ICG Certification provides a target for any instructional coach interested in engaging in great coaching.
We have created this certification process to clearly describe what excellent coaching is and to provide a target for any instructional coach interested in engaging in great coaching. Around the world, organizations are hiring coaches even though they are unclear about what kind of coaching approach they’re adopting and what effective coaching looks like.
Our certification process helps schools and districts better understand what effective coaching is and how to implement it. Better teaching will lead to better learning, and we have found that better coaching is the most powerful way to make that happen.
1. To communicate the research about what works in instructional coaching
2. To provide coaches with a way to demonstrate their accomplished coaching practice
3. To ensure that coaching has the greatest possible influence on students
Similar to the National Board Certification process for teachers.
Training for new coaches: If you are looking for training for new coaches, you’ll want to register for A Framework for Instructional Coaching: The Seven Success Factors.
Please note that refunds cannot be provided for this program.
The registration window for each annual cohort is November 1 – January 31.
The registration fee of $500 can be made via PayPal, credit card, or purchase order.
The ICG Certification process is a demonstration of current, accomplished coaching practice, so we use a multidimensional portfolio process to evaluate a candidate’s coaching practice.
Scores for each year’s submitted entries are released October 31. Click the link below to see the scoring and calculation process to help candidates understand their scores.
The entry submission window each year is May 1–June 15. Candidates will receive directions in advance each year explaining how to submit their written documents and videos when this portal opens during that time.
Next cohort date TBD, to express interest, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org here
Your portfolio is organized around the 7 Success Factors for effective coaching programs. All video clips must be submitted as secure YouTube links. All videos must be continuous and unedited except for shortening to meet the length requirement.
All written submissions must be submitted as one text document for each entry with all text pieces for that entry included in it. Size requirements for each written piece are contained herein. All written submissions must be in 12-pt. Times Roman font, double spaced on pages with 1-inch margins at top, bottom, and sides.