Becoming a Coach

Since 1995, the International Coach Federation (ICF) has become a globally recognized organization focused on advancing the coaching profession by establishing and administering a set of standards for credentialing professional coaches.

Each credential requires a specific set of required hours of


Coach-specific training
Mentor coaching
Coaching experience

Three ICF Credentials

ICF Credential - Types and Processes
Associate Certified Coach (ACC) for the practiced coach
Professional Certified Coach (PCC) for the proven coach
Master Certified Coach (MCC) for the expert coach

The details regarding the required hours and Application for Credentialing will be found through the ICF credentialing page.

ICF-RAC can help member coaches find mentor coaches in the area.  Please use the internal directory accessible to members of the chapter. There is a filter at the top to help you find a mentor for the level you aspire to achieve.

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