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NSHC Health Coach Program Details & Cost

There is a clear demand by the healthcare industry for Evidence-based Health Coach Certification based on an individual's clinical expertise, knowledge, and licensure/credentials to practice. The National Society of Health Coaches works closely with its Professional Advisory Board, professional practice associations, MINT Trainers, and others in professional and private practice to establish its standards for core competencies, training, and testing. NSHC's Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice are based on those of the American Medical Association (AMA), the American Nurses Association (ANA) and the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

NSHC's self-study program, Evidence-based Health Coaching (EBHC)® for Healthcare Providers, 3rd Edition, is uniquely designed for the busy healthcare professional and allied healthcare provider. On average, 70+ hours of focused self-study and practice are generally commensurate with testing success. However, differences in individual study habits, reading speed & comprehension should be taken into account.

Whether ordering the hard copy or the E-Manual all study materials are included as well as printable forms and tools.  Skills Practice, additional study aids, and testing are available online after login to the website.

University/college Faculty, contact us for information related to incorporating Evidence-based Health Coaching into course curriculum.

Please Note: Those choosing the E-Manual, it is accessed online at the website after login and is a READ-ONLY HTML document - It is not downloadable, printable or editable, i.e., no highlighting, writing in margins etc.).    

Included with each Registration 

  • All study materials & practice
  • CEs or CECs upon Passing the health coach exam or post-test for continuing education credit: 28.2 (60-minute hr.) or 33.8 (50-minute hr.)
  • One year NSHC Membership and inclusion in the NSHC Certification Registry (Conditions apply)
  • One testing attempt when the test is completed within 12 months of purchase.  Additional test attempts (if needed) may be purchased in the Member's Store.
  • Pocket Quick Reference for field use
  • Online Motivational Interviewing Skills Practice 
  • Numerous case examples, concept applications, and quick quizzes
  • Plus! Wellness & Prevention (Smoking cessation, weight loss & maintenance, stress management, eating right & exercise)
  • Self-assessments of your coaching style
  • Best practice clinical interventions for (CHF, HTN, CAD, COPD, Diabetes, Depression, Pain, Pressure Ulcer)

NSHC Membership 

  • NSHC grants a 12-month complimentary membership with each purchase or individual registration.
  • Memberships begin on the day of single purchase or registration at the website and expires on the 365th day at 12:00 Midnight EST.   
  • Memberships are renewed for one or two years ($50 or $90 respectively) and may be purchased online in the Member Store, via check with the order form, or by requesting an E-Invoice. 
  • Current NSHC membership is required to login and access the Members Only area of the website for re-printing certificates, updating license/credential information, and to access tools, study resources, testing, and discounted products.

Member Benefits      

  • Applicable to current NSHC members
    • Convenient online testing 24/7
    • Access to NSHC exclusive Member Email Listserv for professional networking with NSHC health coaches across the U.S. and abroad (No profiles to complete!)
    • Free personal support via phone & email (Available during NSHC business hours)
    • Free LIVE Practice Webinars! (each one a $99 value!)
    • Free articles, health coaching forms, and tools
    • Access to grades and earned certificates for reprinting after login
    • NSHC's CHC Member Registry
      Employers use NSHC's CHC Member Registry to validate one's Health Coach Certification status. A current NSHC membership, current Health Coach Certification, and an active, unencumbered professional license/credential are required to be listed as "Active" in the Registry. A current professional license must be maintained in NSHC's database for the 5-year term of CHC certification. You must log in as a current member to update this profile information.

    Manual Registration Pricing (Domestic S/H Included)
    Single Manual Registration - $485 

    Volume Order Pricing Tier

    QuantityCost ea. 
    ( 2 - 4 )$485.00
    ( 5 - 14)$475.00
    (15 - 24)$465.00
    (25 - 34)$455.00
    (35 - 44)$445.00

    NOTE:  Group ID discount pricing does not apply to recertification purchases.

    Expedited and International Shipping

    • 1-2 Day Expedited Delivery (Domestic) $65 per manual  (available for orders placed M-F ONLY - No holiday orders)
    • International - UPS Expedited Shipping:  email for rates - include the destination address, phone #, and zip code in your email.  (NOTE: Purchaser is responsible for all Import tax or tariffs assessed by the destination country customs office) 

    Professional Association Discounts 

    Email us at to schedule a call to discuss specifics. Please provide dates and times you are available for a call.

    Order/Payment Options

    1. Order online and pay with a credit card (Single orders only) -  click the "Order Here" tab. 

    2.  Pay by check:
               a. Print and complete the Order Form, mail with a check. The Order Form is accessed by clicking the "Order Here" button. Scroll down to locate the "Print Order Form" button.  Or...   
               b. Request a PDF Invoice that is emailed to you and can be mailed along with a check or money order.

    3. Pay electronically?
                a. Request an E-Invoice, payable online through PayPal - our credit card processing company.  You do not need a PayPal account to use E-Invoicing. Email: and include the following information with your request: company name, contact person name and email, the number of programs ordered, the "Ship to" address for your order (Street/city/state/zip) and the name and email of the person receiving the shipment.

               b.  Pay using EFT- Email for EFT information. Include your company name, the contact person's name and email, the number of programs ordered, the "Ship to" address for your order (Street/city/state/zip) and the name and email of the person receiving the shipment

    *NOTE:  Paypal may require pre-authorization/verification before accepting company credit cards. Contact PayPal: at 1-888-221-1161 for authorization instructions if applicable. To protect your security, PayPal only speaks with the credit card holder.

    **NSHC may change its standards, policies, practice recommendations, membership requirements and costs from time to time in accordance with research, clinical best practice, healthcare reform, and market trends. Your periodic and continued use of this site is required to stay abreast of any change(s) that may occur. 

    Health Coach Programs are Non-Returnable, Non-Refundable - both Hard Copy & E-Manual
    To view NSHC's program content, click here.  For answers to specific questions, email us at or call 888-838-1260. Calls are returned during regular business hours. Thank you!