Wellness Coach Certification Program Comparison Checklist

Thinking about becoming a Certified Wellness Coach, but not sure where to start?

So, you’re thinking about becoming a Certified Wellness Coach, yet you’re not sure where to start?  There are so many programs available, how do you know which one is the best?

As the founder and director of Expert Coach Center, I’m a little bias, but honestly it all comes down to preference. Do you prefer learning in person? If yes, we’re not the best program for you since we’re 100% virtual. Do you need the convenience of an online program? Awesome! We might be worth looking into!

13 features to look for in a wellness coach certification program, expert coach center

You can save time by using this easy Wellness Coach Certification Program Comparison Checklist.  The checklist will help you determine what you should look for in a program, if your Certification will be recognized in the health field, and it will help you determine if you have the time to commit to a program, plus so much more.

The Top 3 Most Desired Features of a program are:

  • Convenience
  • Affordability
  • Reputable

You can determine if a program fits these desires by using this easy 13-feature Wellness Coach Certification Program Comparison Checklist below.

This checklist is beneficial because it will help you compare features that perhaps you haven’t thought about. For example, does your program offer a 30-day money back guarantee and why is that important?

Becoming a Certified Wellness Coach to strengthen your skill set is a decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. There are so many programs in the industry, but not all are created equal. Some use marketing tactics to bait and hook you into their program. Take it from me. I was attracted to a program that advertised their instructors as top health gurus in the field. Awesome right!?

Unfortunately, I quickly discovered that the instructors were recorded audio interviews and in the end, they offered their specialized program at a discount. There were no “instructors”.  Sure, I now knew of them, but they didn’t know me. I didn’t get the opportunity to network with health gurus or have the opportunity to befriend my instructors. It felt really empty. This program did not offer a money back guarantee, so I was stuck with a huge investment.

Big Take Away: Be sure your program offers a money back guarantee. This will help prevent false advertising and it will protect your investment.

Wellness Coach Certification Program Comparison Checklist

Here’s 13-features to look for when determining which program to invest in for your Certification.

  • Location

Is the program online, in person, or over tele-conferences?

  • Length of Program

If a program is too short in length they might not be covering all the information you need. Unfortunately, this leaves many people lacking the confidence to coach others.

  • Instructors

Are your instructors real or are they pre-recorded videos/audios with no contact from a live instructor?

  • Weekly Time Commitment

Compare the required weekly time commitment with your availability.

  • One-on-one Support

Does the program have instructors, teacher assistances, student advisors, or other people to support you in the program?

  • Courses Offered

Does the program offer a variety of courses or do they focus on one topic/skill?

  • Accreditation

Is the program accredited? If yes, be sure you research what the accredited stands for, as not all are created equal.

  • Membership and Cost

Is there alumni support and what is the annual cost?

  • Continuing Education Credits

Does the program require that you stay abreast of new knowledge in the health field?

  • Cost & Tuition Assistance

Some programs cost as little as $69 and as much as $10,000. You pay for what you get, so be leery of programs on the low end. A program that is upwards of $10,000, is most likely associated with a University. If you’re looking for a reputable program, not associated with a University, generally those programs range from $4,000-$7,000.  Many programs are an investment in your education and therefore costly, see what type of tuition assistance programs are available.

  • Money Back Guarantee

Every program should offer a money back guarantee to protect your interests. With large financial investments, it’s really important to make sure the program is a good fit for you. If it’s not, both you and the program should be able to gracefully part ways.

  • Flexible enrollment options.

Does your program offer the advantage of instance access while you wait for your courses to start?

  • Prerequisites

What are the prerequisites for enrolling?

I suggest you use these 13-features as your guidance, however you have to decide which features carry the most value for you and which program fits your needs.

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Best of luck on your search for a program!



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