ICF has taken the lead in developing a definition and philosophy of coaching and establishing ethical standards among its members. Through its own Code of Ethics, Ethical Conduct Review Process, Program Complaint Process and Independent Review Board (IRB), ICF sets professional coaching standards while also giving consumers a venue to file ethics complaints about ICF Members, ICF Credential-holders or ICF-accredited training programs.
Since January 2020 there is a new revised ICF Code of Ethics in place (this version replaces the ICF Code of Ethics of 2015).
If you are renewing your credential ICF’s take the complimentary online ethics course which is designed to fulfill the Continuing Coach Education requirement. Click here to take the course
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Code of Ethics PDF's:
ENGLISH - ICF Code of Ethics
GERMAN - ICF Code of Ethics
PORTUGUESE - ICF Code of Ethics
SPANISH - ICF Code of Ethics