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ICAgile Certified Expert in Agile Coaching (ICE-AC)



Today, the Agile industry tends to reserve the “expert” label for people who gain exposure in the community by writing great blogs, speaking at conferences and publishing agile books. While this is certainly a significant contribution to the community, we believe that there are great agilists within organizations who live agile every day and make exceptional contributions on the ground, where it matters most.

In light of this, ICAgile seeks to provide the industry with two things: (1) a Learning Roadmap for people to acquire knowledge and build capability in agile approaches, and (2) a means of recognizing expertise through real-world experience and demonstration of capability. ICAgile offers ICAgile Certified Expert (ICE) level certifications for various disciplines across the Learning Roadmap (e.g., Agile Coaching, Agile Testing, etc.)

To obtain the ICAgile Certified Expert in Agile Coaching (ICE-AC), a candidate must demonstrate competency in the discipline of agile coaching and facilitation to a review committee of three industry-recognized experts. The candidate will be evaluated via an interactive virtual session with the review committee.




The fee for an ICE certification is $1275 USD. The first $300 is paid to reserve a review session with the panel and the remaining balance is paid upon successful completion of the ICE assessment. Rather than paying renewal fee, ICE holders are required to submit 12 mentoring hours per year. These hours can be met by helping other ICE candidates prepare and serving on ICE-AC assessment panels.



Build competence.

  • Recommended 1-2 years of agile coaching experience
  • Six months active practice after earning ICP-ATF and ICP-ACC
  • Agile Coaching experience must include three or more teams



  • Submit at least three references (one from each team coached)
  • Prepare video evidence showing ability to: 1) facilitate an agile practice and 2) teach in an agile context
  • Submit supporting materials showing facilitation and teaching session design


Sit before a panel of experts.

  • Present video evidence and answer questions
  • Live demonstration of professional coaching and mentoring
  • Recieve same day feedback from panel
Getting Started

If you are interested in pursuing the ICAgile Certified Expert in Agile Coaching (ICE-AC), please download the latest requirements for this certification. We invite you to apply for the ICE-AC certification after meeting these requirements, at which point we will follow up with specific guidelines, processes, and next steps.