Associate Certified Coach (ACC) Credential Starter Program

Find out if coaching is the right path for you without a huge investment or risk

Do you have what it takes to become a coach?

You will learn...

If coaching is the right profession for you

How credential coaching supports your career and personal life.

The complete ICF core coaching competencies model.

Who is this for?

This program is specifically designed for career changers, ladder climbers, entrepreneurs, corporate executives, counsellors, parents, and those who want to know if coaching is the next best step for their life

In 12 engaging hours of learning, You’ll get a full
introduction to the ICF 8 Core Coaching Competencies

In 12 engaging hours of learning, You’ll get a full introduction to the ICF 8 Core Coaching Competencies

Special Bonus: Sapphire's Treasury of coaching kit. Essential coaching
materials & Practice tools. A must- have for every new coach.



On your schedule and at your own pace.Log on, watch a video lesson, do a short engaging activity, and take the assessment quiz. It’s fast & fun.



The program is approved by International Coaching. Federation under the ACSTH training category. Complete a module and you earn one hour toward your Associate Certified Coach Credential. Begin the program & log practice coaching time with other students that also counts toward your credential requirements.



Learn the ICF 8 Core Coaching Competencies used worldwide by professional coaches for over 25 years. Enjoy an immersive online training experience designed and presented by doctoral-degreed college educators and professional coaches who are certified by the International Coaching Federation.



A curated collection of information worth its weight in gold (sapphires?) Includes essential & advanced coaching materials and practical tools new coaches can put to use immediately. Get laser-focused with 37 questions to Liberate Your clients open up your mind with through the eyes of a Master Coach. The Treasury of Coaching Kit is a treasure trove of tools for professional coaches.



Sapphire Coaches has been an approved by the International Coaching Federation since 2016, the largest professional association for coaches in the world. Get a comprehensive introduction to ICF-certified coaching with a 100% Iron-Clad 90-Day Money Back Guarantee of Satisfaction. No strings attached.

Logistics: How We Help You


Vital accredited training to help every new coach learn the basics of coaching and earn credit towards to becoming an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) and credentialed by the International Coaching Federation.

Private Community

Connect with other aspiring coaches, share information and learning, find coaching buddies to practice with, and participate in special by-invitation only learning and development events. You gain the collective insights, wisdom and experience from others including students and working coaches. You have lifetime access to the group.

Live Weekly Q&A Group

Get all your coaching questions answered as you work through the program. Full access to our library of Q&A sessions and other valuable resources that broaden your coaching knowledge. all questions are answered, Always whether live or in writing.


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“The importance of listening”

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“How to get clients”​

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“Follow Your Heart”​

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Launch Your Coaching Career with this Limited Time Offer

Associate Certified Coach (ACC) Credential Starter Program

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does the program take?

12 hours earns 12 credits toward the ACC coaching credential. Each hour consists of a 20-30 minute teaching video, a learning exercise (think worksheet, reading, critical thinking or other short developmental activity), and an assessment quiz requiring an 80% score to move to the next module. You can review and retake the quiz as much as needed.

Do I need prior experience?

No experience is needed. If you enjoy helping others, this program is an excellent starting point! Coaches come from all backgrounds and professions. Coaching can be used in personal life, the corporate world, and so many other places. We teach a universal set of skills in a specific coaching model that can be used with individuals and groups in a variety of environments.

What is the value of doing this program to me?

The ACC Credential Starter Program is intentionally designed to be affordable and easy to complete. It introduces you to the most accepted coaching model in the world, the ICF 8 Core Coaching Competencies, originally developed over 25 years ago by the International Coaching Federation.

How does this program differ from others?

Unlike most introductory programs that focus on quantity of information over depth, the ACC Credential Starter provides an abundance of learning in a 100% complete package, designed by university professors with deep background in coaching and instructional design. By the end of the program you’ll clearly understand what professional coaching is and whether pursuing a coaching credential from the ICF is right for you. You will see the relevance of coaching in your current job, business and personal life and be able to apply what you learn with basic proficiency.

What does the program include?

What is the cost of the program?

Tuition for Sapphire Coaches full 60-hour ACC Credential Program is $4,995 – $5,995. The ACC Credential Starter program provides 12 of 60 required training hours for just $299 with a risk-free guarantee.


Regular price: $997

Limited Time Offer


No strings attached, Iron-Clad
Money Back Guarantee of Satisfaction


Regular price: $997

Limited Time Offer


No strings attached, Iron-Clad
Money Back Guarantee of Satisfaction