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International Coaching Federation Switzerland

ICF Accredited Coach Training


ICF does not provide coach-specific training and as the accrediting body, we cannot recommend any specific training programs. However, some training organizations are affiliated with the ICF and offer accredited Coach Training Programs. Our main recommendation is to take enough time to evaluate training organizations. Ask yourself and school representatives: How will this training support my personal development as a Coach? What competencies are developed in a training program? What methods are taught?

Coaches are trained to listen, observe, and customize their approach to individual client needs. They seek to elicit solutions and strategies from the client; they believe the client is naturally creative and resourceful. The coach's job is to provide support to enhance the skills, resources, and creativity the client already has.

If you are new to the coaching profession, the International Coach Federation recommends researching and undertaking coach specific training as part of your development towards becoming a professional coach.

Current list of ICF Approved Coach Training Programs:

Training Program Search Service (TPSS)

Program Type Definitions

To ensure quality training, ICF accredits or approves coach-training programs that meet its high standards. ICF offers three types of program approval.

Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP)

An ICF Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP) is considered an all-inclusive coach training program. An ACTP includes a minimum of 125 hours of coach-specific training, including comprehensive instruction around the ICF Core Competencies, Code of Ethics and the ICF definition of coaching. This type of program also includes Mentor Coaching, observed coaching sessions and a comprehensive final exam that evaluates a student's coaching competency.  

Approved Coach Specific Training Hours (ACSTH)

An ICF Approved Coach Specific Training Hours (ACSTH) program is considered an a la carte coach training program. An ACSTH program includes a minimum of 30 hours of coach-specific training, including instruction around the ICF Core Competencies, and observed coaching sessions.

Continuing Coach Education (CCE)

A Continuing Coach Education (CCE) program is intended for coaches who already have ICF Credentials or who have completed basic coach training. A CCE program may include advanced coach training that directly relates to or expands upon the ICF Core Competencies, and/or training in skills that contribute to the professional development of a coach (e.g. personal development, coaching assessments or tools, business building, or other material that falls outside of the ICF Core Competencies.)

List of accredited programs in Switzerland (13.01.20)

Training OrganizationProgram NameProgram Type
360 Coach AcademyProfessional CoachACTP
Academy of Executive Coaching in partnership with Renewal AssociatesInternational Team Coaching Certificate CCE
Academy of Executive Coaching LtdInternational Systemic Team Coaching CertificateCCE
Academy of Executive Coaching LtdPractitioner Diploma in Executive CoachingACSTH
Allenati per l'EccellenzaEuropean Coaching & Aptitude ProgramACTP
Atom Wave - Solution Focused ChangeInternal Coach CertificationACSTH
awair s.r.l. P. IVA IT07830500968Hogan Advanced Interpretation Certification WorkshopCCE
awair s.r.l. P. IVA IT07830500968Hogan Advanced Feedback WorkshopCCE
awair s.r.l. P. IVA IT07830500968Hogan Certification ProgramCCE
Career Partners InternationalCareer Coach Training & CertificationCCE
Coach Masters AcademyTransformative Coaching: Enabling Sustainable ChangeACTP
Coach Masters AcademyBasic Training for Coaching ACSTH
Coaching and Mentoring International/David Clutterbuck PartnershipTeam Coach Certification Course, Module 2: Tools and techniques in greater depthCCE
Coaching and Mentoring International/David Clutterbuck PartnershipTeam Coach Certification Course, Module 3: Consolidating knowledge and skillsCCE
Coaching Supervision Academy LtdCSA Diploma in Coaching SupervisionCCE
COACHING-ServicesL'art du coach: coaching individuelACSTH
Co-Active Training InstituteCo-Active Coaching Skills for Organizations (60 Hour Program)ACSTH
Concordis, Institut Suisse de Coaching et FormationCoach ProACSTH
Concordis, Institut Suisse de Coaching et FormationExpert CoachACSTH
Corporate Potential LtdCertified Internal Coach ProgrammeACSTH
CRR GlobalOrganizational Issues and ORSCCCE
CRR GlobalAlchemy; The Art and Science of Co-FacilitationCCE
daagConsultant-e en Performance Positive©CCE
Danielle Brault International SarlFormation professionnelle en coaching holistiqueACTP
Dusod Dogaya ve Insana Saygi ve Dayanisma DernegiHolistic Breath CounselingCCE
EADEE InstituteCertificación Internacional en Coaching TransformacionalACSTH
Elty InstitutCoach Professionnel CertifiéACTP
Erickson Coaching InternationalThe Art & Science of Coaching - Erickson Solution-Focused Coach QualificationACSTH
Erickson Coaching InternationalThe Art & Science of CoachingACTP
Goldvarg Consulting GroupMentor Coaching CertificationCCE
Goldvarg Consulting GroupGlobal Coaching Supervision CertificationCCE
IDC Institut de Coaching SAFormation Professionnelle en CoachingACTP
IDC Institut de Coaching SAMaster Coach in Leadership and CommunicationACSTH
Ignite GlobalProfessional Coaching Mastery CertificationACSTH
Institut de Coaching International Programme de Coach professionel certifiéACSTH
International Academy For Deep TransformationDynamics of Deep TransformationACTP
International University Global CoachingBasic Coaching SkillsCCE
Kahler Communication EuropeProcess Communication Model CoachingCCE
Lee Hecht HarrisonCoach the CoachACSTH
Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered CoachingMarshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching Certification WorkshopCCE
Menslab - Coaching & TrainingProgramma di formazione e certificazione per Coach Sistemico Evolutivo (Systemic evolutionary coach: training & certification program)ACTP
Momento - Coaching Ways SchoolCoaching WaysACTP
Momento - Coaching Ways SchoolCoach the TrainerCCE
New Ventures West (Centre for Coaching)Professional Coaching CourseACTP
New Ventures West (Centre for Coaching)Coaching for Development PlusACSTH
New Ventures West (Centre for Coaching)Coaching for DevelopmentACSTH
ODeFRéveillons l'Intelligence CollectiveACSTH
People PrimetimeCoaching et EnneagrammeCCE
PRDCoaching (Declercq & associes sprl)Coach de Carrière et Carrière de CoachACSTH
Reveal Solutions Training Ltd.mBIT Coach Certification trainingCCE
Sola Unitas Coach AcademyAdvancing the Path to Core Coaching MasteriesACTP
SolutionSurfersBrief Coach TrainingACTP
Success Unlimited Network®Facilitating Life PurposeCCE
Success Unlimited Network®Success Unlimited Network Coach Training and Certification ProgramACTP
Success Unlimited Network®SUN Coach Training and Certification ProgramACTP
Synthesis Coaching Associates.The Will to Grow: Transformational Life CoachingACSTH
Teleos Leadership InstituteTeleos Coach Development Program ACTP
The Coaching Square bvbaRoot - Grow ProgramACTP
The Coaching Square bvbaTeamcoachingCCE
Wakan - Spirit in BusinessCoaching RelationCare® PLUSACSTH
Wakan - Spirit in BusinessCoaching RelationCare®ACTP



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