ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Coaching (ICP-ACC)

Hone your Agile coaching skills in this interactive training with real-world simulations

  • Advance beyond team facilitation to team coaching on the Agile Coaching Track
  • Gain the skills to effectively impact department, project, and program agility
  • Guide teams to navigate change and conflict toward joyful high performance
  • 250,000 + Professionals trained
  • 250 + Workshops every month
  • 100 + Countries and counting

Become a skilled Agile Coach

Build foundational team coaching skills to start and grow teams with a focus on teams and organizations as human systems. Master the skills to enhance the awareness of business goals and objectives as a teacher, facilitator, mentor and team builder; equip yourself with the tools and skills to facilitate meaningful collaboration and healthy conflict resolution within and across agile teams.

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Highlights

  • 24-Hour Live Instructor-Led Online Training

  • Earn 24 SEUs and 24 PDUs

  • Interactive Sessions with Activities

  • Real-World Simulations, Case Studies

  • Agile Coach Toolkit from ICAgile

  • Courseware from ICAgile

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Solid Track Record

KnowledgeHut has empowered over 150,000 professionals with certifications in Agile and Scrum.

Experiential Workshops

Agile activities, team-based exercises, practical case studies: High energy workshops with hands-on learning. 

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Get trained by accredited Agile Trainers with over a decade of experience across industries.

Mentorship by Industry Experts

Get real-world tips and time-tested techniques from highly qualified mentors.  

Continual Learning Support

Webinars, e-books, tutorials, articles, and interview questions - we're right by you in your learning journey! 

Exclusive Post-Training Sessions

Six months of post-training mentor guidance to overcome challenges in your Scrum career.

Steps to get ICP-ACC certified

Not sure where to get started with your ICP-ACC certification? Just follow these simple steps and validate your expertise as a Certified Professional in Agile Coaching.

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Prerequisites

ICP-ACC Certification Prerequisites

  • Prior basic Agile experience—though not mandatory—will help you get the most from the training. 
  • Make sure you're familiar with the Scrum Guide and the Agile Manifesto.

Who should attend this course?

Executives

Managers

Team Leaders

Project Managers

Scrum Masters

Iteration Managers

Agile Coaches

Aspiring Coaches

Product Owners

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What you'll learn in the ICP-ACC certification course

1

Agile Manifesto

Get a refresher on the Agile Manifesto; discover ways to get the best results at team, project and program levels.

2

Desired Traits

Deep dive into the desired traits of an Agile coach to support, guide, coach, teach, mentor and facilitate change.

3

Agile Mindset

Learn to cultivate an Agile mindset with a focus on “being agile” as a foundation for success in “doing agile.”

4

Coach as Teacher

Learn to design learning experiences using appropriate techniques based on learner preferences.

5

Coach as Mentor

Develop the skills to give feedback and advice in an appropriate way.

6

Coach as Facilitator

Principles of self-awareness, self-management, neutrality, group awareness, openness and enthusiasm.

7

The Coaching Arc

Design the flow of the meeting with a series of activities to help the group achieve their desired outcomes.

8

The Social Domains of Humans

Focus on teams and organizations as human systems - relationships, shared experiences, interpersonal awareness.

9

The Coaching Contract and Alliance

Use professional coaching tools such as powerful questions, active listening, creating coaching alliances and contracts. 

10

Internal vs External coaches

Understand the roles of internal and external coaches and build the capability to coach in the moment.

11

Conflict and Resolution

Help learners identify characteristics of a high-performing team and help them resolve conflicts. 

12

Organizational Barriers

Learn about the various organizational barriers to adopting Agile in the organization. 

13

Tuckman Model of Team Development

Enable managers, leaders, teams to process and acknowledge inevitable conflicts, changes during group development.

14

The Change Cycle

Learn the applications of the Kubler-Ross, Kotter Change Cycle Model to help teams, managers and leaders deal with change.

15

Coaching Formats

Learn about the various coaching formats and practice identifying the most appropriate one for the moment.

Skills you'll gain with the ICP-ACC certification

Team facilitation

Professional coaching

Mentoring

Teaching

Creating collaborative environment

Conflict resolution

Large group facilitation

Leadership

Time management

Mentorship

Team building

Motivation

Negotiation

Agility

Risk management

Problem solving

Leading change

Change management

Performance tracking

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ICP-ACC Certification Training Curriculum

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Learning Objectives

Acquire an expert-level understanding of current lean-agile practices, get a refresher on the Agile Manifesto, deep dive into the desired traits of an Agile coach and learn what it takes to cultivate an Agile mindset.

Topics
  • Need for an Agile Coach 
  • Agile Manifesto Refresher 
  • Desired Personal Traits of a Successful Coach 
  • The Agile Mindset

Learning Objectives

Learn the core competencies of an Agile coach as teacher, mentor and facilitator. Better equip yourself to reach the client's measure of success through developing coaching agreements, identifying what is important or meaningful to the client about what they want to accomplish.

Topics
  • Core Competencies in Coaching 
  • Coach as Teacher, Mentor and Facilitator 
  • The Coaching Arc 
  • The Social Domains of Humans 
  • The Coaching Contract and Alliance 
  • Internal Vs External Coaches 
  • Conflict and Resolution 

Learning Objectives

Learn about the various organizational barriers to adopting Agile in the organization and leverage change management theories including Tuckman Model, Kotter, and Kubler-Ross models.

Topics
  • Organizational Barriers to Adopting Agile 
  • Team Development Theory (Tuckman Model)
  • The Change Cycle (Kubler-Ross, Kotter) 
  • Mentoring Agile Role Changes 
  • Different Coaching Formats 

ICAgile Certified Agile Coaching Certification FAQs

ICP-ACC Certification Course

Agile Coaches are 'agents of change' who support business transformations to generate higher ROIs. They bring individuals in an organisation together and build a collaborative Agile team capable of delivering products of value.   

The ICP-ACC credential helps you demonstrate that you have the necessary expertise to become an effective Agile Coach. Leverage the certification and land high-paying jobs as a skilled Agile Coach capable of facilitating enterprise transformation. By the end of the course, you'll be equipped with the following skills: 

  • Team Facilitation 
  • Professional Coaching 
  • Mentoring 
  • Teaching 
  • Creating Collaborative Environment 
  • Conflict Resolution 
  • Large group facilitation 
  • Leadership  
  • Time management  
  • Mentorship  
  • Team building  
  • Conflict resolution  
  • Motivation   
  • Negotiation  
  • Agility    
  • Risk management   
  • Problem solving  
  • Leading change  
  • Change management 
  • Performance tracking 

ICP-ACC course has been smartly designed to help you demonstrate your knowledge, skills, and Agile mindset. The ICP-ACC certification course enables you to:  

  • Validate your commitment to continued excellence and quality.  
  • Demonstrate your proficiency in Agile and coaching.  
  • Grow your career in Agile coaching with confidence.   
  • Command a higher salary over non-certified peers. 
  • Network with industry leaders and Agile professionals. 
  • Land lucrative roles in top companies globally. 
  • Expand your skillset through rigorous training and coursework.

This course is for anyone with a passion for servant leadership and guiding teams to overcome impediments to their success: 

  • Experienced or aspiring Agile coaches 
  • Scrum Masters 
  • Iteration Managers 
  • Agile Project Managers 
  • Product Owners 
  • Professionals in an Agile leadership role 
  • Scaling Agile professionals/Enterprise Agile coaches 
  • Professionals with a passion for servant leadership 
  • Professionals desired to practice facilitation, professional coaching, mentoring, and teaching in service of Agile team

There are no prerequisites for attending the ICP-ACC training but a basic understanding of Agile, and some experience on an Agile team can prove to be useful. Before attending this training, it is advisable to go through the freely available Scrum Guide.

On completing the ICP-ACC training, you can advance your coaching skills further by undertaking the following certifications: 

  • ICP-ATF 
  • ICP-ENT 
  • ICP-CAT 
  • Certified NLP Practitioner/Certified Life Coach 

You will be eligible for 24 PDUs and 24 SEUs on course completion, that can be used for PMI® and Scrum Alliance® certifications, respectively.

Our blog will help you learn more about how to earn a Scrum Education Unit® (SEU®) from Scrum Alliance®. Get all the information you need to take advantage of SEUs for your professional growth, such as: 

  • What are SEUs and why you need them 
  • How to earn SEUs 
  • What types of continuing education opportunities qualify for SEUs  
  • How to calculate the value of an SEU® for Scrum Alliance certifications 
  • How to log SEUs for Scrum Alliance® certifications 
  • How recent SEUs need to be 
  • How to determine whether a previously accumulated SEU® can be used for Scrum Alliance® certifications 
  • List of SEU resources put together by Scrum Alliance  
  • Where you can utilise SEUs you have accumulated   
  • For further information about SEUs and PDUs, please reach us at support@knowledgehut.com.

ICP-ACC Certification Process

The ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Coaching (ICP-ACC) credential is offered by the International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile). 

No. You cannot get certified without undertaking the course. ICP-ACC believes in true learning which requires in-person training and hands-on experience carried out by an expert Agile Coach through an accredited member organization.

On successfully completing the ICP-ACC training by demonstrating your Agile expertise and knowledge during the training sessions, you will earn you the ICP-ACC certification.

Here are the steps to get ICP-ACC certified: 

  1. Register for the course from KnowledgeHut, an ICAgile Member Organization.   
  2. Attend the 24-hours ICP-ACC training   
  3. Upon successful completion of the ICP-ACC course, you will receive an invitation from ICAgile to view your transcript and claim your certificate from www.ICAgile.com.      
  4. Complete the post-class survey and claim your certificate. 
  5. You will receive the download link to your ICAgile certification badge. 

Yes, you will receive a course completion certificate from KnowledgeHut on successfully completing the course. On successful completion of this course, you'll earn the ICP-ACC designation from the internationally acclaimed, ICAgile.  

In addition to the course completion certificate, you'll receive a digital badge which you'll be able to add to your email signature, resumé and social profiles.

No, your certificate will not mention the course was held online. It will look the same as the in-person certificates.  

The ICP-ACC certification is valid for a lifetime and so you wouldn't need to renew it. ICAgile encourages professionals to go further on their Agile journey by taking more ICAgile certifications as suggested in ICAgile Learning Roadmap

ICP-ACC Workshop Experience

The ICP-ACC Practitioner workshop at KnowledgeHut is delivered through PRISM, our immersive learning platform and live, interactive instructor-led training sessions. Get your all doubts cleared from an accredited and experienced Agile practitioner. 

You will receive personalised guidance from certified ICAgile experts who are masters in Agile and demonstrate immense experience in Agile coaching.

Our dedicated team of coaches deliver training on par with the standards of excellence as set out by leading Agile bodies around the world. Every candidate receives the same high-quality content irrespective of the trainer and location. They help you further develop the competencies and skills necessary to make a difference in your organisation.  

Our ICAgile Practitioner course focuses on engaging interaction. Most class time is dedicated to fun exercises, lively discussions, and team collaboration - all facilitated by the ICAgile trainer. The focus is on practical solutions to real-world challenges drawn from decades of experience as product managers, Agile coaches and Product Owners in Agile environments. 

Software Requirements

  • Internet browser  
  • MS Word or Notepad 

System Requirements

  • Windows or equivalent environment with Internet browser and high-speed Internet connectivity

Yes, your course material will be provided in advance. You'll receive an email with a link to set your password a few days in advance of the scheduled course. Once you log in to PRISM, you will have access to the study plan and all the course material.  

The course material comprises of the course schedule or study plan, workbooks and all relevant assignments, assessments, and case studies. 

The sessions would be auto recorded on PRISM, subject to permission by ICAgile and experienced Agile Coach. Based on the permissions, you would have lifetime access to the video recordings of the sessions as well.

No, you will not yet be able to join the training through phone or tab. Please be prepared to join the training on your laptop or desktop.

If you get disconnected during the training, you will have the option to re-join the session within half an hour, subject to accreditation body guidelines and the instructor's preference. 

Our workshops are currently held online. Anyone with a stable internet connectivity, from any desired place across the world, can benefit from the workshop and get certified as a professional Agile Coaching. You can check out the schedules here

You will receive a registration link to your e-mail id. You will have to set your password, log in to our online Immersive Learning Experience platform (PRISM) and start your learning journey.

If you miss a class, you can access the class recordings from PRISM at any time. At the beginning of every session, there will also be a 10-12-minute recapitulation of the previous class.  

You will get the benefit of both since this is a blended learning workshop.

We currently use the Zoom platform for video conferencing and will soon be adding more integrations with Webex and Microsoft Teams. However, all the sessions and the recordings will be available right from within our learning platform. Learners will not need to wait for any notifications or links or install any additional software.

Yes, there are other participants who actively attend the training sessions from remote locations, such as office, home, or any other suitable place.

In case of any queries, our support team is available to you 24/7 via the Help and Support section on PRISM. You can also connect with your workshop manager via the workshop group messenger.  

Should you have any more doubts, please email us on support@knowledgehut.com and we will be happy to get back to you.  

Additional FAQs on the ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Coaching (ICP-ACC)

ICP-ACC in Agile Coaching

ICP-ACC stands for ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Coaching (ICP-ACC)

Agile coaches are among the highest earning Agile professionals and ICP-ACC is a globally renowned credential that validates a professional’s ability to coach, support Agile transformations and ensure value creation and delivery. As an ICP-ACC you will become not just a coach, but a role model, mentor, facilitator and enabler of high performing teams. Demonstrate your Agile mind-set and exceptional range of expertise and salaries in the range of $175,831 annually.

The primary difference between a Scrum Master and an Agile Coach is in the number of years of work experience the two roles require. Scrum Masters can have entry level, mid-level or experienced level expertise in Scrum processes and tools, while only experienced Scrum practitioners can go on to become Agile coaches. Though ICP-ACC does not mandate any prerequisites, agile experience certainly helps.

Scrum Masters and Agile coaches also differ in their responsibilities. While both mentor and coach teams on Agile methodologies, a Scrum Master is also tasked with performing other duties such as servant leadership and aiding the product owner.


ICP-ACC
PMI-ACP
Certification
ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Coaching
Project Management Institute-Agile Certified Practitioner
Issued by
ICAgile
PMI®
Prerequisites for exam
No prerequsites
  • Secondary degree
  • 21 contact hours of training in agile practices
  • 12 months of general project experience within the last 5 years. A current PMP® or PgMP® will satisfy this requirement but is not required to apply for the PMI-ACP.
  • 8 months of agile project experience within the last 3 years
Certification Exam
There is no exam
3 hour exam with 120 multiple-choice questions 


ICP-ACC Certification

  • Display your commitment to continuous improvement
  • Coach high performing teams
  • Open yourself up to new opportunities
  • Land lucrative job roles and command high salaries
  • Guide teams in agile best practices and develop high agile standards for teams to follow

If you are someone who likes to coach, teach and mentor and are passionate about furthering the use of Agile then ICP-ACC is an apt credential for you to pursue. ICP-ACC credential helps you gain skills to

  • Facilitate Teams
  • Undertake professional coaching
  • Aid in conflict resolution, team building
  • Mentor teams
  • Create collaborative environments
  • Bring about Agile transformations and culture change
  • Help teams to become self-aware and high performing

Agile coaches are in great demand and this certification will ensure that you are at the top of every recruiters list.

You will earn the ICP-ACC certification immediately after completing KnowledgeHut’s accredited ICP-ACC training and demonstrating your Agile expertise and knowledge during the training sessions.

ICP-ACC Certification Validity

The ICP-ACC certification is valid for a lifetime

ICP-ACC® Certification Cost

There is no renewal cost associated with ICP-ACC as it has lifetime validity and does not require renewal.

ICP-ACC® Certification Eligibility

While there are no set eligibility criteria for undertaking the ICP-ACC certification, Agile experience will be useful.

  • Executives 
  • Managers 
  • Team Leaders 
  • Project Managers 
  • Scrum Masters 
  • Iteration Managers 
  • Agile Coaches 
  • Aspiring Coaches 
  • Product Owners 

There are no prerequisites to attend ICP-ACC Certification.

ICP-ACC® Certification Exam

There is no exam associated with the ICP-ACC Certification.

There is no exam associated with the ICP-ACC Certification.

Once you complete the ICPP-ACC course, you will receive a PDU claim code from KnowledgeHut, which is a 10-digit alpha-numeric value, unique to this course. PMIs feature called ‘PDU Claim Code’, allows you to claim your PDUs from KnowledgeHut by using this 10-digit claim code.  Here are the steps to follow to claim your PDUs:

  • Step 1: Logon to the PMI Continuing Certification Requirements System using your PMI credentials
  • Step 2: Click on the “Report PDUs” link from the left navigation bar
  • Step 3: Under Education, use the first option to claim the PDU’s under the “PDU Claim Code” section 
  • Step 4: Click on the “I have a claim code” link and enter the provided claim code in the text box and click Apply 

There is no exam associated with the ICP-ACC Certification. You will receive your ICP-ACC Certificate after completing KnowledgeHut’s accredited ICP-ACC training and demonstrating your Agile expertise and knowledge during the training sessions.

PDUs and SEUs

While the ICAgile does not mandate any conditional experience in order to undertake the ICP-ACC certificate, professionals with working knowledge of Agile and its frameworks, are more suited to become Agile coaches.

Steps to become a Certified Agile coach:

  1. Undertake the 24-hour ICP-ACC training program offered by an ICAgile Member Organization such as  KnowledgeHut.
  2. Successfully complete the course and demonstrate your competence and understanding of the learning objectives during the training program.
  3. On completing the course, you’ll receive an email from ICAgile with your Certification. 

Here are some stats which prove that the demand for Agile coaches is skyrocketing

  • Listed as the 3rd emerging job under Product Development in the “Jobs of Tomorrow: Mapping Opportunity in the New Economy” jointly compiled by the World Economic Forum and data partners Burning Glass Technologies, Coursera, and LinkedIn.
  • 69% growth in job listings projected by 2022
  • 21% salary growth projected by 2022
  • Agile has scope beyond the software industry now with organizations across sectors becoming Agile. These organizations

Agile Coach Jobs

You certainly can and will! There are several reasons for this:

  • The ICP-ACC is a globally recognised credential for Agile coaches and is issued by the ICAgile
  • Agile is now being adopted by organizations across sectors including telecom, oil & gas, banking, insurance, manufacturing and more
  • Agile coaches will be in high demand to lead Agile transformations across industries and create self-organized, motivated teams

Job listings for Agile coaches have increased over the years and are expected to rise in the future too. Agile is the future and a profession as an Agile coach will be both rewarding and satisfying.

The top companies hiring Agile coaches include:

  • USA Insurance
  • World Wide Technology, Inc
  • J.P. Morgan Chase
  • IBM
  • TCS
  • Principal Financial Group

Agile Coach Roles/Responsibilities

  • Coach teams on Agile and Scrum methodologies
  • Help in ushering Agile transformations
  • Create self-organized teams that are high performing
  • Facilitate, engage and motivate teams
  • Engage in change management and conflict resolution
  • Establish agile standards for product development

Agile Coach Salary

Average salary of Agile coach is $123,097/ year (Avg. Base Salary (USD)).

Agile coach salary in India:

  • Entry level (less than 1 year experience): ₹1m;
  • Mid-career(5 to 9 years’ experience) : ₹2m;
  • Experienced (20+ years’ experience): ₹3m 

Agile coach salary in USA:

  • Entry level (less than 1 year experience): $75K;
  • Mid-career(5 to 9 years’ experience) : $123K;
  • Experienced (20+ years’ experience): $140K 

What learners are saying

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Alok Kumar Agarwal Associate Manager, QA
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The workshop was really good. Everything was properly planned. The topics were also covered with mutual discussions and interactions. 

Attended ICP Agile Certified Coaching (ICP-ACC) workshop in November 2019

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Subrahmanya Moger Consultant
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It was a good training!

Attended ICP Agile Certified Coaching (ICP-ACC) workshop in September 2019

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Devharsh Johri Technology Consulting Manager
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A very engaging and interactive training that helped me in getting an overarching understanding of coaching in professional space. Through an eclectic mix of theory and role plays, all the nuances in Agile Coaching were nicely explained. The instructor did his best to keep the participants engaged throughout the sessions.

Attended ICP Agile Certified Coaching (ICP-ACC) workshop in May 2019

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Ananda Sankar Roy Project Manager
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It was a much awaited ICP-ACC training @Delhi. It was thoroughly interactive and immersive. The trainer was very good at imparting the training and Knowledgehut, as usual, was professional in the logistics part.

Attended ICP Agile Certified Coaching (ICP-ACC) workshop in April 2019

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Ruba Sundaram Scrum Master
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Trainer was awesome. The course content and the real-time examples discussed during the training were very useful and provided valuable insights. Thanks, KH!

Attended ICP Agile Certified Coaching (ICP-ACC) workshop in April 2019

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Pui On Sang Senior Customer Engagement Manager
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Plenty of materials covered in an intensive 3-day course. In particular, I got the opportunity to practice agile coaching in semi-real life situations through this training.

Attended ICP Agile Certified Coaching (ICP-ACC) workshop in March 2019

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Rajat Das Agile Coach
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Padma Priya, the trainer shared tons of knowledge and her experience reflected throughout the training. It was a great learning experience!

Attended ICP Agile Certified Coaching (ICP-ACC) workshop in March 2019

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Piyush Kalbande
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It was a good training!

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