Become a Certified Wellness Practitioner (CWP)
Be recognized for your strong academic preparation, professional experience, and commitment to ongoing professional development in wellness. The CWP credential is awarded to individuals from multiple disciplines and backgrounds such as health promotion, counseling, wellness coaching, nutrition, social work, nursing, worksite wellness, public health, education, and more.
See our Frequently Asked Questions to determine your eligibility and for additional details as you prepare to take this important step in your professional development!
Note: If you graduated from an NWI Accredited Academic Program in the past 24 months, please click here to be redirected to the proper application information as the following information does not apply to you at this time.
In alignment with the NWI Wellness Promotion Competency model, the Certified Wellness Practitioner (CWP) designation has transitioned to a certification examination with revised eligibility standards. The CWP Beta examination was completed in early 2022 with results guiding the development of the CWP Certification Examination.
Certification exams are administered three times per year, starting on the second Tuesday in January, May, and September. Online registration for CWP exams opens at least three months prior to each exam and closes the Thursday before the exam period begins. Applicants must complete their certification exam in one sitting at any time during the two-week exam period for which they are registered.
Upcoming CWP Examination Periods
- Sept. 13 – 27, 2022: Registration is closed. (Results posted by October 1, 2022.)
- Jan. 10 – 24, 2023: Register now!
- May 9 – May 23, 2023: Join the mailing list!
Important Dates to Remember
- Jan. 5, 2023: Registration for the January exam period closes.
- Jan. 10 – 24, 2023: January CWP exam period
- Feb. 1, 2023: Results for January exam posted.