Professional Body Accreditation

Professional Body Accreditation

As one of the few triple-accredited coach training providers, we understand the importance of accreditation in establishing yourself as a reputable and successful coach in the industry. Accreditation with a professional body offers recognition, assurance, and ongoing support for your coaching practice.

When choosing which professional body to become accredited with there is not a definitive right or wrong option. It's undeniable that the ICF stands as the world's largest coaching body, nevertheless, both the EMCC and AC also hold substantial credibility within the coaching community. It’s down to personal choice, so do your research and secure an accreditation, which aligns with your own values and priorities as a coach.

An AoEC diploma programme will equip you with the coach-specific education required for your coach accreditation. To become accredited with one of the three professional bodies, you will need to complete the required client coaching hours and fulfil the additional requirements made by each accrediting body to move forward to application.

How do I become accredited with a professional body?

Please find below an illustration that details AoEC’s accredited programmes and which coach accreditations they are aligned with. Please refer to each professional body for the specific and additional requirements of coach accreditation.

For further details of the benefits of each body, along with costs, membership periods, and application renewal information please refer directly to the AC, EMCC and ICF websites or get in touch with us below.

You can also download the information on this page in the form of a PDF with links further down the page.

Route to Coaching Accreditation with Professional Bodies