EARN A NATIONAL

CERTIFICATION

Stand out from the rest

Once you have earned the Wellcoaches Certification, and Lifestyle Medicine for Coaches (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. 562 Wellcoaches students have taken the national exam with at 95% pass rate!

Help Wellcoaches 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 Wellness Coach

 

FIRST, earn your Wellcoaches Certification as either a "Certified Health and Wellness Coach" or a "Certified Personal Coach" by completing Modules 1-3.

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, 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. Apply for the National Certification Exam

Step 3. Become a National Board Certified - Health and Wellness Coach

 

Once you have earned the Wellcoaches Certification, and Lifestyle Medicine for Coaches (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 are some sample timelines 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.

July 18-week cohort:

  • Complete Module 1 by Nov 2020

  • Complete Module 2 by Jan 2021

  • Complete Module 3 by Feb 2021

  • Complete 50 client practice sessions following Wellcoaches Practical Skills Assessment by Apr 2021

  • Complete Module 4 by Apr 2021

  • Apply for the national exam during the  May 1 - July 31, 2021 application period
     

August 9-week cohort:

  • Complete Module 1 by Oct 2020

  • Complete Module 2 by Dec 2020

  • Complete Module 3 by Jan 2021

  • Complete 50 client practice sessions following Wellcoaches Practical Skills Assessment by Mar 2021

  • Complete Module 4 by Mar 2021

  • Apply for the national exam during the  May 1 - July 31, 2021 application period 


September 18-week cohort:

  • Complete Module 1 by Jan 2021

  • Complete Module 2 by Mar 2021

  • Complete Module 3 by Apr 2021

  • Complete 50 client practice sessions following Wellcoaches Practical Skills Assessment by Jun 2021

  • Complete Module 4 by Jun 2021

  • Apply for the national exam during the  May 1 - July 31, 2021 application period 

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