HolacracyOne offers three levels of certification to recognize different degrees of expertise in Holacracy®. Certifications are granted after an individual completes relevant training and/or gains experience, and then demonstrates their new capacities by successfully passing the required assessments.
Note: Holacracy certifications do not grant a license to use the Holacracy® trademark and intellectual property to market, sell, or deliver professional consulting services. These activities are reserved to members of our Licensing program. The Holacracy certifications described on this page are necessary but not sufficient to deliver Holacracy services as part of our licensing program. Here are the Holacracy credentials currently granted to individuals:
Level 1: Certified Holacracy Facilitator
This credential conveys that an individual is qualified to facilitate a newly-practicing circle effectively enough to keep the process and outputs generally aligned with the rules of Holacracy. However, it doesn’t convey a level of skill and experience sufficient to coach a newly-practicing circle towards deeper understanding and effectiveness of their Holacracy practice. The Certified Holacracy Facilitator (CHF) credential is given to individuals who pass both real-time tactical and governance facilitation assessments, demonstrating the skills needed to facilitate a newly-practicing circle effectively enough to keep the process and outputs generally aligned with the rules of Holacracy.
Level 2: Certified Holacracy Coach
This credential conveys that an individual has first-hand experience working within an organization running with the Holacracy operating system, has personally faced and integrated many of its unique paradigm shifts, and has demonstrated the capacity to coach others through such a transformation. A Certified Holacracy Coach (CHC) is thus well-equipped to facilitate an organization’s Holacracy implementation. The CHC credential is given to Facilitators who have passed both real-time tactical and governance facilitation assessments demonstrating a level of coaching and explanation sufficient to lead a newly-practicing circle towards deeper understanding and effectiveness in their Holacracy practice.
Level 3: Certified Holacracy Master Coach
This credential conveys that an individual has the demonstrated capacity to support complex organizational transformations using Holacracy practices and principles, including adapting ancillary organizational processes to better align with the Holacracy operating system. The Certified Holacracy Master Coach (CHMC) credential is granted by an authorized HolacracyOne representative after a candidate is assessed over many months of actual Holacracy practice and implementation. There is currently no formal process to gain this credential.