This organization lends credentials to health and wellness coaches through participation in their membership-based program. ICF is international and is the only current means of accreditation for health coaching. There is no national or state standard just yet.
ICF is a non-profit organization formed in 1995 by members who are coaches in a variety of areas (life, health, wellness, business….) They are a leading international coaching organization and are dedicated to advancing the coaching profession.
This agency sets high professional standards, provides independent certification and helps build a network of credentialed coaches. Membership is currently at about 22,000 world-wide.
IFC Credentialing Levels:
Processing time for approval of certifications is from 8-20 weeks.