Comparing Paths to Recognition and Excellence: Certification vs. Accreditation


Individuals and organisations frequently consider certification and accreditation when looking for professional recognition. Individual expertise is the main emphasis of certification, which attests to competence in a particular sector. While ensuring that quality standards and established benchmarks are met, accreditation assesses organisations or programs.

Accreditation is the better option, even though certification offers job benefits and personal recognition. IGH3P delivers rigorous assessment, uniform standards, and a dedication to ongoing improvement. Individuals and organisations can access professional possibilities and gain respect by earning IGH3P accreditation. It is the key to achieving success and distinction in your chosen industry.


Let's Explore the Benefits of Certification and Accreditation



Validation of Quality Standards

  • Validates the quality of mentors, coaches, courses, and organisations.
  • Demonstrates adherence to specific professional standards.
  • Certifies individual and organisational competencies.
  • Ensures that coaches, mentors, courses, and organisations meet broader, often more rigorous standards.
  • Focuses on overall quality and effectiveness, not just individual skills or course content.
  • Represents a higher level of recognition, evaluating comprehensive criteria.
Recognition and Credibility
  • Provides professional recognition for individuals and organisations.
  • Enhances credibility in the eyes of clients, peers, and the broader industry.
  • Signifies specialised knowledge and skills.
  • Offers a more prestigious level of recognition.
  • Conveys a commitment to excellence in coaching and mentoring at an individual and organisational level.
  • Recognised as a mark of high quality and ethical practices.
Marketability and Opportunities
  • Increases marketability for individuals and organisations.
  • Clients often prefer certified mentors, coaches, and courses.
  • Enhances the appeal of organisations offering certified services or courses.
  • Provides a competitive advantage in the market.
  • Accredited organisations, courses, and professionals are often seen as elite, attracting higher-level opportunities.
  • It may be a prerequisite for specific collaborations, partnerships, or funding opportunities.
Professional Development and Improvement
  • Encourages ongoing personal and organisational development.
  • Requires maintaining current knowledge and skills, often through continued education.
  • This can lead to specialisation in certain areas of coaching and mentoring.
  • Promotes a culture of continuous improvement within organisations and programs.
  • Involves regular reassessment to uphold and enhance quality.
  • Encourages adherence to evolving best practices in the industry.



Certification and accreditation play pivotal roles in coaching and mentoring in enhancing professional stature and organisational quality. Understanding the distinctions and benefits of each is crucial for individuals and organisations seeking to advance in these fields. While certification is critical for validating specific skills and improving market presence, accreditation by IGH3P stands as a testament to overarching excellence and a commitment to the highest standards in coaching and mentoring. Both pathways offer significant benefits, and the choice between them depends on the individual or organisational goals in the coaching and mentoring industry.

AT IGH3P, we accredit: 

  • Mentors
  • Coaches
  • Courses
  • Organisations

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