The International Regulator of Coaching and Mentoring CIC (IRCM) is the only international regulator approved by the Regulator of Community Interest Companies; which is appointed by the United Kingdom’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. This approval gives the IRCM the authority to carry out international activities for the benefit of Coaching and Mentoring professionals, professional bodies (accreditation bodies, trade/membership bodies, and associations), training organisations, and the personal or corporate consumer.
As the International Regulator for the Coaching and Mentoring Industry, the IRCM is committed to creating and maintaining a single Unified Code of Industry Standards and Ethics for the Coaching and Mentoring Industries.
This Code of Industry Ethics is created within the boundaries of UK Law and takes into consideration European law and other international countries. It sets out the expectations of best practice for all individuals and organisations working within the Coaching and Mentoring Industry. This includes all individuals who call themselves a Coach and/or a Mentor; as well as all organisations that provide training or products or services of a Coaching and/or Mentoring nature.
Each individual or organisation that ‘registers’ or gains their ‘accreditation’ with the IRCM agrees to abide by this Code and the IRCMs Disciplinary Procedures.
The purpose of this Unified Code of Industry Ethics is to:
Provide clarity to both the individuals and organisations within the Coaching and Mentoring Industry, as well as the consumers of the Coaching and Mentoring services and products.
Provide guidelines of best practice for each individual and organisation working within the Coaching and Mentoring Industry; as well as those not necessarily calling themselves a Coach or Mentor but are using Coaching and/or Mentoring skills in their personal and professional life.
Provide accountability and enforceable standards and ethics for each individual and organisation working within the Coaching and Mentoring Industry; as well as those not necessarily calling themselves a Coach or Mentor but are using Coaching and/or Mentoring skills in their personal and professional life.
Where any individual or organisation falls short of this Unified Code of Industry Ethics; this Code will be used as the basis for any Complaint, Disciplinary Procedure, or Ombudsman process.
click here to read the complete Unified Code of Industry Ethics