If a coach already holds an ICF Associate Certified Coach (ACC) Credential, they have the option to renew that credential when it expires after three years, as long as they have met the ICF’s renewal requirements. However, if the coach is working actively with clients and is progressing towards the 500+ hours of client work required by ICF for a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) Credential application, there is a great opportunity to take that next step in development! All ICF Credentials are considered to be Gold Standard and best in class, however the PCC Credential is often viewed in the marketplace as a strong marker for coaches of their commitment, experience, depth and breadth of training, and their active role in their profession. As such, more and more organisations place an expectation on coaches to have an ICF Credential and quite often for it to be at least at PCC level.