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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 Worksite Wellness Specialist and Program Manager trainings 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 participate in the full training and successfully complete an online exam within two weeks of the training for each level of certificate desired. In-person trainings (2 days per level) are held throughout the year at various locations throughout the United States, including each summer at the National Wellness Conference. Online trainings (4 weeks per level) will begin in late spring/early summer 2017.


Next NWI Worksite Wellness Training:

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Pre-Conference Programs at the 2017 National Wellness Conference in St. Paul, MN 
CWWS: June 17-18, 2017 
CWWPM: June 19-20, 2017

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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.

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.


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.)


Download this PDF for content, objectives, and additional details about each level.


Registration Fees

Current NWI Member Registration Fee: $855 per training; $1,610 when registering for Worksite Wellness Specialist and Program Manager at same location/time (a $100 savings)

Non-NWI Member Registration Fee: $930 per training; $1,760 when registering for Worksite Wellness Specialist and Program Manager 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 Worksite Wellness Specialist or Worksite Wellness Program Manager 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.

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) during registration and complete 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



HRCI: The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.


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 Certified Worksite Wellness Specialist and Certified 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): Continuing education credits for the CWWS and CWWPM programs have been approved by the National Wellness Institute for NWI Certified Wellness Practitioners (CWP).


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


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, 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.


E-mail or call 715.342.2969.

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.

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


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