About the International Board of Coaches and Practitioners

The IBCP is a private trade organization, independently supporting members in the fields of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (including TIME Techniques), Hypnotherapy, Coaching, Emotional Freedom Techniques, and Reiki with members all around the world. Our mission is to unite the members of our professions in these fields.

The last few years have brought with them temultuous changes in our industry, including mergers, hostile takeovers, and complete closures of many of the most well-known certifying boards. The International Board of Coaches and Practitioners strives to provide stability in this time, and to lead the way beyond the drama, trademark disputes and family feuds to a new level of excellence in our field.

When you ask yourself, "What value do I get from my board membership?" the answer should be more than a 25¢ paper certificate. IBCP strives to provide real value for you in your career and personal development through thought-provoking and educational newsletters, audio/video programs and chapter meetings – all at no extra cost to our members. If your board isn't providing you with at least as much value as your annual fee, maybe it's time you gave IBCP a try.

The History of the IBCP

The IBCP was founded by Michael Stevenson, a leader in the field of NLP and Hypnotherapy. After maintaining memberships in six different boards to the tune of almost $1,000 /yr, Michael realized that most boards seem to be created as a way for the trainer to get an extra $150 - $250 from each student in the class with no other benefits than "pretty certificates" which probably cost the board 25¢ each.

Michael set out to create a board that was truly member-centric. Where the benefits go beyond just certification, but actually help to create and strengthen the community and help members achieve success in their respective fields.

Full Certification Membership in the IBCP is just $9.99 /mo and includes:

  • Includes official "gold seal" paper certificates for your wall
  • Digital certificates to display on your website with clickable verification of your credentials
  • Clients can verify your credentials by phone or by website 24/7
  • Listing in the official NLP, Hypnosis, and Coaching referral directory
  • One ticket to the annual IBCP convention
  • Monthly group coaching calls with the President of the Board, Michael Stevenson
  • Quarterly newsletters
  • Access to news and announcements.
  • Plus bonus online courses and other content

Enroll in the IBCP Today

Enrolling in the International Board of Coaches and Practitioners is easy. Simply sign up using our secure online form, or print an enrollment form and mail or fax it to us. Click here to enroll using either method.