ICF Onboarding Course


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International Online Coach Training with Recognition of Prior Learning


ICF Onboarding Course

Three hours weekly for 8 weeks - leading to ICF PCC and EMCC Senior Practitioner certification - last part of full ACTP with all mentoring hours included - recognition of previous training possible

Do you have 90 hours of coach training but no ICF or EMCC credential? Our ICF Onboarding offers the most hassle free way to your ICF and EMCC certification!

You have 90 hours of coach training (ICF accredited or not ICF accredited) and you are an experienced coach, but you don’t have an ICF or EMCC certification. More and more customers require an ICF or EMCC credential to hire you — coaching providers, corporations, individual clients. You don’t want to miss out on these opportunities, but you also don’t want to start from scratch and book an ICF accredited coach training where you’ll be in the same group as people who have not coached before. Sounds like a chicken and egg situation? We have the solution!

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    We can recognize your previous training — talk to us by booking a free info call and we can see if your training matches ours enough for us to be able to recognize it.

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    ICF Onboarding offers you all the training and mentoring hours needed four your PCC credential under the ACTP track and EMCC Senior Practitioner under our EQA senior practitioner

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    The course runs for 8 weeks, 3 hours a week and is purely online, so very manageable. We start courses 2-3 times a year at different times of the day and days of the weeks, so there will surely be a course that fits your schedule.

Write us an email at info@solutionsacademy.com or book a free info call to see what we can do for you to receive your ICF credential in a fun and meaningful training.
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    The course participants are all experienced coaches. Due to the highly practical nature of the course, you will grow as a coach: you’ll receive feedback, learn from other coaches’ coaching, learn about the ICF and EMCC core competencies — all in all a very enjoyable, not tedious experience.

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    We help you with the ICF application: what to take care of, which documents to prepare etc. For EMCC, you simply fill in our portfolio and we can recommend you for EMCC senior practitioner. When we say hassle free, we mean hassle free.

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    You also receive a cool “SolutionsAcademy Certified Organizational Coach” badge for your social media presence right after the course! No need to wait to share the joy until after your ICF credential.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When does the next program start?

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    Our advanced class “ICF Onboarding” which recognizes previous training starts end of November for the last time

    Click here for an overview of classes  and starting dates

  • What guarantees the quality of the program?

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    • The programs is accredited as Level 2 and ACTP by the International Coach Federation, the international gold-standard for coach training programs and as EQA at senior practitioner level guaranteeing the international recognition of the quality of the training.
    • We are subjected to the regular incremental renewal process of the International Coach Federation and the EMCC.
    • SolutionsAcademy is an accredited member institute of IASTI the International Alliance of Solution Focused Teaching Institutes guaranteeing the firm grounding in Solution Focused, a practical, respectful, resource- and progress oriented approach.
    • Our trainers are all certified coaches and have decades of experience coaching in the real world all over the globe.
  • Can I really attend the program from anywhere in the world?

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    • Your time investment is two hours every week online class and 2-3 hours self-study and reflection. Even busy people will find the time to profit from our training without putting a strain on their life. In fact, since you are being coached as well as learning to coach, your life will probably become even easier when you join our training.
    • You participate online and from your desk or hotel room. There is no need to spend valuable hours in trains, planes, automobiles or hotels saving you time and energy.
    • The system is stable: you can dial in via phone or internet — so you really can attend from anywhere!
    • The sessions are run with Zoom: as easy to connect as a mouseclick. There is friendly support for technophobes. Offline material is available in a modern “moodle” environment. You can access the learning material whenever you want, wherever you are, which gives you optimal flexibility and choice on where and how to spend your time.
    • The small group with a maximum of 12 participants and the possibility to do breakout rooms in the virtual environment for even smaller groups make the training highly interactive. You get lots of hands-on practice and feedback so that you learn fast, efficiently and effectively.
  • Who are the other people in the class?

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    • The training is truly global and set up so that people from all over the world can join (Asia, Europe, American time-zones). Meet, be coached by and learn to coach global participants. We have had participants from the US, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Russia, Romania, UK, South-Africa, Mexico, Saudi-Arabia, India, Singapore, Phillipines, Australia, Nigeria. Perfect practice for today’s world.
    • We aim at attracting a diverse international group of a maximum of 12 participants from all over Europe, America, Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia:  leaders, consultants, HR-professionals, coaches who work in corporations, the social sector, education or NGOs. We believe that diversity of coaching issues, personality and cultural background will make our learning group richer and more challenging for the participants.
    • The training includes basic skills plus wide range of coaching specialties (leadership coaching, developmental coaching, career coaching and coaching in conflict situations) so that your future coaching practice can be used versatilely in today’s global business environment.
    • The training is highly practical and transferable to your worklife and perfect for global managers, leaders, coaches, HR, freelancers. Solution Focused coaching is effective, pragmatic, ethical, non-invasive and respectful and easily adaptable to many situations.
  • Who are the trainers?

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    • All trainers are certified ICF and EMCC coaches.
    • All trainers have more than 10 years experience coaching in the real world.
    • Kirsten Dierolf, ICF MCC, ACTC, EMCC MP, ITCA MP, ESIA our program director, is member of the assessor team for the International Coach Federation for PCC and MCC candidates.
    • Kirsten is also a founding mother of virtual training — she started training virtually when nobody even knew what this is and is a real virtual guru!
    • All of our trainers bios be found here.
  • What are the steps to certification?

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    • 125 hour coach training program with Level 2 certificate (which you receive from us after successful completion of the program)
    • 10 hours mentor coaching (included in our program)
    • Performance evaluation by the provider (in this case from us - we observe your coaching in a recording during mentoring, if it meets PCC criteria, you "pass")

    Additionally go to ICF

    • Fill in the application
    • Paying the certification fee
    • Attesting to 500 hours of coaching experience (having coached)
    • Passing “ICF Credentialing Exam” administered online by ICF after registration for the certification
    • Gain 250 hours client coaching experience
    • Successfully participate in class
    • Fill in a portfolio document
    • SolutionsAcademy recommends you to EMCC
    • You pay EMCC membership and accreditation fee and receive accreditation
    • Gain 100 hours client coaching experience
    • Successfully participate in class
    • Receive certificate

  • What are the languages of the program?

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    • The program is currently available in English, German, Italian, Farsi, Romanian, Polish, Czech, Turkish, Chinese and Arabic
    • We are actively working on a Spanish and Japanese version – please contact us if you are interested
    • All other languages available upon request (large trainer pool)
    • All time zones and almost all major languages can be arranged if you have a group of 6 people
  • What are the technical requirements?

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    • The program is run via zoom
    • International phone dial in is available guaranteeing stable operation from almost anywhere
    • If you want to join via computer, you will need a camera and a headset
  • What is my investment?

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    • ICF Onboarding including all mentor coaching hours: € 1800 (plus 19% VAT)*
    • * VAT applies only if invoiced to a person or company with a German invoicing address or a private person who does not have a European VAT number.
    • The course can be paid in installments and we expect to have been paid in full before the end of the program.
    • Any cancellations will have to be in written form. If the participant cancels later than 30 working days before the start of the program, 60% of the fee (and VAT if applicable) will have to be paid as an administrative fee. The date of the cancellation is the date when the training provider receives the written cancellation. Participants cancelling later than 14 days before the program start or participants who do not attend the program will have to pay the fee (and VAT if applicable) in full.
  • How do I register?

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Three hours weekly for 8 weeks - leading to PCC certification - last part of full ACTP with all mentoring This course prepares you for an easy ACTP route to ICF certification. The most hassle free way to achieve recognition for your coaching skills!

With this course, the path to certification is easy:

  • Submit the course certificate to ICF
  • Confirm that you have 100 (ACC) or 500 (PCC) hours coaching experience (you can count those hours starting with your first 30 hour long coach training — whether it is ICF accredited or not)
  • Pass the ICF Credentialing Exam(which we will prepare you for)
  • DONE!!
  • Fill in our EMCC portfolio document
  • Be recommended for EMCC accreditation
  • DONE!!

What this course offers:

  • Thorough onboarding into the ICF competencies
  • 10 hours of mentor coaching necessary for ICF certification (7 hours group mentoring, 3 hours individual mentoring)
  • Final oral exam to receive an ACTP certificate
  • Languages offered: English, German, Italian

There are a few prerequisites:

  • You have successfully participated in a coach training course that is equivalent to our first 90 hours of training — talk to us to verify: www.solutionsacademy.com/contact
  • The first coach training course that you took was at least 30 hours long

How the course is organized:

  • One 3 hour session per week
  • Live, interactive online (not a webinar — real interaction with real people)
  • Great mix of practice and theory — we practice coaching in EVERY session
  • Gives you 50% discount to the top marketing program in the world after the program
  • Global experience and exposure
  • A thorough program which you can integrate easily into your busy life
  • Comfortable, fun participation from anywhere in the world
  • Recorded sessions available to support intensive learning
  • Ideology free: we use Solution Focused and will support your unique coaching sparkle and help you to demonstrate the ICF core competencies your way!
  • Gives you access to free weekly meetup sessions in our community after the class

Here is a description of the content:




Introduction and Goal Setting, Overview of Core Competencies, Group Mentor Coaching


Core Competencies Group A: Foundations, Group Mentor Coaching


Core Competencies Group B: Co-Creating the relationship, Group Mentor Coaching


Core Competencies Group C: Communicating Effectively, Group Mentor Coaching


Core Competencies Group D: Cultivating Learning and Growth, Group Mentor Coaching


Analysis of a masterful coaching video


Coaching Practice and Feedback


Coaching Practice and Feedback / Wrap Up

Your investment

“ICF Onboarding Course” 1800 € (plus 19 % VAT*)

Payments can be made in installments. We expect to have been paid in full by the end of the program.

(*19% VAT applies to individuals and companies in Germany, individuals in the European Union, no VAT applies to companies in the EU with a valid VAT number and to individuals and companies outside of the European Union)

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us: info@solutionsacademy.com

Registration, policies on withdrawals and refunds

Any cancellations will have to be in written form. If the participant cancels later than 30 working days before the start of the program, 60% of the fee (and VAT if applicable) will have to be paid as an administrative fee. The date of the cancellation is the date when the training provider receives the written cancellation. Participants cancelling later than 14 days before the program start or participants who do not attend the program will have to pay the fee (and VAT if applicable) in full.

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