The International Coach Federation (ICF)
is the leading global
organization dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting
high standards, providing independent certification and building a
worldwide network of trained coaching professionals. ICF developed
the coaching Core Competencies as the gold standard of coaching,
plus a strong Code of Ethics that protects both coaches and clients.
It offers the most globally recognized, independent credentialing
program for coach practitioners. ICF also accredits training programs
that deliver coach-specific training. ICF-accredited training programs
must complete a rigorous review process and demonstrate that their
curriculum aligns with the ICF Core Competencies, Code of Ethics,
and definition of coaching. ICF tracks learning using CCE’s: Continuing
Coach Education units. Each CCE equals one hour of approved
coach-specific training. ICF offers 3 coaching Credentials. Open this PDF
for additional information.