ACSTH: Apply For ICF's Approved Coach Specific Training Hours Program
‘What is ICF's ACSTH (Approved coach specific training hours) pathway for accreditation’?
In the world of coaching or the clients expect to get coached by a ‘certified’ or an ‘accredited’ coach. . According to a survey by the International Coach Federation(ICF), 84% of coaching clients said coaching credentials of the coach were ‘important’ or ‘very important’ to them. There is no doubt about how accreditation helps gain instant trust and credibility from your clients. A coaching certification puts the coach on the map.
Choose the ACSTH path with Coach-To-Transformation
Credentialing from a global body is essential for coaches or leaders to not only gain trust from the people they are out to help but also to advance their display of commitment to their profession.
Coach-To-Transformation’s ACSTH Coach Certification Program is a globally-recognized and ICF-accredited program for leaders/coaches that helps them deliver a lasting difference in the lives of the people they coach. As the world’s largest organization of professionally trained coaches, ICF confers instant credibility upon its members coveting the highest stature to them.
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 in obtaining clients is highlighted below:
The Coach-To-Transformation’s ACSTH Coach Certification Program being fully aligned and approved by ICF not only meets stringent education and experience requirements but also is globally recognized for coach practitioners.
Being fully aligned and a member organization of ICF, our program offers high standards in the ACC (Associate Certified Coach) and PCC (Professional Certified Coach) level coach certification training that follows the ACSTH path.
Advantages of ACSTH Certification program
ICF provides Coach Certification through 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.
ACSTH Pathway benefits prospective coaches who are looking to complete training from an ICF accredited program. In the ACSTH pathway, evaluation of coaching competencies is conducted by ICF assessor. ACSTH program thus will enable coaches to achieve certification and help them take their coaching skills to the subsequent level.
Requirements for an individual to avail
ICF's certification through ACSTH pathway
At least 60 hours of coach-specific training
10 hours of Mentor Coaching over a minimum of three months
A minimum of 100 hours of coaching experience
Performance evaluation (audio recording and written transcript of a coach session to be uploaded with your application to ICF).
Completion of the Coach Knowledge Assessment (CKA).
A structure with a strong foundation.
Why Choose Coach-To-Transformation’s ACSTH Program?
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Tap into the power of professionals handing you down the true tenets of coaching
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Get confidence to deliver coaching in diverse situations
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Sharpen your skills and get ace at your game
Program Details of ACSTH Coach Certification Program:
Our ICF backed ACSTH Coach Certification Program offers both Level 1 and Level 2 certifications. While Level 1 goes on for 60 hours, Level 2 is for 65 hours.
Post Level 1 of ACSTH, the coach can apply for the ACC credentials and upon completion of Level 2 of ACSTH they can apply for PCC credentials.
You also have an option of attending both levels together. You may click here to know more about the ACTP Coach Certification Program.
Course Modules for ICF’s ACSTH Coach Certification Program:
Synchronous Hours (Hours working with Faculty)
Asynchronous Hours (Assignments, Practice Coaching, self study, etc.)
Face to Face/ Virtual
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, Virtual Only)
15 Hours including peer coaching, Triad, 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
My journey with Coach-to-Transformations is a continuous affair. It has been incisive, iterative and inspirational. Great memories, stories, lessons, anecdotes, all richly contextual to coaching.
It has been my passion to bring out the hidden potential of others which pulled me towards Coaching. I was looking for a mentor who would guide me through my journey to develop credentials and help me in building the coaching muscle.In Coach-to-transformation, I found a mentor and guide who would be my Go-to-person throughout my coaching journey. When I look back, I feel satisfied on taking the right decision which has shaped me in becoming a certified Coach.
The essence of coaching has taught me to move ahead without any anxiety of performing at each and every stage. It teaches you to believe and have trust in your movement which you have created for yourself and the movement has a long lasting impact on all aspects of life. It’s a very powerful shift of mind which takes an individual all together into a new horizon of thinking and looking at life.
“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.”
Coach-To-Transformation got me started on a personal journey with two key objectives: one, which would enable me to support anyone who would like to create an impact in their career and life through the power of coaching and second, which would equip me with the skill of self-inquiry to chart my own future. I am confident this journey will be highly rewarding for me and those I coach.
My journey in the professional coaching was an awakening experience. Learnt to bury the “somebody” I was to become a “nobody” so that can be a mirror to another to find a solution from within”
My pursuit of becoming a life coach found a team in Coach – To- Transformation who are driven by strong vision and intent to ensure life coaching is not just about getting a certification but goes beyond the process to ensure the coaches become the person they needed be, and equip them with skills required to unlock the best possible outcome and provide the support required to work through the issues of the clients in the most professional, empathic, compassionate and respectful manner.
Coach- To -Transformation is an organisation with a heart and purity of intent to ensure that the coach’s that are certified from this entity are of a different league and calibre in terms of handling the clients with at most care, compassion, respect and bound by ethics and code of conduct . Team in CTT are phenomenal and the attention to each student and the guidance provided throughout the coaching journey was commendable.
I was part of the on-line class and was sceptical on the quality and consistency of the lessons but CTT team were extremely professional and organised to ensure all the classes were completed as scheduled and also ensured the depth and essence of the content taught in the class was not lost even in the on-line platform.
Highly recommend CTT for anyone who wish to pursue Life coaching and want to be certified, I surely had a great experience with the team and look forward to being associated with this tribe and growing with this community.
“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.”
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 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 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
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
‘Being a part of the CTT Level 1 Coach Training Programme was an enriching experience. The thought-provoking sessions allowed for so much exchange of information between all participants, there was never a dull moment. The sessions helped us learn from each other and also reflect and apply our learnings. The Peer to Peer Coaching sessions are a great way to apply the techniques we learnt during the three hour sessions each week. It has definitely left me feeling very confident of my decision to follow my dream of being a coach! ‘
(Frequently Asked Questions)
- A professional wanting to move the needle on your current capabilities
- An entrepreneur wanting to grow using coaching
- A student pursuing a professional course
- Looking for Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credentials or advancing from ACC level to the Professional Certified Coach program level through ICF
- 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 offer opportunities and choices to our students to choose to explore other worlds around coaching in the form of electives.
- Our candidates get access to mentor coaching and learning modules of CTT.
- We provide ongoing learning through webinars where we invite global leaders and coaches to support our coaches in their journey, free of cost.
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