The renewal requirements are the following:

  • Submission of the renewal application with appropriate documentation.
  • Participation in at least 40 hours of Continuing Coach Education (CCE) with at least 24 hours in Core Competencies.
  • For ACC renewals only, an additional 10 hours of Mentor Coaching above those hours required for the initial certification.


If your ICF Credential’s expiration date is December 31, 2020 but you are unable to renew on or before that date, your credential will remain active until February 28, 2021, after which it will be considered lapsed. You may still apply to renew your lapsed credential through December 31, 2021 – your Continuing Coach Education requirement will be capped at 41.2 Continuing Coach Education units (an additional 1.2 instead of the former 1.2 additional units per month of lapse). 24.72 units in Core Competencies is still required for renewal, three (3) of which must be completed in coaching ethics.

Further information in Renew your Credential on ICF Global website.