Accredited coach training deepens your knowledge, amplifies your impact and gives you the edge for a powerful career.
Offering ICF Accreditation is a strong message to clients that you offer an international standard of service. Coaching is a growing industry which is increasingly becoming more regulated. Some clients may insist you have accreditation before contracting with you.
The GCI Coaching Foundations program is accredited with the International Coach Federation (ICF), the leading global organisation working to advance the coaching profession. The ICF provides independent certification enabling industry recognition of your high standard of coaching skill, and is the largest network of professional coaches in the world.
The ICF offers three levels of certification: Associate Certified Coach (ACC),
Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and Master Certified Coach (MCC).
All graduates of our GCI COACHING FOUNDATIONS Program (comprising GCI 101/102/103) complete the ICF requirement of 125 coach specific training hours and 10 Mentor Coaching hours required for ACC and PCC credentials under the ACTP pathway. In addition, all skills-based assessments are undertaken within your training - which means no sending videos or tapes off to external examiners.
Graduates completing our first two modules - GCI 101: Coaching with the E1ME2RGE3 Model and GCI102:The GCI Coaching Roadmap- will have met the ICF requirement of 60 coach specific training hours required for the ACC credential under the ACSTH path.
Coaches not continuing with GCI103: Coaching Untapped Potential will need to complete 10 hours of Mentor Coaching in addition to GCI 101 & 102, as the mentor coaching hours required for the ICF's ACC and PCC credentials are included in GCI103. (This is typical of all 60 hr coach training programs, across the industry).
GCI offers a 10 hour Mentor Coaching program over three months for those wishing to pursue their ICF
credentials through the ACSTH pathway.
Visit the ICF website for further information about ICF accreditation requirements.