Why is certification important for trauma recovery coaches?

Right now, there are no standards, licenses, or regulations on the coaching industry in the United States. Regulations on coaching in other countries are scant or non-existent. Uncertified trauma recovery coaches are not held to ethical standards, need no specific training in trauma or trauma recovery, and receive no supervised practice. Anyone can offer trauma recovery coaching services. Survivors have no assurance that a potential coach is qualified and ethical unless certified through the International Association of Trauma Recovery Coaching.