Your CWP credential signifies your competence as a wellness professional, through strong academicpreparation and a commitment to continuing education and professional development.
The National Wellness Institute’s Certified Wellness Practitioner (CWP) certification symbolizes an individual’s strong academic preparation, professional competency in wellness programming, and commitment to continuing education, scholarship and professional development.
The CWP credential is awarded to successful applicants from multiple disciplines and backgrounds such as health promotion, counseling, wellness coaching, nutrition, social work, nursing, worksite health promotion coordinators, and educators who use a wellness approach in their practice.
CWP certification standards are continually reviewed and maintained by NWI’s Council on Wellness Certification Excellence (CWCE).
Holding a professional certification demonstrates to the public that you are qualified to work in the health promotion/wellness field and stay up to date in your practice throughout your career by participating in continuing education activities.
NWI applies the following definition (derived from the National Commission for Certifying Agencies’ Standards for the Accreditation of Certification Programs, www.credentialingexcellence.org/ncca ) to Certification:
Certification is a voluntary process that grants a time-limited credential to individuals meeting predetermined standards for knowledge, skills, or competencies. The assessment of the individual applicant is independent of a specific class, course, or other education/training program. Certification holders must complete continuing education requirements to retain the credential.