International Coach Federation Luxembourg

ICF Credentials General Informations

Coach specific training and obtaining an ICF credential are key elements to being recognized as a professional coach within ICF.  ICF Luxembourg provides many opportunities for the on-going development of coaches through chapter meetings that are specifically aimed at enhancing ICF core competencies, peer coaching circles,  and other programs.

The professional development of a coach is an on-going journey that includes:

In order to ensure and maintain a high standard for the coaching profession ICF puts special emphasis on training and accreditation of professional coaches.  ICF introduced the ICF Credentialing Program which also includes ICF accreditated coach training programmes.   

Complete information about the ICF Credentialing Program including individual credentials and Coach Training Program credentials is listed in the section of ICF Credentials.

Upcoming Changes to ACC and PCC

Following a May 21, 2015, vote by the ICF Global Board of Directors, ICF has adopted new requirements for the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) and Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credentials that will restrict eligible coaching experience hours to those completed after the start of coach-specific training.

Credentialing ICF the changes in 2016

ACC & PCC Credential Requirements Update

These new requirements will go into effect on October 1st, 2016.

Changes (in orange)ACC credentialPCC credential
Client-coaching experience following the start of their coach-specific training
100 hours
75 hours paid
At least 25 of these hours must occur within 18 months of the application

500 hours
450 hours paid
At least 50 of these hours must occur within 18 months of the application

Renewal of credentials : New requirement for ACC, PCC, MCC

Will apply to all coaches whose ICF Credentials are slated to expire on or after December 31, 2016.

Should demonstrate completion of at least three (3) Continuing Coach Education (CCE) units in the area of coaching ethics to be eligible for renewal of their ICF Credentials. 

Here is a link for an online training on Ethics.