"Thank you all so much for everything, and for the thorough preparation for Certification. It’s hard to imagine any other training being more valuable (or with better folks, seriously). I’m very proud to be part of the SeattleCoach team."
A SeattleCoach ACC
OK Coach. Are you ready? You've worked hard at "doing the craft and being the coach." And now the goal of international credentialing is in sight. Here's what you need to have in order to apply . . .
1. You'll need the signed certificate PDFs or emails we've sent to you at the end of each phase of your training with us. CFL coaches, this includes both your initial CFL documentation and, if you were a triad coach, that work too. All of your documentation should reflect at least 60 hours of "coach specific training."
(Please keep track of these so Coach Grumpy doesn't have to go find copies for you 😉.)
2. You'll need at least 100 hours (or 200 half-hours . . . ) of coaching experience with at least eight clients. You can start counting these hours from the first day of Coach Training. Seventy of these hours must be paid or done as a part of your employment. (See below: "Logging Hours for Your ICF Certification")
2. You'll need signed documentation for ten hours of mentor coaching over a minimum of three months. Seven of those hours can be in group mentor coaching, so in Module II and with work as a CFL Triad Coach, your certificate documents that (assuming you were present). Then, as you begin to complete your 100 hours, you need three more hours of individual mentor coaching. (See below for a link to some outstanding mentor coaches.)
4. You'll need to complete an audio recording and a verbatim transcript of a coaching session. Your transcript must indicate who is speaking--the coach or the client--on separate lines. And your transcript must include time stpams at every change in the speaker. Your transcript cannot be a PDF. Make it a Word doc or another more editable format.. (See below: "Preparing Your Recording for the ICF Performance Evaluation")
5. When you've got all of that assembled, click here and select the "ACC ACSTH Path." Then go to "verify training", then to "Education Search Service", then "view ESS", then scroll down to "accredited organization", then enter "SeattleCoach", then "Search." (I'm not sure why they've made this such a Rubik's Cube).
6. Then, you fill out the application, push "send." It make take several weeks, but the ICF will review your documentation. And they will have an assessor listen to your recording.
7. And once the ICF has reviewed all of that and given you a thumbs-up, they will send you a link to take The Coach Knowledge Assessment (CKA). Once you have completed the test with a passing grade of 70% (no problem), you'll have completed your ACC.
THEN . . .
You receive a congratulatory message and your certificate from the ICF,
You let us know so we can make a big deal of it on our private Facebook and LinkedIn groups, and Patty smiles quietly to herself as she adds "ACC" to your name on the SeattleCoach Network Page.
We're already proud of you. And, once you've completed Modules I and II or Coaching for Leaders, we want you to use the SeattleCoach Certified Badge. This page it links to tells the world how hard you've worked and what you've accomplished as a professional coach or coaching leader--even before you get the ICF's official designation.
That's it! Scores of SeattleCoaches with ACC or PCC or MCC behind their names are cheering for you.
As of January 2022, if you're moving from ACC to PCC, you'll be asked to retake the new version of the Coach Knowledge Assessment. Click here to read more about new ICF stuff.