Global and local connections
Every day, coaches around the world connect with ICF on a local level through the ICF Chapter in their region. At the chapter level, ICF Members can network with peers at chapter events, enjoy valuable continuing education offerings and help their communities flourish through pro bono coaching initiatives and other service projects. Find your local ICF Chapter.
We encourage members to volunteer in ICF’s governance and oversight. Many opportunities exist at both the local and global levels for ICF Members and Credential-holders to become involved with ICF, help shape our organization’s future and give back to the coaching community. Learn more about leadership opportunities.
Discounted Event Registration
Members enjoy discounted registration for ICF Global in-person and virtual events, such as ICF Converge, ICF Advance and the Business Development Series. They also benefit from discounted attendance at local and regional ICF conferences, which provide opportunities for networking and professional development.
ICF staff partner with members to help maximize their ICF experience, enhance awareness of coaching and ensure the integrity of the profession. With support in 11 languages, ICF's Regional Support team around the world can answer day-to-day questions and help members make the most of ICF Global Membership. Staff also monitor potential and pending regulatory actions, providing regional legislative support as needed.
Members can connect with one another and share ideas by engaging with ICF’s vibrant social media communities on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Google+. They can also position themselves as thought leaders in the profession by contributing to the ICF Blog.
Lifelong Learning and Professional Development
Discounted Credentialing Applications
ICF Members enjoy a significant discount on initial and renewal applications for the ICF Credential. As the only globally recognized independent coaching credential, the ICF Credential signifies a coach’s commitment to outstanding professional practice.
Communities of Practice
ICF’s Communities of Practice (CPs), which generally meet by teleconference monthly, offer a venue to communicate best practices and new ideas with coaches from around the world who share your professional interests. ICF-credentialed CP participants also earn CCE units.
Continuing Coach Education
ICF Members can enhance their professional development and earn Continuing Coach Education (CCE) units by participating in select ICF Chapter events and Communities of Practice. (Visit the ICF Event Calendar for an up-to-date listing of upcoming chapter events, regional conferences and virtual education offerings.) Members can also earn CCE units by accessing virtual library housed on the ICF website.
Reciprocal Peer Coaching
ICF’s Reciprocal Peer Coaching Program is accessible to all ICF Members and enables them to receive professional coaching from one colleague in exchange for time spent coaching another peer.
ICF Logo and Membership Certificate
ICF Members can leverage the instant credibility afforded by the ICF Global brand by using the ICF logo on their websites, in email communications, and on stationery items. They can also display their membership certificate to let clients know they are part of ICF.
ICF Partner Programs
ICF Media Partners and ICF Business Solutions Partners offer discounts or special pricing to ICF Members on their goods and services. ICF’s Partners offer a wide range of products and services, including insurance, software solutions and magazine subscriptions.
ICF’s Member Toolkit contains a host of valuable content, including printable marketing collateral, fact sheets, press release templates and more. Items are regularly updated.
Members are eligible for inclusion in ICF’s online Member Directory, designed as a tool to find ICF Members and for ICF Members to connect with one another. Members who hold an ICF Credential are also eligible for inclusion in Credentialed Coach Finder which potential clients may use to find ICF coaches. Members who hold an ICF Credential may also choose to be included in the Mentor Coach Registry.
Cutting-edge Industry Research
ICF Members enjoy free or discounted access to ICF industry research reports that will help them make savvy business decisions and communicate the power of professional coaching to prospective clients.