Become an Accredited Coach

The Accredited Coach Training Program provides a deep dive into coaching knowledge and practice. It is taught in a blended learning environment and offers the most flexible learning pathway possible.

Introduction to the Accreditation Pathway

The IECL’s Accreditation Pathway is designed to ensure that the organisational coaches trained by us learn the ICF Core Competencies of coaching and meet the standards required by our corporate clients. This positions IECL at the leading edge of the organisational coaching profession.

Foundational knowledge

The theory and frameworks that underpin organisational coaching.

Practice Knowledge

The tools and skills that all organisational coaches require.

Personal Knowledge

The practice of self-awareness and being present.

Three Levels of Training: study at your own pace.

IECL’s accreditation pathway consists of three levels of training, with certification at Levels 1 and 2, and full accreditation at Level 3. An ACC Fast Track add-on program allows you to apply for ICF Credentials after completing Level 2 and the Fast Track program. Learn more about our ACC Fast Track add-on program.

Level 1

Rigorous and practical foundational level coach training providing Level 1 Certification and all the skills and tools that you need to get started as a coach.


Level 2

A natural extension from Level 1, expanding on your foundational skills and focussing on deepening the coaching relationship, enabling powerful and robust strengths based coaching.

Level 3

Advanced coaching skills for professional coaches, creating transformation at the upper levels of organisations.



Coach Accreditation via IECL’s International Coach Federation (ICF)    Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP)



This information provides you with an overview of IECL’s Coach Accreditation pathway (IECL Levels 1,2,3) and the pathways to International Coach Federation (ICF) coach credentials (ACC, PCC, MCC) as well as the qualifications available through our partnership with Charles Sturt University.




IECL coach training is open to experienced, professional people with some experience in the corporate arena (public or private) or a background in the fields of management, human resources, facilitation, consulting, psychology/counselling, training, education and/or leadership and ideally with a post-graduate degree or equivalent work/life experience. There are no specific “prerequisites” for the program, but we do expect that you will be both mature and have some experience in how organisations operate. Additionally, each level of training requires the previous level(s) to be completed first and Levels One and Two are prerequisites for Principles of Organisational Coaching (POC) and Team Coaching.




The accreditation program includes three consecutive levels of organisational coach training, with each level being taught in a blended learning environment: including online learning with a three day experiential workshop. You will receive a rigorous and practical training in organisational coaching and you can exit after Level One or Two with an IECL Certification in Organisational Coaching at that level. After Level Three, you will receive IECL Accreditation in Organisational Coaching (the full ACTP program and recognised by the ICF for credentialing purposes. You can also apply for credentials via the ACSTH method using our ACC Fast Track program; click here for more information).




As well as ICF coach credentials, IECL offer a pathway to a Graduate Diploma in Organisational Coaching and Leadership with Charles Sturt University. Click here for more information.




IECL coach training leads to coaching credentials with the International Coaching Federation (ICF) in as little as 12-18 months.  There are three levels: ACC, PCC and MCC. For each level you need a certain amount of coach specific training hours, mentor coaching hours and logged coaching hours to apply. 


IECL provides you with the training and mentoring you need as a new coach and supports you to build your coaching hours through IECL Membership. We are uniquely positioned to support you to gain your ICF credentials with confidence.  See below for more information and contact us at to set up a time to talk to us about your situation and goals.

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ICF Credential Requirements

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