Enrollment in a program, and fees paid, do not guarantee certification. Each program has a set number of participation hours and milestones. All are requirements, however not all are assessed (scored).
Assessments are evaluations that are reviewed and then scored. There are two types of assessments:
Allocation of Assessors
As with general best practice and educational philosophy, students are not able to choose their assessor or examiner for faculty assessed outcomes. ICAare qualified and experienced assessors and have been equally trained and professionally developed by ICA for the purpose of the above evaluations.
In the case of work being determined as not meeting the following requirement, the following applies
- Portfolio work
All programs include portfolio work (eg. create your own coaching model). These are assessed for uniqueness and are scored as such. Should a students work be scored as 'not unique' then they will have the opportunity to review, reference and if needed, resubmit.
- Oral exam
Students who's oral exam is observed as not yet competent have the option to either resubmit or apply for a certification that better matches their competency. Further information is available in the learnsite.
The issuing of certifications is at the sole discretion of International Coach Academy and is aligned with the ICF accreditation requirements. Students will be required to pass certain minimum criteria, including but not limited to
a) a number of training hours
b) a number of peer coaching hours
c) one or more examinations or assessment tests,
d) demonstration of coaching at a required level or expertise
(e) participation in online discussion forums, and f) ethical conduct.
(f) demonstration of a coach approach and ethical conduct at all times within the 'virtual corridors' of ICA. This includes in the classroom, in the forum and in communication with staff, volunteers and fellow peers or alumni
(g) Adherence to the ethical conduct guidelines as per ICA's code of conduct or the ICF's Ethics of practice policy.
(h) all outstanding fees must be paid in full at least 2 weeks prior to the submission of their final evaluation.
Your Graduation Certificate or Learning Status may at any time be revoked if in the opinion of International Coach Academy you do not meet the above criteria. In the case of your Certificate being revoked, your Licence to use the Material is also revoked, and your Fees are not refundable.