The Physician Coaching Institute (PCI) is accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and the coaching specific credit hours from all three of our coach training programs can be applied toward an ICF coaching credential. PCI has passed the rigorous accreditation process for approved coach education by the ICF. Not only do the coach specific training hours you earn through PCI count toward your application for an ICF Associate Certified Coach (ACC), Professional Certified Coach (PCC), or Master Certified Coach (MCC) credential, you also earn mentor coaching hours and are well-prepared for the ICF knowledge and performance exams.
Our graduates apply for an ICF coaching credential through the ICF Portfolio Path
The ICF has several application paths for earning an ICF coaching credential. All paths have the same application requirements: 1) You must have earned the required coaching-specific training hours from an ICF-approved school; 2) you must have the required Client Experience hours; 3) you must have received the required mentor coaching hours; and 4) you must pass the ICF exams (Knowledge and Performance).
Graduates of our Certified Physician Development Coach program use the ICF “Portfolio Path” for their application. The vast majority of our Certified Physician Development Coach graduates who go on to apply for an ICF coaching credential will apply for the first tier credential, the ACC. Some of our students, however, already hold an ICF ACC or PCC coach credential when they enroll in a cohort; therefore they will use their our coach training hours towards the next higher ICF credential, PCC or MCC.
What we appreciate about our approach is that we do not limit enrollment in our Certified Physician Development Coach program to only novice coaches. While most of our students are indeed newer to coaching, we always have a few coaches in each cohort who have been coaching longer and now want to develop deeper expertise in coaching physicians and clinicians.
How does PCI Prepare You for your ICF Application?
Example below is for the ICF Associate Certified Coach credential:
Earning the ICF Associate Certified Coach (ACC) Credential
|ICF Application Requirements for the ACC credential:
|Physician Coaching Institute support:
|60 hours coaching-specific training approved by the ICF
|Earn up to 95 ICF-approved coaching-specific training hours
|- 15 hours from Healthcare Peer Coaching Fundamentals
- 80 hours from Certified Physician Development Coach
|10 Hours Mentor Coaching
|10 Hours Mentor Coaching:
- 7 hours group Mentor Coaching
- 3 hours individual Mentor Coaching
|PCI Mentors are PCC and MCC credentialed coaches
|Core competencies Discussion, Case Studies review, and Ethics Module
|PCI Graduate and PCC coach is a PCI Knowledge Exam Mentor
|PCI "TOSI" Coaching session framework and practice pods are designed to develop ICF Coaching Competencies and to meet key criteria of the Performance Exam
|Two of PCI Senior Mentors have been ICF Performance Examiners
|100 Experience hours
|PCI arranges coaching circles for graduates
|Most grads who are active with coaching after graduation will accumulate the client hours within 12 -18 months
The Physician Coaching Institute is proud to be Accredited by the International Coach Federation since 2008
The Healthcare Peer Coaching Fundamentals™ is open to the public and provides foundational coaching skills to individual healthcare team members; it also prepares them to enter the advanced-level Certified Physician Development Coach™ training. The Certified Healthcare Peer Coach™ training is for a group of leaders within the same health system; the training equips them with coaching skills and emotional intelligence competencies to lead a culture of coaching. This training also prepares those who want to continue on with coach training to enter our mastery-level Certified Physician Development Coach™ training.