International Regulator of Coaching and Mentoring, CIC (IRCM)
The IRCM is the ONLY organisation dedicated to represent buyers of coaching and mentoring services.
It is NOT a trade body, not a training
organisation and we do NOT sell Coaching and Mentoring services. What we do
is represent those who buy the services of Coaches and Mentors.
The IRCM is registered in the United Kingdom and is regulated by the Regulator of Community Interest Companies which ensures transparency and provides a benefit to the community it serves.
The remit for the IRCM is to lift the veil on the coaching and mentoring industry. This is done by:
The IRCM has a duty of care to the coaching and mentoring buying public. The IRCM does not require the coaches, mentors, accreditation bodies, trade/professional organisations, and training providers to pay to be registered. What the IRCM requests is that every person or organisation involved in the coaching and mentoring profession, registers to demonstrate their transparency in the work that they are doing in this profession.
defining the difference between the Regulator, Accreditation Bodies, Professional Bodies, Trade Bodies and Training Organisations;
recognising and approving Accreditation Bodies, Professional Bodies, Trade Bodies and Training Organisations; and
providing a register of genuine coaches and mentors; while.
providing information to the buying public without any bias.
The IRCM is the first independent body to create a register to include exactly how many coaches and mentors are currently trading. Two years and thousands of hours has been spent doing the initial research, and more coaches and mentors are adding themselves to the register. The information held on this register shows information, held in the public domain or updated by the coach or mentor, of their Qualification, Competence, and Insurance.
Accreditation bodies officially approved by governmental or equivalent bodies have a duty of care to their members.
Trade and Professional associations have a duty of care to their members.
Training Organisations have a duty of care to their students.
The IRCM is the first independent body to create a register of Accreditation, Professional, Trade and Training Organisations that are currently trading. The Approved Programme assesses these organisations so that you can chose your coach, mentor, or training course to meet your needs with confidence.
Qualification – each coach or mentor is asked to confirm what coach or mentor specific training they have completed and what qualification they received as an outcome of this training.
Competence – each coach or mentor is asked to identify an independent recognition of the training and experience through their membership with an approved Accreditation, Professional, or Trade Body.
Insurance – it is recognised that not every country in the world works with business insurance; but it is the recommendation that every coach and mentor has Professional Indemnity Insurance (especially where they are working with clients in countries where this insurance is recognised).