Minimum Requirements For Coaches

By joining you become a member of a high caliber community of fellow professionals. We ensure these standards of excellence by asking all coaches to meet minimum qualifications and requirements relevant to their specific field of coaching. By putting these criteria in place, we support your credibility and reputation, and allow the relationships with your clients to begin on a solid foundation of trust.

In vetting our coaches, we consider three factors: certification, experience, and methodology. This mix varies according to the type of coaching in which you specialize.


Joining Guidelines

Life Coach | Leadership Coach | Career Coach

REQUIRED: A valid ACC or higher certification from the International Coach Federation or equivalent.

Health Coach

REQUIRED: A relevant valid certification, including proof of graduation from a health or sport education program. Requirement for certification can only be reconsidered where the coach can demonstrate more than 10 years of strong relevant expertise.


REQUIRED: Relevant certification + at least 5 years’ proven work experience in the specific field of competency. Requirement for certification can only be reconsidered where the mentor can demonstrate more than 10 years of strong relevant expertise.

All coaches must be KYC validated

KYC stands for “Know Your Customer” and entails a verification process of our coaches. This process is part of European anti-money laundering regulation, known as AML, which is mandatory for European institutions transferring funds globally, such as, to make sure that money transacting through their system is clean.

KYC documents must be submitted in one of the following languages: French, English, German, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. If a document is not available in one of the above languages, an official translation in French or English will be required.

To comply with the European privacy regulations and GDPR mandates, no documents or information submitted during the KYC validation process are kept or stored on our platform.

The documents required are:

If you are a sole trader/proprietor:

  1. Identity Proof: ID Card, Passport, Residence Permit, or Driving License for Eurozone area. Passport or Driving License for the UK, USA and Canada. For other nationalities, a passport is required.
  2. Business Registration Proof: Extract from the Company Register. In the case of an organization or sole trader/proprietor, this can be a proof of registration from the official authority.

If you are coaching as part of a company, a scan of the Shareholder Declaration or Articles of Association will be also required.

Important! At the moment, we are able to accept coaches only from specific countries. The list of these countries is available in our terms & conditions.


Continuation Guidelines

Continued membership requires that the coach meets the minimum client review and compliance requirements:

  • A coach must remain above the minimum average review rating by clients.
  • A coach must not breach the privacy policy and terms & conditions.

If you have any questions or comments about the minimum requirements, please contact us via any of our social media pages or via c o n t a c t @ k o a c h . n e t