MCEC Requirements

The Association of Corporate Executive Coaches has created the Master Corporate Executive Coach (MCEC) credential as a means to independently verify that applicants have met professional coaching competency standards established by ACEC and subject matter experts. This certification is awarded through the credentialing body of the MEECO Leadership Institute. These standards reflect the common knowledge, skills, and abilities of a professional corporate executive coach. Can you walk the talk of the C-Suite and as a corporate executive coach can you go toe-to-toe with the top of the house? Can you prove results? The certification of the Master Corporate Executive Coach (MCEC) is a mark of quality. It demonstrates to the business world that a professional coach has the ability to be an enterprise-wide business partner™ with their client, including:

      • Client evaluation of their return on engagement as related to their leadership, productivity, and business impact
      • Your ability to document and verify your work as an enterprise-wide business partner
      • INDEPENDENT coach training*
      • Academic experience independent of coaching
      • Public fee-based speaking engagements related to leadership
      • Publications (the ability to inform leaders in a way that improves their ability to lead/manage
      • Ability to maintain the required CEUs
      • Specific experience/ accomplishment related to the success of client engagements
      • Maintenance of CEU certification records for audit purposes
      • Ability to pass a rigorous interview and vetting process
      • Evidence of had maintained a code of conduct and ethics
      • Evidence of having taken an annual business improvement webinar related to your client services
      • Demonstrated ability to give back (pass it forward) to the next generation of corporate executive coaches
      • Evidence of current certification/credential (ability to administer and interpret) three internationally accepted assessments
      • Evidence of your ability to walk the talk of the C-Suite and as a corporate executive coach can you go toe-to-toe with the top of the house? Can you prove results?
*i.e. , Stakeholders Centered Coaching, ICF, Executive Coaching Certificate – Stanford Leadership Program, Columbia University, Berkley, Co-Active Training Institute, Berkeley Executive Coaching Institute, Behavioral Coaching Institute, etc.

The achievement of the Master Certified Corporate Executive Coach credential solidifies the professional identity of the coach. The MCEC credential is attractive to professionals who would like to provide independent third-party verification that they have achieved certain coaching competency standards.

For specific details regarding membership in the Association of Corporate Executive Coaches (ACEC) and MCEC certification please visit: https://acec-association.org/membership-levels/ or
Master Level Membership & MCEC