ICF Training and Credentials

At the ICF Toronto Chapter, we are committed to helping you in your credentialing journey. ICF-credentialed coaches are professionals who have met stringent education and experience requirements, and have demonstrated a thorough understanding of the coaching competencies that set the standard in the profession.

For information, direction, and next steps, please explore the links below. For many of the links, you will be redirected to ICF at www.coachingfederation.org

At the ICF Toronto Chapter, we were fortunate to host Angie Holleran, ICF's Regional Development Manager for the Professional Coaches Family in February 2023. Angie presented The Nuts & Bolts of Credentialing and this virtual meeting was recorded. Please check out the recording of this presentation below.

The Nuts & Bolts of Credentialing

A presentation by Angie Holleran, ICF's Regional Development Manager. Click on the image below.


Credentials & Standards

What is an ICF Credential? What does it take to earn a credential? Please click HERE

Candidate Guides

ICF Credentials and Standards has released updated candidate guides for each level of credentialing. The ACC, PCC, and MCC Candidate Guides are designed to serve as a comprehensive resource to assist credential candidates with all aspects of the credentialing process. Please click HERE for the guides.

Find Education

Explore the ICF's Education Search Service to find a school or program that is right for you. Please click HERE.

ICF Core Competencies

For a full list of the ICF Core Competencies and understanding what they mean, please click HERE.

ICF Credentials & Paths Explained

Find out which path is right for you – Associate Certified Coach (ACC), Professional Certified Coach (PCC), or Master Certified Coach (MCC). Please click HERE for more.

Advanced Certification in Team Coaching

Why earn the ACTC and what are the certification requirements? Click HERE for more info and to create an application.

Mentor Coaching

Think you would like to become a mentor coach? You'll find everything you need to know HERE.

Renew Your Credential

ICF requires you renew your credential every three years. Click HERE to find out how.

Professional Development

ICF requires its credentialed coaches to continuously improve their professional skills and knowledge in order to provide the best value to their clients. You can find accepted Continuing Coach Education (CCE) sources and where to find CCEs HERE.

Benefits of Having an ICF Credential

"85% of coaching clients say it's important or very important that their coach holds a certification or credential." - 2022 Global Consumer Awareness Study

To explore the ICF Credential-holder benefits, please click HERE.

Credential Updates

Click HERE to check for periodic updates about ICF's credentialing services program and ICF Credentials and Standards.

Ready to Get Started?

Find your application path and create your ICF Credential application HERE.

Join ICF

Ready to join ICF Global? Please click HERE. To become an ICF Toronto Chapter Member, please identify Toronto as your affiliate chapter when you join.


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