Licensing Committee Corner

by Charlie Boyer

We took a much-needed break from meeting in June, but the Licensing Committee was back in the swing of things for July.

Three applications for licenses were approved, and true to our international status, one application was from Brazil, one from Argentina, and one from Mexico. All three applicants have passed the IAC written exam and, at this writing, are in the process of submitting Learning Agreements to complete the MP (Masteries Practitioner) requirements. The Licensing Committee wants to remind all licensees again of the requirements to maintain MP status, beginning January 2015.

We have noted some confusion with the use of the IAC Logo on certificates or diplomas issued by some licensee schools. The IAC Logo, placed on a certificate, seems to imply that the person receiving the certificate is then certified by IAC. This simply isn’t true. Licensure to use the Masteries and Certification are two very different processes. To avoid confusion and add clarity, the Licensing Committee has recommended to the Board of Governors that IAC clarify its policies regarding the use and display of the IAC Logo by licensees.

As the number of licensed coaching schools and programs continues to grow, we will be creating an archive file on the Licensing Group site to maintain a record of applications received, approved or denied. This will be an especially helpful source of information for future committees.

The Licensing Committee wishes to remind all licensees that the IAC License is granted for a period of one year and must be renewed annually, subject to meeting all current requirements. If the license is not renewed, the coaching school or program is not authorized to represent itself as an IAC Licensee. For example, our three current authorized IAC Licensees in Brazil are:

  • SLA – Sociedade Latino Americana de Coaching in São Paulo, Contact information: Mike Martins;
  • Instituto Brasileiro de Coaching in Goiânia, Contact information: José Roberto Marques; and
  • Academia Brasileira de Coaching in Rio de Janeiro, Contact information: Bruno Juliani

Committee members Pepe del Rio, Deb Chisholm, and Charlie Boyer welcome your suggestions and comments. Contact the Licensure Committee at

Charles Boyer, Ed.D., (Charlie), BCC, Certified Masteries Coach, is the founder of C-Star Coaching, a values-oriented practice for newer leaders, and creator of the Team 412 Project, a web-based leadership development program.


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