Every ACC, PCC, and MCC credential candidate, regardless of their application path, must successfully complete a computer-based written exam conducted by ICF Credentials and Standards.

The ICF Credentialing Exam serves as a means to assess a coach's understanding and application of the ICF definition of coaching, ICF Core Competencies, and ICF Code of Ethics.

Reasons to take this course:

  • Prepare confidently for exam success
  • Engage in virtual interactive sessions guided by industry pioneers
  • Master ICF Core Competencies and Ethics with confidence
  • Stay ahead in your career: Get ready for the 3-year renewal

Course Overview

This program is designed to prepare coaches who will be applying for an International Coach Federation (ICF) Credential.  As part of receiving an ICF Credential coaches will be required to successfully complete the ICF Credentialing exam(CE).* 

This course is offered in our virtual classroom. 

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What to expect from this class;

  • The PRIME intention of this course is to ensure you can apply the eight ICF Core Competencies to real-life coaching situations, in accordance with how the ICF would.
  • Each week has up to 5 situations and in the context of a specified competency, we discuss the merits of various possible answers.
  • One situation each week will be like ones on the ICF Exam, where you will NOT know the competency and must choose the “Best Action” and the “Worst Action” for that situation. (Subjective Judgment Test question format)
  • We will discuss the answers to gain an understanding of the ICF thinking process and the ethical coach response relative to the competency.
  • You will have access to a practice exam that emulates the types of questions and time pressure environment of the real ICF administered exam.
  • Resource materials include:
    o ICF Definition of Coaching
    o ICF Code of Ethics
    o ICF Core Competencies

Written by two of the pioneering coaches who wrote and developed the ICF Core Competencies, this program is designed to significantly boost critical thinking and understanding of the Competencies and Ethics.

*Passing the exam is not guaranteed

Price - $850 CAD / $725 USD

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Upcoming Program Dates

Start Date: Thursday, May 23, 2024.
Duration: 6 Weeks
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 am Pacific /  9:30 - 11:00 am Eastern

$850 CAD / $725 USD

International Coaching Federation (ICF) LEVEL 1 Approved Program

The Credentialing Assessment (CAP) Prep Class is Segment 7 of the Coach Approach to Leadership Series™, approved by the ICF as a LEVEL 1 Program.  

SHRM Personal Development Credits: 9


Coaching Out of the Box® is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP professional development credits (PDCs).  This program is valid for 9 PDCs.  For more information about certification or recertification, please visit shrmcertification.org.

ICF Core Competency Hours: 15.7

For additional information on ICF certification and our LEVEL 1 approved courses, click here.

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