If you are looking to become a professionally recognised Health and Wellness Coach, there are a number of bodies in which you can choose to apply for membership on successful completion of the Professional Certificate in Health and Wellness Coaching or the Diploma of Health and Wellness Coaching (NAT10641)

Gaining formal recognition from either of these bodies will enable you to apply for professional insurance to work with people providing Health and Wellness Coaching services (although being a member is not a requirement for eligibility for an insurance policy). 

Professional Recognition to work as a Health and Wellness Coach

Health Coaches Australia and New Zealand Association

As an approved training course, The Professional Certificate in Health and Wellness Coaching will enable you to apply for Full Membership level status of our industry association: Health Coaches Australia and New Zealand Association. This is the leading industry association in our region for our practice that supports Health & Wellness Coaches, Primary Care Physicians and Allied Health professionals to connect, communicate and aspire to deliver on our collective vision of Co-Creating Universal Health and Wellness. They are a respected industry voice for an appropriate standard in Health & Wellness Coaching nationally and internationally.

Your membership will provide Professional Recognition of your qualification and also a marketing platform for you as a coach in their website. To find out more about the industry association and the benefits of being a member, visit their website www.hcanza.org/membership-benefits 

International Institute for Complementary Therapists

Wellness Coaching Australia is an approved training provider with the International Institute for Complementary Therapists(IICT), where once you have completed our training and met the membership criteria, you can apply for your professional membership directly through their website. IICT is an independent membership body for the wellness industry whose course endorsement will allow you to gain professional insurance under the service category of Health and Wellness Coaching. We recommend AON insurance who provide insurance policies for a large range of health, fitness and natural therapy occupations.

IICT have offices in more than 26 countries across the globe, allowing your membership with them to have a global reach.

Pathway to National Board Certification with NBHWC

The Professional Certificate in Health and Wellness Coaching is an approved training program with the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaches (NBHWC) giving students the eligibility to apply and sit the National Board Certification exam and become a “Board Certified” Health and Wellness Coach - the highest qualification internationally for the Health and Wellness Coaching field. If this international certification pathway is of interest following completion of our course, please contact us for more information whether additional training requirements there may be and other pre-requisites you may need to hold before submitting your application (fees apply). One main pre-requisite in additional to completing an approved training course is completion of a certain number of work experience hours (not specific to coaching). For more information visit the NBHWC website https://nbhwc.org/or contact our office.

Industry Accreditation

Wellness Coaching Australia is accredited with many health, fitness and Wellness bodies in Australia and overseas including the International Coaching Federation, giving you access to ongoing professional education hours/credits. Here are just some of the industry bodies our workshops, short courses and certification programs are accredited by: