About The IBCP

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 tumultuous 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.

IBCP History

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. He created the International Board of Coaches and Practitioners, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the Practitioners of Neuro-linguistic Programming, Hypnotherapy, TIME Techniques, EFT, and Success and Life Coaching.

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


Enrolling in the International Board of Coaches and Practitioners is easy. Simply sign up using our secure online form.

Our Mission

The IBCP's mission is to support our registered members and to promote the use of Success Coaching, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Emotional Freedom Techniques, Hypnotherapy and TIME Techniques world-wide.

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