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ICF Certification
Practicum Course

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Why Become an ICF Certified Coach?


The International Coaching Federation (ICF) is the world’s largest and most recognized organization of professionally trained coaches. An ICF certification is a globally recognized credential that represents the gold standard in professional coaching across all industries.

Becoming an ICF certified coach demonstrates that you have met specific standards and requirements designed to develop and refine your coaching skills. It is an indication that you are dedicated to upholding strong principles of ethical behavior in coaching. An ICF certification identifies you as a professional coach in your workplace and with private clients.


Credibility and Professionalism


Coaching Excellence and Greater Impact

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Globally Recognized Coaching Standards

Who Is Eligible to Take This Course?


This ICF Preparation and Practicum course is offered for graduates of the Solros Positive Peer Coach Training Program.


People who complete this course will have fulfilled the Training, Group/Individual Mentoring, and Performance Evaluation requirements for ICF ACC certification.

How Will You Learn in This Program?


This is a practicum course which will help you keep growing as a coaching professional through continued coaching practice and ongoing feedback from your coaching conversation partners, peers in your cohort, and ICF-certified Mentor Coaches. 

We do not introduce additional content or independent learning modules as you have already covered the essentials in our Positive Peer Coach Training Program. The focus of this program is on building your skills, confidence, and impact as a coach through working with clients across several coaching sessions and participating in Group Mentoring.

We continue working with the ICF Core Competencies and Code of Ethics as our standards, and we use the ICF ACC Minimum Skills Requirements as our benchmarks for this program.

We will be learning-by-doing through a combination of...

  • Group Observation and Mentoring sessions with coaching practice and self/peer/mentor feedback

  • Facilitating, recording, and reflecting on 4-session coaching packages you set up with colleagues at your school 

  • "Ask Anything" discussions with your facilitator and cohort

  •  A 1:1 Mentoring Call about a recorded coaching session


  • Mentor Coach Feedback on a recorded coaching session 

  • An ICF-Qualifying Performance Evaluation of a recorded session 

  • Guidance and study groups for the ICF credentialing exam​​

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How Does This Course Lead to ICF Certification?


People who complete this ICF Certification Practicum course after completing the Solros Certified Positive Peer Coach Training Program will have fulfilled the core training, mentoring, and assessment requirements for ICF ACC certification, including...

  • 60+ hours of coach-specific training

  • 10 hours of Mentor Coaching (including 3 hours 1:1)

  • Passing the ACC Performance Evaluation

Graduates will be awarded with a certificate indicating completion of a LEVEL 1 Coach Training Program.


To apply for ICF ACC certification, there are two more requirements, and we provide our participants with support to help you succeed with both of these...

  • ICF Credentialing Exam

  • 100 hours of coaching experience

Become an ICF Certified Coach
Who is the Program Facilitator?
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Program Creator and Facilitator: Kristin Lowe, MAOP, ACC, CPPC.


Kristin is the Host and Lead Coach of the Positivity Playground Global Peer Coaching Network, and she facilitates this ICF Certification Preparation and Practicum course once a year.

Kristin is a former international school teacher who now works as an Organizational Development Consultant, Certified Positive Psychology Coach, and Certified Brief (Solution Focused) Coach.

Kristin is an Associated Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation, committed to bringing professional coach training to international and independent school staff. She is also a Certified International Counselor, an ATD Master Instructional Designer, and an Accredited Strengths Profile Practitioner.

Read more about Kristin here.

What is the Time Commitment?

This is a 16-week course which includes...

  • ​Regular reflection, self-assessment, and Client/Peer/Mentor Coach feedback, using the ICF Core Competencies as the standard.


  • Eight 3-hour Zoom Group Mentoring sessions held on Saturdays from 10:30am-1:30pm Amsterdam time (CET/CEST)

  • Coaching two colleagues at your school - each for a minimum of four 30-minute coaching conversations, followed by a guided reflection process.

  • A 1-hour Mentoring Call where you receive individual coaching and feedback on one of your recorded sessions from your Mentor Coach*

  • An ICF ACC Performance Evaluation of one of your recorded sessions. As an ICF-accredited coach training provider, our verification of your passing score will be accepted by ICF as evidence of your coaching competencies meeting the Minimal Skills Requirements for ACC certification.*

*Participants may purchase additional Mentoring Calls if they would like more support before submitting their recording for the Performance Evaluation and/or if they do not pass the initial Performance Evaluation. Additional fees apply for additional Performance Evaluations. 

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What are the Dates for the Next Cohort?

This course includes 8 mandatory Group Practice sessions.*

We offer this program once per school year, meeting on alternating Saturdays from February-May. 

*Unlike with the trio/partner practice sessions in the Positive Peer Coach Training Program, the Group Mentoring hours are not something you can make up independently (i.e. without an ICF Mentor Coach involved). We do 10 hours of group mentoring across our 8 live Group Practice sessions. Sometimes we do one hour of Group Mentoring during a live session, and sometimes we do two hours of Group Mentoring during our live session.


If you do not participate in 7 hours of group mentoring, you will need to arrange and pay for individual mentor coaching sessions to complete the required 10 hours of mentor coaching to satisfy the International Coaching Federation requirements. 


Register for the Practicum Course

Program Fee: €2500 per person

(excluding VAT)

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