Organisations comprise both industry-related organisations and non-industry related organisations.

Professional Bodies* are industry-related organisations and each Professional Body who applies to register on the IRCM CIC’s Directory or is found through research undertaken by the IRCM CIC will be identified through one of three ways – REGISTERED, ACCREDITED, or LISTED.

* A Professional Body could be registered as an accreditation body, or a trade/membership body, or an association, or something similar.  Further details are found in the industry related definitions.

Professional Bodies

Professional Bodies serve the Private Commercial Training Companies and the Coaches and Mentors by providing a verification process (accreditation/credential); a membership service; and support.

The IRCM CIC recommends that each Professional Body REGISTERS with the IRCM CIC to confirm that they include the international industry recognised Codes of Conduct and details of the Ombudsman Service in their own Professional Body Codes of Conduct.

This ensures that the:

  • Private Commercial Training Organisations who train the Coaches and/or Mentors to work with the Consumer, has the right level of training and is working within the international industry recognised Codes of Conduct and recognise the Ombudsman Service.
  • Coaches and/or Mentors, who work with the Consumer, have the right level of competence and is working within the international industry recognised Codes of Conduct and recognise the Ombudsman Service.

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On the IRCM CIC’s Professional Bodies Directory, the IRCM CIC:

  • LISTS all known Professional Bodies.
  • encourages Professional Bodies to abide by a defined, consistent, and industry recognised code of ethics, standards, and core competencies, and recognise the Ombudsman Service for consumers (their members) by REGISTERING.
  • in addition to Registering, provides an independent verification for the Professional Body through ACCREDITATION of the Professional Bodies standards, ethics, policies and processes.

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Registered and Accredited Professional Bodies will be representing the industry through their active participation in the IRCM CIC’s Future Industry Steering Committees.

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Accredited Professional Bodies will be representing the industry through other activities in the IRCM CIC’s Future Industry Department.

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