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About the EIA

European Individual Accreditation (EIA)

The EIA is an internationally recognised award that demonstrates that an individual practising as a professional mentor/coach has the appropriate level of knowledge and the ability to apply it effectively in his/her practice.

The EIA sets very high standards and is recognised as a quality mentor/coach accreditation in the marketplace. It raises standards and professionalism in mentoring/coaching by:

  • Setting high standards in assessment criteria
  • Measuring ability against our evidence-based competence framework
  • Using reliable and rigorous assessment processes
  • Demanding a professional, reflective approach
  • Ensuring a commitment to continuing development.

Who is it for?

The EIA is relevant for anyone involved in mentoring/coaching, whether it is just one part of the role or a main function. You can apply for accreditation at the appropriate level, from Foundation to Master Practitioner.

The advantage of the EMCC’s accreditation process is that you can join and get accredited early on in your experience as a mentor/coach. As developments occur you can gain accreditation at higher levels reflecting growth, ability, and experience.

The benefits of EIA

Having an EIA award distinguishes individuals as a professional mentor/coach, with sound underpinning knowledge and the ability to demonstrate ability against demanding and rigorous standards. Specifically it

  • Provides users/buyers of mentoring/coaching services greater certainty of your competence and ability
  • Raises personal credibility and professional standing
  • Demonstrates the awarded individual is continually developing and always improving their mentoring/coaching ability
  • Raises the credibility and standards of our industry
  • Is more than a qualification – it recognises that EIA Holders are able to apply good practice in mentoring/coaching
  • Provides a framework for personal development.

How to apply for EIA

Use the menu on the right of this page or click on the following links to find out how to apply for accreditation and to download all relevant documents.

It is recognised that achieving the EIA accreditation requires commitment and hard work from applicants. It needs a professional approach for a professional and meaningful accreditation and applicants say that the process of working towards their accreditation is both affirming and developmentally useful.

Questions should be addressed to  EMCC(dot)Accreditation(at)emccouncil(dot)org

A full list of EIA holders can be viewed here

If you have completed an EQA course or equivalent accredited training/qualification or are an ICF credentialled member then click on the relevant link in this sentence.

Find a Mentor, Coach, or Supervisor

Search through our database to find a Mentor and/or Coach near you who matches your requirements. If you are an EMCC mentor/coach and wish to set up/edit your profile please log in and go to membership then choose the option for “My Account”.