application process | 30 Days


1. OBTAIN REQUIRED TRAINING

2. FULFILL OTHER REQUIREMENTS (MENTOR HOURS & LOGGED COACHING HOURS)

3. SUBMIT YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION

4. SUBMIT THE ONLINE APPLICATION FEE

5. COMPLETE AN ASSESSMENT AFTER SUBMITTING YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION AND FEE

AG COACHING:

AG Coaching (AGC) offers three levels of coach certification. In preparation, an applicant should begin by obtaining training from a reputable coach training source. AGC has adopted the competency standard of the International Coach Federation (ICF) as the standard by which all training and certifying of coaches is measured, therefore, AGC Endorsed Trainers offer training in the skills required by ICF. AGC acknowledges that there are many reputable coach training schools and will recognize training from equivalent institutions. AGC’s primary concern is the adequate development of the coach’s skill competencies. 


MENTOR COACH:
The mentor coach must hold at least AG Coaching Level 3 (AGPC) or ICF ACC or higher certification. A mentor coach does not function as your personal coach but works with you to improve your coaching skills. You may ask questions regarding the coaching process, practice coaching your mentor coach and receive helpful feedback, or use your time with your coach in any way that advances your coaching ability. 


LOGGED COACHING HOURS:

Recording of logged hours must begin after receiving an initial 15-16 hours of coach specific training (i.e. Unit 501) offered by AG Coaching Endorsed Trainers or by completing an introductory coach training course offered by a recognized equivalent. The required hours of logged coaching does not have to be “paid” hours for AG Coach certification. But, it needs to be noted that if you desire an ICF coach credential, ICF requires 80% of your logged hours be “paid” (compensation or barter).


THE ASSESSMENT:
The applicant will coach an assessing coach for 30 minutes and receive feedback during the second 30 minutes. A written report from the assessing coach and a note of determination regarding your status will be sent to you from AG Coaching.

Steps to Certification

LEVEL ONE | AG CERTIFIED COACH:

This entry level certification is for the person who has taken initial coach training and has begun to use coaching skills. Their intent is to go on to higher coach certification. AGCC coaches are able to exhibit the ability to guide a client through an appropriate conversation model such as the hourglass or G.R.O.W. conversation model.


REQUIREMENTS:

- Completed two preliminary courses; "Coaching Basics" or "501" or an equivalent course and one additional that teaches ICF competencies

- Complete a minimum of 30 hrs of coach specific training that teaches ICF competencies.

- Be presently coached by a mentor coach holding at least AG Coaching Level 3 (AGCC).

- Log 15 hours of coaching experience

- Complete assessment

- Application Fee: $80

CLICK TO APPLY NOW!
CLICK TO PROCESS APPLICATION FEE


STEPS TO CERTIFICATION

LEVEL TWO | AG ADVANCED COACH:

This certification is for the individual who demonstrates at least 50-60% of the quality level of each coaching skill competency required for ICF ACC.


REQUIREMENTS:

- Complete another 15 hours (accumulated total of 45 hrs) of coach specific training by an AG Coaching Endorsed Trainer

- Or training from a recognized equivalent

- Must log 50 hours of coaching experience

- Received 5 hours of work with a mentor coach who holds at least AG Coaching Level 3 (AGPC).

- Complete assessment

- Application Fee: $140

CLICK TO APPLY NOW!
CLICK TO PROCESS APPLICATION FEE

steps to certification

LEVEL THREE | AG PROFICIENT COACH:

This certificate is for the individual who is applying all of the fundamental ICF competencies. While this credential is not the same as the ICF credential of Associate Certified Coach (ACC), the intent is that the coach will exhibit the same level of skill competency as if they qualified for the ICF/ACC credential.


REQUIREMENTS:

- Must complete another 15 hours (accumulated total of 60 hrs) of coach specific training by an AG Coaching Endorsed

- Trainer or training from a recognized equivalent.

- A minimum of 100 hours of logged coaching experience

- Coached at least 8 different clients

- Received 10 hours of work with a mentor coach who holds at least AG Coaching Level 3 (AGCC).

- Complete assessment

- Application Fee: $200

CLICK TO APPLY NOW!
CLICK TO PROCESS APPLICATION FEE