IIC&M Accreditation is available for all mentors who want to demonstrate their quality through an internationally recognised mentoring standard. Each mentor – new or existing – will be awarded their accreditation when they have demonstrated that they meet the accreditation requirements established by the IIC&M.
Click the relevant image to apply for your accreditation.
The purpose of Accreditation is to:
- re-inforce mentoring as a professional industry.
- demonstrate that, as an industry, mentoring is able to validate its professionalism through the independent requirements defined in each accreditation level.
- assure the individuals and organisations that are hiring mentors, that those mentors awarded an Accreditation have met or exceeded the accreditation requirements defined for that specific level of accreditation.
- assure the individuals and organisations that are hiring mentors, that those mentors have been trained through an independently verified course or workshop which has been awarded an Accreditation level which demonstrates that they have met or exceeded the accreditation requirements defined for that specific level of course accreditation.
- assure the students who are selecting a mentor training course that the course has received an independent verification which has been awarded an Accreditation level which demonstrates that they have met or exceeded the accreditation requirements defined for that specific level of course accreditation.
The Accreditation process …
… is a rigorous process and one that ensures the acceptance only of those mentors that have the highest standards; and it is a matter of pride that the IIC&M will only accredit mentors that meet all our standards. Each mentor meets the IIC&M’s Core Competencies and signs the Declaration of Integrity agreeing to abide by and uphold the IIC&M’s Standards and Ethics.
The IIC&M offers a further level of proficient membership – Professional Mentor (IIC&M).
As a Mentor wanting to attract more clients, the IIC&M has an independently established accreditation level to suit your knowledge and experience, from Accredited Practitioner Mentor (IIC&M) available to those who have just finished their training to Accredited Fellow Mentor (IIC&M) available to those who have a long-standing reputation in the mentoring industry.
The IIC&M have long recognised that CPD forms part of the accreditation process. However, it also recognised that in developing skills and knowledge for accreditation, CPD was almost an inevitable aspect. Therefore, how best to identify those coaches and mentors who, after accreditation, continued to develop their competence? The answer was the introduction of the ‘Professional’ level for mentors. This recognises those individuals who continue to develop their professional capabilities for the benefit of their clients as well as themselves.
Click here to understand more about the IIC&M’s Professional Mentor (IIC&M) membership level.
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For further information on how to get accredited by the IIC&M, please click + to email the Accreditation Department
Issue 5, June, 2014