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IPACC Training programs

1. If you have made up your mind to become a coach, you are sure to take the training program “Professional coach” being further certified as “Professional Coach IPACC”. Techniques of individual coaching and coaching- training are given primary consideration. In the framework of the standard program an accredited coach will master your skills in individual coaching, assisting, supervision, trainings on coaching methodology (both individual and in the group) and, finally, in certification. As for some regional representations correction of the standard program is quite possible.

Each IPACC Accredited Coach Training Program  offers:

• Assisting, supervision, trainings on coaching methodology (both individual and in the group)
• A minimum of 160 hours  training and 40 hours individual coaching, assisting, supervision on coaching methodology for Associated Coach; A minimum of 160 (or 16 full training days) + 210 hours  training, individual coaching, assisting, supervision, trainings on coaching methodology for IPACC Professional Coach

• Training on all IPACC Core Competencies and the IPACC Ethical Code
• A minimum of 4 observed coaching sessions with an experienced coach 
• A comprehensive final exam that evaluates a student’s coaching competency

IPACC Professional Master Coach the student must have 500 hours of professional training including at least 30 hours of received personal coaching; at least 20 hours of received supervision on her/his client work given by professional supervisor acknowledged by the accredited institute,at least 50 hours of coaching sessions given to clients unknown to the student.

2. Business trainings with coaching methodology comprise business tools (trainings: sales technologies, marketing, management, PR, leadership and ways of influence, etc.) will always come in handy to a person aspiring to have successes in his business or career. Certainly, a manager skilled in coaching methodology and these tools, will be rather effective in any organisation. And for this purpose it is possible to pass trainings in: sales techniques; negotiations and conflicts management techniques; PR technologies, marketing and advertising texts composition, time management, planning and business organization, stress management).

Knowledge Center

Reading is an essential part of learning at the International Professional Association of Coaching & Consulting (IPACC). However, participants may find it difficult because they may feel overwhelmed by the number of readings required or by the complex concepts and unfamiliar terms found in books and articles. With appropriate methods and strategies, you will find reading more managable.

What to read? Depending on your research area, you will need to read articles that cover an overview of a topic or summary, articles that contain current original findings or more. Use our Knowledge Center to identify your needs to find articles relevant to your interested topic.


The IPACC is an inclusive body for the coaching profession, not just coaches. This includes a full array of membership types – from Coaches through to Providers of coaching and coach training, Academic institutions, Not-for-Profits, and large global organizations, or Corporates, building coaching cultures. Each type of membership offers its own type of benefits and services.

For Coaches and Consultant, we welcome those just starting out on their development journeys, all the way through the most advanced professionals the industry offers. If you or your organization are interested in becoming a member, you will need to apply, as we use different criteria for each type of membership.

Information on membership types below:


Membership of the International Professional Association of Coaching & Consulting (IPACC) is open to those individuals with an interest in coaching. We have a sliding scale of membership levels depending on training and experience.


Membership of the International Professional Association of Coaching & Consulting (IPACC) is open to those organizations where coaching is a function of the business, either by providing a service or supplying training for coaches. For companies or groups actually engaged in or associated with the field of Coaching, as outlined below:

1. Service companies who provide Coaching/and or related Consulting services.
2. Coaching is a service offered by your business to external clients.
3. Training organization involved with training for coaches.
4. Provision of services specifically related to coaches or coaching.


Membership of the International Professional Association of Coaching & Consulting (IPACC) is open to those Corporate organizations (from the private or public sectors) who have an active interest in coaching or coaching related topics: For example, they are:

1. Using or considering using external coaching for executive /staff development.
2. Using or setting up internal coaching for executive/staff development.
3. Professionals in a Corporate environment with an interest in coaching related topics.

Third Sector

Membership of the International Professional Association of Coaching & Consulting (IPACC) is open to those Third Sector organizations who are using or thinking about using coaching for internal management and leadership development, or as part of the service delivery model with clients/customers they are working with.

This is for any third sector/not for profit/charitable or community based

1. organization using internal coaching for management/leadership staff development
2. organization using external coaching for management/leadership staff development
3. organization considering using coaching for management/leadership staff development
4. organization using coaching as part of the service delivery with clients/customers.

For any further queries on joining the IPACC or upgrading your membership, please contact members who are more than happy to help.


Coaching is a transformative process for personal and professional awareness, discovery and growth, and the expansion of possibilities.

As the coaching profession grows, and the practice of coaching evolves and transforms, it is imperative there be a coach certification process designed specifically to uphold, and advance, the highest standards of coaching excellence.

We do not require a set number of training hours in order to assimilate coaching skills, necessitate logging coaching hours, require training from a particular coach training program, nor value one style of coaching over another. Measuring the number of hours one has coached is vastly different from measuring the skill with which one coaches. Evaluating coaching style is not the same as evaluating coaching mastery.

There are 3 professional designations offered by the IPACC:

– Certified Specialist Coach (CSC);
– Certified Professional Coach (CPC);
– MasterProfessional Coach (MPC).

There are multiple pathways to becoming a certified coach. Keep reading to learn more about the process and your options.