International Coach Federation (ICF) is the largest global regulatory body to provide professional coaches with credentials adding credibility to their skills and expertise. ICF does not offer training; it does accredit training programs run by various coaching institutes worldwide, including Egypt, other than credentialing coaches.
ICF has created the highest standards of competencies and coaching conduct that is revered by all within the global coaching community. Given the reputation and acknowledgment, it is best to get an ICF coach certificate in Egypt if you want to embark on that career path. How can you get certified? What does an ICF approve program cover? That’s what we will explain in this blog.
An Overview of ICF Coach Training in Egypt
- The first step is to determine what one seeks from a coaching program, followed by choosing an accredited program by ICF/CCE/EMCC.
- The training program’s choice depends on personal preference and the work line or the kind of clients that one wants to work with.
- ICF credentialing has three levels, which are, Accredited Certified Coach (ACC), Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and MCC (Master Certified Coach). Each level is different from the other in training hours and coach experience hours.
- Completion of Mentor Coaching is mandatory for ICF accredited coach training.
- One also has to complete coaching experience hours, Coach Knowledge Assessment and Performance Evaluation to establish affluence in coaching competencies.
- Completion of all the steps, as mentioned above, allows one to apply for ICF coach credentialing.
Training institutes have various modules for aspirants to undertake the coaching curriculum. The ICF PCC ACTP (Professional Coach Certification – Accredited Coach Training Program) pathway offers a comprehensive learning experie0nce to the coach aspirant.
The Coach Transformation Academy (CTA) is one of the very few training institutes that offer this program for ICF coaching in Egypt. It is an all-inclusive curriculum with an interactive and highly engaging approach to integrating the core coaching competencies, code of conduct, and ethics in the budding coach. The key attributes of the course are mentioned in detail below:
Under the ICF-ACTP pathway, it can take around 5-6 months from start to finish, comprising 10 days of training, 3 months of mentoring, and 4-5 months of coaching experience. Further breakdown of the course is as follows:
- 100 hours of face-to-face training
- 10 hours of mentor coaching
- 25 hours of assignments and fieldwork
There is an option to avail online classes, for which the training duration is of 30 weeks. For more information, visit the CTA website.
While that’s the course detail for you, the usual chronology of becoming an ICF coach in Egypt, irrespective of the program, entails:
- Enrollment under an ICF accredited coaching program comprising of coach-specific training, mentoring, and assignments.
- Ensure that the trainer is accredited by ICF, CCE, SHRM, or EMCC for credibility.
- Complete coach training including the training hours, mentoring (10 hours minimum), experience hours, assignments, fieldwork, and evaluation.
- Apply for credentialing after completing coaching experience hours.
Post-certification, you can apply for ICF Credentialing. You have to submit your Coach Knowledge Assessment and coaching audio transcripts for evaluation.
Coach Transformation Academy (CTA) is the leading institute that provides ICF coach training in Egypt and worldwide. They are one of the handful institutes worldwide to provide programs accredited by International Coach Federation (ICF), Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC), and Center for Credentialing & Education (CCE).