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Effective February 6, 2017, the NCCHWC will operate under a new name, the International Consortium for Health & Wellness Coaching (ICHWC). The health & wellness coaching field is rapidly becoming a global field, and while our current focus is on developing national standards and a certification examination in collaboration with NBME, the ICHWC in partnership with NBME will eventually expand to collaborate with coaches and partners around the world.

As a result of the name change, please note the following:

  • The board voted to extend the NCCHWC-Approval to the ICHWC so approved Transition Programs are ICHWC-Approved.
  • The application phase for the HWC Certifying Examination opens February 6, 2017 and closes April 15, 2017.
  • All eligibility documents can be emailed beginning February 6 to These documents are available at Applicants will need to apply through the National Board of Medical Examiners. A link to the application will be available here on February 6, 2017.

Designation – National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC)

Exam candidates who successfully pass the HWC Certifying Examination will hold the designation National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC). The National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching will oversee this process.