As a professional coach it is not enough to simply go through a good quality training programme.
It is also I would say, nowadays, essential to also be fully accredited by one of the world’s leading accreditation bodies.
It can be quite confusing, there are many organisations that call themselves accreditation bodies, when in fact they are merely trade organisations or privately owned membership organisations without the backing or mandate of any national or international education standards authority or governmental body.
We recommend at this moment only three organisations that we consider to be appropriate for a professional coach to be accredited by
 

IIC&M — The International Institute Of Coaching and Mentoring-

www.iicandm.org

The preferred Accreditation Body for Coaches, Mentors, Training Providers and Clients.
creating excellence in the coaching and mentoring professions

The IIC&M was founded in 1999 with the aim to raise professionalism within the coaching and mentoring industry through accreditation.

Accreditation is a formal, third party independent recognition of competence to perform specific tasks.

 

ILM – Institute for leadership and management

https://www.i-l-m.com/

ILM has the widest range of leadership and management qualifications, recognised training programmes and membership services.

Over 750,000 managers have benefited from an ILM qualification or recognised training programme in the past ten years, while 35,000 managers are now members of ILM.
 

IRCM – International Regulator for Coaching and Mentoring

www.ircm-register.org

IRCM is the first independent body to search the globe to initiate a search and discover exactly how many coaches and mentors are currently trading. We have spent over two years and thousands of hours completing our initial search.

IRCM is registered and is regulated by the Regulator who ensures transparency and provides a benefit to the community it serves and must file an annual report that is open to the public.

International Regulator of Coaching & Mentoring (IRCM). It was the very first voluntary independent regulatory body to be awarded Community Interest Company status by the Regulator of Community Interest Companies.