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Discover the International Coaching Federation’s 8 Core Coaching Competencies In 12 Engaging Hours


Determine if coaching is the best path for you

Discover how becoming a certified coach can support just about any personal or career-oriented goals

Earn 12 ICF-approved training hours that are applied towards your Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential.​

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Each Hour Counts Towards Your Certification

Being approved by the International Coaching Federation means your time will never be wasted. Each completed module grants you an hour towards your Associate Certified Coach Credential. Simply get started, log your practice coaching time and thrive!


Get An In-Depth Intro To The World’s Most Respected Coaching Model

Learn the same ICF 8 Core Coaching Competencies that professional coaches worldwide have used for over 25 years. Our immersive online training experience has been designed and presented by doctoral-degreed college educators and ICF-certified professional coaches.

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Comprehensive Training

Accredited training made specifically for new coaches that outlines everything from the core basics to intermediate skills that professional coaches use around the world. Every credit is applicable towards your Associate Certified Coaching (ACC) Credential.

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Enjoy experience-driven guidance from our network of alumni, as well as other aspiring coaches. This is the perfect opportunity to make friends and partner up for a stronger, more diligent learning experience.

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Get your questions answered by those who know best so you can work through the program with confidence. You also get unprecedented access to our full archive of Q&A sessions, chock full of valuable information. Either way, all questions are answered whether in live or in writing.

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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?

The ACC Credential Starter program provides 12 of 60 required training hours for just $299 with a risk-free guarantee. Tuition for the Sapphire Coaches 48-hour live classroom training, required for theACC credential, is $2,995.

Program Outline

This module discusses coaching through the lens of an ICF perspective. We will examine what is a coach and what does a coach do, what is coaching, what coaching is not compared to other helping professions, the benefits of coaching, the coaching process, the coaching relationship timeline, key principles of coaching, and important definitions in coaching.

This module provides an overview of the International Coach Federation (ICF), the ICF credentials, FAQs and ICF Core Competencies.

This module examines the 4 stages of a coach, how to gain confidence, how to move past fears, FAQs, career changing to coaching, and coaching niches.

This module discusses coaching ethics, professional standards, clearly communicating the distinctions between coaching and other helping processions, knowing when a client should be referred, how to refer clients to other support professions, key definitions related to coaching ethics, and the updated ICF Core Competency 1: Demonstrates Ethical Practice.

This module discusses the ICF Code of Ethics. We will examine in detail parts 1-5 of the ICF Code of Ethics.

This module addresses using questions in coaching, the golden rule of coaching, open questions, exploration questions, probing and clarifying questions, powerful questions, the question tunnel, pitfalls when asking questions, and general questioning guidelines.

This module covers listening in a coaching session, 4 levels of listening, what to listen for during a coaching session, listening actively, mirroring techniques, and general listening tips.

This module examines goal setting and action planning using SMART goals, the standard goal attainment coaching model, DVGS coaching model, and the 6-step strategic planning process with a focus on how to strategize and create action plans, how to increase your client’s commitment level, and creating action plans within an organization.

This module discusses how to prepare your clients for the coaching session and prepare yourself as the coach.

This module addresses the goal of the initial coaching session, what makes a client eligible for coaching, the steps for the initial session, and the client welcome package.

This module discusses the coaching relationship timeline, a basic coaching model, the essentials of trust building, how to create an agenda, greeting and opening a session, discovering what the client wants to accomplish, questions and challenges, finding a vision, establishing the overall goal creating an action plan, helping clients set priorities, feedback, and reviewing progress.
This module addresses how to help your coaching clients to succeed using client-generated steps, verbalization, reminders, action plans, encouragement, rewards and acknowledgment, and avoiding ‘shoulds’ and ‘oughts’.
This module briefly discusses what to do to help your client maintain their momentum after the coaching ends. This short module is for information only and does not result in ICF CCEU credit.
This module focuses on assessing personality type using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), the Riso-Hudson Enneagram Type Indicator (RHETI), when to use tests and assessments, and other online tests and assessments.
This module looks at how to group coach including an introduction and the benefits of group coaching, types of groups, the standard group coaching model, and facilitating groups.

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