Certified, qualified and certified as a coach
How do you choose a good education? With the increase in the number of coaches, the number of so-called coach trainers is also growing, although there are large qualitative differences between them. How do you keep seeing the forest through the trees? You are about to invest in time and money and you want to have a good chance of success. In short: how do you make a good choice?
Providers can all tell a nice story about their qualities on paper. But the bottom line is that you eventually find a place where you feel comfortable, where you are challenged to develop and where you can achieve concrete results. That is why we emphasize: choose with your heart and your eye focused on your goal!
An important goal could be to obtain a recognized diploma, with which you as a coach dare to manifest your own quality. For this you have come to the right place at the Associatie voor Coaching.
1) Our courses are accredited as a registered course at CPION. This means that upon completion you will receive a recognized Post-HBO diploma.
2) Our Certified Professional Coach courses are also accredited by the 2 largest and most famous professional associations in the world, namely the ICF (International Coach Federation) and the EMCC (European Mentoring & Coaching Council).
More information about both professional associations can be found elsewhere on our site https://associatievoorcoaching.com/wat-is-coachen/wat-is-icf-en-emcc/
With this diploma and sufficient practical hours you can register as a qualified coach with one of these professional organizations.
Upon successful completion of the CPC 1 training, it is possible to register as an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the ICF and as a Practitioner Coach with the EMCC.
Upon successful completion of the CPC 2 training, it is possible to register as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the ICF and as a Senior Practitioner Coach with the EMCC.
The ICF tells more about this in the video alongside:
Our quality is constantly tested
How do you choose a coach? Research shows: 69% of the Dutch would like clarity about how the coach is accountable for his working method, reflects on himself and continues to professionalize.
Clients therefore consider it a good sign when a coach is recognized by an important professional organization for coaches, such as, for example, the NOBCO, ICF, EMCC, NOLOC and others. After all, a certified coach has successfully established a recognized training course, has sufficient work experience, does peer review and follows recognized further training.
Often all kinds of popular models and theories are gathered in a course, but there is no common thread and space for practical exercises. The Association for Coaching calls this “fallen bookcase” training, we don’t really like that. However, we do believe in thorough and independently accredited and registered courses!
In addition, we consider the connection with the professional associations important to help develop in the further professionalization of the coaching field. Our Certified Professional Coach courses are therefore:
- so-called ACTP (Accredited Coaching Training Program) approved courses and thus recognized by the International Coaching Federation (ICF)
- EQA (European Quality Award) courses and thus recognized by the Dutch Order of Professional Coaches & the European Mentoring & Coaching Council (Nobco / EMCC).
Our Supervision Training for Coaches was the very first ESQA (European Supervision Quality Award) accredited program in the Netherlands, recognized by the EMCC!
All training institutes can tell a nice story about their qualities on paper. But the important thing is that you eventually find a place where you feel comfortable, where you are challenged to develop and where you can achieve concrete results.
The ICF about quality and choosing a coaching education: