Definitions, Categories & Key Terms
Associate Certified Coach (ACC)
First level of credential for a Professional Coach.
Second level of credential for a Professional Coach.
Advanced level of credential for a Professional Coach.
Coach Specific Training is training that is predominantly marketed as teaching coaching skills and not something else and where the major emphasis is on coaching skills or applying technical skills as a coach and in a manner consistent with the ICF core competencies.
For purposes of individual credentialing for ACC, PCC and MCC, a client coaching hour is 60 minutes coaching time with a person who has hired you as a coach, with whom you have a formal coaching agreement, and who you coach rather than providing any other service such as consulting or therapy. If you perform coaching and other services for a client, you may only count the actual time spent coaching toward certification. You may not count time providing other services.
Professional Certified Coach (PCC)
Master Certified Coach (MCC)
Coach Specific Training
Client Coaching Hours
ICF - International Coach Federation
ICFS - International Coach Federation Switzerland
GCMA - Global Coaching Mentoring Alliance
ACC - Associate Certified Coach
PCC - Professional Certified Coach
MCC - Master Certified Coach
CKA - Coach Knowledge Assessment
CPD - Continuing Professional Development
TPSS - Training Program Search Service
ACTP - Accredited Coach Training Program
ACSTH - Approved Coach Specific Training Hours
CCE - Continuing Coach Education
CCEU - Continuing Coach Education Unit