Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

ICF’s Position Regarding Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

As part of a self-regulating industry, ICF is committed to coaches providing consistent value to their clients. In order to maintain these professional standards, ICF’s position on Continuing Professional Development (CPD) keeps pace with industry expectations and emerging standards. Each distinct element of CPD is explored below.

Education: Training and Skills Enhancement

This includes a variety of learning modalities that continually build the capacity of the coach through content exposure, to benefit his or her clients and the overall knowledge base. It focuses on the development of the coach’s competence with a wide range of rich opportunities for the support and development of a coach’s skill set. ICF is committed to providing opportunities for coaches to consistently develop and grow professionally through training and skills enhancement.

Various components of education include:

  • Additional coach-specific training
  • Professional development events
  • Coaching tools training

Many education activities are eligible for Continuing Coach Education (CCE) units coaches can apply toward renewal of an ICF Credential.