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Choosing an ICF accredited coach training program is an assurance that you receive training that meets ICF’s Gold Standard and reflects its Core Competencies for coaching.
Included on the first page of this link is a 6 minute video with tips on how to best use the Training Programs Search Service (TPSS). We highly recommend that you view this. It provides information about the levels of credentialing for coaches and therefore how to select an appropriate accredited coach training program as well as a great review of how to use TPSS.
For further information, the link below is to an ICF Australasian blog by Tracy Tresidder, MCC which provides general guidance on how to choose a coach training school:
ICF does not offer training for becoming a coach. (We do offer professional development for practiced coaches.) As the accrediting body, we cannot recommend any specific training programs.
ICF-accredited training has gone through a rigorous review process and demonstrated that its curriculum aligns with the ICF definition of coaching, Core Competencies and Code of Ethics. ACTP and ACSTH programs deliver foundational coach-specific training. Continuing Coach Education (CCE) offerings provide advanced learning opportunities for trained and credentialed coach practitioners.
Please note - accreditation of a coach training school by ICF is a different and separate process to a program being assessed as providing a recognised qualification.
If you are interested in attaining a recognised qualification, please check with the training provider to confirm this.
In Australia you can also check at https://www.myskills.gov.au/ and in New Zealand https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications-standards/