NBHWC Accredited Program: Earn a National Health Coach Certification
Stand out from the rest: health coach certification approved by NBHWC
Wellcoaches is an NBHWC accredited program! 1,000 Wellcoaches have taken the National exam with a 94.5% pass rate.
Once you have earned the Wellcoaches Certification, and completed the Lifestyle Medicine for Coaches course (Module 4), you may be eligible to earn the designation of "National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach" through the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC). Please see the NBHWC website for all requirements and timelines.
Lead the field
In order to integrate the coach into the healthcare team, Wellcoaches CEO Margaret Moore co-founded NBHWC (a nonprofit affiliate of the National Board of Medical Examiners), secured a multi-year collaboration with the CDC on the DPP program, and leads the NBHWC reimbursement team including the rollout of new AMA CPT codes for health and well-being coaching. By completing the national board certification you too are leading the field!
1. Become a Certified Wellcoach®
Step 1. Become a Certified Health and Well-being Coach
FIRST, earn your Wellcoaches Certification* to become a "Certified Health and Well-being Coach" by completing Modules 1-3.
*If you were enrolled in our courses prior to July 2018, you will need to re-enroll in Module 1-3 to be eligible for the National Board certification.
Step 2. Complete Lifestyle Medicine for Coaches
As a coach, it is important to have a holistic and broad understanding of healthy living. Module 4 is an 21.5-hour e-course, built in collaboration with ACLM, that provides education on key healthy lifestyle topics such as brain health and basic biometrics, from leading experts.
Completion of Module 4 (including 100% review of content, at least an 80% score on quizzes and all surveys) is required for course completion and to receive a "Lifestyle Medicine Coach Certificate" in addition to being a "Certified Wellcoach®".
You may begin Module 4 prior to Modules 1-3, or complete it following Modules 1-3. A discount is offered on this Module if Modules 1-3 are purchased together.
2. Complete Lifestyle Medicine for Coaches Course
3. Earn the NBHWC Certification
Step 3. Become a National Board Certified - Health and Wellness Coach
Earn the NBHWC Certification. Once you have earned the Wellcoaches Certification, and completed the Lifestyle Medicine for Coaches course (Module 4), you may be eligible to earn the designation of "National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach" through the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC). Please see the NBHWC website for all requirements and timelines.
Will I be ready for the National Exam?
To be eligible for the National Exam, you must complete Modules 1-4 in the Wellcoaches Training and Certification program. Here is a sample timeline for guidance. However, please note that we do not recommend rushing through any part of the process in order to be eligible for the national certification. Becoming a masterful coach requires reflection and practice over time.
Complete Module 1 by April 2023
Complete Module 2 by May 2023
Complete Module 3 & 4 by June 2023
Complete 50 client practice sessions by Aug 2023 (you may begin tracking time following your Practical Skills Assessment in Module 3)
Apply for the national exam during the August 14 – September 14, 2023 application period