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What NWI’s New Certification Structure Means for You

The National Wellness Institute recently announced some important changes to its certification and educational programming structure. Please carefully review the information below to understand how these changes affect your NWI Certified Worksite Wellness Specialist (CWWS), Certified Worksite Wellness Program Manager (CWWPM), or Wellness in Clinical Practice (WCP) status.


NWI is proud of your achievements and recognizes the time, money, and energy you have invested to obtain an NWI certification. As an organization committed to its members, NWI will continue to support and recognize your commitment and expertise.


If you hold a valid CWWS, CWWPM, or WCP certification:

  • You may continue to use the credentials until they expire.*

  • You are no longer required to submit any additional continuing education credits.*

  • After expiration, you may state that you hold a:

    • Certificate as a Workite Wellness Specialist

    • Certificate as a Worksite Wellness Program Manager

    • Certificate in Wellness in Clinical Practice

  • After expiration, you may not use acronyms or letters (CWWS/CWWPM/WCP) after your name in reference to the certificate you hold.

  • You are encouraged to review your eligibility to receive your NWI Certified Wellness Practitioner (CWP) credential. See for eligibility requirements. CWPs are recognized as having met the minimum standards of continued scholarship and professional development in health promotion and wellness. The CWP designation also includes a 5-year NWI membership, providing you with resources to further enhance your competencies as wellness professional.

*If your CWWS/CWWPM/WCP credential expires between March 1, 2016, and December 31, 2018, you may choose to renew your credential(s) for an additional three years by meeting your original re-certification requirements. NWI recommends seeking continuing education in CWP core content areas to help you as you work toward eventual recognition as a Certified Wellness Practitioner.


We encourage you to reach out to us with any questions you have during this transition phase by e-mailing or calling 715-342-2969.


Thank you for your continued dedication to the wellness profession and for choosing the National Wellness Institute for your professional development and certification needs.


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