ACC Pathway Certification Program

Everything you need to become ACC certified with the ICF. The ACC Pathway Program is an extension of our Global Leadership Coach Certification Program.

Who's this for?

  • Coaches aspiring to achieve ACC credential with the ICF

What certifications are included?

  • Global Leadership Coaching Certification
  • Plus all you need to attain ACC status

What else is included?

  • Access to the Coaching Business Accelerator
  • Mentor Coaching (15 hours)


65 Hours

ICF Credits:



  • Online Self-Paced
  • Scheduled Coaching Practice Labs & Reviews
  • Live Workshops
  • Mentor Coaching

Program Structure

Online Self-Paced Learning

Global Leadership Coaching
15 Hours

This coaching approach creates meaningful sustainable change for leaders using our 360 Feedforward Coaching methodology. Through placing a strong emphasis on involving coworkers in implementing change and follow-through, we measure growth in leadership effectiveness as attested by those around the leader. Our proven process has consistently delivered these measurable results for leaders and organizations. In fact, 95% of leaders who have been coached report measurable growth as perceived by their coworkers.

Global Leadership Coach (GLC) eLearning

Supervised Coaching Practice Labs + Practice Labs Review

25 Hours

Learning only goes so far without true practice. Together with fellow coaches and under supervision of an instructor, you will assume the role of both coach and leader in each coaching practice labs. These labs will take you through an entire coaching engagement, one session at a time.

Further hone coaching skills by learning from others. While under guidance of an instructor, you will have ample opportunities to review together the recordings of other coaching sessions to discuss skills demonstrated and objectives achieved for each lab. 

Global Leadership Coaching Practice Lab

Live Workshops

10 Hours

The Coaching in Practice Workshops bring instructors and all participants together to review the course, assimilate learnings, participate in advanced coaching demo sessions, breakouts, panel discussions and Q&A. The workshops ensure that all questions are answered related to the coaching process and the various coaching scenarios including edge cases that coaches and their clients may encounter. Each workshop also prepares the participants for the coming course(s).

Global Leadership Coaching

Mentor Coaching

15 Hours

The mentor coaching is a combination of mentoring in groups and individual sessions. It consists of 5 group sessions of 2 hours each with maximum 10 participants. The group sessions under guidance of an ICF PCC or MCC coach focus on coaching practice and feedback of live or recorded sessions of the participants. Through an agile process of coaching, feedback, and mentoring the participants will become proficient in coaching based on ICF competencies.

In addition, you will be provided with 3 x 1 hour sessions of one-on-one coaching by an ICF PCC or MCC coach. The mentoring program is spread over a period of at least 3 months.

  • Group mentoring: 12+ hours
  • Personal mentoring: 3 hours

What's included with the certification?

Expert training in a highly effective coaching methodology:

360 Feedforward Coaching Process

Deep-dive into training in a coaching process that delivers measurable results

Live coaching practice labs with fellow coaches

Learning only goes so far without true practice.

Participate in labs that take you through an entire coaching engagement, one session at a time

Live workshops with Master Coaches & continuous learning resources

Learning never stops.

Even after certification, continue growing your knowledge as a coach with access to a wealth of resources

GCG Online Coaching Platform access

Everything you need to coach on one platform

Exclusive access to the industry leading coaching platform to coach leaders from beginning to end

Resources and tools to master the business side of your coaching practice

Access to a complete marketing & sales toolkit for getting more greater coaching clients

Membership to an active global community of 3,500+ coaches

Engage with like-minded professionals, exchange best practices, and grow together

What coaches have to say

Pinar Basaran

What separates GCG certification programs from other programs?

I've previously attended other leadership trainings, but I wanted to bolster my professional career as a coach with a more sophisticated leadership coaching program and started looking for one.

And I believe I made the perfect choice.

As coaches we know that leadership is not just about "what you do" but about "who you are". Because people lead from "who they are". This program is a perfect
blend of technical leadership skills building process, while providing an abundance of insights on the inner workings of shifting mindsets. The program fully involves you in the learning process through Live Practice Labs. And this reminded me of one of the best quotes: "Tell me and I forget, Teach me and I remember, Involve me and I learn"!

Pinar Basaran, USA & Turkey

Mickey Moss

What is the best aspect of the certification program?

The material was outstanding, the content was in depth but at the same time very methodical in a step-by-step approach. I would highly recommend this journey of becoming a GCG certified coach. For me, the most memorable aspect was engaging with the GCG coaching community from all over the world was an added bonus.

Mickey Moss, USA

Rajiv Misra

How has the certification program benefited your coaching career?

The course on selling coaching services is the icing on the cake. It gives out each part of the selling process and how you as a coach can sell your services to your target audience in a step by step manner.

Rajiv Misra, India

GCG certified coaches work with leaders in
1 out of 3 Fortune 500 companies and many, many more


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