It is no surprise that professional coaching has been one of the fastest growing occupations around the world in 21stcentury. How does one become a professional coach?
Going through a certified coach training program is the first step of becoming a coach. Not any program, but a program that has an accreditation from a legitimate organization such as the International Coach Federation. The International Coach Federation (ICF) is the most internationally renowned accreditation organization across the world. The International Coach Federation has different tracks that lead to certified coach credentialing:
- ACC/ACSTH track : Associated Certified Coach/Approved Coach Specific Training Hours
- ACTP track : Accredited Coach Training Program
ACC/ACSTH track can be considered as the entry level to becoming a credentialed coach through ICF. Whereas the ACTP Professional coaching accredition path can be considered as the gold standard in the world of coach certification training. The FLOW Coaching Institute’s coaching certification programsa have both ACC/ACSTH and ACTP accreditations. FLOW’s short track online ACC/ACSTH program provides Professional coach education with individual mentoring sessions to prepare our student coaches for their future coaching career. FLOW’s ACTP coaching accreditation program has everything that you would need to become a successful Professional coach and be able to coach holistically.
So, if you are looking for an online coaching certification program, make sure that the program has at least one of these logos: ACSTH or ACTP .