The following change to ICF’s Credential Renewal policy is effective immediately for Associate Certified Coaches whose ICF Credentials expire December 31, 2018, or later:
- The 10 hours of Mentor Coaching required of Associate Certified Coach renewal applicants can now be applied toward the 40 hours of Continuing Coach Education required for Associate Certified Coach renewal. This means that Associate Certified Coach renewal applicants will be required to complete:
- 10 hours of Mentor Coaching
- At least 30 hours of Continuing Coach Education (with at least 11 hours in Core Competencies and at least 3 hours in coaching ethics)
It is important to note that no more than 10 hours of Mentor Coaching may be counted toward required Continuing Coach Education in a renewal cycle.
The following changes to ICF’s Credential Renewal policy are effective immediately for any coach whose ICF Credentials expire December 31, 2018, or later:
- No more than 10 hours of Mentor Coaching (delivering and/or receiving)may be counted toward Continuing Coach Education requirements.
- No more than 10 hours of Coaching Supervision (delivering and/or receiving) may be counted toward Continuing Coach Education requirements.
- 對於ICF認證在12.31以後才到期的ACC教練，其證照資格更新的10小時Mentor coaching可以合併計算入40小時CCEu的時數內，意即更新資格實質要求更改如下：10小時MC+30小時CCEu(且至少要有11小時核心能力訓練與3小時倫理道德訓練)，但請注意，Mentor coaching的折抵CCEu最多折抵10小時，做超過並不能多折抵CCEu時數。
- 對於ICF認證在12.31以後才到期的所有教練，無論是提供或接受Mentor coaching及Coaching Supervision，都不能申報折抵CCEu超過10小時。
The following changes will go into effect on July 31, 2018, at 12 Noon (New York):
- Coaches applying for their initial credential (Associate Certified Coach or Professional Certified Coach credential) via the Portfolio path will be required to demonstrate that they completed a comprehensive training program that includes the ICF definition of coaching, Code of Ethics and Core Competencies, and is organized in a scope and sequence that encourages the growth of the coach. This means that coaches will no longer be able to submit a random compilation of non-approved training hours and/or Continuing Coach Education units in fulfillment of their initial training requirements. We believe it should be easy for current and prospective coaches to find and choose the appropriate type of training for their stage of professional development, and this change is a further step in reframing Continuing Coach Education as the first choice for advanced training for already-credentialed coaches.
- Master Certified Coach applicants will be required to complete all their 2,500 hours of client coaching experience after the start of coach-specific training. Previously, ICF revised Associate and Professional Certified Coach policies to require that all coaching experience hours be completed after the start of coach-specific training. This change positively impacted credential-holders and the profession by ensuring that every hour of experience was delivered in the context of coach-specific training aligned with ICF’s high standards. We expect a similarly positive impact from this change.
- Associate Certified Coaches will need to complete at least one full cycle of their credential (through renewal) before they can serve as a Mentor Coach. This policy demonstrates our commitment to advancing high standards for Mentor Coaches and ensuring that they’re well-prepared to support their colleagues’ professional journeys.
- Coaches applying for the Associate Certified Coach credential via the ACSTH path will once again be required to submit a recording and transcript of a live coaching session. The performance evaluation is currently a requirement for Professional Certified Coach candidates on the ACSTH path, so this change will ensure greater consistency across credential levels.
- ACC教練在申報擔任其他人的Mentor coach之前，必須先完成至少一輪完整的認證教練訓練，不可與學員互相擔任。
The following change will go into effect on February 28, 2019, at 12 Noon (New York):
- Coaches will be required to hold a Professional Certified Coach credential before they can apply for the Master Certified Coach credential. Applying for a Master Certified Coach credential requires a significant investment of time and money. We want to increase the likelihood of success. Data from ICF’s Credentialing department shows that Master Certified Coach candidates who hold a Professional Certified Coach credential are more successful in the application process than candidates with no prior ICF Credential. Clearly, earning the Professional Certified Coach designation is an important step in a coach’s journey, and this policy change will encourage that.