What COMENSA offers

WHO SHOULD BE A MEMBER?

WHY JOINING COMENSA CATAPULTS YOU FORWARD

Are you considering a career in coaching or mentoring? Or are you already qualified and looking to propel your professional reputation and career? Does your company embrace internal coaching for their staff’s development, or offer coach and mentor training programmes?

If you answered yes to any of these questions then COMENSA is your essential partner.

WHO SHOULD
BE A MEMBER?

WHY JOINING COMENSA CATAPULTS YOU FORWARD

Are you considering a career in
coaching or mentoring? Or are you
already qualified and looking to propel
your professional reputation and
career?

UNDERSTANDING MEMBERSHIP

From friends to partners.

Your first step to becoming part of the COMENSA community is to join us. Initially this qualifies you as a Friend of COMENSA with limited access to our resources. The journey then follows a path from membership to Professional recognition and an ongoing process of maintaining this reputation.

COMENSA distinguishes between membership and professional designation. Membership renewal is annual for everyone whilst your professional designation status is renewable every three years.

MEMBERSHIP JOURNEY

From people who have a general interest in the world of coaching and mentoring to professionals delivering these services or supporting coaches and mentors, COMENSA has a membership option that will suit you.

PROFESSIONAL JOURNEY

In a world of increasing competition, professional reputation and endorsement makes all the difference. This is why COMENSA dedicates the bulk of its resources to supporting you to secure your credentialed status.

MAINTAINING YOUR STATUS

Having earned your professional designation, COMENSA offers ongoing support to help you maintain records and accumulate CPD points.

THE MEMBERSHIP JOURNEY

COMENSA’s primary purpose is to support and promote individual coaches and mentors to secure professional recognition.

In accordance with SAQA requirements, only individuals are eligible for formal NQF recognition at credentialed levels.

Free
registration

Join now to be the first to receive updates and information. This is your first step in your membership journey.

Student or
Ordinary Member

If you are presently studying towards your coach or mentor qualification, COMENSA offers a highly discounted Student Member rate. Alternatively your journey begins as an ordinary member with increasing benefits as you grow.

Credentialed
Member

The endorsement as a SAQA registered coach or mentor requires that you credential with COMENSA. Refer to the Professional Journey to understand the process.

There are instances where an organisation will be paying for membership on behalf of individuals. This includes Strategic Partners such as coaching/mentoring companies.

Free
registration

Join now to be the first to receive updates and information. This is your first step in your membership journey.

Student or
Ordinary Member

If you are presently studying towards your coach or mentor qualification, COMENSA offers a highly discounted Student Member rate. Alternatively your journey begins as an ordinary member with increasing benefits as you grow.

Credentialed
Member

The endorsement as a SAQA registered coach or mentor requires that you credential with COMENSA. Refer to the Professional Journey to understand the process.

There are instances where an organisation will be paying for membership on behalf of individuals. This includes Strategic Partners such as coaching/mentoring companies.

THE PROFESSIONAL JOURNEY

“If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional to do
the job, wait until you hire an amateur.” - Red Adair

Once you have accumulated the relevant number of coaching hours and can demonstrate that you have a body of learning, you are ready to move from being an Ordinary Member to a professional Credentialed Member.

To do this we are required by SAQA to ensure that you have the necessary experience and knowledge.

There are three levels
of credential for both coaches and
mentors:

– Credentialed
– Senior
– Master

Depending on the number of hours of experience and learning that you have accrued.

The application process is relatively simple and can be
done online.

Ready to apply?

Log in via your member profile to apply online or to learn more about the credentialing process.

We run regular Credentialing Workshop events that take you through this process in greater detail.

We run regular Credentialing Workshop events that take you through this process in greater detail.

MAINTAINING YOUR STATUS

Once you have secured your credential status, as a professional you are expected to maintain the standard by participating in the following practice:

Continuing
Professional
Development (CPD)

Our Credentialed Members are required to accumulate 72 CPD points over the three year period.

Since you learn from every engagement at our free monthly events, attending is one way of accumulating these points. Another way is to participate in one of the many COMENSA approved COMENSA recognised Training Provider Programmes. For insight to the many other ways to earn CPD points, please read our CPD Policy.We provide a facility to log your CPD points in your COMENSA member profile. CPD is mandatory for Credentialed Coaches and Mentors and is recommended for all professionals.

Supervision

COMENSA requires Credentialed Members to include supervision as part of their practice.

Supervision is a normal part of every helping profession, a category into which coaches and mentors fall, and is a crucial part of supporting professionals in their practice and maintaining professional standards.

PRICE LIST

Membership Fees

Your COMENSA membership is paid annually on the anniversary of your start date. This is applicable to all members and is treated separately to your Credential Application for which you only pay a once off fee for the initial three year period. The cost is per individual in cases where a company is paying on behalf of several members.

All prices include VAT.

Credentialing Fees

The COMENSA Credentialing fee covers the costs of our evaluator’s time. Your credential status is valid for three years. Should you wish to be considered at the same level or for a higher credential level, a credentialing fee would apply once again.

The COMENSA Credentialing fee covers the costs of our evaluator’s time. Your credential status is valid for three years. Should you wish to be considered at the same level or for a higher credential level, a credentialing fee would apply once again.

COMENSA runs regular workshops to unpack the Credentialing motivation, process and fees. Please visit the COMENSA Events calendar to see when the next session will be held. If you require assistance in the meantime please email

administrator@comensa.org.za.

COMENSA runs regular workshops to unpack the Credentialing motivation, process and fees. Please visit the COMENSA Events calendar to see when the next session will be held. If you require assistance in the meantime please email administrator@comensa.org.za.

COMENSA runs regular workshops to unpack the Credentialing motivation, process and fees. Please visit the COMENSA Events calendar to see when the next session will be held. If you require assistance in the meantime please email administrator@comensa.org.za

JOIN US FIRST

Becoming a Friend of COMENSA is the first step on your professional journey.

When you become a friend of COMENSA you get access to resources and research, tools and templates to help you build your practice, networking and Continuing Professional Development opportunities and preferential prices at selected events.

JOIN US FIRST

Becoming a Friend of COMENSA is the first step on your professional journey.

When you become a friend of COMENSA you get access to resources and research, tools and templates to help you build your practice, networking and Continuing Professional Development opportunities and preferential prices at selected events.

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There are companies who do not have coaching or mentoring as their core business, but align themselves with the professional COMENSA standards of coaching and mentoring and have internal or external coaches or mentors. These companies may elect to pay the COMENSA fees for their coaches or mentors. In accordance with SAQA, each individual person is registered in accordance with their individual experience and status. Each employee receives their own log-in details for the website and access to their own profile management.

There are companies who do not have coaching or mentoring as their core business, but align themselves with the professional COMENSA standards of coaching and mentoring and have internal or external coaches or mentors. These companies may elect to pay the COMENSA fees for their coaches or mentors. In accordance with SAQA, each individual person is registered in accordance with their individual experience and status. Each employee receives their own log-in details for the website and access to their own profile management.

There are companies who do not have coaching or mentoring as their core business, but align themselves with the professional COMENSA standards of coaching and mentoring and have internal or external coaches or mentors. These companies may elect to pay the COMENSA fees for their coaches or mentors. In accordance with SAQA, each individual person is registered in accordance with their individual experience and status. Each employee receives their own log-in details for the website and access to their own profile management.

There are companies who do not have coaching or mentoring as their core business, but align themselves with the professional COMENSA standards of coaching and mentoring and have internal or external coaches or mentors. These companies may elect to pay the COMENSA fees for their coaches or mentors. In accordance with SAQA, each individual person is registered in accordance with their individual experience and status. Each employee receives their own log-in details for the website and access to their own profile management.