International Authority for Professional Coaching and Mentoring (IAPC&M – https://coach-accreditation.services/
Our mission is to increase public confidence and raise industry standards by enforcing a vigorous and comprehensive accreditation process that ensures the quality of professional coaches and mentors, training providers and corporate in-house teams.
Our approach to accreditation:
Anyone who is awarded accreditation with the IAPC&M can be confident that they have demonstrated, through a vigorous and comprehensive process that they are indeed an industry professional. Our mission is to protect everyone from non-accredited practitioners and training providers. Additionally, we only award accreditation to those who meet our exacting quality standards. This ensures that anyone who approaches a coach, mentor or training provider who has achieved their IAPC&M accredited status, can have complete confidence in their capability and professionalism to deliver what has been agreed.
Assessing capability not competency:
One of the most important aspects for accreditation is to answer a simple, yet vital, question; can you deliver what you say you can deliver? In essence, are you a professional and capable coach, mentor or training provider?
To ensure that all our accredited coaches, mentors and training providers can deliver their advertised services, to the highest possible standards as expected by clients, we have adopted a capability approach to accreditation. This is different from the customary competency method and provides a much more comprehensive and holistic approach to assessing capability and determining success factors.
Uniqueness not sameness:
What differentiates you from a non-accredited coach, mentor or training provider is not just being accredited, though that is a critical component. It is about being capable and being able to sustain and grow your level of capability.
Our capability assessment model recognizes that you are unique. It enables you to comprehensively demonstrate your ability through a tried and tested model that evaluates meaning and explores your tacit knowledge as well as how you apply this in action.