International Authority for Professional Coaching & Mentoring

The Leading International Accreditation Body for Coaches, Mentors and Training Providers


“The IAPC&M is the most caring, sharing, practical hands-on resource available”.

ECI Accreditation Limited trades as the International Authority for Professional Coaching & Mentoring and is known by its initials: IAPC&M.

Started in 1998 by Ben Botes and formally registered as a company in 2003 accreditation has been its core business.

The IAPC&M is run by Coaches and Mentors on behalf of other Coaches and Mentors whose objective is to protect the clients.

Gaining accreditation with the IAPC&M means that each Coach, Mentor, or Commercial Training Organisation has been independently assessed by a third party.  This independent assessment determines the Coaches, Mentors, or Commercial Training Organisation's professional capability.

In addition to Coach, Mentor, and Commercial Training Organisation Accreditations; the IAPC&M offers an 'Accredited Client-Facing Signature Programme'.

For more information about IAPC&M, please visit the IAPC&M's Directory Entry.

The International Regulator of Coaching and Mentoring CIC (IRCM) is the only approved, independent coaching and mentoring regulator, which focuses on helping all clients, customers, students, and members of the coaching and mentoring industry make better-informed decisions.

Media Contact: Duncan McLaughlin



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