You can check out the ICF Certification page on the ICF website. You will need to fill out an application and submit it securely.
Once you receive the application, you will need to complete the ICF Certification Exam within two weeks of submitting it. The process is quite easy. You can download the complete application on this page.
To become certified through ICF, you will need to spend at least three months following ICF and the specific principles of training, while completing all of the following conditions listed:
A letter of recommendation from ICF Training (please call: 01566 928 010) and one of their qualified members or a retired ICF trainer.
Acceptable fitness goals based on the criteria set out on the ICF Certification Exam.
A minimum of fifteen years’ experience or an equivalent combination of the above.
You will need to attend a ICF training meeting and demonstrate the appropriate level of fitness, as these are the requirements for being certified and continuing your training.
Please note that only certain members are qualified to receive a recommendation from ICF.
To be qualified to become an ICF certification candidate you will need to be enrolled at least four weeks prior to the actual Certification exam. You will also need to have a minimum of fifteen years’ experience.
Please note that there is no charge to apply.
If you wish to become certified through ICF without prior membership or training experience, you can complete the Certificate of Completion of a ICF Training Course (also known as a CCTC) online in just two weeks. You will need to be enrolled in their Online Training Programme.
Once you successfully complete these online courses, you will be able to submit an application to become a Certified ICF Trainer.
The exam and accompanying materials, which are available from our CCTC portal.
What do I need to do for a successful start to my training and certification?
It is crucial that you develop the skills and knowledge to be able to help clients achieve their fitness goals through a unique approach to fitness development. It is not enough to just ‘know’ what you are talking about. You need to understand it as it will help you in developing your own fitness plans. It is a great thing to have someone to ask questions about your training and certification. Some questions and answers for ICF members can be found here.
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