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Become a Certified Health Coach (CHC)

The NSHC is Advancing Evidence-based Health Coaching & Patient Engagement in Clinical Practice Around the Globe

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We’re Shaping the Future of Health Coaching!

National & International Recognition

How NSHC’s Program Differs

The National Society of Health Coaches introduced the first Clinical Model of Evidence-based Health Coaching (EBHC)® with Motivational Interviewing in the nation.  NSHC is the only certifying body designed specifically for licensed health practitioners credentialed to coach those with moderate to high health risks, chronic conditions, and disease.  Read More

Affordable, self-paced study

Our program is 100% at your own pace and on your time. 42 CECs upon passing the exam.  Affordably priced with the option to pay now online or pay later via PayPal Credit.

Developed by clinicians for you

NSHC's program and Health Coach Certification has been developed specifically for clinicians by clinicians in contrast to programs developed for the masses.

Transitioning mindsets & behaviors

From the first patient engagement, recognize behavior change readiness cues and use new skills of motivational interviewing to tap into the patient's own motivation to change health behaviors.

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How to Get Certified

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How to Get Started

1. Purchase NSHC Program Materials
2. Receive a Registration ID from the NSHC via Email
3. Use ID to Complete Registration Online

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Complete self-paced, indendent study

On average, a minimum of 85 hours of focused self-study commensurates with passing the exam. The program is a blended one that includes a study manual and additional online study aids. 

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Pass the exam and get your certification

One complimentary test session is provided when testing is completed within 12 months from the date of purchase. The NSHC's health coach certification is valid for 5 years from the date the exam is passed.

Eligibility & Testing

Skills You’ll Learn

We provide the "nuts and bolts" of Evidence-based Health Coaching (EBHC)® with Motivational Interviewing (MI) appropriate to healthcare and wellness settings through clinical case studies and practical application.

Decrease patient/client resistance to their own treatment plan
Integrate EBHC with MI into chronic condition management, wellness, and prevention
Employ MI in brief clinical encounters
Use new conversational skills of motivational interviewing that tap into the patient's own motivation to change
Recognize cues that reveal one’s behavior change readiness
Use avenues that enhance likelihood of goal achievement
Select and tabulate health coaching outcomes with easy to use tools
Self-assess your communication style and be alert to pitfalls
Self-assess your active listening skills
Integrate easy-to-use EBHC patient/client tools into your practice


  • This is very well laid out and easy to follow. Full of beneficial information and applicable to everyday encounters with clients. Great program, no recommended changes. Highly recommend!

    Amy Ward, OTA

    Cleveland, SC

  • I have enjoyed the materials provided throughout this course and feel that the session questions along with the concept applications, webinars, and audio have been very beneficial to gaining an understanding of the tools needed in health coaching. I truly enjoyed the different form...

    Biranna Morrow, RN

    Hesston, KS

  • Excellent customer service and communication! Live webinars, great mix for self-study with the manual and online modules! Highly recommend!

    Autumn Lucas, NP

    Macon, GA

  • I highly recommend this program! I liked the program, learned many new skills, and can't wait to get going putting this into my practice!

    Alexander McFarquhar, MD

    Cambridgeshire, England

  • The course is very educatonal and equips you with all the necessary skills needed to successfully coach clients and change health behaviours amongst the general populace! I would change nothing about this program!

    Sihle Dube, Certified Nurse Midwife, APN

    Harare, Zimbabe

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Get Continuing Education Credits

42 CECs are provided complimentary upon passing the exam. 

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Host an onsite or virtual CoachClinic®

Our highly popular, interactive day-long event is hosted by your organization onsite or virtually via Zoom and facilitated by an NSHC Lead Coach.

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Certifying Health Coaches Worldwide

Contact us today and take the first step towards health coach certification! 

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