Continuing Coach Education (CCE) is intended for education organizations and institutions who are interested in having their education and training program accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF). CCE is considered supplemental and continuing education for those wishing to acquire new learning, professional development and/or those who are renewing their ICF Credential.
Continuing Coach Education (CCE) units are earned upon completing Continuing Coach Education. CCE units are awarded in two categories:
If you are delivering educational content that is considered, foundational or initial coach-specific education, you are not eligible for the CCE Accreditation Process and will need to apply for a Level 1 or Level 2 Accreditation.
Because CCE accreditations are designed for supplemental and continuing education for those wishing to acquire new learning and professional development, no singular program may exceed 40 clock hours. However, multiple segments of 40 hours may be linked as a progressive continuing education development path.
If you are delivering educational content that only qualifies as Resource Development CCE (education in personal development, coaching assessments or tools, business building, or other material that falls outside of the ICF Core Competencies), you are not eligible for the CCE Accreditation Process. You will not be granted the same privileges as an officially accredited CCE provider (i.e. permission to use CCE logo and a listing on ICF Education Search Service.)
You may award RD CCE units via your own certificate, letter or email on letterhead with participant name, name of the event/class, date, and number of hours completed.
CCE accreditation application fees are non-refundable and do not guarantee accreditation approval. CCE accreditation is valid for one calendar year.
Please provide a brief description of the program being offered and the delivery method in which they are offered. You may choose one of the following options:
The ICF will require a robust verification of Asynchronous Learning (AL); proof of a verification model must be demonstrated within the CCE application. Examples of Verification of Learning include, but are not limited to:
Please provide the following details:
Course materials must be uploaded with the CCE Accreditation Application. Please submit at least one of the following:
Course materials may be submitted in the following file formats: .pdf, .doc, .docx, .xls, .csv, .txt, .rtf, .html, .zip, .mp3, .wma, .mpg, .flv, .avi, .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .gif, .xlsx.
CCE applicants are required to provide a detailed schedule with instructional time for the program submitted for accreditation. Please ensure the program schedule contains the following:
Download a sample detailed program schedule below. Using this form will make the program review process easier and more efficient.
Detailed statements of agreement, compliance and limitation, duty to notify and payment agreements are included in the sample application and online CCE accreditation application. Applicants must consent to these agreements as part of the application process.
1-3 Contact Hours
$150 USD review fee
4-10 Contact Hours
$300 USD review fee
11-20 Contact Hours
$500 USD review fee
21-30 Contact Hours
$750 USD review fee
31-40 Contact Hours
$1,000 USD review fee
Official ICF Chapter representatives may use the Chapter CCE application to submit Chapter training for review. That application can be found at the link below.
If you have questions or need support about Continuing Coach Education, please visit the ICF Support page.
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