Recognition of CPD Hours
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Association for Coaching's (AC) Recognition of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Hours


The Association for Coaching's (AC) Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Hours Scheme is designed to recognize the hours for ongoing professional development.

This scheme is specially created for organizations offering ongoing learning and development, not exclusive to coach training. This allows their participants evidence of hours taken of ongoing professional development. This may apply to courses, workshops, certifications, webinars and events which can be used towards CPD elements of AC accreditation and other related programmes.

Organizations do not need to be members of the AC in order to qualify, provided they meet the criteria below:


  • As part of this scheme training and professional development organizations will have their courses, webinars and learning modules validated with AC CPD hours. This provides an additional level of professional assurance and credibility of their services and demonstrating a focus on excellence.
  • All organizations will receive an editable AC CPD Hours Scheme certificate that they can provide to their participants.
  • Organizations who validate their hours through the CPD Hours Scheme will be provided with
    - An AC CPD Scheme certificate to reflect the validated hours.     
    - A quality assurance “Mark” to show that they are part of the AC CPD Hours Scheme and to validate the CPD hours represented by the course.
    - This Mark may also be used within the organization's promotional materials and website.

 Example types of organisations who may wish to purchase this CPD Hours Scheme include:

  • AC Corporate and Organizational Members
  • Tools and Profiling Providers
  • Coaching Providers – (offering CPD and ongoing learning)
  • HR / L&D internal training
  • Corporates - learning development curriculum
  • Training Providers – short courses

Application Fees

  Programme Hours Member Price* Non-Member Price*
CPD Track 1  1-16  £80  £100
CPD Track 2  17-32  £140  £200
CPD Track 3  33-55  £200  £300
Bulk Package Price: 20% off for 2+ courses, 30% off for 5+ courses and 40% off for 10+ courses

*Plus applicable VAT at the prevailing rates.

CPD Scheme criteria

The CPD Hours Scheme is for organizations that demonstrate their courses contribute to Coaches ongoing professional development.

Ongoing Professional Development: Training in skills that contribute to an individual’s professional development (e.g. personal development, coaching tools, ongoing coach training, or assessments, practice building, or other material that falls outside the AC’s Coaching Competencies).

Where applicable, please outline which AC Coaching Competencies the submitted course/workshop/training align with.

Qualifying organizations can submit a simple application form for each of their courses they would like to be a part of the AC CPD Hours Scheme, valid for a period of one year from the approval date.

Select the scheme that you would like to apply for below:

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