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What is the difference between ACSTH and ACTP?

What is ACTP? (Level 2)

ACTP stands for Accredited Coach Training Program. It’s relevant to coaching credentials obtained through ICF.
An ICF Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP) is an all-inclusive coach training program, the completion of which allows the learner to apply for their coaching accreditation with the International Coach Federation (ICF) through the ACTP route (there are multiple routes).
An ACTP includes a minimum of 125 hours of coach-specific training, including comprehensive instruction around the ICF Core CompetenciesCode of Ethics and the ICF definition of coaching. This type of program also includes Mentor Coaching, observed coaching sessions and a comprehensive final exam that evaluates a student’s coaching competency.
Coacharya is accredited at the ACTP level.

What is ACSTH? (Level 1)

ACSTH stands for Approved Coach Specific Training Hours (ACSTH). It’s another path to coaching credentials from ICF.
The ACSTH programs are approved on an hour-by-hour basis and may or may not be a full coach training program, depending on the number of student contact hours. Students who complete all of their training hours through an ACSTH may apply for an ICF Credential via the ACSTH path.
Our ICF page includes comparison tables of all the different paths you can take.
Coacharya is accredited at the ACTP level, which means that if you take our full 125+MEP program, you get an ACTP certificate. If you take the 60-hour program only, you get an ACSTH certificate.

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    However, I have realised that for better and bigger coaching work opportunities in corporate organisations in and outside India, I need to have some credible coaching certification. But it should be some online course.
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