The majority of the firms in the outplacement industry is a registered ACF member. Interested in this group of quality career management providers?

Become a member

Member firms are well established companies with a minimum of two years of experience in outplacement. Currently more than 140 companies are ACF International members, which represents a majority of the firms in the outplacement industry.

It is important to unite our voices and increase our influence with lobbying efforts that can influence political decisions impacting our industry and the services we offer.

In Germany, Austria and Switzerland members are organised in a chapter, a national association. In other countries where no chapter exists, members are informed directly via the ACF International Secretariat, currently located in The Netherlands.

Member firms are listed on this ACF International website. As the outplacement and coaching industry continues to evolve, so do the tools needed to best serve our clients in an ever demanding marketplace. ACF International invests in data intelligence to support their members. Members underwrite the code of conduct and ethics and adhere to the ACF Bylaws.


To become and ACF member one has to meet the ACF standards. In order to maintain these standards, we adopt the following process for a membership application:
A completed registration form is submitted by the potential member. The ACF Head office receives the application and assesses whether the candidate meets the criteria for
aspirant membership. The application will be taken to the member committee and board for approval.

To apply for an ACF International membership, click here


Companies in the career industry have to provide a truly high-quality service in order to be successful. This is where the ACF International certificate can be hugely beneficial.
The ACF International certificate is a standard for quality career management. Implementing the certificate standards within your company is an especially effective means of ensuring the quality of your services and the efficiency of your processes. The certificate enhances the quality of your offering and achieves continuous improvement to your clients.
New members apply for certification within 2 years after becoming an aspirant member. If the certification is not realized, the membership will end.

Why choose us?


Share and benefit from industry relevant knowledge and trends in both national and European markets.


Access a range of information, including surveys and other statistics.


Engage with guest speakers on topics of shared interests.


Network with other senior industry professionals.


Access interest groups and stakeholders to bring about change for the industry and the clients we support.


Have an added value to sell your company as a quality provider as a result of ACF International Membership.