What your life coaching training needs to have!

We are very aware that looking into training providers is awfully confusing.  It doesn’t help that we all sound similar too, does it?

I have attached a snapshot of what you should be looking at when considering embarking on this journey to help you short list your options.

  1. Nationally Recognised Training by a Registered Training Organisation with an RTO number is important as the regulatory body is ASQA which gives you peace of mind as a student that it is a recognised program with a real qualification.
  2. If it has International Accreditation (ICF is the only legit international regulatory body that oversees coaching worldwide) – Ensure that have the ACTP level which put you on a direct pathway to their PCC level of credentialling.

Why is this important?  ICF ACTP Accredited coaches are seen to be elite.  They have the experience behind them to charge more for their services and to be part of a bigger regulated community.

What is Credentialing?

ICF Credential-holders are part of a self-regulating group of elite coaches who provide accountability to clients and the coaching profession as a whole. They pursue and complete rigorous education and practice requirements that provide unquestioned legitimacy to their commitment to excellence in coaching.

Credentialled coaches show their wealth of experience by the levels they reach.

Global recognition is understood that you are the best option for clients based on the high level of training you have committed to.

The Link below is interesting to look at as many clients are going through the ICF to find clients.


The most efficient pathway to credentialing as an ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC) is as follows:

  • Complete an ICF ACTP program. Ours is called the Professional Coach ICF (PC-ICF).
  • Log 100 hours of coaching (75 hours paid by at least 8 clients and 25 hours unpaid)
  • Apply for credentialing which will require you to do a Coaching Knowledge Assessment (CKA) which is a multiple choice questionnaire that we prepare you for.
  • This will result in you being credentialed as an Associate Certified Coach (ACC).
  • Your then require to build you logged coaching hours to 500 hours (440 paid by at least 25 clients and 60 hours pro-bono)
  • As our PC-ICF ACTP program is accredited for 189 Coach Specific Training Hours (CSTH) you will not be required to do any additional training for this credentialing which requires 180 CSTH.
  • This will result in you being credentialed as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC).

Start logging your Coaches hours immediately upon enrolment into an ACTP Accredited program.