Peer Coaching as 'Unpaid Coaching Experience Hours'
The ICF will accept between 25 hrs (ACC) to 50 hrs (PCC) unpaid coaching towards an ICF credential. Unpaid coaching being pro bono or voluntary coaching hours where the coach does not receive payment or services in return for the coaching.
Peer Coaching as 'Paid Coaching Experience Hours'
The remainder of the hours you will need to accrue for your coach credential will be paid coaching hours. These are where something of value is exchanged for services. ICA's peer coaching is reciprocal coaching or barter coaching, where coaching is traded in exchange for coaching, and can be counted towards this requirement.