The coaching industry is widening, and so is its scope. Perhaps this is the reason today we have countless coach training courses, including Accredited Coach Training Program. On top of it, these programs are seasoned with the ICF certificate that add on to the value and legitimacy of the learning. But it is important to choose the program that supports your values and meets or hopefully exceeds industry standards.
Here are the top 3 benefits of choosing an ICF ACTP coach training program.
Accredited (ACTP) vs. Approved (ACSTH)
Aspirants often get confused between Accredited and Approved. But both are different terms in coaching certifications. An Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP) such as our Professional Coach Certification program is fully evaluated and designed as per the ICF standards. According to this, it provides a minimum of 125+ hours of basic to advanced coach-specific training. ACTP for ICF certificates also include your required ICF mentor coaching hours and your final assessment. Combining these components together lets you earn your credential faster and more affordably.
One of the best things about an ACTP program is that you get mentored by an ICF certified professional coach, who is at least PCC credentialed. These mentors offer insight and wisdom that you can utilize to simplify and elevate your credentialing process. In fact, many trainees find a mentor’s guidance the best part of the entire training.
This professional mentoring create a relationship that often continues beyond the training, they often become the source of guidance throughout the coaching career.
Upon completing your ACTP program and fulfilling the ICF requirements, you will have the training, guidance and necessary evaluations that you need to go ahead with your application for ICF’s Professional Certified Coach credential (PCC), as well as the requisite training hours to apply for ICF Global Membership.
ACTP program also offers you a faster track to apply for the ICF Associate Certified Coach credential. In fact, to avoid the 16-week long wait for the performance evaluation, many professional coaches choose to train with a full ACTP program. It enables them to earn their first ICF certificate while they complete the requirements for the professional level designation.
No matter you are planning to start practicing as an entrepreneur coach or support an organization by boosting the efficiency of its workforce, an ICF certificate will provide you with the tools and credibility to achieve the positive outcomes your future clients expect.
However, the struggle starts while choosing the top coach training program and the ICF certificate, because here investment of both time and money is concerned. You can seek someone who has walked the path and can save you from stress and uncertainty.
At Coach Masters Academy, we can help you identify your best path forward and explore the specific impact an ICF certificate can have on your career.