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ICF ACC - Associate Certified Coach

Our ACSTH Accredited Coach Education Program includes

60 hours of coach specific training
10 hours of mentor coaching
Support to complete your 100 hours of coaching experience with unlimited peer to peer coaching practice
Review of your 8 coaching sessions (audio files), so that you get feedback from expert mentor coaches to get better
Guidance towards the Coach Knowledge Assessment (CKA)
Support and advise to set up or expand your coaching business

We support you through the complete journey.


To know more about our ICF approved coach specific training program under the ACSTH path, please submit your details here.  One of our team members will then contact you to discuss the details.

ICF credentials add legitimacy to your coaching practice and boost your bottom line. Achieving credentials through ICF signifies a coach’s commitment to integrity, understanding and mastery of coaching skills, and dedication to clients.

Requirements - ACC ACSTH Path

  • At least 60 hours of coach-specific training through an ACTP or ACSTH program.

  • 10 hours of Mentor Coaching over a minimum of three months to be documented on your online application. Your Mentor Coach must be an ACC who has completed a full cycle of the credential through renewal, PCC or MCC in good standing.

  • A minimum of 100 hours (70 paid) of coaching experience with at least eight clients following the start of your coach-specific training. At least 25 of these hours must occur within the 24 months prior to submitting the application for the credential.

  • Performance evaluation (audio recording and written transcript of a coach session to be uploaded with your application).

  • Completion of the Coach Knowledge Assessment (CKA).


For more details and updated information please "click here to visit ICF website". ICF may change the requirements from time to time. Currently due to Covid there is some temporary changes made in the requirements which are updated on the ICF website.

About the Trainer


Lead Trainer


Vikram Dhar is an internationally acclaimed ICF Coach Trainer and Mentor Coach and an NLP Trainer & Coach who facilitates NLP and Coaching programs across the globe.  He is also a Licensed Behavioral Master Trainer, Licensed Meta-NLP Trainer certified by Michael Hall (co-founder of Neuro-Semantics) and Certified NLP Trainer (ABNLP, USA) and Member NLP Trainer (ANLP, UK).  Vikram is also a Licensed NLP Coach (Certified by Richard Bandler, co-founder of NLP) and has attended the International NLP Coach & New Code Practitioner training directly with John Grinder (co-founder of NLP).  

​Vikram been listed by Global Gurus in the World's Top 30 NLP Professionals for 2021.  He has also been listed among the top 100 coaches globally both in 2017 and 2020 and was presented with the “Talent Award” during the world coaching summit for his tremendous contribution to the world of coaching.   He has co-authored the book "The Ultimate Coaching Guide".  

He is the founder of “NLP Coaching Academy”, holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Bradley University, USA and is a modern day Business Growth Hacker and a Business Coach. In his corporate career, he has worked with market leaders in many roles, including but not limited to IT Risk Management, Cyber Security, Business Sales, Leadership & Team Development and Leadership Coaching for over a decade and half.

Coach Skills Academy runs these programs in association with NLP Coaching Academy. NLP Coaching Academy holds the formal ICF Accreditation, and the course is delivered by Mr. Vikram Dhar - Certified NLP Trainer, Licensed Meta-NLP Trainer and ICF Mentor Coach.

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