Earn Your ACC: Our Level 1 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 Level 1 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 of the three pathways below:

    Career Track

    Certified Career Management Coach Program
    Academies Certified Strengths Coach Program

    Foundations Track

    Certified Career Management Coach Course
    Certified Executive & Leadership Development Coach Course

    Leadership Track

    Certified Executive & Leadership Development Coach Course
    Certified Leadership Engagement & Impact Coach Course

    Contact coaching@theacademies.com 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
    • Performance Evaluation

    Additional Requirements
    (on your part)

    • Log 100 hours of client coaching
    • Pass ICF Credentialing Exam

    Still have ACSTH level training and need a Performance Evaluation?

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

    You’ve completed 60 hours of training at the ACSTH level with the Academies (after January 1st, 2020) and want to apply via the Level 1 Path.  Contact coaching@theacademies.com to register and we’ll take care of your performance evaluation.

    A certified Academies evaluator will listen to your audio recording to determine that you meet the ACC evaluation criteria.

    Want to add more training to your portfolio?

    Check out our Level 2 Program.



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

    Virtual Student Portal

    The student portal 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