Earn Your ACC: Our ACSTH Pathway

We’re on a mission.

And so are you.

We’re all here to grow, to evolve, to expand, to be who we were meant to be.

Coaching, in our humble opinion, is the BEST way to make that happen.

So whether you want to start, continue, or finish your coach training – we invite you to become an effective, well-trained coach. 

Qualify to earn your International Coaching Federation (ICF) ACC credential through our ACSTH pathway.

    Why should you get an ICF coaching credential?

    • Add credibility to your coaching practice
    • Develop and advance your ability to support change
    • Deepen your confidence in navigating challenging client scenarios
    • Take advantage of the growing trend in professional coaching that is now a $3B industry
    • Meet the ICF credential prerequisites that many organizations seek for professional coaching positions

    Here’s How It Works:

    The ICF ACC credential requires 60 hours of training and 10 hours of mentor coaching to qualify (plus your client coaching hours and additional requirements). You must enroll in both programs within one year from the purchasing date for the ACC packages. With our ACC packages, you can choose any two of our multiple ACSTH-level 30-hour programs, depending on what fits your needs as a coach:

    Interested in career coaching?
    Choose the Certified Career Management Coach Program and Academies Strengths Coach Program

    Interested leadership coaching?
    Choose the Certified Executive and Leadership Development Coach Program and one of the following:
    Certified Leadership Engagement and Impact Coach Program

    Academies Strengths Coach Program (great for both Leadership and Career Coaches!)

    Want experience in both?
    Choose our Certified Career Management Coach Program and Certified Executive and Leadership Development Coach Program.

    Contact Rebecca to see how you can mix and match our courses to fit your coaching goals!

    Why choose the Academies to earn your ICF credential?

    At The Academies, we love using a brain-friendly approach to coaching. We curate in-depth neuroscience research and translate it into simple techniques that can be applied to coaching. The result is meaningful and lasting change in the people you coach, lead, work with, or do life with!

    Roadmap to Your ACC

    What the Academies Provides

    • Two 30-hour programs for a total 60 training hours
    • 10 mentor coaching sessions

    Additional Requirements
    (on your part)

    • Log 100 hours of client coaching
    • Submit audio recording of a coaching session
    • Pass ICF Coach Knowledge Assessment

    Nervous about your audio recording?

    We’ve been there.  Let us take some of the stress off with our optional Audio Review Add-On:

    At the conclusion of your training and mentor coaching, we’ll listen to an audio recording that you’re considering submitting to ICF.  You’ll receive specific feedback on what meets or doesn’t yet meet the ICF requirements at the ACC level and discuss this with your mentor coach.  Next, you’ll submit a second audio that demonstrates the implementation of the feedback, and again receive feedback to help strengthen your ICF ACC audio submission.

    An independent ICF evaluator will listen to your audio recording to determine that you meet the ACC evaluation criteria.

    Want to skip the audio submission entirely?

    Check out our ACTP Program.



    All classes are offered in a distance learning format using the platform Zoom.

    Virtual Student Portal - Vimify

    The student portal, housed on Vimify.com, provides access to modules, forums, recordings, featured resources, and class announcements.

    Pricing and Registration

    For more information and pricing/registration details, please contact Brittany Macdonald at coaching@theacademies.com