Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP)
The ACTP is a start to finish coach-training programs that include comprehensive instructions around the ICF Core Competencies, Code of Ethics, and the ICF definitions of coaching. ACTPs also include mentor coaching, observed coaching sessions, and a comprehensive final exam that evaluates a students coaching competency. Graduates of an ACTP may apply for an individual ICF Credential using the ACTP path.
Approved Coach Specific Training Hours (ACSTH)
The ACSTH programs are approved on an hour-by-hour basis and may or may not be a full coach training program depending on the number of student contact hours. Students who complete all of their training hours through an ACSTH may apply for an ICF Credential via the ACSTH path.
Continuing Coach Education (CCE)
The ICF also approves Continuing Coach Education (CCE), which is intended as advanced training to those wishing to acquire new learning and/or those who are renewing their ICF Credential. Thousands of ICF Credential Coaches renew their credential every three years so getting your training program approved for CCE units opens your training to more coaches. For example, one requirement for credential renewal is 40 hours of CCE.