Earn Your Worksite Wellness Certificate
New Online & Onsite Classes Available for Registration Below
Companies, insurance providers, and other organizations are taking steps to improve employee productivity, health, resilience, and satisfaction. Thus, a greater need for competent wellness professionals to implement evidence-driven practices that encourage wellness-enhancing behaviors has emerged.
Supported by current research and best practices, NWI’s multi-level Worksite Wellness Certificate Program is recognized as a premier training program for worksite wellness, human resources, benefits, and interdisciplinary professionals who are working to ensure a well workforce. Participants in the NWI Worksite Wellness certificate program gain the knowledge, skills, and tools to assist them in creating and sustaining a culture of wellness within an organization.
To earn a Certificate as a Worksite Wellness Specialist and/or Worksite Wellness Program Manager, participants must successfully complete the training and an online exam for each level of certificate desired.
2018 Course Schedule
6-WEEK ONLINE COURSES: CWWS or CWWPM
July 16 - August 26
October 8 - November 18
2-DAY ONSITE COURSES (+ 2 weeks to complete online exam)
Save $100 when you register for both levels at the same location! Just select the "Combo" during registration.
Courses run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day.
St. Paul, Minnesota, in conjunction with the National Wellness Conference
June 16 - 17: Worksite Wellness Specialist
June 18 - 19: Worksite Wellness Program Manager
September 20-21: Worksite Wellness Specialist
September 22-23: Worksite Wellness Program Manager
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NWI offers two training options:
Online programs are scheduled throughout the year as six-week trainings (includes online exam). Offering the same high-quality content as the face-to-face trainings, these programs allow participants the flexibility of computer-based training with the opportunity to connect virtually with other participants. Participants may view content at their own pace but must complete exercises and respond to discussion board posts each week. The online exam opens at least 10 days before the course end date to allow participants time to review for the exam, which must be completed by the end of the sixth week.
Online course registration includes online access to recorded lessons and downloadable program slides, resources, and printable exercise worksheets. Individuals have the opportunity to purchase a full-color, spiralbound coursebook of program slides and resources during course registration.
Onsite programs are facilitated over two days (per level) at various locations throughout the year, including in conjunction with NWI’s annual National Wellness Conference. These trainings provide optimal opportunities to learn not only from our highly experienced instructors, but also through engagement with your peers. The online exam opens after the training and must be completed within two weeks.
Onsite program registration includes a full-color, spiralbound coursebook of program slides and resources; hard copies of exercise worksheets; morning coffee/tea; and lunch.
Which level is right for you?
The Worksite Wellness Specialist level is the first step in NWI's Worksite Wellness Certificate program and enrollment is open to all individuals who want to gain insights into worksite wellness and work toward developing sustainable change within an organization. The training aims to assist participants in building the business case for wellness, creating and sustaining a culture of wellness, and driving and measuring employee engagement. Learn more about the CWWS course content.
The Worksite Wellness Program Manager level is geared toward professionals who are currently in a worksite wellness manager/supervisor role or who are working toward a manager/supervisor role. The comprehensive curriculum provides participants with knowledge and skills for effective leadership and for planning, designing, implementing, and measuring strategies that lead to well employees and a culture of wellness. Learn more about the CWWPM course content.
Download a PDF of Program Details
To be eligible for the Program Manager level, participants must have completed the Specialist level or have managed a corporate wellness program at least three of the past four years. (During online registration, registrants will be asked to provide contact information for their current or most recent supervisor to verify eligibility.)
Sign up early: Space is limited and these programs may fill quickly.
Each program level is 6 weeks long (includes online exam)
Current NWI Member: $855 per level
Non-NWI Member: $995 per level (Join now to save!)
Add a printed coursebook (optional): $55 per program level. Shipping to U.S. addresses only. Please allow a minimum of one week after payment has been processed for delivery to the "Recipient" address provided during registration. Books will not be shipped more than 3 weeks in advance of the program.
Onsite trainings for each level are 2 days long (+ 2 weeks to complete an online exam). Lunch is included on all program days.
Save $100 when you attend both CWWS and CWWPM at the same location (select the "Combo" during registration)!
Current NWI Member: $1,810 for Combo or $955 per program
Non-NWI Member (NWI Guest Account): $2,090 for Combo or $1,095 per program (Join now to save!)
Bring the Team and Save!
Sign up your group of 3 or more and we'll take $50 off each registration. Call 715.342.2969 for details.
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. If you have any questions regarding your registration, contact NWI
Note: 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 training (Worksite Wellness Specialist & Worksite Wellness Program Manager) 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) when completing the post-training evaluation form. NWI's Worksite Wellness Professional Certificate Program is pre-approved by:
ACSM: The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that “National Wellness Institute, Inc.” meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from (December 2015– December 2018). Providership # 661228
NCHEC (CHES/MCHES): National Wellness Institute is designated a provider of Category I continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. The NWI Worksite Wellness Specialist and Worksite Wellness Program Manager trainings are each designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive 14 Category I (advanced) continuing education contact hours.
NWI (CWP): The CWWS and CWWPM programs have been approved for 14 Category 1 continuing education credits by the National Wellness Institute for NWI Certified Wellness Practitioners (CWP).
SHRM: National Wellness Institute is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. The NWI Worksite Wellness Specialist and Worksite Wellness Program Manager training programs are each valid for 14 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit shrmcertification.org
General Attendance Continuing Education Certificate: National Wellness Institute-verified contact hours for continuing education credit/certificate of participation.
For more information about continuing education, contact the National Wellness Institute at 715.342.2969 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is a Professional Certificate Program?
Certificate programs enhance continuing education with relevant and timely training and are not substitutions for degrees. NWI applies the following definitions (derived from the National Commission for Certifying Agencies’ Standards for the Accreditation of Certification Programs, www.credentialingexcellence.org/ncca
) to differentiate between a Professional Certificate Program and a Certification:
Professional Certificate Program:
A non-credential granting program that:
- provides instruction and training to aid participants in acquiring specific knowledge, skills, and/or competencies associated with intended learning outcomes;
- evaluates participants’ achievement of the intended learning outcomes; and
- awards a certificate only to those participants who meet the performance, proficiency, or passing standard for the assessment(s).
Certification Program: A voluntary process that grants a time-limited credential to individuals meeting predetermined standards for knowledge, skills, or competencies. The assessment of the individual applicant is independent of a specific class, course, or other education/training program. Certificants must complete continuing education requirements to retain the credential. More about NWI’s Certified Wellness Practitioner (CWP) certification program.
All content, fees, and terms subject to
change at the discretion of the National Wellness Institute.