Credentialing Path

Accredited Coach Training Program

The Institute for Life Coach Training (ILCT) is approved by the International Coach Federation (ICF) as an Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP) meaning that all courses offered by ILCT can be utilized to meet the coach training requirements for ICF credentials. Our program is a progression of classes designed to enable a student to develop his or her skills as each class is taken, while working towards becoming a professionally-credentialed coach.

Individuals pursuing the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential must complete 60 or more hours of coach-specific training, beginning with ILCT’s Foundational Course and at least 20 hours of electives, as well as meeting other ICF-specified requirements before applying to be credentialed under the Portfolio Approach administered by the ICF. The approximate cost for completing the coach training requirements for the ACC, including 10 hours of mentor coaching, is approximately $4,345.

Upon completion of the 130 hours of training students will have met all of the coach training requirements for the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential. The final requiremenst to graduate from ILCT’s ACTP program are the completion of two essays and a final oral exam, conducted by ILCT, allowing students to apply to the ICF for credentialing after meeting other ICF specified criteria.

Required Courses


TOTAL 40 hrs


The cornerstone of our ICF Accredited Coach Training Program

ICF Core Competency

TOTAL 20 hrs


Learn and practice core coaching competencies

Coaching Skills Practicum

TOTAL 20 hrs


Take your coaching skills to a new level

Ethics, Risk Management and Professional Issues

TOTAL 8 hrs


Those who face the greatest risks are those who are the least informed

Advanced Topics in Coaching

TOTAL 14 hrs


For those coaches who are committed to their professional development


TOTAL 28 hrs


All ILCT courses meet the elective requirements for this credential.

ACTP Essay Exam

ACTP Oral Exam

Professional Recommendations



Professional recommendations / endorsements

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