This fact sheet explains the process to have your
course (as the course owner) internationally accredited by the
International Coaching Council (one of only 3
recognized global coaching accreditation bodies).
In the last few years there has been an
explosion in the number of professional
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
have formed a special partnership. As a Founding Board Member of the ICC
and given the Behavioral Coaching
Institute's (BCI) position as the world's leading developer of
coaching technology (for over 20 years) -the ICC has
a unique arrangement with BCI enabling it to assign ICC
world-standard training programs. This
special accreditation program helps meet the
need for prospective
students around the world confirm the value and
international standing of coaching
courses available to them.
Firstly, what is an accredited course?
- Accreditation of a
course is confirmation that your course:
• meets your national quality
• meets established industry,
enterprise, educational, community need -as verified by a recognized
international industry expert/authority or organization (eg; BCI),
• provides appropriate
competency outcomes and a basis for 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 recognised by your national educational
Qualifications Framework, 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
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.
- It’s one thing to verify your
course, but the ICC also needs to confirm the level of knowledge and
skills of the course facilitator. To meet
this need, your course facilitator is naturally required to be
a subject matter expert in the field they teach.
ensure this end, only graduates of BCI's ICC Accredited, international, Master Coach Course (MCC)
are eligible to teach ICC Accredited Courses.
Note: 1. The invitational Master Coach course
is available via Campus, Distance Learning or Self-Study Format. 2.
Special Scholarships are available for applicants of this
Accreditation process. 3. The Master Coach Course can
be completed within a week or two and there is no requirement for further
training/mentoring etc. See:
Master Coach Course Registration Details