The International Coach Federation Professional Certified Coach Credential (PCC) is for the provencoach.
There are three application paths to choose from. Review the requirements to determine which application best fits your training and complete a brief survey here in order to purchase a PCC credential application.
|PCC ACTP Path||PCC ACSTH Path||PCC Portfolio Path|
|Completion of an entire ICF Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP).||At least 125 hours of coach-specific training through an ACTP or ACSTH program.||At least 125 hours of coach-specific training with robust documentation.|
to be documented on your online application.
(included in the training)
|10 hours||10 hours|
|Coach Knowledge Assessment (CKA)||yes||yes||yes|
(assessment included in the training)
|Two audio recordings and written transcripts of coaching sessions to be uploaded with your application||Two audio recordings and written transcripts of coaching sessions to be uploaded with your application|
ICF Members: $300 USD
Non-members: $500 USD
ICF Members: $575 USD
Non-members: $775 USD
ICF Members: $675 USD
Non-members: $875 USD
|Timeline for Review||4 weeks||14 weeks||18 weeks|
NOTE: Fees do not include ICF Membership. (Click here to apply for ICF Membership.) Additional fee applies if you need to take the CKA or performance evaluation more than once.
Changes to PCC Requirements
Currently, PCC applicants can demonstrate their coaching experience in one of two ways:
- A coaching log demonstrating 750 hours (675 paid) of coaching experience with at least 25 clients.
- A coaching log demonstrating 500 hours (450 paid) of coaching experience with at least 25 clients following the start of their coach-specific training. At least 50 of these hours must occur within the 18 months prior to submitting the application for the credential.
Effective October 1, 2016 at 12 a.m. (New York), all PCC applicants will be required to demonstrate their coaching experience according to option b (500 hours following the start of coach-specific training).
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