Association for the Coaching & Tutoring Profession

Engage. Educate. Empower.

As part of ACTP’s certification our certified programs and coaches will acknowledge the following Code of Ethics that aligns with the International Coaching Federation:

As a coach, I:

  1. Conduct myself in accordance with the ACTP Code of Ethics in all interactions, including coach training, coach mentoring and coach supervisory activities.
  2. Commit to take the appropriate action with the coach, trainer, or coach mentor and/or will contact ACTP to address any ethics violation or possible breach as soon as I become aware, whether it involves me or others.
  3. Refrain from unlawful discrimination in occupational activities, including age, race, gender orientation, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin or disability.
  4. Make verbal and written statements that are true and accurate about what I offer as a coach, the coaching profession or ACTP.
  5. Accurately identify my coaching qualifications, expertise, experience, training, certifications and ACTP Coaching Credentials.
  6. Recognize and honor the efforts and contributions of others and only claim ownership of my own material.
  7. Strive at all times to recognize my personal issues that may impair with my coaching performance. I will promptly seek the relevant professional assistance in such instances.
  8. Recognize that the Code of Ethics applies to my relationship with coaching clients, students, mentees and supervisees.
  9. Maintain, store and dispose of any records, including electronic files and communications, created during my coaching engagements in a manner that promotes confidentiality, security and privacy.
  10. Seek to be conscious of any conflict or potential conflict of interest, openly disclose any such conflict and offer to remove myself when a conflict arises.
  11. Honor an equitable coach/client relationship.
  12. Have a clear coaching service agreement before beginning the coaching relationship and honor this agreement. The agreement shall include the roles, responsibilities and rights of all parties involved.
  13. Hold responsibility for being aware of appropriate and culturally sensitive boundaries that govern interactions, physical or otherwise.
  14. Respect the client’s right to terminate the coaching relationship at any point during the process.
  15. Maintain the strictest levels of confidentiality with all client information unless release is required by law.
  16. Commit to the need for continued and ongoing development of my professional skills.(International Coaching Federation, 2015)
  1. Best Interest:  Tutors will be committed to acting in the best interest of tutees as specified by the employing organization or institute.
  2. Responsibility:  Tutors will take responsibility for their own behavior and work to resolve conflicts that may arise between themselves and a client.
  3. Integrity:  Tutors will practice and promote accuracy, honesty, and truthfulness.
  4. Fairness:  Tutors will exercise reasonable judgment and take precautions to ensure that their potential biases, the boundaries of their competence, and the limitations of their expertise do not lead to or condone unjust practices.
  5. Commitment:  Tutors will fulfill commitments made to learners.
  6. Respect for Others Rights and Dignity:  Tutors will respect the dignity and worth of all people, and the rights of individuals to privacy, confidentiality and self-determination.
  7. Excellence: Tutors will strive to maintain excellence by continuing to improve their tutoring skills and engage in applicable professional development activities.
  8. Respect for Individual Differences: Tutors will respect cultural, individual, and role differences, including those based on age, sex, gender identity, race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, language and socioeconomic status.
  9. Professionalism: Tutors will not engage in inappropriate relations with tutees.
  10. Confidentiality: Tutors will maintain the highest privacy standards in terms of protecting personal information relative to those whom they tutor.