The ICF Code of Ethics is composed of five Main Parts:

1. 前書き


The ICF Code of Ethics describes the core values of the International Coaching Federation (ICF Core Values), and ethical principles and ethical standards of behavior for all ICF Professionals (see definitions).


Meeting these ICF ethical standards of behavior is the first of the ICF core coaching competencies (ICF Core Competencies).


That is “Demonstrates ethical practice: understands and consistently applies coaching ethics and standards.”






The ICF Code of Ethics serves to uphold the integrity of ICF and the global coaching profession by:
• Setting standards of conduct consistent with ICF core values and ethical principles.
• Guiding ethical reflection, education, and decision-making
• Adjudicating and preserving ICF coach standards through the ICF Ethical Conduct Review (ECR) process
• Providing the basis for ICF ethics training in ICF-accredited programs

ICFの定める倫理規定は、自分自身をICFプロフェッショナルと表明している限り、コーチングに関連するあらゆる種類のやりとりにおいて適用されます。 これは、コーチングの関係(定義を参照)が確立されているかどうかに関わらず適用されるものとします。

The ICF Code of Ethics applies when ICF Professionals represent themselves as such, in any kind of coaching-related interaction. This is regardless of whether a coaching Relationship (see definitions) has been established.


This Code articulates the ethical obligations of ICF Professionals who are acting in their different roles as coach, coach supervisor, mentor coach, trainer or student coach-in-training, or serving in an ICF Leadership role, as well as Support Personnel (see definitions).


Although the Ethical Conduct Review (ECR) process is only applicable to ICF Professionals, as is the Pledge, the ICF Staff are also committed to ethical conduct and the Core Values and Ethical Principles that underpin this ICF code of ethics.


The challenge of working ethically means that members will inevitably encounter situations that require responses to unexpected issues, resolution of dilemmas and solutions to problems.


This Code of Ethics is intended to assist those persons subject to the Code by directing them to the variety of ethical factors that may need to be taken into consideration and helping to identify alternative ways of approaching ethical behavior.


ICF Professionals who accept the Code of Ethics strive to be ethical, even when doing so involves making difficult decisions or acting courageously.

2. 主要な定義


• “Client”—the individual or team/group being coached, the coach being mentored or supervised, or the coach or the student coach being trained.


• “Coaching”- partnering with Clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.


• “Coaching Relationship”—a relationship that is established by the ICF Professional and the Client(s)/Sponsor(s) under an agreement or a contract that defines the responsibilities and expectations of each party.


• “Code”—ICF Code of Ethics


• “Confidentiality”—protection of any information obtained around the coaching engagement unless consent to release is given.


• “Conflict of Interest”—a situation in which an ICF Professional is involved in multiple interests where serving one interest could work against or be in conflict with another. This could be financial, personal or otherwise.


• “Equality”—a situation in which all people experience inclusion, access to resources and opportunity, regardless of their race, ethnicity, national origin, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, immigration status, mental or physical disability, and other areas of human difference.


• “ICF Professional”—individuals who represent themselves as an ICF Member or ICF Credential-holder, in roles including but not limited to Coach, Coach Supervisor, Mentor Coach, Coach Trainer, and Student of Coaching

「ICFスタッフ」— ICFに代わって専門的な管理および管理サービスを提供する管理会社と契約しているICFサポート要員

• “ICF Staff”— the ICF support personnel who are contracted by the managing company that provides professional management and administrative services on behalf of ICF.


• “Internal Coach”— an individual who is employed within an organization and coaches either part-time or full-time the employees of that organization.


• “Sponsor”—the entity (including its representatives) paying for and/or arranging or defining the coaching services to be provided.


• “Support Personnel”—the people who work for ICF Professionals in support of their Clients.


• “Systemic equality”—gender equality, race equality and other forms of equality that are institutionalized in the ethics, core values, policies, structures, and cultures of “communities, organizations, nations and society“.



The ICF Code of Ethics is based on the ICF Core Values (link) and the actions that flow from them.


All values are equally important and support one another.


These values are aspirational and should be used as a way to understand and interpret the standards.


All ICF Professionals are expected to showcase and propagate these Values in all their interactions.

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4. 倫理基準


The following ethical standards are applied to the professional activities of ICF Professionals:

Section I – Responsibility to clients
第1節 クライアントへの責任


As an ICF Professional, I:

1. 初回または事前に、コーチングのクライアントとスポンサーに対し、コーチングとは何であり得られうる価値は何か、守秘義務とは何で何が制限されるか、金銭的な取り決めやコーチング契約のその他の条件について説明し、その理解を確実にします。

1.Explain and ensure that, prior to or at the initial meeting, my coaching Client(s) and Sponsor(s) understand the nature and potential value of coaching, the nature and limits of confidentiality, financial arrangements, and any other terms of the coaching agreement.

2. サービスを開始する前に、クライアントとスポンサーを含むすべての関係者の役割、責任、権利に関する合意/契約を作成します。

2.Create an agreement/contract regarding the roles, responsibilities and rights of all parties involved with my Client(s) and Sponsor(s) prior to the commencement of services.

3. 合意されたとおりに、すべての関係者との間で最も厳しいレベルの守秘義務を維持します。 私は、個人データおよび通信に関連するすべてに適用される法律を認識し、それらに従うことに同意します。

3.Maintain the strictest levels of confidentiality with all parties as agreed upon. I am aware of and agree to comply with all applicable laws that pertain to personal data and communications.

4. すべてのコーチングのやりとりの中で、関係するすべての関係者間で情報が交換される方法について、明確に理解を得ます。

4.Have a clear understanding about how information is exchanged among all parties involved during all coaching interactions.

5. 情報が秘密にされない条件(例えば、違法行為、有効な裁判所命令または召喚状に基づいて求められた場合、または本人や他の人に危害が及ぶリスクが明らかにある、あるいはありそうな場合、等)について、クライアントとスポンサーまたは利害関係者の理解を確実にします。上記の状況のいずれかが当てはまると合理的に確信が得られた場合、適切な当局に通知せざるを得ないことがあります。

5.Have a clear understanding with both Clients and Sponsors or interested parties about the conditions under which information will not be kept confidential (e.g., illegal activity, if required by law, pursuant to valid court order or subpoena; imminent or likely risk of danger to self or to others; etc.). Where I reasonably believe one of the above circumstances is applicable, I may need to inform appropriate authorities.

6. 社内コーチ/組織内コーチとして活動する際は、コーチングの合意から継続的な対話を継続する中で、コーチングのクライアントおよびスポンサーとの利益相反または潜在的な利益相反を制御します。 これには、組織内での役割、責任、関係性、社内記録、社内機密、およびその他の報告義務への対応が含まれる必要があります。

6.When working as an Internal Coach, manage conflicts of interest or potential conflicts of interest with my coaching Clients and Sponsor(s) through coaching agreement(s) and ongoing dialogue. This should include addressing organizational roles, responsibilities, relationships, records, confidentiality and other reporting requirements.

7. 業務上でのやりとりで作成された電子ファイルや通信などを含むいかなる記録も、守秘義務、セキュリティ、プライバシーの保護を促しつつ、適用される法律や契約を遵守する形で保持、保存、破棄します。さらに、コーチングサービス(テクノロジーを利用したコーチングサービス)で使用される新しいまたは発展途上の技術については適切に使用し、さまざまな倫理基準がどのように適用されるかを認識しています。

7.Maintain, store and dispose of any records, including electronic files and communications, created during my professionals in a manner that promotes confidentiality, security and privacy and complies with any applicable laws and agreements.
Furthermore, I seek to make proper use of emerging and growing technological developments that are being used in coaching services (technology-assisted coaching services) and be aware how various ethical standards apply to them.

8. コーチングの関係性が生み出している価値が変化する兆候に注意を払い続けます。その場合、関係を変更するか、クライアント/スポンサーに別のコーチを探す、別の専門家を探す、または別のリソースを使用するように勧めます。

8.Remain alert to indications that there might be a shift in the value received from the coaching relationship. If so, make a change in the relationship or encourage the Client(s)/Sponsor(s) to seek another coach, seek another professional or use a different resource.

9. 合意書の条項に従い、コーチングのプロセスのどの時点において、どのような理由であっても、コーチングの関係を終了しようとするすべての当事者の権利を尊重します。

9.Respect all parties’ right to terminate the coaching relationship at any point for any reason during the coaching process subject to the provisions of the agreement.

10. 利益相反の状況を回避するために、同じクライアントやスポンサーと複数の契約と関係を同時に持つことについて、細心の注意を払います。

10.Am sensitive to the implications of having multiple contracts and relationships with the same Client(s) and Sponsor(s) at the same time in order to avoid conflict of interest situations.

11. 文化的、関係性的、心理的、文脈的な事柄から生じうる、クライアントとの力関係や立場の違いを認識し、能動的に調整に努めます。

11.Am aware of and actively manage any power or status difference between the Client and me that may be caused by cultural, relational, psychological or contextual issues.

12. クライアントを第三者に紹介することで得られ得る報酬、および得られるその他の利益をクライアントに対して開示します。

12.Disclose to my Clients the potential receipt of compensation, and other benefits I may receive for referring my Clients to third parties.

13. どのような関係性においても、合意された報酬の量や形態に関わらず、一貫したコーチングの品質を保証します。

13.Assure consistent quality of coaching regardless of the amount or form of agreed compensation in any relationship.

Section II – Responsibility to practice and performance
第2節 実践と遂行に対する責任


As an ICF Professional, I:

14. すべてのやりとりにおいて、ICF倫理規定を遵守します。自ら倫理規定違反の可能性に気付いた際、または別のICFプロフェッショナルの非倫理的な行動を認識した際は、関係者に配慮して問題を提起します。それで問題が解決しない場合は、解決のために正式な当局(ICF Globalなど)に照会します。

14. Adhere to the ICF Code of Ethics in all my interactions. When I become aware of a possible breach of the Code by myself or I recognize unethical behavior in another ICF Professional, I respectfully raise the matter with those involved. If this does not resolve the matter, I refer it to a formal authority (e.g., ICF Global) for resolution.

15. すべてのサポート要員担当者に対し、ICF倫理規定の遵守を要求します。

15.Require adherence to the ICF Code of Ethics by all Support Personnel.

16. 常に最高品質を約束するために、個人的、専門的、および倫理的な開発を継続します。

16.Commit to excellence through continued personal, professional and ethical development.

17. コーチングの遂行またはプロフェッショナルとしてのコーチングの関係性を毀損し、軋轢を生み、妨害する可能性のある個人的な制約や状況を認識します。採られるべき行動を決定するための援助を求め、必要に応じて、関連する専門家の指導を速やかに求めます。これには、コーチングの関係性の中断または終了が含まれる場合があります。

17. Recognize my personal limitations or circumstances that may impair, conflict with or interfere with my coaching performance or my professional coaching relationships. I will reach out for support to determine the action to be taken and, if necessary, promptly seek relevant professional guidance. This may include suspending or terminating my coaching relationship(s).

18. 利益相反または潜在的な利益相反について、関係者と共に問題に向き合う、専門家の支援を求めるか、一時的に中断するか、あるいは専門的な関係を終了するなどにより解決します。

18.Resolve any conflict of interest or potential conflict of interest by working through the issue with relevant parties, seeking professional assistance, or suspending temporarily or ending the professional relationship.

19. ICF本部会員のプライバシーを維持し、ICFまたはICF本部会員によって許可されている場合にのみ、ICF本部会員の連絡先情報(電子メールアドレス、電話番号など)を使用します。

19.Maintain the privacy of ICF Members and use the ICF Member contact information (email addresses, telephone numbers, and so on) only as authorized by ICF or the ICF Member.

Section III – Responsibility to professionalism
第3節 プロフェッショナルとしての責任


As an ICF Professional, I:

20. 自身のコーチングの技能、コーチングの能力レベル、専門性知識、経験、トレーニング、認定、ICF資格を正確に認識します。

20.Identify accurately my coaching qualifications, my level of coaching competency, expertise, experience, training, certifications and ICF Credentials.

21. ICFプロフェッショナルとして提供するもの、ICFから提供されるもの、コーチングという職業の専門性について、およびコーチングから得られうる価値について、正しく的確に口頭で伝え、文書を作成します。

21.Make verbal and written statements that are true and accurate about what I offer as an ICF Professional, what is offered by ICF, the coaching profession, and the potential value of coaching.

22. この規定によって定められた倫理的責任について通知されるべき人々に伝達し、認識させます。

22.Communicate and create awareness with those who need to be informed of the ethical responsibilities established by this Code.

23. 物理的あるいはその他のやりとりに影響を与える境界線に留意し、明瞭で適切かつ文化的相違に配慮して設定する責任を持ちます。

23.Hold responsibility for being aware of and setting clear, appropriate and culturally sensitive boundaries that govern interactions, physical or otherwise.

24. クライアントまたはスポンサーと性的または恋愛関係を持ちません。私は関係性に適した親密さのレベルを常に意識します。そのような問題については対処するか、もしくは契約関係を取りやめるために適切な措置を講じます。

24.Do not participate in any sexual or romantic engagement with Client(s) or Sponsor(s). I will be ever mindful of the level of intimacy appropriate for the relationship. I take the appropriate action to address the issue or cancel the engagement.

Section IV – Responsibility to society
第4節 社会的責任


As an ICF Professional, I:

25. 現地の規則と文化的慣行を尊重しつつ、すべての活動と業務において公正と平等を維持することにより、差別を回避します。これには、年齢、人種、性別の表現、民族性、性的指向、宗教、出身国、障害または軍事的地位に基づく差別が含まれますが、これらだけに限定されるものではありません。

25.Avoid discrimination by maintaining fairness and equality in all activities and operations, while respecting local rules and cultural practices. This includes, but is not limited to, discrimination on the basis of age, race, gender expression, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, disability or military status.

26. 他者の貢献と知的財産を認識、尊重し、自らの知財の所有権のみを主張します。 この基準に違反すると、第三者による法的制裁を受ける可能性があることを理解しています。

26.Recognize and honor the contributions and intellectual property of others, only claiming ownership of my own material. I understand that a breach of this standard may subject me to legal remedy by a third party.

27. 研究を実施および報告する際には、誠実さを持ち、実証された科学的、該当する研究対象のガイドライン、自身の能力の範囲内で行います。

27.Am honest and work within recognized scientific standards, applicable subject guidelines and boundaries of my competence when conducting and reporting research.

28. 私自身とクライアントが社会に与える影響を認識しています。 私は「善を行い悪を避ける」という信条を守ります。

28.Am aware of my and my clients’ impact on society. I adhere to the philosophy of “doing good,” versus “avoiding bad.”

5. ICFプロフェッショナルとしての倫理誓約


As an ICF Professional, in accordance with the Standards of the ICF Code of Ethics, I acknowledge and agree to fulfill my ethical and legal obligations to my coaching Client(s), Sponsor(s), colleagues and to the public at large.


If I breach any part of the ICF Code of Ethics, I agree that the ICF in its sole discretion may hold me accountable for so doing.


I further agree that my accountability to the ICF for any breach may include sanctions, such as mandatory additional coach training or other education or loss of my ICF Membership and/or my ICF Credentials.


For more information on the Ethical Conduct Review Process including the links to file a complaint, please click here.

Adopted by the ICF Global Board of Directors September 2019