Coaching Hours which
applies to both ACC and PCC credential applications), your reference letters and the relevant fee for whichever credential you are applying for (ACC or PCC).
The following Coaching Development training programmes are recognised as an ACTP:
- Diploma in Coaching (Part I Professional Coaching Skills and Part II Developing Mastery)
Continuing Coach Education Units
ICF awards CCE (Continuing Coach Education units) to training courses, which count as continued professional development (CPD) for practising coaches in order for them
to maintain and renew their credential.
The following Coaching Development training programmes are accredited as CCE:
- Certificate in Coach Supervision
- Summer School
What is the difference between ACSTH and CCE units?
All parts of a programme accredited as ACSTH (Approved Coach Specific Training Hours) are also considered to be CCE.
All parts of an ACTP (Accredited Coach Training Programme) are also considered to be CCE units.
Any hours of Core Competencies which have been awarded CCE can count towards the ACSTH required for a credential when applying via the Portfolio route.
If you have a specific question regarding ACSTH and CCE please contact us and we will clarify that for you.