The ADHD Coaches Organization (ACO) was created to advance the profession of ADHD coaching worldwide. Integral to the success of our mission is providing the public with information about ADHD coaching and serving as a resource for locating well-trained professional ADHD coaches; coaches who are trained specifically in coaching skills, aligned with International Coach Federation (ICF) coaching paradigms and ethics, and educated about ADHD. Since we neither certify nor credential coaches, we look for credible evidence that those applying to become professional members of the ACO meet these standards.

After careful consideration, the Board of Directors of the ACO has updated the criteria for professional membership. The ACO now recognizes those who have a Certified ADHD Coach Practitioner (CACP) credential, or any of the more rigorous certifications conferred by the Professional Association of ADHD Coaches (PAAC), as credible evidence that the applicant meets the ACO’s criteria for professional membership.

paaccoacheslogoSince its inception, PAAC has aligned itself with ICF standards to ensure PAAC certified coaches meet or exceed ICF standards for excellence in coaching. PAAC is likewise committed to certifying only those coaches who have also attained a high quality education specific to the field of ADHD.

To view the ACO’s criteria for professional membership, visit

For more information on PAAC, including certification levels and requirements, visit