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Professional Bodies Directory
details and information

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The information found is in the sequence as found on the relevant page.

The left-hand column provides further explanation of the detail found on the Directory page, and the right-hand column explains the additional detail on the individual Professional Bodies REGISTERED page.

Commercial Organisations

The name of the Professional Body is as they have entered it on their application form, or updated it as part of the maintenance of their information.

Professional Body Types:

There are a number of different types of organisations that can be represented as Professional Bodies in the coaching and mentoring industry:

  • Academy
  • Accreditation Body
    Accreditation Bodies hold approval from one of the following: Department of Business, Innovation & Skills; United Kingdom Accreditation Service; European Accreditation; European Commission Accreditation Conformity; or similar from outside the UK/EU.
  • Association
  • Chartered
    The authority to be recognised as Chartered comes from the Royal Prerogative, (the grant is made by the Sovereign (on the advice of the Privy Council)).  Having gained recognition, the Chartered Organisations are subject to the general law, generally self-regulating and not answerable to the Privy Council or the Privy Council Office in relation to the conduct of its internal affairs.
  • Faculty
  • Guild
  • Institute
  • Membership
  • Society
  • Support Group
  • Trade Body
  • or another similar type of definition.

Coaching and/or Mentoring clarifies to the consumer which service or services this Professional Body supports.

Not every Professional Body on this Directory supports both services, and this column on the directory clarifies whether the Professional Body supports Coaching only, or Mentoring only, or Coaching and Mentoring.  The IRCM CIC recommends that the consumer is clear about the type of support and service they require from their Professional Body as coaching and mentoring are different services.

The full definition of ‘coach’, ‘mentor’, ‘coaching’ and ‘mentoring’ can be found on the IRCM CIC’s Coaching and Mentoring Industry Definitions.

In order that the consumers benefit from high-quality services and products provided by Professional Bodies; the IRCM CIC encourages all consumers to verify that the Professional Body has demonstrated their:

  •  commitment and professionalism to the industry by being IRCM CIC Registered.
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  • own quality and excellence by being Externally Verified through accreditation from the IRCM CIC.

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This provides a level of assurance that the Professional Body has the right level of excellence and experience to provide the relevant service/product.

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* The accredited (externally verified) column on the Professional Bodies Directory represents that the Professional Body has gained an external verification from the IRCM CIC of their competence and excellence.

This field denotes the country in which the Professional Body is trading.

This is important for the Consumer, as this represents the legislation under which they are agreeing to a contract of service or product.

Currently Trading confirms whether the Organisation or Individual Supplier is still trading.

This is important for the consumer, as a number of organisations and/or individual suppliers may still have the representation on their social media, website, marketing material, or other information; but may not be trading.

The IRCM CIC’s Star Status is based on facts provided by the consumers.

They are not a validation of the service or product provided but are simply the opinion of another person who has used the service or product offered by the Professional Body.

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The name of the Professional Body is as they have entered it on their application form, or updated it as part of the maintenance of their information.

Professional Body Types:

There are a number of different types of organisations that can be represented as Professional Bodies in the coaching and mentoring industry:

  • Academy
  • Accreditation Body
    Accreditation Bodies hold approval from one of the following: Department of Business, Innovation & Skills; United Kingdom Accreditation Service; European Accreditation; European Commission Accreditation Conformity; or similar from outside the UK/EU.
  • Association
  • Chartered
    The authority to be recognised as Chartered comes from the Royal Prerogative, (the grant is made by the Sovereign (on the advice of the Privy Council)).  Having gained recognition, the Chartered Organisations are subject to the general law, generally self-regulating and not answerable to the Privy Council or the Privy Council Office in relation to the conduct of its internal affairs.
  • Faculty
  • Guild
  • Institute
  • Membership
  • Society
  • Support Group
  • Trade Body
  • or another similar type of definition.

This field denotes the country in which the Professional Body is trading.

This is important for the Consumer, as this represents the legislation under which they are agreeing to a contract of service or product.

In order that the consumers benefit from high-quality services and products provided by Professional Bodies; the IRCM CIC encourages all consumers to verify that the Professional Body has demonstrated their:

  •  commitment and professionalism to the industry by being IRCM CIC Registered.
    .
  • own quality and excellence by being Externally Verified through accreditation from the IRCM CIC.

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This provides a level of assurance that the Professional Body has the right level of excellence and experience to provide the relevant service/product.

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* The accredited (externally verified) column on the Professional Bodies Directory represents that the Professional Body has gained an external verification from the IRCM CIC of their competence and excellence.

Coaching and/or Mentoring clarifies to the consumer which service or services this Professional Body supports.

Not every Professional Body on this Directory supports both services, and this column on the directory clarifies whether the Professional Body supports Coaching only, or Mentoring only, or Coaching and Mentoring.  The IRCM CIC recommends that the consumer is clear about the type of support and service they require from their Professional Body as coaching and mentoring are different services.

The full definition of ‘coach’, ‘mentor’, ‘coaching’ and ‘mentoring’ can be found on the IRCM CIC’s Coaching and Mentoring Industry Definitions.

This field provides the consumers with the different Accreditation/Credential awards the Professional Body provides for their:

  • Coaches and/or
  • Mentors and/or
  • Private Commercial Training Organisations.

This field provides each Professional Body with the opportunity to confirm what languages they support for their Members.

Where applicable, this field provides each Professional Body with the opportunity to confirm what niche markets they support.

Where the Professional Body supports the full coaching and/or mentoring industry, this will be indicated.  The IRCM CIC recognises that generally the professional bodies support one or more niches but not the full industry.  i.e. Coaching for Life, Business, etc.; Coaching for Rugby; Mentoring for High Board Diving.

Each Coach, Mentor, and Organisation who is currently REGISTERED or ACCREDITED (Professional Bodies) with the IRCM CIC agrees to abide by:

  • Internationally recognised Code of Standards and Ethics
  • Internationally recognised Coaching and Mentoring Industry Core Competencies
  • Internationally recognised Disciplinary Procedures
  • and recognises the Coaching and Mentoring Industry Ombudsman Service for the support of their Consumers.

This section provides the Professional Body with the opportunity to their accreditation status with the IRCM CIC, which will include the date the accreditation was awarded and where applicable, renewed.

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Each Professional Body has the opportunity to include a description of their services.

This field denotes the legal name of the Company.

This is important for the Consumer as not every Professional Body trades under their Company Name.

The Legal Entity Structure or Company Type defines the type of company that the Professional Body is operating.  This is important for the Consumer, as this represents the legislation under which they are agreeing to a contract of service or product.

The List of legal entity types by country provides details of each type of company worldwide.
For example, in the UK the following types of companies are available:

  • Private Limited Companies – either by shares or by guarantee.
  • Public Limited Company.
  • Unlimited Company.
  • Partnerships – either a general partnership or a Limited Liability Partnership or a Scottish Limited Partnership or a Limited Partnership.
  • Sole trader.
  • Charitable Incorporated Organisation.
  • Community Interest Company.
  • Industrial and Provident Society e.g. co-operative.

Depending upon the Legal Entity Structure or Company Type the Professional Bodies company may have a formal reference number.  Where this is the case, this reference number will be entered in this field.

The date entered in this field is the date by which the Professional Body started trading.
Please note – this does not mean that they were trading as a Professional Body from this date.  They may have added the work as a Professional Body at a later date.

Where the Professional Body has a Trading State Date and no Trading End Date, it indicates that the Professional Body is still trading.  This is important for the Consumer, as a number of organisations and/or individual suppliers may still have the representation on their social media, website, marketing material, or other information; but may not be trading.

The date entered in this field is the date by which the Professional Body stopped trading.
This date may not relate to the Professional Bodies business, where they are trading in a different industry.  This date relates to where the Professional Body ceases to trade completely or ceases to trade as a Coaching and/or Mentoring Professional Body.

Formally registered companies are required to register a formal company address.  This is found under the ‘Registered Office Address’ tab.

The Professional Body may not be trading from their formally registered company address, and as such, they may register a different address under their ‘Trading Address’.

The IRCM CIC recognises that company and professional indemnity insurance is different around the world, but where the Professional Body has got company and/or professional indemnity insurance; they can enter the details of their insurance policy.

  • Insurance Organisation – the details in this field will provide the Consumer with the name of the insurance company.
  • Insurance Type – the details in this field will provide the Consumer with the type of business, company, professional indemnity, etc. type of insurance that the Professional Body holds.
  • Certificate number – the Professional Body is encouraged to enter the full details of their insurance policy, and in this field, they should enter their current certificate number.
  • Date first issued – this is the date that the insurance policy was first issued.
  • Date expires – this is the current date the insurance policy expires.

The insurance details entered here may need to be updated, and for more information about their insurance, the Consumer should contact the Professional Body.

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Currently, all information provided by and correspondence with the IRCM CIC is in English.