Get Your ACC Coaching Credential

Begin your coaching journey with our Coaching Foundation coach training program. Prepare for Level 1 (ICF ACC) credential.

ICF- accredited coach education provider for Level 1

Program Length4-6 months
LocationsGlobally - Virtual/Online
(see schedule)
PrerequisitesNone, but 10 years professional/work experience desired
Completion Requirements40 hours of live classes & 40 hours of assignments
3 mentored live coaching sessions
Final evaluation

Please note that ICF havs additional requirements for achieving credentials, which aren’t outlined on this page. Our coaching foundation training program provides support to learners for all those requirements. We also provide ongoing education, via monthly webinars, free of charge.
Language of InstructionEnglish
(Spanish, Italian, French, Arabic, Hindi, and several others on request)
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Coach Training with Coacharya

Coacharya is an ICF-accredited coach education provider for Level 1.  Besides classroom training, learners spend two hours of self-study per module, and submit assignments for trainer and peer review. Furthermore, participants engage in peer coaching to complete at least 100 coaching hours with regular clients, as required by ICF. In addition, Coacharya supports former learners with free ongoing online programs, which can be applied towards credential renewal (CCE).

Completion of our Coaching Foundation program allows participants to pursue their ACC certification (Level 1). However, most of our learners continue to the Advanced Coaching course, for a total of 125 training hours + 10 hours mentored evaluation. This gives them an opportunity to pursue their  Level 2 – PCC certification. You can learn about our Advanced program here.

Why Train With Coacharya?

Our training programs blend Western methodologies with Eastern philosophies. That's just one reason why our coach training programs stand out. See why else training with us is a sound investment in your coaching future.

Questions? Ready to get started?

Begin your coaching certification journey with Coacharya. New programs start each quarter. Contact us to register or if you have any questions.

Who should attend

Past participants have included CEOs, CXOs, Heads of Human Resources/Learning & Development, consultants, and trainers from a variety of industry verticals.

Coacharya’s coach training is meant for:

  • Executives and professional who wish to upgrade their current capabilities to apply in their current work and life. This includes those in career transitions or in retirement.
  • Entrepreneurs and start-up founders who plan to branch out on their own using coaching as their business objective.
  • Managers who could use coach training at their workplace
  • Students pursuing professional graduate programs in business, law, psychology, and medicine.

ICF Core Coaching Competencies

What are the required coaching skills identified by ICF and how do they compare against those identified by other organisations?

Program structure

Globally, our coach training programs are offered virtually, via Zoom. Classes meet weekly, for 3 hours at a time, on a set day and time.

Learners in India can attend face-to-face programs in select cities. Please contact us for more details or see our upcoming schedule.

50% of session time is spent on interactive discussion of ICF coaching competencies, concepts and coaching applications. This happens through trainer instruction, question and answers, discussion on books and videos, coaching role-plays relating to live issues, and discussion of cases. The other half of each session is spent on observed/mentored coaching in pairs and teams (dyads/triads/fishbowl formats).

Some of the Observed Coaching sessions are conducted via live teleclass mode to familiarize students with telephonic/audio coaching. This prepares learners to be effective when working with clients across all media and timezones.

You can see a detailed outline of all modules covered in our coach training programs here. Or, please get in touch with us to request a PDF copy.

Completion requirements

All Coaching Foundation program learners are expected to attend 60 hours of classroom instruction. Additionally, they will receive 10 hours of mentoring with a PCC or MCC level coach. In addition to ad hoc homework, learners must submit at least 2 recorded coaching conversations along with self-evaluation as well as at least 2 written assignments to witness their self-study throughout the program.

Upon successful fulfillment of Coacharya requirements outlined above, participants can apply for the ACC credential.  Or, learners can continue their work with Coacharya and complete the Advanced Coaching program, which lets them apply for the PCC credential.  Please contact us for more details.