Do You Have to Be Certified to be a Wellness Coach?


Do You Have to Be Certified to be a Wellness Coach?

It’s a rational question. In short, no, you don’t need to be certified to be a wellness coach if it’s just something you’re doing for fun as a hobby. However, if you’ve decided to make coaching a part-time or full-time career pursuit, then yes – earning your certification is critical. Becoming a certified wellness coach (CWC) provides amazing benefits not only to your career but also to the lives you want to impact.

Here are some of the key benefits that accompany you becoming a certified wellness coach.

National Credibility

Being certified means you can tout your accreditations, giving you instant credibility in the eyes of your industry, clients and employer. The Catalyst Coaching Institute furthers that credibility by being one of the premier Wellness and/or Health Coach Certification training and education program in the world. Our certification is approved by the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching (NBHWC), allowing you to sit for the national board exam (if desired). We’re also approved/accredited by many other top-tier credentialing agencies, including the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the Nutritional Therapy Association (NTA) and the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT).

360-Degree Wellness Coach Education

Our comprehensive wellness programs take your skills to the next level and provide real-life training designed to help you be a self-sufficient wellness coach. Our training extends beyond traditional online coursework and one-on-one coaching. We teach you how to understand your clients and their needs to deliver effective, personalized solutions that improve well-being. We integrate a variety of tools, resources and strategies to maximize your education, and we cover business aspects, such as how hit the ground running, how to determine your rates and more. Our Fast Track and Distance Learning options will give you with the training you need to be a successful wellness coach.

More Employment Opportunities

With education and credibility comes more opportunity. Whether your start your own wellness coaching business or work for a company, being certified simply opens more doors. Clients and employers looking to hire a wellness coach will associate a certification with expertise, accountability and trustworthiness. Furthermore, they may solely prioritize those who are certified to avoid the risk and uncertainty of hiring someone who doesn’t have accreditations.

Note: There are some important changes happening to the certification process that are tied to the NBHWC National Board Exam. Learn more about wellness-coach certification changes, or feel free to contact us anytime at

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