Membership Categories & Criteria Guidelines

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This section of our site outlines the different membership categories within APECS.

If you would like to have a conversation about becoming a member we would be delighted to speak to you. Please contact our Membership Secretary: membership@apecs.org who will make the necessary arrangements.

In the table below is a summary of APECS Membership Categories. Click on the appropriate Category Link to view more details.

APECS has made arrangements with some Institutions to enable a Fast Track route to membership as a result of qualifications, please ask your Institution if it has this arrangement.
Membership Groups
Extent of Practice
Practice Focus
Membership Categories
Appropriate for:
Application fee*
(see note 1)
Annual Membership fee for UK (see note 2)

ACCREDITED

Supervision is a principal component of activity

Supervision

APECS Accredited Supervisor

An established practitioner who meets all the APECS accreditation requirements

Application:
£220 +
£320 for Accreditation Dialogue

£170

Executive Coaching is a principal component of activity

Executive Coaching

APECS Accredited Executive Coach

An established practitioner who meets all the APECS accreditation requirements

Application:
£220 + £320 for Accreditation Dialogue

£170

Team Coaching is a principal component of activity

Team coaching

APECS Accredited Executive Team Coach

An established practitioner who meets all the APECS accreditation requirements

Application:
£220 + £320 for Accreditation Dialogue

£170

The member has made a notable contribution to coaching and / or supervision

Coaching and or supervision

APECS Fellow

An established Accredited Member who has, in the mind of the Board, made a note-worthy contribution Coaching and or
Supervision

£100

£170

Retired but still interested in keeping abreast of developments in coaching and supervision

Coaching & Supervision

APECS Retired Accredited Member

A current or past accredited member who no-longer practises yet wishes to keep in touch with developments in coaching and or supervision.

£0

£50

PRACTISING

A significant component of activity

Supervision

APECS Practising Supervisor

A practitioner who is significantly involved in Supervision but may not meet all the requirements for
accreditation

£75

£110

A significant component of activity

Executive Coaching

APECS Practising Executive Coach

A practitioner who is significantly involved in Executive Coaching but may not meet all the requirements for
accreditation

£75

£110

A significant component of activity

Team coaching

APECS Practising Executive Team Coach

A practitioner who is significantly involved in Team Coaching but may not meet all the requirements for accreditation

£75

£110

OTHER

Currently a small involvement with executive coaching although the involvement may have been significant in the past.

Coaching and supervision in general

APECS Professional Member

This membership category is intended for:

  • Executive coaches or supervisors who are new to the profession with limited experience.
  • Managers who focus the major part of their time on aspects other than coaching, having been executive coaches or supervisors, and wish to maintain an interest in and connection with the profession.

£75

£110

May not be involved in coaching but
is attending an educational establishment that has a Memorandum of Understanding with APECS

Coaching and / or supervision in general

APECS Studying Member

This membership category is particularly for managers and executives in business who are either studying coaching / supervision for the first time or participating in higher level courses where the course of study is with an educational establishment that has a Memorandum of Understanding with APECS.

£50

£50

An existing member who is taking a break from coaching and / or supervision work

Coaching and / or supervision in general

Sabbatical

This is for members who need to take a break from Executive Coaching / Supervision. This membership category may be granted by the Board upon special application.

£0

£50

Not relevant.

Coaching and / or supervision in general is an important aspect within the organisation

APECS Corporate Member

A business, enterprise or educational establishment that supports the aims and objectives of APECS and wishes specified employees to have access to APECS knowledge library and events at 'members rates'.

£0

£2,000

As agreed individually with the corporate business

Coaching within the corporate business

APECS Corporate Affiliate Member (Corporate business is a Corporate Member of APECS)

Corporate Affiliate Membership is as a tailored agreement between APECS and a business or enterprise where APECS provide access to information and events for coaches within the business that
meet agreed standards.

£50

£50
  
APECS Corporate Affiliate Member (Corporate business is not a Corporate Member of APECS)

As above

£50

£75
 
Coaching and / or supervision in general

APECS Honorary Member (formerly 'Invited Member')

An eminent personality in Coaching / Supervision whose contribution to Coaching / Supervision has been significant; who supports the aims and objectives of APECS and who is happy to be associated with APECS.

£0

£0

 

Note 1: Where an applicant wishes to apply for more than one category at the same time, or to apply for an additional category of membership then discounts apply. Please contact membership@apecs.org for further details.

Note 2: Annual fees for members who live outside the UK will be £75 (except Studying, Retired and Corporate Affiliate members which will be £50).

Note 3: Fast Track Membership. Graduation from certain recognised Post Graduate Coach training programmes allows for a Fast Track route to APECS membership, at either Professional or Practising levels. This provides access to the APECS community and a solid start to accreditation for those who wish to develop their practice to the highest levels. Currently this is available for graduates from Henley Business School; Metanoia Institute; Oxford Brookes and Psychosynthesis Coaching Limited


About APECS

The Association for Professional Executive Coaching and Supervision (APECS) is the top level professional membership body for executive coaching, supervision, and advisory services to corporate organisations.

Contact Us

  • To find out more about the benefits of joining APECS, please contact:
  • The Membership Secretary
  • membership@apecs.org
  •   +44 (0)3302 000 244
  • Further details on our programme of London events can be obtained from The Real Sessions website.