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ICF ACCREDITED COACH TRAINING PROGRAM
The MentorCoach Program has been awarded the
This credential is awarded to programs that meet professional standards for coach training programs established by the International Coach Federation (ICF).
ICF Certification has never been as important, and its importance is growing each year. Within 3-5 years it will be crucial for successfully practicing as a coach.
MentorCoach is an accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP) by the ICF.
When you have been certified by MentorCoach as a Certified MentorCoach (CMC), you have met all requirements to be certified as an ICF Associate Certified Coach (ACC). When you have coached a total of 750 hours, you then have also met all requirements to be certified as an ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC).
NOTE: When applying for ICF credentials, your letters of reference must come from coaches with an ICF credential at the PCC or MCC level. You may submit new references for the ICF ACC (or PCC) credential if your CMC references were from coaches without the requisite ICF credential.
The MentorCoach Training Program: Foundations is our flagship 31-week coach training program. It intends to provide students training in individual and group coaching skills, service marketing skills, ethics and risk management skills--all within a rich community of support-- to launch their coaching practices.
MentorCoach and ICF Certification - Some Foundations graduates, however, want to go further. As with the development of great competence in any profession, the road to mastery in coaching requires training, time, supervision, and practice.
In MentorCoach, this path leads through the Certification Track toward certification as a Certified MentorCoach (CMC). It involves intensive study of coaching skills, supervision, additional class work, coaching practice with other students, coaching clients, taping of client sessions and live supervision by an ICF Master Certified Coach, additional required courses such as, for example, our Master Class in Ethics and Risk Management taught by the leading attorney-psychologist in the country in this field, and successful completion of a written and oral examination. (These components are spelled out in detail below.)
Graduates who complete the Certification Track and earn the designation of Certified MentorCoach (CMC) have also satisfied the training requirements of the International Coach Federation. More detail on this is below under the subhead, "ICF Coach Certification."
Below is a summary of the requirements to earn the designation of Certified MentorCoach (CMC).
Overview: The Certified MentorCoach (CMC)
MentorCoach students who successfully complete the MentorCoach Training Program, "Foundations" can elect to enter the Certification Track. The successful completion of MentorCoach Certification requirements will result in their being certified as a Certified MentorCoach (CMC) as well as meeting the certification requirements of the ICF.
In order to be awarded this Certification, the candidate must have:
Upon completion of these requirements, the candidate will be awarded the "Certified MentorCoach" (CMC) designation. For additional information, you can download the following documents:
After reviewing the documents above, should you have additional certification questions, please contact our Certification Coordinator, Sunny Bain, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 661-244-4904.
The ICF Coach Certification
MentorCoach graduates who earn the designation of Certified MentorCoach (CMC) have also satisfied the training requirements of the International Coach Federation (ICF) at the ACC and PCC levels. They have met all requirements to be both a Certified MentorCoach (CMC) and an ICF Associate Certified Coach (ACC). When the CMC has accrued 750 hours of coaching, they will then have met all requirements to be an ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC). As soon as the CMC certificate is received, the CMC can submit their application to ICF (for the ACC or PCC level of certification). The ICF exam and exam fees will be waived.
NOTE: When applying for ICF credentials, your letters of reference must come from coaches with an ICF credential at the PCC or MCC level. That coach may also hold the CMC credential of course. You may submit new references for the ICF ACC or PCC credential if your CMC references were from coaches without the requisite ICF credential (being a PCC and/or ACC level coach).