In October 2020, the International Coaching Federation (ICF) released an updated version of their Professional Certified Coach (PCC) Markers. The PCC Markers are now aligned with the new ICF Core Competency Model that was released in November 2019.
The PCC Markers represent the behaviours that a coach at the PCC level engages in. The ICF has three levels of Coaching –
- ACC – Associate Certified Coach,
- PCC – Professional Certified Coach, and
- MCC – Master Certified Coach.
A Snippet on the Evolution of the PCC Markers
To start with, the PCC Markers were used as assessment markers. This helped an Assessor listen and determine what ICF Core Competencies were evident and to what extent. However, I have also found the PCC Markers useful as an ICF Mentor Coach. I have used them as I support clients to grow from an ACC to a PCC in relation to their skills and what they are wanting to grow and focus on.
Also, one main difference from the current PCC markers to the updated ones, is that they have shifted from 47 to 37 markers. However, this is more an evolution rather than a revolution. With the decrease in competencies, they became more streamlined, cohesive as well as a greater consistency in language. The new markers also have translations in French, German, Portuguese, Italian and Spanish and they can be downloaded from here.
If you have any questions, on the updated PCC and how I use them in the ICF Mentor Coaching I provide, please let me know. However, if you have further questions on the updated PCC Markers, please go to the ICF website here.