What is the Oral Exam?


All students graduating from an ACTP program are required by the ICF to pass an oral exam as part of their Final Performance Evaluation.  It must be a 25 - 30 minute session that demonstrates coaching at a PCC level, as assessed against the ICF's PCC markers (refer to learnsite for resources). Your Mentor Coaching and previous Observed coaching will prepare you for this assessment. 


Assessed as competent
If your coaching demonstrates the required PCC markers, you will continue on towards graduation.


Assessed as not competent
If your coaching is assessed as not demonstrating the required PCC markers you have the following options

  1. If you are within your 3 month performance evaluation period
    We highly recommend you review and consider the assessors feedback, self assess your first session, and then prepare and submit a new coaching session for assessment.  The fee to retake is  $100 USD

    ** Alternatively, you can request your original exam is reviewed by a 2nd assessor. A fee of 150 USD Fee applies

  2. If you are outside your 3 month performance evaluation period
    You will be referred to an ICA Learning Manager who will review your learning journey, oral exam feedback, and organise for you to re-engage with your learning and repeat the performance evaluation process (Observed, Written exam and oral exam). The fee will be $550 USD

    ** Alternatively, you can request your original exam is reviewed by a 2nd assessor. A fee of 250 USD Fee applies