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ICF continues to lead the way in developing a definition and philosophy of coaching and establishing ethical standards among its members. ICF sets professional coaching standards while also giving consumers a venue to file ethics complaints.

Accreditation Complaints

To ensure the integrity of ICF-accredited organizations and protect consumers of coaching, ICF has an Accreditation Complaint process. 

Ethics Questions?

To report a compliance-related concern, please complete this form. Examples of this type of concern include but not are limited to false claims of ICF Membership, Credential status or Organization Accreditation.

Contact or 1.859.226.4245.

ICF Disclaimer of Liability

The ICF Ethics Hotline is designed and made available only for the limited purpose of assisting individuals with inquiries pertaining to the ICF Code of Ethics. ICF is not able to and will not give those who contact the ICF Ethics Hotline actionable advice or recommendations outside of whether or not an action or event may constitute a potential violation of the ICF Code of Ethics. ICF hereby disclaims any and all liability for damages, losses or injuries of any kind or nature arising out of, resulting from, or any way connected to a party’s use of or reliance upon the ICF Ethics Hotline or any communications or correspondence had with ICF staff as a result of an ethics inquiries. Furthermore, any communication or response received to an inquiry directed to the ICF Ethics Hotline is not and shall not under any circumstance constitute legal advice or a legal opinion on the part of ICF.

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