The ICF provides more ways than ever to enhance your professional development. ICF is recognised globally for:
Connecting members to a global coaching community;
 Facilitating networking opportunities through local ICF Chapters; 
Establishing a professional code of ethics and standards; 
Its coaching core competencies; and
 Developing the only internationally recognised credentialing program.

Ten great reasons to be an ICF Member

  1. More than 140 chapters in over 50 countries—choose to participate in a local chapter. Establish contacts, stay attuned to trends and participate in local educational activities.
  2. Globally Recognised Credentialing Program—complete the required education and coach-specific training in order to receive the professional credential and recognition.
  3. Professional Recognition—demonstrate your commitment to the profession of coaching. Members are eligible for the ICF President’s Award, which recognizes an individual or organization that has worked to promote coaching in a humanitarian capacity.
  4. Shared Ethics and Standards—be able to subscribe to an internationally recognized philosophy of coaching and code of ethics.
  5. Credentials—are available to any coach who has completed the required education and coach-specific training in order to receive the professional credentials and recognition.
  6. Coaching Conferences—attend the Annual International ICF Conference and other regional conferences held worldwide.
  7. ICF Web site, Newsletter & Update e-mails—access to a members only section of, receive the ICF’s monthly newsletter, Coaching World, and monthly member update e-mails as well as access to an online community.
  8. Coach Referral Service—all ICF Credentialed coaches are listed in the online CRS database for potential clients to find a coach at no charge.
  9. Leadership Development—pursue membership on the ICF Global Board of Directors and Officer Positions, ICF Global Committees and Task Forces.
  10. Exclusive Savings—to increase your benefits and educational opportunities, ICF offers important membership advantages and discounts to member coaches.

  11. For the purpose of insurance only The International Coaching Federation of Ireland are an Introducer Appointed Representative of Balens Limited, Bridge House, Portland Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WRI4 2TA who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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