Credentialing Path

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

The National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC), a new credential offered by the International Consortium for Health & Wellness Coaching (ICHWC), is for those individuals who are interested in being credentialed as health and/or wellness Coaches.

As one of the program approved by ICHWC, ILCT students who have completed the requirements for the Wellness Coaching Specialist certification will be eligible to sit for the national exam, offered by the National Board of Medical Examiners. 

The exam is currently offered once a year to those who meet all the requirements show below. In 2017, the application period will be open for February 6 – April 15, 2017, for an exam being offered in September 2017.  

To read more about credential, requirements and to obtain forms to record your coaching hours, visit http://ichwc.org/individuals/.  Also contact ILCT to obtain your Eligibility Form. 

Required Courses

Foundational

COURSE FDN

The cornerstone of our ICF Accredited Coach Training Program

TOTAL 40 hrs
WCS Credential Electives

COURSE

Select course electives from Elective Options menu on right.

TOTAL 40 hrs
Healthy Lifestyles Knowledge

COURSE

Healthy Lifestyles Knowledge

TOTAL hrs
3 Hours of Mentoring

COURSE

3 hours of wellness mentoring or graded observed coaching

TOTAL hrs
Coaching Sessions

COURSE

Log of 50 health and wellness coaching sessions of at least 20 minutes

TOTAL hrs
ICHWC Examination

COURSE

TOTAL hrs