ICF credential-holders are part of a self-regulating group of elite coaches who provide accountability to clients and the coaching profession as a whole. They pursue and complete rigorous education and practice requirements that provide unquestioned legitimacy to their commitment to excellence in coaching.

ICF Credentialing Handbook

Helpful Tips, Tools, and Resources to Navigate the Credentialing Process

We created this handbook with you in mind. The credentialing process can be overwhelming. Our goal in creating this handbook is to help you navigate the ICF Credentialing process with great ease, no matter the credentialing level you are hoping to achieve. We’ve included tips, tools and resources for every step of the application process.

You don’t have to do this alone! There are many skilled and experienced coaches who have gone through the credentialing process and are more than happy to assist you. We recommend that you find a buddy to support and encourage you along the way. This can be both a daunting and an exciting process and we hope our handbook will support you along the way.

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ICF Credentialing Information Video

For those of you who are interested in or going through the credentialing process, the ICF Credentialing team has created an informative pre-recorded Credentialing Informational Video.

For the most up to date Credentialing Process and Requirements, go to and choose from the list of resources and support available to you!

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