International Regulator of Coaching and Mentoring, CIC
Professional Bodies Directory

This register provides details of all Professional Bodies, who demonstrate their commitment to excellence by REGISTERING or ACCREDITING their organisation and in turn their members (coaches, mentors, private commercial training organisations) on the unified single transparent register for the benefit of all consumers.  This single central unified directory of Professional Bodies and the unified Industry Codes will continue to grow consumer confidence in the industry.

PROFESSIONAL BODY DIRECTORY:

IRCM Directory Status: Professional
Body
Type
Representing:
Company:
IRCM
Star
Status
Accredited Registered Listed Coaching Mentoring Type Currently
Trading
American Board of Neuro Linguistic Programming USA Board
American Union of NLP USA Union
Association for Coaching UK Association Private Limited
Company by
guarantee
04502634
Association for Coaching International Limited UK Association Private Limited
Company by
guarantee
06966900
Association for Coaching Ireland Limited UK
Northern Ireland
Association Private Limited
Company by
guarantee

NI602087
D
Association for Coaching UK Limited UK Association Private Limited
Company by
guarantee

06964456
Association for Neuro Linguistic Programming (ANLP) UK Association
Association for Physical Education UK Association Private Limited
Company by
guarantee

05526637
Association for Professional Executive Coaching & Supervision (APECS) UK Association Private Limited
Company by
guarantee

05402127
Association for Structural Life Coaching  UK Association Private Limited
Company by
guarantee
11650307
Association of Business Mentors UK Association Private Limited
Company by
guarantee
07533326
Association of Coaching Supervisors (AOCS) UK Association
Australian and New Zealand Institute of Coaching Australia
New Zealand
Institute
Australian Board of NLP Australia Board
Australian Life Coaching Society Australia Society
Australian Youth Mentoring Network Australia Network

D = Dissolved

IRCM Directory Status: Professional
Body
Type
Representing:
Company:
IRCM
Star
Status
Accredited Registered Listed Coaching Mentoring Type Currently
Trading
Chartered Institute of Personal & Development (CIPD) UK Chartered Institute Royal Charter
company
RC000758
Chartered Management Institute UK Chartered Institute Royal Charter company
RC000778
Coach Certifications USA
Coaches and Mentors of South Africa (COMENSA) South Africa  
Coaching Association Bulgaria Bulgaria Association
Coaching Association of Canada (The) (coach.ca) Canada Association  
Coaching Supervision Academy Ltd (CSA) UK Academy Private Limited Company
06669693
IRCM Directory Status: Professional
Body
Type
Representing:
Company:
IRCM
Star
Status
Accredited Registered Listed Coaching Mentoring Type Currently
Trading
European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) UK Council Private Limited
Company by
guarantee
3316466
IRCM Directory Status: Professional
Body
Type
Representing:
Company:
IRCM
Star
Status
Accredited Registered Listed Coaching Mentoring Type Currently
Trading
Global Coaching and Mentoring Alliance (GCMA) Alliance
IRCM Directory Status: Professional
Body
Type
Representing:
Company:
IRCM
Star
Status
Accredited Registered Listed Coaching Mentoring Type Currently
Trading
Institute of Leadership and Mentoring (ILM) UK Institute Private company limited by guarantee
00601049
International Alliance for Youth Sports (IAYS) USA Alliance
International Association of Coaching USA Association
International Association of Neuro Linguistic Progarmming and Coaching Ltd
UK Association   Private company limited by guarantee
06818250
International Authority for Professional Coaching & Mentoring (IAPC&M) UK Authority Private Limited
Company
05009757
International Coach Federation (ICF) USA Federation
International Council for Coaching Excellence UK Council Private Limited Company by guarantee
08871161
International Regulator of Coaching and Mentoring CIC UK Regulator Regulator and
Community Interest Company
07861572
International Society for Coaching Psychology UK Society Private Limited Company by guarantee
06652151
International Sport Mental Coach Association (ISMCA) Italy Association
IRCM Directory Status: Professional
Body
Type
Representing:
Company:
IRCM
Star
Status
Accredited Registered Listed Coaching Mentoring Type Currently
Trading
National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) USA Alliance
National Association of Business Coaches (NABC) Canada Association   R
National Collegiate Athletic Association USA Association

R = renamed WABC (2002)

IRCM Directory Status: Professional
Body
Type
Representing:
Company:
IRCM
Star
Status
Accredited Registered Listed Coaching Mentoring Type Currently
Trading
Peer Resources Canada Resources
Positive Coaching Alliance USA Alliance
IRCM Directory Status: Professional
Body
Type
Representing:
Company:
IRCM
Star
Status
Accredited Registered Listed Coaching Mentoring Type Currently
Trading
Sports Coaches Association of Singapore Singapore Association
Sport Northern Ireland UK
Sport Wales UK
Sports England UK
Sports Scotland UK
IRCM Directory Status: Professional
Body
Type
Representing:
Company:
IRCM
Star
Status
Accredited Registered Listed Coaching Mentoring Type Currently
Trading
Time Line Therapy Association USA Association
IRCM Directory Status: Professional
Body
Type
Representing:
Company:
IRCM
Star
Status
Accredited Registered Listed Coaching Mentoring Type Currently
Trading
UK Coaching UK Membership
UK Coaching Limited UK   D
UK Sport UK

D = Dissolved

IRCM Directory Status: Professional
Body
Type
Representing:
Company:
IRCM
Star
Status
Accredited Registered Listed Coaching Mentoring Type Currently
Trading
Worldwide Association of Business Coaches (WABC) Canada Association privately held corporation
IRCM Directory Status: Professional
Body
Type
Representing:
Company:
IRCM
Star
Status
Accredited Registered Listed Coaching Mentoring Type Currently
Trading
Youth Sports Trust UK Registered Charity

Although the IRCM can confirm the register status of each Professional Body, the detail held for those Professional Bodies included as ACCREDITED or REGISTERED was correct at the time of application or renewal and it is the responsibility of the Professional Body to provide regular updates as necessary.  For this reason, the IRCM cannot guarantee the information displayed on record is current and up-to-date.  The extent to which you may rely on the information displayed to be correct is in the hands of the Professional Body.

Each Professional Body who applies to join this register, or is found through research undertaken by the IRCM will be identified through one of three ways – ACCREDITED, REGISTERED, or LISTED.

Consumers for Professional Bodies are generally considered to be their members (coaches, mentors, and private commercial training organisations) and this register provides those consumers with a single place for transparency and openness.

Consumers of Coaches, Mentors, and Private Commercial Training Organisations will be able to utilise this register as part of their due-diligence when researching who to work with (coach and/or mentor) or which course to study.  If the Professional Body is not Registered or Accredited, the IRCM cannot provide validation that the coach and/or mentor and/or private commercial training organisation abides by the Coaching and Mentoring Industry Codes.

PROFESSIONAL BODY DETAILS:

IRCM DIRECTORY STATUS:

Accredited Professional Bodies are those organisations who are competent and provide a quality to the coaching and mentoring industry, and have:

  • agreed to abide by the IRCM’s
    • Unified Code of Industry Ethics,
    • Unified Industry Core Competencies,
    • Disciplinary Procedures,
    • recognises the Ombudsman Service for consumers;
  • and have successfully completed the IRCM’s independent verification.

These Professional Bodies demonstrate that they and their members have committed to building trust, confidence, and excellence in the coaching or mentoring industry through their inclusion on the register, and detailed involvement on the IRCM Steering Committee.

Registered Professional Bodies are those organisations who have agreed to abide by the IRCM’s:

  • Unified Code of Industry Ethics,
  • Unified Industry Core Competencies,
  • Disciplinary Procedures, and
  • recognises the Ombudsman Service for consumers.

These Professional Bodies demonstrate that they and their members have committed to building trust, confidence, and excellence in the coaching or mentoring industry through their inclusion in the register, and representation on the IRCM Steering Committee.

Listed by the IRCM provides the consumers with a list of all Professional Bodies trading in the coaching and mentoring industry who are not Registered or Accredited with the IRCM.

These organisations have been listed either during the IRCM’s independent search of the internet to discover exactly how many coaches, mentors, and organisations are currently trading; or by request.

These Professional Bodies may have selected not to confirm their details, register, or accredit with the IRCM and have not confirmed that they abide by the Unified Code of Industry Ethics, Unified Industry Core Competencies, Disciplinary Procedures, and recognise the Ombudsman Service for consumers.

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Each Professional Body who is currently ACCREDITED or REGISTERED with the IRCM has agreed to abide by the IRCM’s:

    • Unified Code of Industry Ethics,
    • Unified Industry Core Competencies,
    • Disciplinary Procedures,
    • recognises the Ombudsman Service for consumers.

TRADING:

Coaching clarifies to the consumer which service or services this Professional Organisation supports.  This Professional Organisation supports individuals who work as coaches, and training organisations who train individuals to become coaches through learning mentoring skills, tools, techniques, etc.

Although it is generally the members of these bodies who are the consumers; it is important for all types of consumers to be clear about the service or services the Professional Body provides in the coaching and mentoring industry, so that they are aware of the validation through credential/accreditation/other status allocated to the individual they select as their coach, or training company they select to train with.

Mentoring clarifies to the consumer which service or services this Professional Organisation supports.  This Professional Organisation supports individuals who work as mentors, and training organisations who train individuals to become mentors through learning mentoring skills, tools, techniques, etc.

Although it is generally the members of these bodies who are the consumers; it is important for all types of consumers to be clear about the service or services the Professional Body provides in the coaching and mentoring industry, so that they are aware of the validation through credential/accreditation/other status allocated to the individual they select as their coach, or training company they select to train with.

Coaching and Mentoring clarifies to the consumer which service or services this Professional Organisation supports.  This Professional Organisation supports individuals who work as coaches and mentors, and training organisations who train individuals to become coaches and mentors through learning mentoring skills, tools, techniques, etc.

Although it is generally the members of these bodies who are the consumers; it is important for all types of consumers to be clear about the service or services the Professional Body provides in the coaching and mentoring industry, so that they are aware of the validation through credential/accreditation/other status allocated to the individual they select as their coach, or training company they select to train with.

It is important to be aware of the skills being offered by the individual or courses/workshops being offered by the training organisations; as the definitions of these two elements of this industry provide the end-user consumer with different services.

Currently Trading confirms whether the Professional Organisation is still trading.

This is important for the end-user consumer, as the coach, mentor, or training organisation may still be promoting their membership or accreditation/credential with the Professional Body.

OTHERS:

There are a number of different types of organisations that can be represented as Professional Bodies in the coaching and mentoring industry:

  • Academy
  • Accreditation Body
    Accreditation Bodies hold approval from one of the following: Department of Business, Innovation & Skills; United Kingdom Accreditation Service; European Accreditation; European Commission Accreditation Conformity; or similar from outside the UK/EU.
  • Association
  • Chartered
    The authority to be recognised as Chartered comes from the Royal Prerogative, (the grant is made by the Sovereign (on the advice of the Privy Council)).  Having gained recognition, the Chartered Organisations are subject to the general law, generally self-regulating and not answerable to the Privy Council or the Privy Council Office in relation to the conduct of its internal affairs. 
  • Faculty
  • Guild
  • Institute
  • Membership
  • Society
  • Support Group
  • Trade Body
  • or another similar type of definition.

The IRCM’s Star System is based on facts provided by the consumers; who, in this case, are the members (coaches, mentors, training organisations) of the Professional Body.

With so many Professional Organisations representing themselves in the coaching and mentoring industry; the consumers are having challenges finding the right Professional Organisation to join.  It can also be difficult for the coaches, mentors, and training organisations (in other words, consumers) wanting to join; to understand the difference between the different products that are offered.

Star Ratings are provided by the consumers.  They are not a validation of the service or services provided but are simply the opinion of another person who has used the service or services offered by the Professional Organisation.  It is the recommendation of the IRCM, for any Professional Organisation joined; that the consumer has done their own due-diligence.

The IRCM encourages the clients and students of the Professional Body members to provide input into the IRCM’s Star System.

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Currently all information provided by and correspondence with the IRCM is in English.