The National Consortium for Credentialing Health and Wellness Coaches (NCCHWC), a nonprofit entity incorporated in 2013, was renamed as the International Consortium for Health & Wellness Coaching (ICHWC) in 2017.

ICHWC is led by a volunteer hands-on Board of Directors and supported by a Council of Advisors.

From 2013 to 2016, NCCHWC raised nearly $100,000 from a group of generous donors to finance best practices processes that delivered:

a. a Job Task Analysis process led by a psychometrician and certification consultant with 30 years experience.

b. minimum Training and Education Standards, which began with engaging a DACUM expert to facilitate a retreat of 18 subject matter experts.

In 2016, we formed a partnership with the National Board of Medical Examiners to enhance the rigor and validity of the standards, This robust collaboration has enabled the rollout in 2017 of the National Board Certification for Health and Wellness Coaches.