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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. 

ICF Accredited Coach Training Programs

ICF Level 2 AccreditationCo-Active Training Institute 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 ICF accredited 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 accredited coach training pathway meets or supports the requirements for ICF credentials.

How Does ICF Accreditation Work?

The International Coach Federation (ICF) provides three distinct credentials, each aligned with the specific combination of education and experience required for attainment. These credentials are as follows:

Associate Certified Coach (ACC)

Achieved upon the completion of 60 hours of coach-specific education and 100 hours of client coaching experience.

Professional Certified Coach (PCC)

Awarded to those who have successfully fulfilled the requirements of 125 hours of coach-specific education and 500 hours of client coaching experience. 

Master Certified Coach (MCC)

This prestigious credential is attainable by those who already possess or have held a PCC Credential, in addition to completing 200 hours of coach-specific education and amassing an impressive 2,500 hours of client coaching experience. 

Co-Active Training and ICF Credentials

A chart outlining how Co-Active’s coaching programs meet ICF credential requirements

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.

CPCC Program - Pathway to Attain ICF Credentials

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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 coach certification 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  ICF accredited 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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