How The Evaluation Works

How the IAC® Certification Evaluation Process Works

Step 1: Online Test:

Scores are calculated automatically based on your answers. The score is emailed to you. You are required to score 70% to pass the test. To prepare for Step 1, consider taking the Sample Test (free).

Step 2: Recorded Coaching Sessions:

When you submit your two recordings with written transcript in English, the Certification Processor will provide the recordings and transcripts to eligible independent IAC Certifiers.

Upon thoroughly reviewing the audio and written materials, each IAC Certifier, independent of one another, logs a numerical score for each Mastery, supported by written examples of coaching behaviors, effects, measures, etc., and submits them to the IAC.

In order to maintain the highest level of integrity and accuracy, the IAC® has specific and strict guidelines that eliminate any conflict of interest, such as:

  • IAC Certifiers shall not participate as an examiner if they have coached or mentored the applicant.
  • IAC Certifiers shall refrain from certifying anyone with whom they have a personal or close professional affiliation.
  • IAC Certifiers shall do everything in their power to avoid a conflict of interest or the appearance of a conflict of interest.

These guidelines ensure there is no undue influence on the IAC Certifier’s ability to score objectively, and are enforced by a certification processor—an independent third party contracted by the IAC®—who determines the eligibility of each IAC Certifier.

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