The overall reason a Professional Body would REGISTER with the IRCM is to protect the consumer (their members), raise consumer confidence in the industry by bringing the industry together to work as a single industry.  The Professional Body and their Members agree to abide by the Unified Codes of Conduct and determining the industry future; while providing an Ombudsman Service for all consumers.

It is to build trust, confidence, and excellence in the coaching or mentoring industry; and is one of credibility.

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By REGISTERING with the IRCM, each Professional Body:

  • demonstrates that they are committed to building trust, confidence, and excellence in the coaching and/or mentoring industry through their inclusion on the Professional Body Directory.
  • is focused on helping consumers of the coaching and mentoring industry make better informed decisions.
  • brings this industry together for the good of the Consumer.
  • actively partners and participates in the Steering Committees and determine the future of the industry.
  • nominates individuals to represent their members (coaches, mentors, private commercial training organisations) to actively participate in the future development of the coaching and mentoring industry.
  • to provide ‘authorised’ verification of standards through accreditation/credential to their members – coaches, mentors, private commercial training organisations.
  • to demonstrate their commitment to their members and their consumer protection.
  • to demonstrate their commitment to the transparency and openness of the industry.
  • to demonstrate their commitment to raising the bar in the industry as a whole.
  • agrees to abide by:
    • Unified Code of Industry Ethics,
    • Unified Industry Core Competencies,
    • Disciplinary Procedures, and
    • recognises the Ombudsman Service for consumers.

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The overall reason a Professional Body would gain ACCREDITATION with the IRCM is to demonstrate their commitment to working within a single international Coaching and Mentoring industry.

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By gaining ACCREDITATION from the IRCM, each Professional Body:

  • is currently REGISTERED with the IRCM.
  • demonstrates their inclusion in the industry by allowing their process, policies, and procedures to be subject to an in-depth verification and audit.
  • demonstrates a transparency and openness in allowing their process, policies, and procedures to be subject to an in-depth verification and audit.
  • may select to have a closer working relationship with the IRCM.
  • may select to participate in additional areas such as research, industry resources, white paper creation, books, newsletters, etc.

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

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