ACTP: Apply For ICF's Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP) Online
‘What is ICF's actp(Approved coach training program)
pathway for accreditation’?
International Coaching Federation (ICF) is an international coaching body which offers 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 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. 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. (Source: 2017 ICF global consumer awareness study)
Choose the ACTP path
Coach-To-Transformation’s, ACTP Certification is a fast way for coaches to achieve their ACC and PCC certification from ICF. Coach-To-Transformation’s 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
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 here. We would be happy to help you decide.
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
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 Models of ACTP:
Synchronous Hours (Hours working with Faculty)
Asynchronous Hours (Assignments, Practice Coaching, self study, etc.)
Face to Face/ Online
60 hours over 4 months
32 hours (4 days F2F X 8 hours or 12 Weeks Virtual) + 16 hours
(6 Weeks Virtual Only)
12 Hours including peer coaching and book review
10 hours with 3 hours 1-1 Mentor coaching hours
65 hours over 4 months
(16 weeks X 3 hours, Online Only)
15 Hours including peer coaching, Self Reflection, concept reviews
10 hours with 3 hours 1-1 Mentor coaching hours
The center of our universe-our students OR our coaches. Here is why they like us
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.”
It is my life goal to “leave things better than I found them”. And “coaching” was a skill I always wanted to acquire. Having gone through the CTT program not only did I acquire and sharpen the skill of coaching, it also served as a life transforming experience. I learnt so much about myself, the self imposed limitations, questioned my values and beliefs and challenged myself to be more than I thought I could be. This was possible only because our faculty Arvind pushed us to explore and the amazing peer coaching sessions we had on a weekly basis and the purposefully curate book review sessions we had. I would highly recommend the CTT course if you are looking to explore the world of coaching or wanting to have a life changing experience.
CTT is a professional group for coaching training programmes. They are a committed, professional and knowledgeable group of people.
CTT is a good platform to start with coaching journey, this will guide the incumbent how to reach their.
The CTT programe is a great foundation to understand the art of coaching . It allows the participant to experience a very structured step by step interactive experience which aids in internalising the key pillars to develop as a pure coach.
My love n belief in coaching has only deepened. And deepest gratitude to Rajat for showing us the way and ease in which coaching could be. The sharing between the peers and fun in these sessions kept a lot of life and energy on!
The experience is life transforming. Brought in a lot of positive energy, peace and calmness. So much so, that I had initially thought of going only for level 1, but half way through, was already sure that would like to go for level two, too.
CTT is the place for anyone aspiring to be a coach with the right people to train and mentor you who are the best in the field . The interactive nature of the program provides everyone the comfort and confide to learn without any fear associated with it in a group. Kudos to Rajat and team.
The CTT programme was truly transformational for me. I went into the programme not sure how and if I really wanted to explore coaching and finished the programme being more self aware and with more clarity on what coaching is not. I also became clearer on how coaching can help transform my personal journey and how i can add more value to all around me
Coaching across Cultures is a great topic to dive into for anyone! It is not just about different cultures in a geographical context (countries), but also culture at a team, organization and individual level (even within the same geography). This course provides a simple, yet comprehensive framework to understand and frame these cultural differences and thus, be more aware or sensitive to these while coaching. I found the learnings relevant to the context of coaching, inter-personal communication, team work and personal interactions.Professor Philippe is knowledgeable, humble and made the session interactive and fun!
Developing coaching culture is a topic which was unfolded in a very interactive way which saw many dimensions and areas which needs to be linked to developing coaching culture. It was a very engaging and fruitful session
Until the first class, I did have some remnant of doubts on my part. The introductory course cleared the last bits of unsureness, and the journey began, a journey of self-discovery. All my questions or most of them got answered in the whole of the course period. The answers did not come from direct questioning rather subtly from within. I found my answers through the coaching classes, and that was massive empowerment for me. I have tried out some coaching intro classes before, but CTT offers more than just the process; they initiate a lifelong journey of curiosity about the self. And I think this reason alone is enough for me to recommend CTT to others.
“The primary reason why I chose CTT for my PCC credentials, was because of my awareness about Rajat Garg.I found the atmosphere at the Sunday sessions, very energizing – there was no pressure, no fixed agendas (it seemed), yet great learning outcomes were achieved.This was the unique part of the training – the agenda for each class was structured loosely to flow with the needs of the coaches, yet cover the designated areas related to coach competencies.
The learnings got further cemented by the peer coaching practice sessions, and implementing the same with real client situations, between 2 classes.
As months passed, I noticed a significant shift in my understanding of the core competencies & markers for PCC level. I could live & breathe the concept of coaching presence & truly imbibed the concept of “BEING” a coach. These were the true aha moments for me, during the journey…
Overall, I would describe the experience of the training at CTT as Transformational….it was almost like being coached for 4 months at a stretch. It helped me go deeper into self-awareness, as a coach & as a person, and that I think was another significant takeaway. I would certainly recommend CTT as a go to coach training institute, due to its impactful design & delivery, so true to the coaching philosophy- of being so much focused on the client needs!
(Frequently Asked Questions)
- 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
- 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 access to mentor coaching and learning modules of Coach-To-Transformation. Participants can come back and refresh their coaching training by joining any of the ongoing batches.
- 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.
I have already had 60 hours of coach training. Can I still enrol for ACTP Coach Training with Coach-To-Transformation?
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