Discounted credentialing applications
ICF Members enjoy a significant discount on initial and renewal applications for the ICF Credential. As the only globally recognized independent coaching credential, the ICF Credential signifies a coach’s commitment to outstanding professional practice and sets them apart in a crowded marketplace. Industry research conducted by ICF show that coaches with credentials earn more than non-credentialed coaches, while clients of credentialed coaches report higher satisfaction.
Communities of Practice
ICF’s Communities of Practice (CPs)are virtual groups of coaches interested in a specific topic area. CPs provide a platform for ICF Members to advance their professional development by sharing best practices, emerging trends, tools and tips., which generally meet by teleconference monthly, offer a venue to communicate best practices and new ideas with coaches from around the world who share your professional interests. ICF-credentialed CP participants also earn CCE units toward credential renewal.
Continuing coach education
ICF Members can enhance their professional development and earn Continuing Coach Education (CCE) units by participating in select ICF Chapter events and Communities of Practice. (Visit the ICF Event Calendar for an up-to-date listing of upcoming chapter events, regional conferences and virtual education offerings.) Members can also earn CCE units by accessing virtual library housed on the ICF website.
Reciprocal peer coaching
ICF’s Reciprocal Peer Coaching Program is accessible to all ICF Members and enables ICF Members to receive professional coaching from one colleague in exchange for time spent coaching another peer.