What is ICF's ACTP (Accredited Coach Training Program) pathway for accreditation?
The International Coaching Federation (ICF) is an international coaching body which offers the ICF Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP) to candidates who want to pursue coaching as a profession. Coaching touches the lives of the client in many ways and studies have shown that over 80% clients consumers who had been part of a coaching relationship said that it was important for coaches to be accredited. The ICF or the International Coaching Federation is a Global body which has over 41,000 global members and 30,000+ accredited members practicing in various corners of the world. The ICF has been accrediting coaches since 1998 and ICF certifications have come to denote a gold standard in Coach training and accreditation. The ICF’s ACTP certification program is one of the pathways to becoming an accredited coach. :
Your Commitment to Coaching Starts with ICF
Acquiring an ICF (International Coach Federation) certification is an integral part of your coaching career. It is an excellent way to build industry-wide credibility and display your commitment to the coaching profession. This program is also essential for leaders. If as a leader in your organization, you want to develop yourself as a coach, it is about working with global standards and competencies of coaching. The important role that coaching certification plays while working with clients is highlighted below:
The Coach-To-Transformation ICF ACTP Coach Certification Program is a globally-recognized and ICF-accredited program for leaders/coaches to develop their coaching skills that can be used in their day-to-day professional and personal life. Our powerful program is relevant in today’s VUCA world and is well-known for creating highly-qualified coaches.
Our program offers ACC (Associate Certified Coach) and PCC (Professional Certified Coach) level coach certification training that follows the ACTP path.
Choose the ACTP path with Coach-to-Transformation
Coach-To-Transformation’s, ACTP Certification is the fastest and mosta fast and cost-effective way for coaches to achieve their ACC and PCC certification credentials from ICF. The CTT process for the ICF Accredited Coach Training Program includes student contact hours, assignments, practice coaching, peer coaching, mentor coaching and performance evaluation. As is evident, the ACTP Certification is all inclusive and covers all the steps to an accreditation, from training to final certification (does not include ICF application fees and online CKA). If you are a potential or practicing coach, the ACTP Certification Program is the perfect pathway for you to earn a global credential in coaching.
Advantages of ACTP
The ICF provides Coach Certification through the ICF Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP) and the Approved Coaching Specific Training Hours ( ACSTH) pathways. Applying candidates are sometimes confused about which one they should pick. Both the ACTP and the ACSTH pathways lead to the same end goals i.e. becoming an accredited coach. In the ACTP Coaching the final evaluation for the accreditation for both ACC and PCC is done by a qualified Coach-To-Transformation’s Mentor Coach, while for the ACSTH the final evaluation is done by ICF Assessors. If you are unable to decide, do connect with us via email (insert email here). We would be happy to help you decide.
Who can benefit from ACTP pathway of accreditation?
The ACTP pathway is for you if you are:
- Professionals who wish to embark upon a career in coaching and get accredited as a coach
- Executives and professionals who want to take their current coaching and potential building capabilities to the next level.
- People Managers and Human Resource Professionals.
- Leaders, Start-up founders and entrepreneurs who want to enhance their business and interpersonal skills by leveraging their coaching skills.
Why Coach-To-Transformation for ACTP accreditation?
Through ICF’s ACTP AaAccredited Coach Training Program, ccredited coach training CTT helps aspiring coaches to build the skills and confidence needed to acquire an ICF Accreditation. CTT is your ideal partner through the ACTP Program. CTT works hand in hand with you to help you gain confidence and get certified as a coach.
- Our small batches, help in building trust and make the entire journey extremely experiential in nature. Every batch has a minimum of two mentor coaches as well as experienced and renowned visiting faculty.
- We provide unlimited mentor coaching hours and ensure that our participants complete their accreditation journey with ICF.
- Our candidates get lifelong access to mentor coaching and learning modules of CTT. Participants can come back and refresh their coaching training by joining any of the ongoing batches. Our Coaches can come back to us for Mentor coaching at any point in their coaching journey.
- We provide ongoing learning through webinars where we invite global leaders and coaches to support our coaches in their journey, free of cost.
- All in all, our desire is to create and support coaches, not just provide them with a certification.
Requirements for an individual to avail ICF’s Certification through the ACTP Program?
To apply for an ICF’s Accredited Coach Training Program, the applicant must be committed to earning an accreditation as a coach.
- Completion of an entire ICF Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP).
- 10 hours of Mentor Coaching over a minimum of three months
- A minimum of 100 hours of coaching experience
- Completion of the Coach Knowledge Assessment (CKA).
Coaching Program Details:
Our Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP) has two levels :
Level 1 covers 60 hours over a period of 16 weeks with 3 hours online classes per week. The Level one ACTP coach training includes peer coaching one on one mentor coaching assignments.
The Level 2 ACTP coach training covers over 65 hours of work including peer and mentor coaching.
In case you want to attend only Level 1 program then you might want to look at our ACSTH Coach Certification Program.
Course Modules of ACTP:
|Item||Level 1||Level 2|
|Program Mode||Face to Face/ Virtual||Virtual|
|Hours Completed||60 hours over 4 months||65 hours over 4 months|
|Synchronous Hours (Hours working with Faculty)||32 hours (4 days F2F X 8 hours or 12 Weeks Virtual) + 16 hours (6 Weeks Virtual Only)||48 Hours (16 weeks X 3 hours, Virtual Only)|
|Asynchronous Hours (Assignments, Practice Coaching, self study, etc.)||12 Hours including peer coaching and book review||15 Hours including peer coaching, Triad, Self Reflection, concept reviews|
|Mentored Hours||10 hours with 3 hours 1-1 Mentor coaching hours||10 hours with 3 hours 1-1 Mentor coaching hours|
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Know What Our Students Have to Say
This was my second program with CTT. Last year (2019), I got my PCC credentialing done with CTT. Overall, MCCP program was deeper experience than PCC. While I learned a lot about Mentor Coaching, as a side effect, my overall Coaching skills got enhanced! This course helped me to deepen my understanding about ICF Competencies – what they are – and what they are NOT! Both Rajat and Arvind are great at what they do – Coaching and Facilitating a program! Some of the one liners used during the program (e.g. Who you are – Mentor Coach or Coach Mentor) made me think a lot about my Mentor Coaching style. Both of them ensured that the participants learned on their own for most of the time. They gave us space to think – ideate – practice – learn! The overall structure of the program allowed me to do a lot of practise of the ‘Mentor Coaching’ Skill. Added benefit to me was that most of the participants were PCC and above. So the quality of the conversation in the class room was of very high quality. Overall, it was a fun learning! If one wants to be an above average Mentor Coach, then one must go through this course! All the best!
Rajat has been inspiring coach & mentor during my PCC coaching training program. His innate style of letting all of explore ourselves by allowing us to speak and express without getting in our way and yet being there to guide us at the right time has been excellent. I learned lot of things like Active listening (one of his excellent trait), exploring who etc. He helped us explore various aspects of psychology, NLP and various coaching models yet ensuring that we keep an eye on core competencies of PCC markers. His constant guidance in terms of constant constructive feedback, creating framework for peer coaching and assignments helped us navigate thru the entire coach training journey. We were about 15 people in our group and he ensured that we remained positive and support each other throughout. I look up to him to resolve any issues that I come across and be like him one day. Thanks a lot Rajat, and I really appreciate of what you have done
Rajat is an extremely patient and centered mentor. He encouraged me to ask questions and gave me space to think freely. It was a pleasure to be in his PCC ACTP class and I remain ever so thankful for all the knowledge he imparted. The best thing about him is that he believes he is learning at all times, which is a fabulous trait to have. I wish him the best of luck in all his future endeavors and am glad to have found a life-time friend/coach/mentor in him
I was mentored by Rajat as a part of the PCC credentialing process in 2016 and would call it one of my best learning experiences. Rajat was virtually managing a group of 15 people and was able to provide support & guidance to all of us individually & collectively. He has this wonderful ability to be present and offer inputs that were relevant at that specific moment. What truly remains with me, more than anything else, was his ability to provide the space for each of us to explore our own learning journeys. Thank you Rajat! Here’s wishing & praying that you continue to touch more lives
Rajat is an excellent Mentor Coach and a really nice human being. He helped me tremendously for my PCC certification journey. He was very helpful and was always available- literally a message/phone call away. He has a solid knowledge base and strong foundations in ICF core competencies which have been pivotal for me to gain in-depth PCC credential mastery. He is exact, precise with great time management and active listening skills. His approach is simple, straight and to the point. I owe much of my learning to him for he enabled me to be able to expand myself!
"I met Rajat during my coach training session at Chennai in December 2014. The most important thing, which I noticed during the session, was his excellent ability to analyze any situation threadbare and to ask powerful questions. According to me any coach who can do these two things effectively and efficiently can conduct the coaching session in the right direction and help the coachee to arrive at the right decision or reach the right destination. While he is very focused and to the point, he also gives the coachee the required time and leverage for the coachee to realize what is good for him. The coaching session I had with Rajat was very useful and helped me to firm up few of my thoughts. Rajat is very intelligent, quick and able to pick up the right threads from the words of the coachee and then he is able to use the same threads and make the coachee to weave coachee's own cloth to the requirement of the coachee. His ability is his testimony and I am happy to be associated with him. I wish him all the best in his coaching career."
"Rajat has been a great coach and a mentor. He really brings the best in you through his intense involvement in the clients journey and his extremely candid and to-the point feedback for a continuous improvement of skills. He brings in life to the conversation with his powerful questioning and makes the learning impactful. With the sessions I had with Rajat as mentor I could sharpen the competencies much faster and enabled me to emerge as a stronger coach to bring in the best from my clients. I can't thank enough of his help in enabling me to identify a dimension to my professional journey"
"Rajat Garg is a highly energetic and enthusiastic Mentor Coach, in my experience with him. He is highly knowledgeable in this field and has a very good grip of the ICF's framework as well as the psychological principles. His friendly approach - in spite of his huge knowledge - is the icing on the cake. "
“I have found Rajat's sessions extremely engaging and interactive. During our discussions, he brings out his knowledge and experience to the fore, providing deep insights on the topics. His feedback has always been constructive with the intent of raising one's learning, awareness and self discovery. While analyzing our Peer Coaching sessions, Rajat brings in different perspectives, looking at aspects from various angles, opening up a whole new range of options, which we wouldn't even have thought of. It's great to have Rajat as my Mentor Coach and would bank on his guidance for my Coaching journey and beyond.”
“Rajat's skills of empathy and clarity of thought has given my own thought process a clear line of vision. Incisive and supportive, he has not hesitated in giving developmental feedback while respecting my learning style. My own level of commitment and responsibility has significantly increased since engaging with him. He just never tires, always available and ready to work with individual challenges. Rajat takes what he does very seriously and is passionate about his work, he truly believes in the value of developing more coaches and the impact it has in creating a transformational Organisation.”
“Rajat Garg has been my Mentor Coach for my PCC (Professionally Certified Coach through ICF) accreditation process since Aug 2014. The best thing I like about his style is that his approach towards mentoring is typical of a coach and never leading or unconsciously as a coach. He is very articulate, present, non judgmental and listens on all levels: physical, intellectual, emotional and intuitive. He is fearless and does not hesitate to challenge. He creates a safe and trusting space for the delivery of feedback, using a respectful, clear, judgment free tone and very deftly applies the coaching skill to deliver this rather than leading to a solution. To conclude on a scale of 1 to 10 ( 10 being highest), ( I learnt this from him to deal with specifying abstract statements), I would rate his impact as a mentor coach at 9.”
1. Do I need to be Certified to practice coaching?
As per ICF 2017 survey, 77% of coaches and 86% of respondents expect coaches to be certified or hold a credential. Certification accredited by ICF increases credibility and acceptance as a Coach.
2. What is ICF? ?
ICF (International Coach Federation) is one of the largest not for profit Coach Certification body of global repute.
3. What is ICF ACTP (Accredited Coach Training Program) ?
ACTP or ICF Accredited Coach Training Program is an ICF pathway to becoming an accredited Coach. The ACTP coaching is your pathway to an ACC or PCC certification.
4. Why should you join ACTP program?
The ACTP Coach Training Program is an internationally recognised coach training program. Getting ICF credentials builds credibility to your coaching Career.
5. I have already had 60 hours of coach training. Can I still enrol for ACTP Coach Training with CTT?
Yes, you can enrol for the ACTP Coaching. Send us and email and we will connect with you.
6. How do I enrol for the ACTP certification?
Sign up for the Level 1 and Level 2 courses together and we’ll connect with you to get your ACTP Coach Training, rolling.
8. What is your Payment and refund policy?
All payments to be made in advance. All payments are non-refundable if the participant chooses to opt-out of the ACTP Coach Training program. All payments will be refunded in case Coach-To-Transformation decides to cancel the training.