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How to Become an ICF Certified Professional Coach in UAE?

  • May, 28, 2024

Professional coaching has gained popularity in the UAE as both individuals and organizations appreciate the benefits of collaborating with a certified coach.

The rising demand, for coaches has led individuals to aspire to become ICF (International Coach Federation) certified coaches in the UAE. If you are considering a career in coaching this article will walk you through the process of becoming an ICF-certified coach in the UAE focusing on The Coaches Training Institute's offerings.

Overview of ICF Certification

The International Coach Federation (ICF) is a respected organization that establishes industry standards for coaching. Attaining an ICF certification showcases a coach's dedication to meeting these standards and highlights their credibility and expertise in the field. There are three levels of ICF certification; Associate Certified Coach (ACC) Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and Master Certified Coach (MCC) each requiring levels of coaching experience and specific training hours.

The Coaches Training Institute and ICF Certification

The Coaches Training Institute (CTI) is a coaching institute with a presence, in the UAE providing comprehensive coaching programs tailored to meet ICF certification criteria.

CTI programs are designed to support individuals aspiring to become coaches by equipping them with the skills, knowledge, and guidance needed to launch a successful coaching career. The journey, towards ICF Certification with CTI, involves steps;

1. Enroll in an ICF Accredited Coaching Program: The initial step towards achieving ICF certification as a coach is enrolling in a coaching program recognized by the International Coach Federation (ICF). CTI Co-Active Coach Training Program is highly regarded for providing the training hours and mentorship crucial, for ICF certification application.

2. Fulfill Coaching Training Hours: To attain ACC certification candidates must complete a minimum of 60 hours of coach training. For PCC and MCC certifications a greater number of training hours coupled with mentor coaching are required. CTI program offers a curriculum that addresses the core competencies specified by the ICF ensuring participants meet the training hours for certification.


3. Engage in Practice and Mentor Coaching: CTI programs prioritize hands-on experience and skill enhancement through coaching sessions and mentorship opportunities. Participants have the chance to work directly with clients receive feedback and enhance their coaching abilities under the guidance of mentors.


4. Prepare for the ICF Exam: Upon fulfilling the training and mentor coaching prerequisites aspiring coaches can begin preparing for the ICF certification examination.

CTI offers assistance and resources to ensure that candidates are well-prepared for the exam and have the knowledge and skills to succeed. To obtain ICF certification individuals can apply after completing required training, mentor coaching hours, and passing the exam. CTI guides applicants through the certification process helping them reach their certification goals.

Starting the journey to become an ICF certified coach, in the UAE is an experience with support from reputable institutions like The Coaches Training Institute. With a focus on maintaining standards of coaching CTI provides aspiring coaches with the tools, expertise, and mentorship essential for success, in the dynamic coaching field of the UAE.

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