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For the last 30 years the Co-Active Training Institute (CTI) has been offering the gold-standard in coach training and leadership development for individuals and organizations. Now we are creating a new language of leadership. Let's do this together. 

Co-Active Training and the ICF

CTI has strong relationships with the International Coaching Federation (ICF), and our coach training was one of the first programs to receive ICF recognition. We believe the best coaches have an advanced standard of education, which is why our coach training programs significantly exceed the minimum education requirements set by the ICF. A CTI-trained coach receives the highest quality of coach training available, and our Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) credential denotes that a coach has achieved an unmatched level of mastery.

CTI is a Level 2 (formerly known as ACTP) accredited education provider with  the ICF.

We know it’s important for professional coaches to attain coaching credentials to develop their businesses and legitimize their coach status. Here we outline how our coach training pathway meets or supports the requirements for ICF credentials.

Co-Active Training and ICF Credentials

Co-Active Training and ICF Credentials

The simplest path to recognized coaching credentials is through the Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) Program, which grants you CPCC status and qualifies you for your ACC credential through the ICF.

What Status Does the CPCC Credential Have?


The Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) credential is widely recognized in the coaching industry and accompanies any governing body credentials, including the ICF post-nominal titles.

E.g.: My Name, PhD, CPCC, ACC

Our graduates are proud to display their CPCC status: it’s an acknowledgement of their achievement, their coaching quality, and their commitment to be not only a certified and accredited coach but a Co-Active coach.

The CPCC credential does not expire, unlike ICF credentials, which need renewing.

14,000 professional coaches declare their CPCC status on LinkedIn.  No other coach certification program has this level of recognition

Frequently Asked Questions


How do I apply for my ICF credential?

Do I have to complete certification to claim education hours?

How do I gain additional ICF credentials?

Do I need to start from scratch to qualify for PCC after ACC?

After completing the CPCC Program, complete an online application directly with the ICF and upload your CTI certificate.

No, because we’re an accredited education provider with the ICF, all of your courses with CTI allow you to claim coach education hours.

Our certification program provides you with all the education hours you need up to ACC and PCC status. To obtain your PCC credential, you also need to acquire additional coaching hours beyond the 100 hours required in the CPCC Program.

No, you maintain your accrued hours, your performance evaluation, and your mentor coaching hours. You will need to accrue and submit your additional coaching hours.

For more information about how our training corresponds to ICF credentials

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