There is only one application path for the Master Certified Coach (MCC) Credential. Review the requirements below for additional information.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to an unusually high volume of applications in our queue, we are experiencing longer than normal wait times for processing Credential applications. Please allow an estimated 20-22 weeks for review.
*The Coach Knowledge Assessment (CKA) will be replaced by the ICF Credentialing Exam in August 2022. once the new ICF Credentialing Exam has been released, all applicants for an ICF ACC, PCC, or MCC Credential will be required to take and pass the new exam, even if an applicant has previously passed the CKA.
Estimated Timeline for Review: 18 weeks**
**Due to an unusually high volume of applications in our queue, we are experiencing longer than normal wait times for processing Credential applications. Please allow an estimated 20-22 weeks for review.
Candidates on the MCC Portfolio Path must complete at least 200 hours of coach-specific education or training.
MCC candidates must document at least 10 hours of Mentor Coaching on their online application.
Applicants for ICF Credentials are required to demonstrate a set number of hours of coaching experience. Coaches must complete an attestation of this experience as part of the application.
The Coach Knowledge Assessment (CKA) is a tool that can be used to measure coaches’ understanding of the knowledge and skills important in the practice of coaching. The CKA tests coaches on their understanding of the body of knowledge that includes the ICF definition of coaching, Core Competencies and Code of Ethics.
NOTE: The CKA will be replaced with the ICF Credentialing Exam on August 1, 2022. July 27, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. EDT (New York) is the final deadline to submit ICF Credential applications under the current application paths and assessments (Coach Knowledge Assessment and Performance Evaluation standards for ACC, PCC and MCC).
The MCC application process includes a performance evaluation through which ICF Assessors review two recorded coaching sessions with transcripts submitted by the applicant. Applicants are required to pass this performance evaluation at the MCC level in order to be awarded the MCC credential.
Do not send documentation to ICF Credentials and Standards by mail or email. Only documentation that has been included with your online application will be accepted.
To create your application, please complete the ICF Credentialing Survey.