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The Association for Coaching is committed to championing standards of excellence in the coaching profession. We offer accreditation to our coach members, indicating to potential users of coaching that a coach is working effectively to the comprehensive AC Coaching Competency Framework.
Two accreditation options are available, the Executive Coach Scheme for coaches working primarily in an organizational context, and the Coach Scheme for all other coaches. Both schemes offer a progression through four levels of accreditation and are equal in standard. You apply for the level that best matches your current level of experience and capability, with a developmental path through higher levels of accreditation.
Find out more about the levels of AC Coach Accreditation (pdf).
AC Coach Accreditation is inclusive – you may apply whatever your background, training and experience. You get the opportunity to benchmark yourself against high professional standards in a rigorous process, where the focus is on accrediting fitness to practise rather than theory and academics.
For Coach Accreditation renewals and upgrades, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the relevant application documents.
Support is available to help you apply for Coach Accreditation, including comprehensive information in Applicant Guides and FAQs, regular webinars where you can find out what AC Accreditation entails and for those applicants who have started the process there are regular Coach Accreditation Support calls held so that you can ask questions specific to your own application.
Please contact the Accreditation Office on email@example.com to request your two ethical dilemma questions (if applicable) before completing your application.
This is what one of our members had to say "....when I looked at various accreditations and memberships, yours was by far the most straightforward and pragmatic, and finding increasingly in the coaching marketplace, that having formal accreditation creates more of a USP, as there are a lot of Coaches out there, qualified and unqualified." - David Crowe, Crowe AssociatesApply now
1. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request your two ethical dilemma questions to answer