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Temporary Pause on Acceptance of Credential Applications

The transition to the updated ICF Credential process will begin today, July 27. To accommodate the process, the deadline for ICF Credential applications under the current application path (Coach Knowledge Assessment Exam and Performance Evaluation criteria for ACC, PCC and MCC) is July 27 at 11:59 p.m. EDT (New York).  

No applications will be accepted between July 27 at 11:59 p.m. and August 1 at 12 Noon EDT (New York). 

Important Information Regarding the July 27 Deadline 

  • In order to meet the July 27 deadline, full payment for your application has to be received by this date. If you are paying by installments, your application will be submitted on the day your last payment has been received. 
  • If you submit your application by the July 27 deadline, the current Performance Evaluation criteria and the Coach Knowledge Assessment will apply to you until January 31, 2023. If you have not completed a performance evaluation and/or exam by January 31, 2023, then the updated Performance Evaluation criteria and the new ICF Credentialing Exam will be required to continue the credentialing process.  

Important Information Regarding Applications Submitted August 1 or Later 

Application submissions using the updated application paths will resume August 1 at 12 Noon EDT (New York). Applicants who submit a credential application on or after this date will be required to successfully complete the new ICF Credentialing Exam, and candidates required to submit a performance evaluation will be assessed using the updated Performance Evaluation criteria. 

Comments (11)

  1. Hello!
    Does this temporary pause applies if I already have a 2nd MCC recording pending of approval?
    I’m in the process of completing the retake in one of my MCC recordings
    Thank you!

  2. daniel.crestani@gmail.com says:

    I have passed and submitted my CKA yesterday, July 26. I would like to confirm if it was received and all payments are OK.
    Thank you so much.
    Warm regards,

  3. vmagdho@vmagdho.com.br says:

    Se entendi recebi hoje o comunicado (27/07 às 18 :00 hs local Brasil) o prazo para inscrições encerrou hoje.
    Esta prova de conhecimentos ainda seria no Manual de competências antigo?

  4. peiweiwoo@gmail.com says:

    Dear ICF, I have already submitted my application and I am trying to pay but I cannot check out. Please help. There is still 1 hour left before the closing. Thank you

  5. heather@starkcoaching.com says:

    I am unable to submit my application. it is before 11:59 and I have been logged out of the process. I put a lot of time and effort into getting this ready for today. I refuse to write the new exam because of this.

  6. Amit Kumar says:


    I have submitted my application for ACC credentialing through ACSTH path on 20th January and I got to know in June 2022 that my recording (Performance Evaluation) has not been accepted, which was not conveyed to me through email. Now I am in the process of recording a session for submission. How am I going to be affected with the change? I understand the Assessors will be doing Performance Evaluation. Which CKA will be applicable to me?

    Thank you.


  7. ntrincia1@gmail.com says:

    Trying to submit payment and application. Please assist.

  8. maa.coach4change@gmail.com says:

    Please advise for applicants on the site within past few days updating documents and requirements for 7/27/2022 deadline and the site was not accepting applications prior to the cutoff. Was it shut down early? I was trying to upload docs at 10:00 p.m. ET and the site kept timing out. What if any considerations have been made for applicants already in progress which were not able to upload when the site was supposed to be open up until 11:59 p.m. ET? Five years in the making to get here!

  9. monte@aleu.co says:

    Good Afternoon Team,

    Happy Thursday!

    I hope all is well. I know ICF is migrating to a new system, so I’m not rushing at all. However, I’m looking to know how long it will take to review my PCC application. Based on the portal, the only thing that needs to be reviewed is my ACTP hours, for which I have already uploaded my certificate of completion. Please let me know. Thank you in advance for your partnership.

    Inspire Passion,


  10. lisakoss@kossassociates.com says:

    Hello ICF team,

    I tried to submit my documents last night but had technical problems before I finished uploading. Can you help?

    Thank you,

  11. Tiffany Hafendorfer says:

    Thank you for your questions on this topic. To receive the most accurate response to your question, please contact the ICF Credentials and Standards support team by visiting coachingfederation.org/support and submitting the form. Be advised that you may experience longer than normal response times, as ticket and support volume is extremely high – your patience is very much appreciated.

    Additionally, we will be disabling the comments on this post to ensure that all questions can be addressed by the appropriate team in the most efficient manner. Please direct all questions through the form located at coachingfederation.org/support. Thank you!

    Tiffany Hafendorfer
    Marketing Coordinator, ICF

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