The availability of health and wellness coach training programs is higher than it has ever been. With a plethora of organizations that provide health coach certification opportunities, the qualifications of the individuals and organizations behind them have become critical to advance the industry. The National Board Certification credential (NBC-HWC), offered in collaboration with the National Board of Medical Examiners, represents the profession’s highest standard and is based on extensive research and the training, education, and assessment of coaches who attended an NBHWC-approved school that meets specific criteria and standards.
The national board certifying exam is based upon extensive research and countless hours of work by the top professionals in the industry, which can be read about in detail on our About page. The National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching is accelerating the professionalization of the field of health and wellness coaching.
Below are details on how you can join other highly-trained, qualified individuals who have become National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coaches (NBC-HWCs).
To Qualify for the National Board Certification Exam you must:
- complete an NBHWC approved training program.
- complete 50 health & wellness coaching sessions.
- have an associate’s degree or higher or 4,000 hours work experience (any field).