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.  5 Reasons to Choose NSHC

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 health practitioners in contrast to programs developed for the masses.  
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Transitioning mindsets & behaviors

Recognize cues of behavior change readiness and use new skills of motivational interviewing to tap into the patient's own motivation to change; which begs the question, Why Don't People Change Behavior?

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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

Health Coaching Skills You’ll Learn

We provide the "nuts and bolts" of Evidence-based Health Coaching (EBHC)® with Motivational Interviewing (MI) for use in healthcare and wellness settings through a myriad of teaching methods and learning tools.

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


  • I must commend and compliment you on the quality of the content and relevance of this course, and on the instructional design, as well. It's really excellent in every respect! I so appreciate the resources, tools, forms, quick reference guide, video and audio samples, motivatio

    Martha Koffman, MA, LAC, NBC-HWC, CHFP

    Phoenix, AZ

  • "I liked that it is evidenced-based and based on motivational interviewing. It delivered what it promised, with ample methods and opportunities for practice. The live webinars are sensational. The content is relevant, very usable in practice."

    Loiuse Laramee, MD

    Uottawa, Canada

  • This certification is the Gold standard in Health Coaching. It is founded on Evidence Based practice and encourages continous learning through its support systems. It is extremely relevant to my practice in hospital.

    Nkazimulo Ndlovu, Hospital Physical Therapist

    Joannesburg, South Africa

  • "I was very pleased with the training in motivational interviewing. It is something I have been taught several times before, but this really consolidated my learning. I highly recommend this program and would change nothing about it!"  

    Sally Bramley, MD

    Gloucestershire, UK

  • " I highly recommend the NSHC curriculum. It is evidence-based, flexible, and delivers an excellent program, along with ongoing coaching resources to assure that critical skills a

    Mary Vinson, DNP, RN-BC, CHC

    Durham, NC

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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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