Member Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I join the ICF-NJ?
How do I join the ICF?
How do I renew my ICF annual membership?
How do I renew my ICF-NJ annual BASIC membership?
How do I renew my ICF-NJ annual Premier membership?
What are the ICF Minimum Eligibility Requirements (MER)?
How do I become an ICF Credentialed Coach?
What are the types and levels of ICF Coach Credentialing?
How do I renew my ICF Credential?

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How do I join the ICF-NJ?

Joining the ICF-NJ is easy! Basic Membership is FREE for ICF Members when you join the International Coach Federation (ICF) or renew your ICF membership and you select ICF-NJ as your chapter affiliation.  For more information on joining the ICF, please click here.

You also have the option of upgrading to our Premier Membership. Information about Membership can be found here.

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How do I join the ICF?

To become a member of the International Coach Federation you must meet at least ONE of the following requirements:

  1. Hold a current ICF Credential (ACC, PCC, or MCC);
  2. Have completed at least 60 hours of coach specific training that meets ICF’s standards; or
  3. Be enrolled in 60 hours of coach specific training in an ICF-approved program that has either the Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP) or Approved Coach-Specific Training Hours (ACSTH) distinction.

Please click here to obtain additional information regarding ICF membership. Please click here to proceed to the online ICF membership application.

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How do I renew my ICF annual membership?

ICF Members are billed annually. All ICF memberships expire on March 31 of the following year and new memberships are prorated based on the month you join the ICF. As a current ICF Member, you will receive a communication from the ICF with the renewal information.

There have been a few changes to the ICF’s membership eligibility requirements, so take a few moments to review them here.

Please click here to proceed to the online ICF membership renewal application.

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How do I renew my ICF-NJ annual BASIC membership?

Your annual ICF-NJ BASIC membership is automatically renewed when you renew your ICF Membership.  Please click here to proceed to the online ICF membership renewal application.

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How do I renew my ICF-NJ PREMIER Membership?

INVEST in yourself and your coaching practice for a year’s worth of incredible perks! ICF-NJ Premier Memberships are available NOW and will be valid through March 31st of the following year (Note that ICF-NJ follows the ICF annual membership year that goes from April 1st to March 31st of the next year). You’ll need your ICF membership ID# to upgrade or renew to an ICF-NJ Premier Membership.

Please click here to upgrade or renew your ICF-NJ Premier Membership.

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What are the ICF Minimum Eligibility Requirements (MER)?

To become a member of the International Coach Federation you must meet at least ONE of the following requirements (also referred to as Minimum Eligibility Requirements).

  1.  Hold a current ICF Credential (ACC, PCC, or MCC);
  2. Have completed at least 60 hours of coach specific training that meets ICF’s standards; or
  3. Be enrolled in 60 hours of coach specific training in an ICF-approved program that has either the Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP) or Approved Coach-Specific Training Hours (ACSTH) distinction.

Please click here to obtain additional information regarding ICF membership.  Click here to proceed to the online ICF membership application.

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How do I become an ICF Credentialed Coach?

All ICF Credentialed Coaches complete rigorous education and practice requirements, providing testimony to their commitment to excellence in coaching. The mission of the ICF Credentialing program is to:

  1. Protect and serve consumers of coaching services
  2. Measure and certify competence of individual
  3. Inspire pursuit of continuous development

Information regarding Individual Credentialing can be found here.
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What are the types and levels of ICF Coach Credentialing?

The ICF offers three levels of coach credentials:

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How do I renew my ICF Credential?

ACC, PCC, and MCC Credentials are valid for the three-year period following the coach’s initial approval or latest renewal. Credentials must be renewed by December 31 of the year the credential expires. For example, a credential awarded in 2014 must be renewed by December 31, 2017.

For renewal requirements and renewal applications, please click here.

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