Anyone can freely use Holacracy in their organization. However if you would like to offer services to help other organizations adopt Holacracy, you will need to join our licensing program.
We are currently updating our licensing program. We’ll provide more information on the specifics once it is released.
Our licensing program is intended for organizations with proven records supporting other organizations in their Holacracy adoption. Licensed Holacracy Providers are authorized to publicly market Holacracy services and deliver on regular Holacracy adoptions. As representatives of the Holacracy brand, HolacracyOne expects from them to meet rigorous quality standards. At least one person in your organization must be a Certified Holacracy Coach before you consider joining the Licensing program.
Your Permissions Scale With Your Certification
When you are part of one of our licensing programs, you are authorized to offer Holacracy services based on your level of certification.
|Delivering Public Introductions||Delivering Private Introductions||Delivering consulting services|
|Facilitator||Yes, if working with a certified Coach||Yes, if co-delivered with a Master Coach||Yes, for non-beginners and under supervision of a Coach|
|Coach||Yes||Yes, if you report metrics of your activity||Yes, if you report metrics of your activity|
|Master Coach||Yes||Yes, if you report metrics of your activity||Yes, if you report metrics of your activity|
Certification & Assessments
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 an assessment.
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 a real-time facilitation assessment 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 facilitated at least one real-world circle from very early practice; and passed a real-time facilitation assessment 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.