Training to become a coach

There are several organizations that offer ICF-accredited coaching training programs. These organizations meet ICF’s high requirements regarding theory, ethics and quality. Successfully completing your coaching training with such an organization gives you the theoretical basis to apply for your ICF certification (ACC, PCC or MCC). Of course, you also need to demonstrate sufficient coaching practice hours.

n its accreditation, ICF makes a distinction between an ACTP (Accredited Coaching Training Program) and ACSTH (Approved Coaching Specific Training Hours). ACTP-accredited training programs are ‘all inclusive’ programs. In these programs you go through all the steps required for a complete coach training from start to finish. Your certification test will be taken by the training institute itself. ACSTH-accredited programs are ‘à la carte’ programs with a modular character. You combine these courses with expertise that you already have in-house. Your certification test will be given by ICF Global (in English).

The accredited training institutes in the Netherlands present themselves briefly below. If you want to know more about a specific organization, follow the link to the website of the institute.

ACSTH accredited training Coaching in the Corporate Context

We offer our ACSTH programme this year for individual participants in English. Five 2-day modules. Start dates: October 15th & 16th 2019. End dates: February 25th & 26th 2020. This training is specifically designed for leaders, HR professionals and coaches who work in the corporate context. The programme consists of 75 hours and meets the coach-specific training requirements for the ICF ACC (Associate Certified Coach) credential.
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Associatie voor Coaching

The course Certified Professional Coaching Part 1 of the Associatie voor Coaching meets the training requirements of the ICF for acquiring the basic qualification ACC (Associate Certified Coach). With the follow-up course Certified Professional Coaching part 2 you meet the training requirements for PCC (Professional Certified Coach). More info: Associatie voor Coaching

Associatie voor Coaching

Creative Consciousness

Nederlands- en Engelstalige ACTP geaccrediteerde coachopleiding, gecreëerd om middels bewustzijnsgroei organisaties en individuen toegang te geven tot hun authenticiteit en volledige potentie. Creative Consciousness biedt een baanbrekende methode voor bewustzijnsontwikkeling, transformatie en ‘first class’ coaching, gebaseerd op uitvoerig onderzoek en integratie van velden waaronder: psychologie, ontologie, Oosterse en Westerse filosofie.
Meer info: Creative Consciousness

Creative Consciousness

Egor Alchemy

Egor Alchemy Is part of Group Egor, a group of companies with more than thirty years of experience, that since 1986 has been designing and implementing talent management, human resources and coaching solutions.

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Ontological coaching on the right is ‘the way of being’. OC focuses on how someone with language gives to meaning reality. Together. With deep respect for the person and the conviction that change takes place from the inside.
More info: Inclusion – Ontological coachen

Inclusion - Ontological coachen

Inspirational Communication Unlimited

The TPC method is a coaching that helps people in their pursuit of a meaningful, balanced and purposeful life. Our philosophy is one that assumes that we learn through experience and encourages authenticity in students and trainers. Because there is a solid theoretical and scientific basis in everything we do, the program is a balanced combination of didactic and interactive methods. All our courses are taught in Dutch and English in Hoogland (near Amersfoort). An online program in English is available from January 2018. More info:


The Co-Creation training meets the training requirements of ICF to ACC and PCC coach. The training is practical and focuses on coaching as a profession for coaches, managers and anyone who wants to develop personally with coaching skills. The annual training is completed with a practical day in an organization.
More info: Intention



As one of the largest ICF-accredited coach training schools in the world, iPEC has a proven track record of success—helping over 15,000 graduates launch careers as Certified Professional Coaches. If you’re ready to transform your life and the lives of others, iPEC prepares you with the tools and training you need to become an expert coach, thriving business owner, or an influential leader at your organization. Our ACTP is now available in Amsterdam

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MMS Institute

The MMS Worldwide Institute has a unique coaching method that assumes that everyone has their own answers. Participants make a personal transformation during the training. It is a short and intensive program of 12 weeks, during which you are trained to become an ICF certified coach. MMS has more than 40 years of experience and success in training coaches and ICF is accredited for training of 60 (ACC level) and 125 hours (PCC level). Participants leave the MMS Coach Training with self-confidence to immediately start coaching clients in realizing their goals and dreams. More info: The MMS Institute

The MMS Institute


At the RINO you can go for an ACTP program and for shorter ICF recognized courses. The teachers are highly familiar with the ICF coach competencies, the psychotherapeutic modeling models, including the positive psychology, and the application of these in the context of organizations. Three RINO teachers are ICF Master Certified Coach (MCC).
More info: RINO coach

RINO Amsterdam

Schouten Global

Schouten Global provides 3 accredited coach training programs in English, Dutch and German. Co-Active Coaching for individual coaching; a 6 month program consisting five experiential training modules. Organizational Relationship System Coaching (ORSC) to coach teams/relationships. And The Leadership Circle Profile Certification, a transformational 360 tool for executive coaches.
More info: Schouten Global

Schouten Global


The purpose of this ACSTH course is to help practitioners and all those interested in learning and developing coaching skill abilities based on holistic theories and the new sciences of Epigenetics and Glycobiology. In this course, we look in depth at how our cells function and the connections that are made between mind, body and spirit. We will help you establish skills to create a coaching business and help you practice your skills for coaching.
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