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The National Wellness Institute's Certified Wellness Practitioner (CWP) designation symbolizes an individual's strong academic preparation, professional competency in wellness programming, and commitment to continuing education, scholarship and professional development. The NWI Council on Wellness Continuing Education periodically reviews national standards to ensure the CWP designation reflects high-quality health promotion and wellness preparation.
Please note: CWPs are selected through an application process; this is not a training program. A minimum of a bachelor's degree is required to qualify for CWP designation.
What does the "CWP" designation mean?
The CWP designation is one indication of professional competency and commitment to continued scholarship and professional development. A CWP is qualified—through graduation from an NWI Accredited Academic Program or through documented, supervised experience—to utilize effective health promotion models to assess needs and subsequently design, implement, and evaluate interventions for individuals and populations; apply current theories and models to motivate others to engage in health promotion and prevention activities; and create health-enhancing environments through the initiation of organizational and cultural change.
What are the benefits of becoming a CWP?
What are the two ways to apply for CWP designation?
Individuals may apply for CWP designation in one of two ways:
What are the re-certification requirements for CWP?
To re-certify, a CWP must have accumulated a minimum of 50 continuing education credits (CECs) over the five-year certification period and pay the current re-certification fee.* CWPs should complete all continuing education requirements at least 60 days prior to re-certification. The re-certification process must be repeated every five years.
Current CWPs: For detailed information about earning CECs toward re-certification and how to report CEC activities, please download the CWP Certification and Re-certification Policies and Procedures PDF. You can view your re-certification status and submit CEC activities by clicking on "Professional Development" under "Manage Profile." When registering for NWI webinars and events, certified individuals must register for "NWI" continuing education credits and must also complete a follow-up evaluation to receive credit.