ICF Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP)
ICF Approved Coaching Specific Training Hours (ACSTH)

ICF Associate Certified Coach - ACC

If you want to become an ICF Associate Certified Coach (ICF-ACC) you came to the right place. Tandem Coaching Academy has a few programs for you that will help you achieve your dream.

  1. If you do not have any prior ICF accredited coaching education, then our ICF Approved Coach Specific Training Hours (ACSTH) program is for you - read what is included here. It will provide you with everything you need to apply and succeed at becoming an ICF-ACC.
  2. You can also consider our ICF Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP) program - which will get you everything you need to apply for your ICF Associate or Professional Certified Coach credentials. Read what is included here.
  3. If you have prior ICF accredited coach training and want to improve your coaching skills you might consider joining our Coaching Human Systems program. This program can count towards your ACC and PCC credentials or as Continuing Education Units towards your ICF Credential renewal.

The start dates and pricing for our ACSTH and ACTP programs are listed here.

To learn more about various ICF paths to certification and how Tandem Coaching Academy can help please read our detailed Becoming a Professional Coach page.

The only ICF Accredited Coaching Training Program (ACTP) created by Agilists for Agilists

Tandem Coaching Academy

All-Inclusive Coach Training Program
What's Included
  • ACSTH –Training, Mentor Coaching & Supervision
  • ACTP includes Mentor Coaching and Supervision
  • 2 full assessments of your coaching with written feedback
  • You determine the pace to complete
  • Flexibility to adjust with your changing life
  • Coaching circles to gain experience hours
  • 4 Guaranteed Clients with Reciprocoach Membership
  • Competency building and certification included
  • Psychometric Assessment, Profile & Coaching
  • Emotional Intelligence 360 Assessment & Coaching
  • Lifetime access to live sessions – repeat anytime
  • Make up missed sessions at no charge
  • Lifetime access to session recordings
  • Full bank of demo sessions – lifetime access
  • ACTP: Coaching individuals or Teams and Organizations
  • $5,999 All-inclusive ACSTH path to ACC
  • $9,499 All-inclusive ACTP path to PCC
Winner

Other Coach Training

More Money for Less Value
What's Excluded
  • ACSTH –Training only
  • ACTP – Supervision or Mentor Coaching
  • Mentor Coaching rarely included - pay separately
  • Fixed - you finish on their timeline (or not at all)
  • Fixed - you work on their schedule
  • On your own to gain experience
  • Not Included - find your own clients
  • Competency building additional cost during “Certification”
  • Not included
  • Not included
  • Not included
  • Fee based or not an option
  • Usually not included
  • Not included
  • Fixed content – no options
  • Average cost $8,000 for training and mentor coaching
  • Average cost $13,000

Coaching in Agile Environments Price And Dates

Tandem Coaching Academy
Associate Coach Certification

Pay in Full
$6899
$ 5,999
Affirm Financing available for US Residents. Add to cart to see your payment and your qualification.
Contact us for options if outside US
  • 76 total learning hours
  • 16 coaching lab hours
  • 12 mentoring hours
  • 3 coach supervision hours
  • TCA-AC and ACC via ACSTH Path
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Tandem Coaching Academy
Professional Coach Certification

Pay in Full
$10800
$ 9,499
Affirm Financing available for US Residents. Add to cart to see your payment and your qualification.
Contact us for options if outside US
  • 130 total learning hours
  • 24 coaching lab hours
  • 12 mentoring hours
  • 3 coach supervision hours
  • TCA-PC and ACC or PCC via ACTP Path
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21apr(apr 21)1:00 pm13oct(oct 13)3:00 pmMoved OnlineVirtual EventElevate Coaching – Become an ICF ACCGet ready for your ICF ACC application – 26-week professional coaching trainingYour class will be conducted live over zoom. Check class description for dates and time.(april 21) 1:00 pm – (october 13) 3:00 pm Central Standard Time (CST)(GMT-05:00) View in my timeLicense:ICF

06aug(aug 6)11:00 am11feb(feb 11)1:00 pmMoved OnlineVirtual EventElevate Coaching – Become an ICF ACCGet ready for your ICF ACC application – 26-week professional coaching trainingYour class will be conducted live over zoom. Check class description for dates and time.(august 6) 11:00 am – (february 11) 1:00 pm Central Standard Time (CST)(GMT-05:00) View in my timeLicense:ICF

30sep(sep 30)7:00 pm21apr(apr 21)9:00 pmMoved OnlineVirtual EventElevate Coaching – Become an ICF ACCGet ready for your ICF ACC application – 26-week professional coaching trainingYour class will be conducted live over zoom. Check class description for dates and time.(september 30) 7:00 pm – (april 21) 9:00 pm Central Standard Time (CST)(GMT-05:00) View in my timeLicense:ICF

25jan(jan 25)11:00 am16aug(aug 16)1:00 pmMoved OnlineVirtual EventElevate Coaching – Become an ICF ACCGet ready for your ICF ACC application – 26-week professional coaching trainingYour class will be conducted live over zoom. Check class description for dates and time.(january 25) 11:00 am – (august 16) 1:00 pm Central Standard Time (CST)(GMT-06:00) View in my timeLicense:ICF

22mar(mar 22)7:00 pm11oct(oct 11)9:00 pmMoved OnlineVirtual EventAccelerate Coaching – Become an ICF PCCSupercharge your coaching skills and get ready for your ICF PCC certification – 26-week professional coaching trainingYour class will be conducted live over zoom. Check class description for dates and time.(march 22) 7:00 pm – (october 11) 9:00 pm Central Standard Time (CST)(GMT-05:00) View in my timeLicense:ICF

07apr(apr 7)10:00 am27oct(oct 27)12:00 pmMoved OnlineVirtual EventElevate Coaching – Become an ICF ACCGet ready for your ICF ACC application – 26-week professional coaching trainingYour class will be conducted live over zoom. Check class description for dates and time.(april 7) 10:00 am – (october 27) 12:00 pm Central Standard Time (CST)(GMT-05:00) View in my timeLicense:ICF

05may(may 5)7:00 pm24nov(nov 24)9:00 pmMoved OnlineVirtual EventElevate Coaching – Become an ICF ACCGet ready for your ICF ACC application – 26-week professional coaching trainingYour class will be conducted live over zoom. Check class description for dates and time.(may 5) 7:00 pm – (november 24) 9:00 pm Central Standard Time (CST)(GMT-05:00) View in my timeLicense:ICF

23aug(aug 23)11:00 am14mar(mar 14)1:00 pmMoved OnlineVirtual EventAccelerate Coaching – Become an ICF PCCSupercharge your coaching skills and get ready for your ICF PCC certification – 26-week professional coaching trainingYour class will be conducted live over zoom. Check class description for dates and time.(august 23) 11:00 am – (march 14) 1:00 pm Central Standard Time (CST)(GMT-05:00) View in my timeLicense:ICF

25oct(oct 25)7:00 pm16may(may 16)9:00 pmMoved OnlineVirtual EventAccelerate Coaching – Become an ICF PCCSupercharge your coaching skills and get ready for your ICF PCC certification – 26-week professional coaching trainingYour class will be conducted live over zoom. Check class description for dates and time.7:00 pm – (may 16) 9:00 pm Central Standard Time (CST)(GMT-05:00) View in my timeLicense:ICF

03nov(nov 3)10:00 am25may(may 25)12:00 pmMoved OnlineVirtual EventElevate Coaching – Become an ICF ACCGet ready for your ICF ACC application – 26-week professional coaching trainingYour class will be conducted live over zoom. Check class description for dates and time.(november 3) 10:00 am – (may 25) 12:00 pm Central Standard Time (CST)(GMT-05:00) View in my timeLicense:ICF

26jan(jan 26)7:00 pm17aug(aug 17)9:00 pmMoved OnlineVirtual EventElevate Coaching – Become an ICF ACCGet ready for your ICF ACC application – 26-week professional coaching trainingYour class will be conducted live over zoom. Check class description for dates and time.(january 26) 7:00 pm – (august 17) 9:00 pm Central Standard Time (CST)(GMT-06:00) View in my timeLicense:ICF

Coaching in Agile Environments ICF ACSTH/ACTP FAQs

We are running several classes in parallel to cover most of the time zones. See the dates above the pricing block on this page.

Our program is unique in that it runs continuously and you can jump in at any time without any wait. As soon as take the intro course and fulfill all the pre-requisite, you can start joining our live classes and get on with achieving your next professional growth milestone.

You can find the current pricing of the program right above this FAQ or by clicking this link.If you do not see a convenient payment plan that fits your budget, require an invoice, or have any other questions about the program and its costs please do not hesitate to chat us up - click on the icon in the bottom right corner of the site and one of our staff member will contact you asap to discuss your needs!

Every class runs for 2 hours on a specified date. The TCA-AC program will take about 12 months to complete, while TCA-PC program will take additional 6 months.

There are no pre-requisites for the program enrollment. However, in order for you to attend the live online class format you will need to complete the ICF Core Competencies asynchronous course, which is included in this program, submit 3 essays on the content of the course, and attend at least 2 coaching labs to practice your newly learned coaching skills.

The classes for both of ICF Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP) and ICF Approved Coach Specific Training Hours (ACSTH) programs are delivered online virtually. We use Zoom for our training and coaching lab sessions.

We designed the program for anyone who wants to build their coaching competency. Majority of our students come from a variety of agile-related roles, such as Scrum Masters, Agile coaches, and managers in agile environments. While we use some examples specific to Agile ways of working, anyone who desires to work towards their ICF ACC/PCC credentials will enjoy the program.

Our ACSTH - ICF Approved Coach Specific Training Hours Program

The Program meets all the training and mentor coach requirements for your ICF ACC application via ACSTH Path.

  • 56 synchronous contact class hours
  • 16 contact coaching lab hours with written performance evaluations
  • 4 asynchronous learning hours
  • 12 Hours of Mentor Coaching

The synchronous class hours are:

  • Transformational Questions – 4 hours
  • Multi-Level Listening – 4 hours
  • The Coaching Agreement – 4 hours
  • The Coaching Relationship – 4 hours
  • Designing Actions & Accountability – 4 hours
  • Competencies of Active Listening – 4 hours
  • Developing Coaching Presence – 4 hours
  • Client Coach Partnership – 4 hours
  • Creating Enhanced Awareness – 4 hours
  • Direct Communication – 4 hours
  • Coaching Through Conflict – 8 hours
  • Coaching Through Change– 4 hours
  • Coaching Ethics and Practice Administration – 4 hours

Asynchronous hours include a self-paced ICF Core Competencies course and a submission of 3 essays. After you meet this requirement you will be credited 4 asynchronous learning hours.

Our ACTP - ICF Accredited Coach Training Program includes

All the content from the Approved Coach Specific Training Hours (ACSTH) program described above. Our AC In addition to that, the ACTP program includes,

  • 64 Live Education Hours (32 sessions @ 2 hrs each)
  • 15 Asynchronous Hours
    • 10 hours Pre-Class Recordings
    • 5 hours Readings

The synchronous live education hours are,

  • Introductions to class, program, and expectations - 2 hrs
  • Establishing System Relationships - 2 hrs
  • Establishing the Coaching Plan - 2 hrs
  • Group and Team Coaching Book Debrief Part 1 - 2 hrs
  • Group Coaching Lab - 2 hrs
  • Holding the Space - 2 hrs
  • Group Coaching Skills - 2 hrs
  • Book Discussion and Debrief Part 2 - 2 hrs
  • Group Coaching Lab 2 - 2 hrs
  • Working with System Roles - 2 hrs
  • Coaching the Whole System - 2 hrs
  • Group Coaching Lab 3 - 2 hrs
  • Practice Session Recording Review - 2 hrs
  • System Alignment - 2 hrs
  • Closing the System Relationship - 2 hrs
  • Book Discussion and Debrief Part 3 - 2 hrs
  • Reflective Super-Vision - 2 hrs
  • Group Coaching Lab 4 - 2 hrs
  • Practice Sessions Recording Review - 2 hrs
  • Understanding Human Systems - 2 hrs
  • System coaching Presence - 2 hrs
  • Framing - 2 hrs
  • Group Coaching Lab 5 - 2 hrs
  • Book Discussion and Debrief Part 4 - 2 hrs
  • Reflecting the System to Itself - 2 hrs
  • Acknowledging and Respecting the System - 2 hrs
  • Group Coaching Lab 6 Supervision - 2 hrs
  • Practice Session Recording Review - 2 hrs
  • Creating System Awareness - 2 hrs
  • System Change Process - 2 hrs
  • Book Discussion and Debrief Part 5 - 2 hrs
  • Closing Session Final Details - 2 hrs

The students of our ACSTH/ACTP programs will learn and master,

  • Coaching using the ICF core coaching competencies,
  • understand and apply highest ethical standards under the ICF Code of Ethics,
  • Apply newly gained skills in coaching individuals, teams, and organizations

Our ACSTH/ACTP programs are for Agile and other aspiring coaches who want to grow in their competencies, skills, and effectiveness as professional coaches. We envision the world where people in the Agile space are applying their professional coaching skills in a variety of complex situations to help organizations and individuals create sustainable change for themselves.

  • to provide affordable and high quality education,
  • improve application of learned skills,
  • strengthen the profession of coaching in Agile space,
  • allow students the freedom to learn at a pace that fits their personal lifestyle.

Our coaching philosophy is simple, ICF core coaching competencies provide a robust foundation to practice high quality coaching in a variety of situations our students will encounter. We hold the client in highest regard, to be a partner in the coaching relationship. We believe that our clients are not broken and do not require us to fix them. They are naturally creative, whole, resourceful, and competent human beings. Our goal is to help our students to achieve the highest coaching standards in the industry.

We use a healthy mix of short learning sessions, practice with feedback, mentoring and Reflective Coach Super-Vision, and learnings delivered through synchronous and asynchronous class formats. This approach allows for the best knowledge retention, skill development, and core coaching competency mastery.

Both ICF Approved Coach Specific Training Hours (ACSTH) and ICF Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP) programs are in English language.

  • The full program cost is displayed on this page above. We reserve the right to adjust the program fees from time to time without prior notice.
  • Course fees are due in full prior to the first class unless you opt for a payment installment program offered by Tandem from time to time. Course fees are non refundable after the third session of the program provided the student attended at least one of those. The fees are fully refundable if the student did not attend any contact session.
  • If you participate in a payment installment program offered by Tandem from time to time, you understand that the total amount paid through such a program will be higher than the lump sum payment cost of the program and includes Tandem reasonable and necessary administrative costs.
  • The payment plan is administered in an automatic manner through Tandem’s preferred payment vendor. You agree to ensure that payments are transmitted to Tandem on time as per the schedule established at the commencement of the payment plan.
  • If you decide to withdraw from the program for whatever reason before the start of the program or during the program in which you did not attend any contact session, we will issue the refund of fees you paid to date in full minus any processing fees we incurred due to 3rd party vendors.
  • If you decide to withdraw from the program or drop out from the program after attending at least 1 training session but before 3 contact session were held, we will issue the full refund of fees you paid to date minus any processing fees we incurred due to 3rd party vendors.
  • If you decide to withdraw from the program or drop out from the program after attending at least 1 training session and after 3 contact session were held, we will not issue any refunds of the fees you paid. You are welcome to re-start the program at any time provided all the pre-requisite conditions are met.

We do not teach any specific areas of coaching, such as Life Coaching or Executive Coaching. We teach you the universal coaching skills and prepare you to become a certified coach. After mastering the ICF Core Competencies you can easily achieve your Life Coach Certification or Executive Coach Certification should you so desire.

If you are looking for the ICF-ACC certification, Tandem has a few great options for you.

 

For more information about becoming an ICF certified coach please read additional material on our Becoming a Professional Coach page.

ICF Certification General FAQ

We recommend you take an ICF Accredited or Approved coaching training course, such as Tandem  TCA-AC, TCA-PC or TCA-HS course.

All Tandem ICF Certification coaching training programs have been approved by the ICF as either ACTP, ACSTH, or CCE. It was a long, detailed and rigorous process. We worked closely with the ICF staff to make a number of improvement to our already successful programs. We submitted our courses to this rigorous certification process in order to ensure we are offering the training that meets ICF highest standards.

Taking our courses allows you to apply for an ICF coach credentials using easier and less expensive application process.

You will need Coach Continuing Education Units to renew your ACC, PCC or MCC Certification. Some CCEU's may also apply to application for initial certification.

Tandem Offers our TCA-HS program and certification for your CCE. We also offer Agile Coach Certification (ICP-ACC) and offer 6 CCE units if you miss only a few CCE units for your certification application or renewal.

According to ICF you receive one hour of credit for one hour of actual learning time.

At every Virtual Community monthly meeting, a presentation is made by a guest speaker. The primary purpose of this presentation is to provide learning to coaches attending the meeting. The Virtual Community offers ICF approved CCE units to its members attending this presentation. This CCEU is useful for coaches who are working towards ICF certification or recertification

Tandem offer plenty of opportunities to earn your CCEs. Enroll in our TCA-HS ICF Certification class or earn your ICAgile ICP-ACC certiifcation along with 6 CCEs.

There are no mandatory prerequisites to becoming a coach. Coaching (unfortunately) is an unregulated industry and doesn't require a college degree, work experience, or prior certifications. Anyone who wants to become a coach can do so.

To stand out from the crowd you should consider getting ICF Certification. Tandem Coaching offer a range of programs that will help you achieve this goal.

Coaches with ICF approved specialized training and a top-level coaching certification will be more effective coaches and will have easier time attracting clients. The gold-standard in coach certifications are from the International Coach Federation (ICF). While famous coaches and schools can and do create their own coach certifications, the ICF, as the world's largest coaching association, sets the bar high. I'll share my insider knowledge of how you can become an ICF certified coach.

Tandem Coaching Academy offers a variety of programs that will put you well on your way of achieving a coveted ICF Certification. You can choose our Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP), Approved Coach Specific Training Hours (ACSTH), or Continuing Coach Education Units Program (CCE).

All the programs meet the strictest ICF requirements.

Our Instructors and Mentor Coaches

Why Tandem Coaching Academy?

Tandem Coaching Academy is the only Agile training academy with an ICF ACTP delivered by Certified Enterprise Coaches, and focused specifically on incorporating professional coaching into agile careers.

A top-level professional coach in both Agile & Professional arenas (ICF MCC and CEC), Cherie Silas, Tandem’s Director of Training, holds Guide Level competency designations and achieved highest standards in both fields and is leading the way to professionalizing the field of Agile Coaching and setting the bar high for what it means to be a competent agilist.

A respected ICF Mentor Coach who can help perfect your ICF coaching competencies and professional coaching skills and who will partner with you to help you reach your goal of credentialing with ICF.
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