An ICF Credential is a professional certification indicating that you have completed a rigorous credentialing process designed to develop and refine your coaching skills. Holding a credential – especially an ICF Credential – is extremely important to today’s coaching clients.
85% of coaching clients say it’s important or very important that their coach holds a certification or credential.
– 2022 Global Consumer Awareness Study
Earning an ICF Credential provides you with instant credibility and increased visibility to prospective clients in a growing industry. It also helps you build your professional network. You’ll join a global network of more than 70,000 professional coaches, all with the same passion to change lives and make a difference.
According to the 2020 Global Coaching Study, the number one obstacle to the advancement of coaching is untrained individuals. Although this industry is not regulated by any one governing body, ICF believes in the importance of education and credentialing for a few key reasons:
As an ICF Credential-holder, you’ll have access to these (and more) fantastic resources to recognize and verify your accomplishment. If you are an ICF Member and Credential-holder, you may access your certificate and more in your Member Profile.
Document your achievement
with an attractive certificate, available when your Credential is issued.
Display Your Credential
with a simple and verifiable way to display your knowledge and skills online, and in-person with a lapel pin.
Increase your Visibility
with your courtesy listing in the ICF Credentialed Coach Finder (CCF), available to current ICF Members and Credential-holders.