Timeline for HWC Certification Examination and NBC-HWC Designation for Practicing Health and Wellness Coaches
Transition Phase: 3 to 4 examination cycles beginning in September of 2017. (The timeline is in discussion and will be updated prior to the first examination.)
Details: During the Transition Phase, coaches may apply to sit for the HWC Certification Examination if they have completed an Approved Transition Program and met the additional requirements, OR if they submit a Portfolio Application. Details are listed at Credentials for Individuals.
Permanent Phase: The timeline is being discussed. The ICHWC/NBME will offer a minimum of three exams prior to launching the Permanent Phase.
Details: The Permanent Phase for the HWC Certification Examination is expected to launch in after 3 to 4 exam cycles. The first exam is scheduled for September 2017, the second exam is scheduled for June 2018 and the third exam is scheduled for November 2018. Health and wellness coaches who plan to sit for the HWC Certification Examination must complete an ICHWC-approved health and wellness coach training and education program.
Details are listed at Credentials for Individuals.
Timeline for Health and Wellness Coach Training and Education Programs
Approval of Transition Programs: July 7 – June 30, 2015. (This phase is now closed.)
A list of Approved Transition Programs will be available: October 1, 2015
Approved Transition Programs will expire: The timeline is being discussed. The ICHWC/NBME will offer a minimum of three exams prior to launching the Permanent Phase.
The Permanent Phase Program Approval begins: Projected for late 2017.
Details are listed at Credentials for Organizations.