Coach Knowledge Assessment (CKA)

Why did ICF begin requiring a Coach Knowledge Assessment for all applicants?
ICF believes it is vital for all ICF Credential coaches to demonstrate foundational knowledge of the ICF Core Competencies, ICF Code of Ethics, and ICF’s De...
Tue, Aug 11, 2015 at 3:34 PM
When/how does an applicant receive the Coach Knowledge Assessment?
Once an applicant’s credential application is reviewed, ICF staff will contact the applicant via email with a status update containing the next step in the ...
Tue, Aug 11, 2015 at 3:35 PM
How long does an applicant have to take the Coach Knowledge Assessment?
Once logged in to the online test portal, after an applicant selects their preferred language for the test, they will be given three hours to complete the t...
Tue, Aug 11, 2015 at 3:35 PM
How did ICF determine three hours was sufficient to complete the test?
Research based on “best practices” regarding multiple-choice tests was consulted to establish a fair and reasonable amount of time for completing a test of ...
Tue, Aug 11, 2015 at 3:36 PM
Can you start the Coach Knowledge Assessment and save to complete at a later time?
No. Once an applicant starts the test, the test must be completed within the three hour time limit.
Tue, Aug 11, 2015 at 3:36 PM
What is the question format?
The questions are in multiple-choice format only, with each question having four possible responses.
Tue, Aug 11, 2015 at 3:37 PM
How many questions are on the Coach Knowledge Assessment?
The current version of the test has approximately 155 questions. This number will vary slightly over time as new questions are added and older questions are...
Tue, Aug 11, 2015 at 3:37 PM
What do the test questions cover?
The test content covers five broad domains: setting the foundation, co-creating the relationship, communicating effectively, facilitating learning and resul...
Tue, Aug 11, 2015 at 3:38 PM
Is the Coach Knowledge Assessment available in my language?
The test is available in several languages. For the most up-to-date offerings, please visit general CKA information page here. 
Tue, Aug 11, 2015 at 3:38 PM
Who created the Coach Knowledge Assessment?
The test was developed by ICF using globally accepted practices for test creation, including a comprehensive role study of the knowledge required of coaches...
Tue, Aug 11, 2015 at 3:39 PM