Individual membership benefits

Want to network and develop professional relationships with others in the coaching world?

Are looking to develop your professional skills and qualify for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certificates for Accreditation?

Wish to tap into a major source of information on coaching and coaching-related issues in your country and around the world?

The Association for Coaching offers  members a wide range of benefits, to a diverse range of the most experienced coaches, to those just entering the field.

Benefits include:

Professional and Business Development

  • Advertise your services through the AC directory
  • Build credibility through use of AC logo and letters on your marketing materials.
  • Receive an embossed Membership certificate (Associate and Member levels only).
  • Enjoy preferential rates on insurance products from our carefully selected partners.
  • Apply for the AC's individual Accreditation or Executive Accreditation Scheme and enhance your professional reputation (Associate and Member levels only).
  • Gain on-going professional development through and earn CPD certificates by attending our development forums, workshops and events.
  • Practise your coaching skills amongst trusted peers, at the regional Co-coaching forum groups.
  • Receive member discounts, discounted training offers, and product and service deals from our carefully selected strategic partners.
  • Access reference materials and research within the members only password protected area of the website.
  • As part of our Enterprise initiative, receive guidance and support to start up and grow a successful coaching business through our local events, webinars, podcasts and resources on the AC Knowledge Bank.


  • Listen to top international speakers, network with leading edge practitioners, and share knowledge and best practice with other HR and coaching professionals - all at discounted rates.
  • Join the networking and discussion groups and share your news and views through our AC online forums or seek out others for support and advice.


  • Build your professional knowledge by keeping abreast of the latest news and thinking on coaching and coaching practice through our regular newsletter AC Bulletin.
  • Enjoy a 20% discount on a subscription (online or print) to the publication 'Coaching at Work'.

Increase Your Industry Knowledge

  • Get exclusive access to the AC's Knowledge Bank where you'll find cutting-edge online interviews and podcasts of top industry experts speaking on hot coaching topics.
  • Gain first-hand knowledge into latest industry trends via the AC's growing library of market research reports.  

Shape the Coaching Sector

  • Raise your and the AC's professional and coaching profile through various marketing activities, and our relationships with the media.
  • Get involved in one of the AC's many development teams to influence the future direction of coaching, not only in your country, but also internationally.

For more information on Individual membership types and fees for UK (England, Scotland and Wales), click here
For more information on Individual membership types and fees for Ireland (NI and ROI), click here

For more information on Individual membership types and fees for International, click here

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