Detailed statements of agreement, compliance and limitation, duty to notify and payment agreements are included in the sample application and online ACSTH program application. A link to view these items is available here.
We acknowledge that we agree to the following:
We agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless ICF in the event of any claim made against ICF related to the possible accreditation of our program.
We represent or attest that the program is and will be taught in alignment with the ICF Definition of Coaching, Code of Ethics, Core Competencies and the Code of Conduct.
We represent or attest that the program will generate and maintain documented student records, including evaluations of each student’s progress and attendance/participation for each individual training course.
We agree to abide by the decision/recommendations of ICF.
We agree that ICF and its appropriate committees or members have our permission to audit and or validate the accuracy of any and/or all information provided in the application process.
We agree that when an ICF staff member or a reviewer determines that there is insufficient documentation to make a final decision on the application, the Program will collect and submit additional documentation.
We agree to notify ICF of all changes to the program including but not limited to:
- New ownership or new organizational partner
- New contact person or contact information
- New training location or new delivery method
- New program name
- New class added or a class removed (no need to notify ICF about minor changes to class curriculum)
- New certificate
- New Director of Training (ACTP Only)
- Major change to the exam process (ACTP only)
We agree that ICF has the right to audit our training program at any time to ensure continued compliance with ICF ACTP, ACSTH and CCE requirements.
We agree to cooperate with audits of conformance to all ICF ACTP, ACSTH and CCE requirements, including a review of files, classes, faculty, student records and interviews with students and staff by an authorized ICF auditor.
We agree that all audit costs incurred by ICF will be reimbursed to ICF by the training provider.
We agree to honor the rules and regulations of the ICF accreditation process. We further agree that ICF has sole discretion to issue, amend or revoke the rules and regulations governing such accreditation.
We agree to abide by any decision of ICF regarding the matters of accreditation, including changes in regulations, and the revocation of credentials or accreditation.
We understand and agree that the application fees for ACTP, ACSTH and CCE are review fees and do not guarantee program accreditation.
We understand that all fees for ACTP, ACSTH and CCE are non-refundable.
ICF retains the right to increase fees without prior notice.
We acknowledge that the accreditation of this program if granted will apply only to the program listed in this application. It will not apply to any other program operated by the organization.
Furthermore, we acknowledge that the accreditation of this program, if granted, will apply only to the program operated by the owner(s) listed in this application. It will not apply to and cannot be used by any franchisee, licensee, or secondary distributor of any kind or by any program that does not use the existing infrastructure described in the application and administered directly by the program owner/s and/or Director of Training (ACTP). Any such programs are considered new programs and must file separate, independent applications for accreditation.
All programs shall be in compliance with copyright laws of its home country and the countries within which it operates for the source and ownership of materials and training content used in your training program. If not uniquely developed by your agency, the agency must have authorization, i.e., licensing, etc. to use these materials/content.
Documentation should include the signed statement below regarding compliance with copyright laws and ownership. If the program is utilizing licensed content, upload a copy of the license agreement or statement from your licensor stating that you have a license to use the material.
Code of Conduct
Additionally, programs must abide by ICF's Program Accreditation Code of Conduct.