The International Coaching Federation (ICF) is the most globally-recognized independent credentialing program for coach practitioners. It also accredits programs that deliver coach-specific training.
While Wayfinder Life Coach Training is not currently ICF-accredited, we are working with the ICF to become an Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP) beginning with the Fall 2020 training. We fully anticipate our program will complete the review process and be accredited at the ACTP level in 2021.
What does this mean for you? Anyone who enrolls in our Fall 2020 training (or any subsequent training) will have the coach training and mentoring hours that they need to apply for certification by the ICF, either at the Associated Certified Coach (ACC) level or the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) level once the program has been accredited.
Professionals with coaching skills are increasingly sought after in the business and non-profit sectors. Becoming an ICF accredited coach can open up opportunities in areas like leadership development, executive coaching, and professional development and team-building. In some sectors your ICF credential can be a requirement for hiring, similar to how a CPA (certified public accountant) is treated in an accounting firm.
The quality of our Wayfinder program is as high as it has ever been. But in attaining ICF accreditation we are able to demonstrate the world-class standard of this training.
To learn more about ICF certification, visit the ICF website.