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Credentials and Standards

ICF Core Competencies

ICF developed the core coaching competencies to support greater understanding about the skills and approaches used within today’s coaching profession.

Credentials and Standards


Visit this page for periodic updates about ICF's credentialing services program and ICF Credentials and Standards.

Credentials and Standards

Renew Credential

ICF maintains high standards for professional coaches worldwide, and requires ICF Credentials to be renewed every three years.

Performance Evaluations

PCC Markers

PCC Markers are the behaviors that should be exhibited in a coaching conversation at the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) level. 

Credentials and Standards

Professional Development

As part of a self-regulating industry, ICF is committed to coaches providing consistent value to clients and we encourage their professional development.

Coaching Education

Level 2 Accreditation

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