Lessons from the Certifiers


How do I know I am being evaluated fairly?
by Natalie Tucker Miller, IAC-CC

The continued evolution of the IAC certification evaluation process

As mentioned in the April 2010 issue of the IAC Voice (http://certifiedcoachblog.typepad.com/blog/2010/04/index.html), the IAC certification evaluation process is moving into its next phase of evolution—ensuring consistency in the certification evaluation process via an inter-rater reliability analysis. The IAC’s mission of “furthering the interests of coaching clients worldwide through a rigorous certification of coaches and the highest ethical, professional and business standards” is one of the guiding principles that lead us in this important direction.

So let’s first take a look at how the IAC certification evaluation process works. 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:

  • A certifier shall not participate as an examiner if they have coached or mentored the applicant, or if they have worked for, represented, volunteered or been closely associated with any coach mentoring or training programs that the applicant has attended or participated in.
  • Certifiers shall refrain from certifying anyone with whom they have a personal or close professional affiliation.
  • 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 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 certifier.

Members, continue reading here to learn more about how the scoring takes place.

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Do you have a question that you’d like to ask the certifiers? Submit your questions here: http://certifiedcoachblog.typepad.com/blog/ask-the-certifiers.html.

Natalie Tucker Miller, IAC-CC, is the Lead Certifier and a certifying examiner at the IAC, as well as Past-President. Natalie is founder of Ageless-Sages.com Publishing (www.ageless-sages.com), and creator of the literary genre, Picture Books for Elders™.

Please send your questions on the IAC Coaching Masteries® and the certification process to certification@certifiedcoach.org.

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