Is there a professional body for coaching?

1st June

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Coaching is a self-regulated profession and there is not one overarching governing body that regulates the profession. 

However, there are three primary professional bodies that do regulate standards, accredit coach training programmes and accredit individuals. These are:

  • International Coaching Federation (ICF)
  • European Mentoring and Coaching Council, (EMCC), and the
  • Association for Coaching (AC)
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