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International Coaching Federation (ICF) Update: What does it mean for aspiring or existing performance coaches?

Performance Coach Pathway

Announcement of new ICF Level 1 Accreditation for Performance Coach Pathway and all you need to know about the latest ICF changes.

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The International Coaching Federation (ICF) has changed their accreditation and coach credentialing process. The new three-level accreditation structure aligns with their three credentials ACC, PCC and MCC.  

  • ICF Level 1 Accreditation replaces ACSTH accreditation.
  • Performance Evaluation is delivered by the Coaching Education provider, not ICF.
  • New ICF Credentialing Exam.

What it means for you: 

  1. Our Performance Coach | Silver Plan is now ICF Level 1 accredited.
  2. We’ve changed the names and numbers of our program modules to avoid confusion with the three ICF paths (see below).
  3. After your Performance Evaluation we’ll issue the ICF Level 1 Certificate. You can then apply for an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential via the ICF Level 1 Path.
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As a result of ICF changing the name of their path, we’re excited to announce the new naming of our Coach Certification Pathway modules: * 

  • Bronze Plan
    Module 1: Coaching for Performance | Foundation 
    4 months of Coach Club 
  • Silver Plan
    Module 1: Coaching for Performance | Foundation 
    Module 2: Coaching for Performance | Intermediate 
    Module 3: Coaching for Performance | Advanced 
    Impact 360 assessment  
    Mentor Coaching 
    12 months of Coach Club 
  • Gold Plan:  
    Module 1: Coaching for Performance | Foundation 
    Module 2: Coaching for Performance | Intermediate 
    Module 3: Coaching for Performance | Advanced 
    Module 4: Coaching for Transformation 
    Module 5: Self-Transformation 
    Module 6: Advanced Coaching for Transformation 
    Impact 360 assessment  
    Mentor Coaching 
    24 months Coach Club 

* Mapping old module numbers to new: 
Level 1 = Module 1 
Level 2.1 & Level 2.2 = Module 2 & Module 3 
Level 3.1, Level 3.2 & Level 3.3 = Module 4, Module 5 & Module 6 

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