THE INTERNATIONAL HUMANISTIC COACHING SOCIETY

Accreditation

Accreditation

INTERNATIONAL ACCREDITATION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PROFESSIONAL HUMANISTIC COACH – IHCOS®

IHCOS establishes the prerequisites for a coaching career. These prerequisites define the technical and social skills required to serve as an internationally accredited professional.

The International Reference Chart for the professional Humanistic Coach – IHCOS® provides the necessary information to determine, a) the prerequisites to become a Humanistic Coach, and, b) career advancement requirements for professional Humanistic Coaches.

The varying coaching and international accreditation levels include training programs, hours of hands-on training practice, coaching sessions, supervision, examinations, among other requirements necessary to attain the title of Humanistic Coach.

INTERNATIONAL REFERENCE CHART FOR THE PROFESSIONAL HUMANISTIC COACH – IHCOS®

The following prerequisites are presented in a simplified manner, to be understandable for any site user. They are structured in levels. Each level incorporates a set of prerequisites that include technical, social and emotional skills; acceptance of the Code of Ethics, coaching sessions and mentoring; supervision, coaching projects and other requirements that attest to the participant’s professionalism within the corresponding coaching level. The higher the coach’s level is, the greater her or his level of experience.

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  • level 1 HCC - HUMANISTIC COACHING COMPETENCIESli

    Level 1 is awarded to those who have completed training in coaching skills and have acquired coaching tools to assist them in their personal and/or professional lives. Level 1 members are not professional coaches.

    Prerequisite: 60 hours of coaching skills training, over a minimum of 6 days

  • level 2 HPC - HUMANISTIC PROFESSIONAL COACHli

    Level 2 is awarded to Humanistic Professinoal Coach – IHCOS®.

    Prerequisite: An international certification with a total of 135 training hours, distributed over a minimum of 12 days + additional hours of practical work experience and supervision. At this level, a coaching specialization is also defined: Business, Life, Sports, Couples, etc...

  • level 3 HMC - HUMANISTIC MASTER COACHli

    Level 3 is awarded to professional Humanistic Master Coach – IHCOS® with specialization: Executive, Life, Sports, Couples, etc.

    Prerequisites: International Humanistic Coach Certification + 90 hours, distributed over a minimum of 9 days + additional hours of work and supervision for the International Humanistic Master Coach Certification

  • level 4 HSC - HUMANISTIC SENIOR COACHli

    Level 4 is awarded to professional Humanistic Senior Coach – IHCOS® with specialization: Executive, Life, Sports, Couples, etc…

    Prerequisites: International Humanistic Coach Certification + International Humanistic Master Coach Certification + NLP practitioner Certification or a comparable certification, encompassing 130 hours of training over a minimum of 15 days.

  • level 5 HCT - HUMANISTIC COACH TRAINERli

    Level 5 is awarded to professional Humanistic Coach Trainer – IHCOS®.

    Prerequisites: International Humanistic Coach certification - being a Senior Coach is not required. International Humanistic Master Coach certification undergoes a process of supervision and mentoring by experienced Coach Trainers over a period defined by IHCOS guidelines for professionals of this level.

  • level 6 AMBASSADORli

    The Ambassador is approved by IHCOS to certify professional coaches internationally through her or his business or institute. The Ambassador is a credentiated Coach Trainer, possessing many levels of certification. He/she has also undergone a process of supervision and mentoring by expert Master Coach Trainers over a previously defined period.

    The Ambassador undergoes a rigorous assessment of his/her fulfillment of requirements, professional skills and proven experience as well as IHCOS mentoring before he or she may become a representative who can certify coaching professionals internationally.

    To become  Ambassador-IHCOS, written letters of recommendation from two IHCOS Master Coach Trainers must be provided.

  • level 7 HCMT - HUMANISTIC COACH MASTER TRAINERli

    Level 7 is awarded to professional Humanistic Coach Master Trainer – IHCOS®.

    Prerequisites: International Humanistic Coach Certification + International Humanistic Master Coach Certification + NLP practitioner certification or comparable certification with 130 hours of training over a minimum of 15 days + International Humanistic Coach Trainer Certification + more than 10 years of experience, to be certified by IHCOS.

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