What Are ACC and ICC?
What is the ACC?
Our training is approved as an ACSTH program by the International Coach Federation (ICF) for those seeking an ICF Credential. ICF requires that anyone seeking an ACC credential through the ACSTH path complete:
- At least 60 hours of coach-specific training through an ACTP or ACSTH program.
- 10 hours of Mentor Coaching over a minimum of three months. Your Mentor Coach must be an ACC, PCC or MCC in good standing.
- Coaching log demonstrating 100 hours (75 paid) of coaching experience with at least eight clients following the start of your coach-specific training. At least 25 of these hours must occur within the 18 months prior to submitting the application for the credential.
- Completion of the Coach Knowledge Assessment (CKA).
Our 73-hour program ensures that our students exceed each of these requirements. The good news is that Mentor Coaching is part of our coaching program, so you'll have no out of pocket expenses for a mentor coach unless you choose to do so on your own.
Our students tell us that because of our program design and testing they have felt well prepared to successfully complete the CKA assessment on their first try! We'll provide you with a mock-exam once you've completed your 100 hours of coaching!
Students who are seeking to obtain their PCC and MCC often take our program and apply the hours towards their overall credit requirements for the particular path they have chosen.
What is the ICC?
Our students are typically individuals with manager to senior and executive level leadership responsibilities. They are required to lead people, manage processes and implement strategies that require collaboration and conflict resolution skills. We believe that these are not mutually exclusive and have enhanced our program to help our coaches walk away knowing how to leverage their coaching skills to resolve the conflict that often occurs during the course of any given day.
In fact, according to a study commissioned by CPP Inc. — publishers of the Myers-Briggs Assessment and the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument — U.S. employees spend 2.1 hours per week involved with conflict, which amounts to approximately $359 billion in paid hours (based on an average hourly earnings of $17.95), or the equivalent of 385 million working days. For the purposes of the study, the authors defined conflict as: “any workplace disagreement that disrupts the flow of work.”
Coaching does not only lead to greater productivity, but conflict coaching is the development of a set of skills and strategies used to support peoples’ ability to engage in, manage, or productively resolve conflict scenarios.
The HRCCI approved Internal Conflict Coach (ICC) certification is awarded to graduating attendees who successfully meet all program requirements including those above and:
- Successfully pass an ACC level coach recording review.
- Submit an application for your ICC Certificate.
Review our programs now, and download the syllabus to learn more and register!