International Accreditation and Certification

Stage One of the international accreditation / certification process is available to existing qualified psychologists who are members of the Society. This is a grandparenting process.

Stage Two is a portfolio system, offered to graduate Associate members of the Society (AssocMISCP), which enables them to progress towards becoming a full member of the Society by building up a portfolio of coaching psychology learning and competencies. They will then be able to work towards accredited membership status.

In 2022, the ISCP launched a process where applicants who have already been awarded Chartered Coaching Psychologist status by the British Psychological Society Division of Coaching Psychology automatically fulfil the mandatory requirements of the ISCP accreditation/certification system for coaching psychologists.  Applicants meeting these requirements should complete the shortened application form (please see below).

Please email membership ( for application forms, clearly stating whether you wish to apply as a qualified psychologist for MISCP Accred status or as an Assoc MISCP via the portfolio system. Or alternatively click on the download links below.

The pathways towards ISCP Accreditation/Certification can be viewed below:



In 2021, the Society developed a Specialist Register of Positive Psychology and a Specialist Register of Business Psychology. These are offered to members of the Society who already hold MISCPAccred status. Successful applicants are entitled to state that they have achieved the requirements to be listed on the ISCP Specialist Register of Positive Psychology and or ISCP Specialist Register of Business Psychology.  To find out more, MISCPAccreds can click here for further information and application forms.

The ongoing development of our certification process will be undertaken in stages as the working party focuses on psychology qualifications from around the world. If necessary, a Regional certification system may be set up to reflect local needs.

Around the world, countries have different regulations about psychology practice; statutory regulation and professional backgrounds that allow someone to work in the different domains of psychology. ISCP accreditation and certification does not guarantee equivalence; and does not offer a right to practise in other countries. However, most importantly, it will ensure that Society Accredited or Certified Coaching Psychologists have to maintain relevant annual CPD/CPE and obtain regular supervision or consultation for their work. This will benefit the practitioner, their coachees and client organisations.


(1) You need to be a member first before you can apply for accreditation.

(2) You need to wait 3 months after becoming a member before you can apply for accreditation

(3) Please note we now only accept applications by email. (Send to

Downloads (2):