Continuing Education Credit

Earn Continuing Education Credit (CEC) by Attending NWI Programs

Individuals may earn continuing education credit for certifications they currently hold by attending NWI educational programs and completing the program evaluation form. See the Course & Event Calendar for a full list of upcoming programs.

Please see individual program descriptions on this website for the number of CECs available for each course/program. For more information about earning continuing education credit through NWI, please contact NWI


Approved Continuing Education Provider

The National Wellness Institute is designated as an approved provider of continuing education by the following organizations:

ACSMACSM: The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that “National Wellness Institute” meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from (December 2018 – December 2021). Approved Providers and their content reflect the concepts of their respective organizations and do not necessarily represent the positions or policies of ACSM. Providership # 661228

HRCIHRCI®: The National Wellness Institute is a recognized provider of recertification credits. HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®) has pre-approved select NWI programs [with start dates between 4/29/2019 and 4/29/2020] for HR (General) credit towards aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification.

NBHWC emblemNBHWC: The National Wellness Institute has been approved by the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching for the continuing education and training of National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coaches (NBC-HWC).

NCHECNCHEC (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. Note: Only select NWI educational programs and select National Wellness Conference sessions are approved for advanced-level CECH. Provider ID#:100859

NWINWI CWP: National Wellness Institute Certified Wellness Practitioners (CWP) may earn NWI Category 1 CECs through participation in NWI educational programs, including on-demand webinars. Individuals must hold an active NWI certification to earn "NWI" CECs.

SHRMSHRM: National Wellness Institute is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit


Additional Continuing Education Credit Options

General Attendance Continuing Education Certificate
Individuals may elect to receive a general certificate of participation indicating the number of National Wellness Institute-verified contact hours earned through their participation in an NWI educational program to submit to certifying bodies not listed here. Acceptance of general CECs is at the discretion of the certifying body.

CECs for National Wellness Conference Sessions
See for the most up-to-date list of additional approved CEC types available for participation in National Wellness Conference sessions. CECs for the Conference participation may be made available for the following professions: coaching, nursing, and human resources.

Individual Program Approval:
EACC: The online training for the "Resilience & Thriving: The Secret Power of Stress" course is eligible for five (5) PDHs (Professional Development Hours) in Domains II, III, and the online training for the "Empowered Health Consciousness & Prescription Drugs: The Wellness Alternative" course is eligible for five (5) PDHs in Domain III from the Employee Assistance Certification Commission. These programs are co-sponsored by Organizational Wellness Learning Systems (OWLS) and the National Wellness Institute (NWI).