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This list is not all inclusive. Please visit ICF’s website and FAQ page for additional answers to questions not addressed here. ICF FAQ’s page

There are many ICF Member benefits, including resources to help you be a better coach and run a better business. ICF International and ICF Virginia Members also benefit from networking, discounts, and professional development opportunities. Most importantly, ICF exists to ensure the entire coaching profession maintains high standards and a stellar reputation.

Build Leadership Skills

ICF–VA members may volunteer for a variety of leadership roles within the chapter or at the international level. ICF VA shares global opportunities via email, in the newsletter and via social media.

Attend Conferences Worldwide

Members can attend ICF International conferences, which provide all-inclusive training and educational programs, as well as high-impact networking opportunities. Membership includes a discount on conference registration fees. Find more information here.

Enroll in an ICF-approved Coach Training Program

There are thousands of coach training programs, but ICF can help you narrow your search. More than 220 programs have gone through rigorous reviews and demonstrate they align with ICF’s Core Competencies and Code of Ethics. By completing an ICF-approved training program, you can be confident you are getting a high-quality education. Search approved programs here.

Apply for an ICF Credential

Achieving credentials through ICF - the only globally recognized, independent credentialing program - not only makes a coach more marketable in a competitive market, but also signifies a coach’s commitment to integrity, an understanding of coaching skills and a dedication to clients. ICF Credentials are awarded to professional coaches who meet stringent education and experience requirements and demonstrate a thorough understanding of the coaching competencies. All ICF Members are provided complete information about the ICF Credentialing Program, including ICF’s individual credentialing and Coach Training Programs. ICF Members also receive a discount when applying for a credential. Learn more about the benefits of becoming an ICF Credentialed coach!

Additional Benefits

ICF Awards Outstanding members are recognized each year with international and local awards. 

ICF Annual Report Members can learn about ICF’s accomplishments in its Annual Report. 

ICF Logo & Membership Certificate

To build credibility, align your brand with ICF. Coaches with a current ICF Membership may use the ICF logo on promotional materials, including their website, in email communications, on business cards, and more. Learn about logo usage guidelines here.

ICF Partner Programs (ICF Media Partners and ICF Business Solutions Partners)

The ICF partners with various groups to offer special pricing and discounts on goods and services to ICF Members. See a list of current partners and review offerings here.

Other Member Discounts

ICF Members receive discounts on a variety of offerings, including conferences and events (both local and global), ICF Credentialing applications, research findings, and other special offers.

Members-Only Content and Updates

ICF global members have access to member-only content. Additionally, members will receive regular update emails containing deadlines, new offers and other news items. Be sure to read Coaching World.

Coaching Research

ICF seeks to facilitate the exchange of information among researchers and practitioners studying coaching theory, methodologies, and outcomes. ICF Members have access to all materials available in the ICF Research Portal and receive discounts when purchasing research reports sold by the ICF. Additionally, members will have the opportunity to assist with ICF research efforts when future studies are conducted. For information on ICF research assistance Visit the ICF Research Portal

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