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Upcoming CWWS & CWWPM Training:

  • NWC, St. Paul, Minnesota
    **Online registration for these programs is closed. Please call 715.342.2969 for availability.**
    June 25-26, 2016
    CWWPM: June 27-28, 2016

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NWI has restructured its certification and professional certificate process. Click here to learn more about this new structure, including how it affects any current NWI certifications you may hold.

There is a growing emphasis on creating not only healthy individuals, but also healthy populations. As organizations and insurance providers take steps to create healthy workforces, there is a greater need for best practices that encourage healthy behaviors for diverse organizations. Certificate programs are not substitutions for degrees, but meant to enhance continuing education with relevant and timely training.

To fill this need, the National Wellness Institute offers the Certified Worksite Wellness Specialist (CWWS) and Program Manager (CWWPM) programs. These programs are intended to give the worksite wellness professional the knowledge and tools needed to carry out successful worksite wellness programs. The most current information and research in the field of health promotion and wellness is used to teach participants how to change an organization’s culture to ensure long-term results.


Which NWI worksite wellness program is right for you?

The CWWS program is the first step in NWI's worksite wellness programming and delivers the tools required to carry out a successful worksite wellness program. Program participants include worksite wellness coordinators and managers, human resource professionals, occupational health nurses, employee assistance professionals, insurance and benefit providers and brokers, and other individuals seeking training in worksite wellness. Click here for more details on CWWS.

The CWWPM program is geared toward professionals who are currently in a worksite wellness manager/supervisor role or who are working toward a manager/supervisor role and is the "next step" in NWI's worksite wellness programming following completion of the CWWS program. (Individuals meeting eligibility requirements for CWWPM may be able to take the CWWPM course without first completing CWWS.) The program covers critical competencies in managing the planning, design, implementation, and measurement of a comprehensive worksite wellness/health management program. Click here for more details on CWWPM, including eligibility requirements.


NWI Certified Worksite Wellness programs are developed and taught by highly experienced and respected leaders in the worksite wellness field. Instructors may vary by location of training.


George PfeifferGeorge Pfeiffer, MSE, FAWHP, has been president of the Charlottesville, Virginia-based WorkCare Group, Inc. (WCG) since 1991, where he provides consulting, program development, and award-winning communication services to employer groups. Recognized as one of the primary leaders in worksite health promotion, he draws from more than three decades of experience and expertise.


Susan Morgan BaileySusan Morgan Bailey, MS, CIC®, SPHR-SCP, is a high energy leader with diversified experience in health, benefits and education settings. As a Senior Client Solutions Executive at RedBrick Health, she calls upon a wealth of knowledge of both the client and vendor sides of health management to provide strategic consultation to help organizations build healthy cultures that empower individuals to live with high energy, good health and passion for life.  


Sallie ScovillSallie Scovill, PhD,  has been in the field of wellness and corporate fitness for over 17 years and has consulted with national companies such as Owens Corning, GE Capital, AT&T, Johnson & Johnson and BellSouth. She is an Associate Professor in the School of Health Promotion and Human Development at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Formerly, Dr. Scovill served as Coordinator of Corporate Health Promotion at the Vanderbilt Dayani Center for Health and Wellness. She earned her doctorate in Human Performance at Middle Tennessee State University where her areas of research included the relationship of health risk to medical cost, workers’ compensation, and return on investment for wellness programs.

Laura Putnam, author of Workplace Wellness That Works (WILEY), is the CEO and founder of Motion Infusion, a well-being consulting and training firm that provides creative solutions in the areas of engagement, behavior change, human performance improvement, and building healthier, happier, and more innovative organizations. She has worked with a range of organizations from Fortune 500s and government agencies to academic institutes, schools, and nonprofits. A frequent keynote speaker, Laura also serves as the chair of the American Heart Association’s Greater Bay Area 2020 Task Force and is a recipient of the American Heart Association’s “2020 Impact” award. (CWWS only)

Retired Faculty:

William B. BaunWilliam B. Baun, EPD, FAWHP, CWP, has more than 34 years of experience in worksite wellness management/programming and is the Wellness Officer at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. Recent work includes a groundbreaking article in the Harvard Business Review entitled, "What's the Hard Return on Employee Wellness Programs?"

Registration Fees*

Current NWI Member Registration Fee: $855 each for CWWS or CWWPM only; $1,610 for CWWPM and CWWS at same location/time (a $100 savings)

Non-NWI Member Registration Fee: $930 each for CWWS or CWWPM only; $1,760 for CWWPM and CWWS at same location/time (a $100 savings)

Bring the Team and Save!
Sign up your group of 5 or more and we'll take $40 off each CWWS or CWWPM registration. Call 715.342.2969 for details.

Cancellation Policy: NWI Event Cancellation Policy: Should you be unable to attend, a substitute delegate is welcome at no extra charge. A charge of 10% of the registration fee will be made for cancellations received in writing (or e-mailed with confirmation received) more than 15 business days prior to the start of the event. A charge of 50% of the registration fee will be assessed for cancellations received 15 or less business days prior to the start of the event. No refunds will be given for cancellation of webinars or other online program registrations. If you have any questions regarding your registration, contact NWI.

*All content, fees, and terms subject to change at the discretion of the National Wellness Institute.

Continuing Education Credit

The National Wellness Institute offers diverse continuing education options for its worksite wellness programs.

For each program (CWWS & CWWPM) completed, participants may earn 14 CECs toward certifications they currently hold. A CEC certificate will be e-mailed to individuals who select their desired CEC certificate(s) during registration and complete the post-training evaluation form. Click here for a list of organizations who have approved these programs for CECs.


Download the CWWS/CWWPM Policies and Procedures Manual for complete details. For additional questions, e-mail or call 715.342.2969.

All content, fees, and terms subject to change at the discretion of the National Wellness Institute. The re-certification fee is $70 for individuals whose CWWS or CWWPM expires before December 31, 2018. Individuals completing the program after July 1, 2016, will earn a Professional Certificate as a Worksite Wellness Specialist or Program Manager, but may not use the CWWS or CWWPM credentials after their name.


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