ICF Accredited Coach Training

Become a Certified WORKPLACE Coach


Valid until the 31st August Read more


Certified Workplace Coach

Completion Timeframe

60 program hours.

Fast Track (5 months) or take your time (9 months).

Credential Pathway

ACC Accredited Coach Training, with a direct pathway to ACC via the ICF Level 1 track.

Post Graduation

Lifetime access to CoachCampus (ICA's community)


Add Certified Coaching to your professional portfolio, becoming an expert in your field or improving your career prospects.

This program will teach you what it is to approach life or work with a 'coach approach', covering the basics of coaching such as communication, goal setting, and presence.   Post graduation you will hold the certification needed to apply for an ACC credential via the ICF level 1 track. This is a popular course with managers, team leaders, human resource professionals, teachers, or anyone in a position of guiding and supporting others in their growth within an organization.

You will graduate with the coaching skills and knowledge to

  • Implement change and manage workplace relationships
  • Navigate uncertainty or lead teams through turbulent times
  • Reframe a perspective using 'FlipIt' framework
  • Improve team cohesiveness and productivity
  • Increase employee development, satisfaction and retention


We assume that you come to coaching with a wealth of experience and knowledge, valuing positive change for yourself and others. Our job is to provide you with a curriculum that is challenging and engaging and one that equips you to coach anyone, anywhere in the world.

  • A Coach Approach

    Learn what coaching is (and isn’t), the importance of the ICF competencies, and the coaching skills relevant to you as a Workplace Coach.  Resource downloads, audio’s and learning tasks.

  • The FlipIt Framework

    An introduction to the FlipIt Framework; a process for moving someone from where they are now to where they want to be. Resource downloads, audio’s, learning tasks and live classes.

  • Coaching Practicum

    Put theory into practice, trialing new techniques and refining your coaching personality. Coaching labs include coaching demonstrations, showcasing the ICF competencies in action.

  • Industry Experience

    Take on the role of both coach and client with ICA’s Peer coaching.  Earn experience hours (pro bono and barter) that can count towards an ACC credential.

  • Mentoring

    One on One and Group Mentoring; Coaching with feedback from an experienced PCC or MCC coach with the opportunity to develop and refine your coaching skills.

  • Coach Observation

    At ICA your coach observation prepares you for your final performance evaluation, providing you with written and verbal feedback against the ICF Competencies as demonstrated at either ACC or PCC level.

  • Lifetime Membership

    You never need to leave.  Upon completion of your studies you will continue to engage and connect with your ICA community in CoachCampus; the social learning platform for ICA.

  • Global Networks

    ICA Coaches live and work in over 126 countries around the world.  The networks and friendships you build will be lifelong, with many coaches continuing their connections long after they graduate.

When employees are asked what they expect from a good manager, they often describe a coach.

...we asked the people we were hiring what they needed from a manager. What stood out was how the list they gave us – goal-setting, feedback, personal and professional development opportunities, autonomy – sounded much more like they needed a coach, rather than a manager. Our managers were all replaced with coaches, with a ratio of one coach per six employees.

Article: A company replaced all of its managers with coaches. Employees became 20% more productive–and much happier, Barnaby Lashbrooke (CEO, Time etc)

What is Linear vs Intuitive Learning

This program includes a set number of training hours but there’s flexibility within the structure.  You can either take classes sequentially (one after the other) as shown in your graduation checklist, or you can take them in an order that best suits your learning.

What does it mean to fast track?

Take Your Time: If you are wanting to take your time you would attend 1 class a week (any 1 of the shown times).  You work the classes in around your own personal schedule.

Fast Track: If you are wanting to fast track you would attend at least 3 classes a week on a regular basis.  This will require you to have some flexibility with your own schedule.

Read More or request a copy of the schedule.

Who will be in my cohort?

ICA has ongoing intakes with new students joining each month.

But, unlike traditional cohort learning, where you are restricted to an allocated group with a set start and end date, you get to choose which group you join.  The commonality might be language, country or even niche.  You also have the option to create your own group.

In summary, you get to choose the people you would like to learn and connect with, and there’s students in over 126 countries also wanting to share and collaborate.

What days and times are classes scheduled

Classes and labs are scheduled across all time zones, with at least 6 options in each time zone each week (for 52 weeks of the year).  These times will include at least 1 morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend class or lab.

Is there a learning guarantee?

Enrollment in a Coach Training program is a commitment to both yourself and International Coach Academy. If within 45 days you have not found value in your learning then you can apply for a refund (less administrative fee) and have your attended classes and labs certified by ICA.   Read More

Program Comparison

All programs are ICF accredited and offer direct entry (eg. you don't need to do a Level 1 before a Level 2)


  • 60 hours
  • Complete in 6 - 9 months
  • ACC Accredited Education
  • ACC via ICF Level 1 Track
  • Single Certification
  • Lifetime Campus Membership


  • 76 hours
  • Complete in 6 - 12 months
  • ACC Accredited Education
  • ACC via ICF Level 1 Track
  • Dual Certification
  • Lifetime Campus membership


  • 125 hours
  • Complete in 9 - 18 months
  • PCC Accredited Education
  • ACC or PCC via ICF Level 2 Track
  • Dual Certification
  • Lifetime Campus Membership


  • 150 hours
  • Complete in 12 - 24 months
  • PCC Accredited Education
  • ACC or PCC via ICF Level 2 Track
  • Triple Certification
  • Lifetime FlipIt Membership
  • Lifetime Campus Membership

A Coaching Framework created for ICA Students & Graduates