For a couple of years, we’ve maintained a live poll on the importance of certification for coaches. Here are the results as of March 3, 2016:
Absolutely Essential (AE)
Very Important (VI)
Somewhat Important (SW)
Not Important (NI)
None of the Above
This poll is not scientific and reflects the opinions of only those visitors who have chosen to participate. The results cannot be assumed to represent the opinions of coaches in general, nor the public as a whole. (Research on Internet surveys.)
Although the poll is not scientific, I hope that you’ll consider adding your viewpoint to the data. You can actually choose one of the six categories and vote here.
We use to have a section following the poll where visitors could leave a comment about the poll or their vote. However, junk or fake email senders flooded our comment section with inappropriate and offensive offers. This blog post will allow you to post your comment here and others will be able to read what you provide. How much information you want to provide about yourself is up to you.
(The legitimate comments that were previously posted have been summarized in the article by Rey Carr, titled: A Guide to Credentials in Coaching: Types, Issues, and Sources. View this article.