The Certified Business Coach / Certified Life Coach certification has been independently accredited by the two leading organisational bodies in the world of coaching - International Coaching Federation (ICF) and European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) demonstrating its quality, academic relevance, and excellence.

What is ICF?

The International Coaching Federation (ICF) is the leading global organisation for coaches and coaching. ICF is dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high standards, providing independent certification and building a worldwide network of trained coaching professionals.


What is EMCC?

EMCC is the European Mentoring and Coaching Council.

It exists to develop, promote and set the expectation of best practice in mentoring, coaching, and supervision globally for the benefit of society. Their vision is to be the ‘go to’ body in mentoring, coaching, and supervision.

The EMCC is made up of delegates from each of the following affiliated EMCCs – Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and the Asia Pacific Region.

As of 31 December 2021, EMCC has 10,000+ members across 26 Affiliated Countries/Regions and 85 countries.


What does this mean for you as a graduate?

ICF credentials

Certified Business Coach has been accredited by International Coaching Federation (ICF) for 39 Continuous Coaching Education (CCE) units:

  • Core Competencies (CC) - 26

  • Resource Development (RD) - 13

If you already hold an ICF credential (ACC, PCC, MCC, you can apply for continuing coach education (CCE) units from this certification here to renew your ICF credentials.

Here is where you will find our program listed under ICF's list of training programs.

*Note that you can only apply for Continuous Coaching Education units if you already hold an ICF credential ie: you are an ICF Certified coach.

If you want to become an ICF Certified Coach, you can find out how here:

EMCC Credentials

Certified Business Coach has been accredited by the European Mentoring and Coaching Council at the Practitioner Level.

Students who complete this certification can apply to be officially accredited by EMCC and receive the EMCC Global Individual Accreditation (EIA) under their name.

The EIA is relevant for anyone involved in mentoring/coaching, whether it is just one part of the role or the main function. You can apply for accreditation at the Practitioner level or below (Foundation level) depending on the number of coaching hours you have completed as below:

i) 'Foundation level EIA' (50 hours and at least 1 yr prior experience) or

ii) 'Practitioner level EIA' (100 hours and at least 3 years prior experience)

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