This fact sheet explains the process to have your
course (as the course owner) internationally accredited by the
International Coaching Council. Foundered in 1998,
the ICC is one of only 3
recognized coaching accreditation bodies.
In the last few years there has been an
explosion in the number of professional and personal
development courses offered to the public. Many of which
are a low standard or just generic cut-outs of other courses
and carry little value in the professional Learning and Development
In response to the increasing proliferation of training
providers in this crowded global marketplace the ICC and BCI
(with its long-standing international presence and reputation)
have formed a special partnership.
The Behavioral Coaching Institute (BCI) is a Founding Board Member of the ICC,
Accredited Course Developer (ACD),
has graduates from over 60 countries and, is the world's leading developer
(for over 25 years) of advanced coaching technology.
The ICC has exclusively authorized BCI to act as
its international agent and assign ICC
accreditation to world-standard training programs.
students from around the world can instantly confirm the value and
international standing of a coaching
course by simply confirming it carries the ICC accreditation stamp.
Becoming an ICC Accredited Course Developer (ACD)
- Firstly, what is an accredited course?
- Accreditation of a
course is confirmation that your course (as verified by a recognized
international industry expert/authority eg; BCI:
• meets world standard quality
• meets established
industry, enterprise, educational, community need ,
• provides appropriate
competency outcomes and assessment.
- Your course can be
• a short course -with a
Statement of Attainment or Completion ‘Course in’ outcome, or
• a long form course that
provides a qualification - for example, a Diploma.
Accredited courses can also be delivered by a training provider
if the provider has entered into a partnering arrangement with an
ICC Accredited Course Developer (ACD) (eg; Behavioral Coaching
Institute) to deliver a ICC Accredited course developed by the ACD (eg;
BCI’s courses via our
Licensing / Partnering Program).
course accreditation / processing of your application.
- Typically within 10 days after receipt of the Course Outline. However, timeframes may vary according to the
quality of the submission.
- The ICC Seal of Approval and an Accreditation Certificate is then issued
to the approved Course Developer/Course.
- Varies according to course
type/audience/student fee/frequency held/location/local currency etc.
Optional Course Facilitator Competency -Qualification
- Many prospective clients also
need to confirm the level of knowledge and skills of the facilitator
delivering a ICC accredited course.
this need, your course facilitator can verify they are a subject matter expert in the field they teach
through possessing Coach Certification such as the ICC Accredited, international recognized, Master Coach Course (MCC).
Note: 1. The invitational Master Coach Course
is available via Self-Study Format. 2.
Special Scholarships for a MCC course place are available for applicants
seeking ICC Course
Accreditation. 3. The fast-tracked Master Coach Course can
be completed within a few weeks and there is no requirement for further
training/mentoring etc. See:
Master Coach Course Registration Details