The Professional Charter for Coaching, Mentoring, and Supervision of Coaches, Mentors, and Supervisors has been accepted by the European Union (EU), and it is now listed on the EU’s co-regulation and self-regulation databases.
This charter is the result of collaboration with other coaching associations to reflect a common understanding of professional coaching to regulators. It helps demonstrate why professional bodies should be the regulators of coaching rather than individual national, state, or provincial governments. While the charter does not carry the force of law, it does demonstrate a concerted effort to self-regulate the profession on the part of major coaching associations.
The latest charter is an enhancement of a 2011 version, both of which ICF has played a major role in developing. The 2022 charter includes key updates to ensure our self-regulation remains relevant; providing appropriate protections for consumers; and enabling skilled coaches, mentors, and supervisors to validate their credibility in the market.