General Credential FAQ

How do I get my credentials through the ICF
You would need to submit an application to the ICF for approval. The requirements for each level of credential can be found at the following links. ACC...
Fri, Jul 17, 2015 at 9:24 AM
When can I apply for my credentials through the ICF
You may purchase your application as soon as you have met all the requirements at the level of credential for which you are applying. 
Mon, Jul 13, 2015 at 11:50 AM
Do I have to apply for my ACC before I apply for the PCC or MCC
You can apply for any level credential as long as you meet all requirements for that level. Most applicants start off with the ACC because they do not have ...
Mon, Jul 13, 2015 at 1:36 PM
Why aren't ICF credential holders required to be ICF Members
The ICF Credential stands independent from ICF Membership. This is an important provision of compliance with globally accepted standards for bodies operatin...
Mon, Jul 13, 2015 at 1:37 PM
Do I have to get an ICF Credential
ICF recommends getting a credential, but coaching is not regulated by any country or state, so you are not required to get training or credentials.
Mon, Jul 13, 2015 at 1:39 PM
When will my credentialing application be reviewed?
All credential applications are reviewed in the order in which they are received.  The review time will change based upon the influx of applications coming ...
Tue, Aug 11, 2015 at 2:23 PM
Where can I get my credential logo?
ICF Credential holders have a specific ICF logo they may use. For an ICF Credential logo, please contact Sherrie Harvey at support@coachfederation.org. ICF ...
Tue, Aug 11, 2015 at 2:27 PM
Do you have to be an ICF Member to earn an ICF Credential?
You do not have to be an ICF Member to earn an ICF Credential. The ICF Credential stands independent from ICF Membership. This is an important provision o...
Tue, Aug 11, 2015 at 2:29 PM
How does the ICF Credential differ from other coaching credentials and certifications?
Although other coaching organizations and coach-training programs have their own proprietary coaching certifications, ICF offers the only globally recogni...
Tue, Aug 11, 2015 at 2:31 PM
How do I become a coach?
At this time, coaching is not regulated by any country or state, so you are not required to get training or hold a credential in order to become a coach. ...
Tue, Aug 11, 2015 at 2:32 PM