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Worksite Wellness Certificate

Online Worksite Wellness  Certificate Programs

Specialist & Program Manager
Gain the knowledge, skills, and tools to assist you in creating and sustaining a culture of wellness.

Registration (per level)

Current NWI Member: $855
Non-NWI Member: $995
(Join now to save!)


Earn Your Worksite Wellness Certificate

Companies, insurance providers, and other organizations are taking steps to improve employee productivity, health, resilience, and satisfaction. Thus, a greater need for competent wellness professionals to implement evidence-driven practices that encourage wellness-enhancing behaviors has emerged.

Supported by current research and best practices, NWI’s multi-level Worksite Wellness Certificate Program is recognized as a premier training program for worksite wellness, human resources, benefits, and interdisciplinary professionals who are working to ensure a well workforce. Participants in the NWI Worksite Wellness certificate program gain the knowledge, skills, and tools to assist them in creating and sustaining a culture of wellness within an organization.

To earn a Certificate as a Worksite Wellness Specialist and/or Worksite Wellness Program Manager, participants must successfully complete the training and an online exam for each level of certificate desired.


Which level is right for you?

The Worksite Wellness Specialist (CWWS) level is the first step in NWI’s Worksite Wellness Certificate program and enrollment is open to all individuals who want to gain insights into worksite wellness and work toward developing sustainable change within an organization. The training aims to assist participants in building the business case for wellness, creating and sustaining a culture of wellness, and driving and measuring employee engagement.

The Worksite Wellness Program Manager (CWWPM) level is geared toward professionals who are currently in a worksite wellness manager/supervisor role or who are working toward a manager/supervisor role. The comprehensive curriculum provides participants with knowledge and skills for effective leadership and for planning, designing, implementing, and measuring strategies that lead to well employees and a culture of wellness.

To be eligible for the Program Manager level, participants must have completed the Specialist level or have managed a corporate wellness program at least three of the past four years. (During online registration, registrants will be asked to provide contact information for their current or most recent supervisor to verify eligibility.)

NWI offers two training options — Online or Onsite

Online programs are scheduled throughout the year as six-week trainings (includes online exam). Offering the same high-quality content as the face-to-face trainings, these programs allow participants the flexibility of computer-based training with the opportunity to connect virtually with other participants. Participants may view content at their own pace but must complete exercises and respond to discussion board posts each week. The online exam opens at least 10 days before the course end date to allow participants time to review for the exam, which must be completed by the end of the sixth week.

Online course registration includes online access to recorded lessons and downloadable program slides, resources, and printable exercise worksheets. Individuals have the opportunity to purchase a full-color, spiralbound coursebook of program slides and resources during course registration.

Registration Rates

Each program level is 6 weeks long (includes online exam)

Current NWI Member: $855 per level

Non-NWI Member: $995 per level (Join now to save!)

Add a printed coursebook (optional):$55 per program level. Shipping to U.S. addresses only. Please allow a minimum of one week after payment has been processed for delivery to the “Recipient” address provided during registration. Books will not be shipped more than 3 weeks in advance of the program.

Onsite programs are facilitated over two days (per level) at various locations throughout the year, including in conjunction with NWI’s annual National Wellness Conference. These trainings provide optimal opportunities to learn not only from our highly experienced instructors, but also through engagement with your peers. The online exam opens after the training and must be completed within two weeks.

Onsite program registration includes a full-color, spiralbound coursebook of program slides and resources; hard copies of exercise worksheets; morning coffee/tea; and lunch.

Registration Rates

Onsite trainings for each level are 2 days long (+ 2 weeks to complete an online exam). Lunch is included on all program days.

Save $100 when you attend both CWWS and CWWPM at the same location (select the “Combo” during registration)!

Current NWI Member: $1,810 for Combo or $955 per program

Non-NWI Member: $2,090 for Combo or $1,095 per program (Join now to save!)

Bring the Team and Save!

Sign up your group of 3 or more and we’ll take $50 off each registration.
Call 715.342.2969 for details.

Continuing Education Credit

The National Wellness Institute offers diverse continuing education options for its worksite wellness programs. For each training (Worksite Wellness Specialist & Worksite Wellness Program Manager) completed, participants may earn 14 CECs toward certifications they currently hold. A CEC certificate will be e-mailed to individuals who select their desired CEC certificate(s) when completing the post-training evaluation form. Click here for a list of pre-approved CEC providers.

What is a Professional Certificate Program?

Certificate programs enhance continuing education with relevant and timely training and are not substitutions for degrees. NWI applies the following definitions (derived from the National Commission for Certifying Agencies’ Standards for the Accreditation of Certification Programs, to differentiate between a Professional Certificate Program and a Certification:

Professional Certificate Program:

A non-credential granting program that:

  • provides instruction and training to aid participants in acquiring specific knowledge, skills, and/or competencies associated with intended learning outcomes;
  • evaluates participants’ achievement of the intended learning outcomes; and
  • awards a certificate only to those participants who meet the performance, proficiency, or passing standard for the assessment(s).
Certification Program:

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. Certificants must complete continuing education requirements to retain the credential. More about NWI’s Certified Wellness Practitioner (CWP) certification program.

Cancellation Policy: NWI Event Cancellation Policy: Should you be unable to attend, a substitute delegate is welcome at no extra charge. A charge of 10% of the registration fee will be made for cancellations received in writing (or e-mailed with confirmation received) more than 15 business days prior to the start of the event. A charge of 50% of the registration fee will be assessed for cancellations received 15 or less business days prior to the start of the event. No refunds will be given for cancellation of webinars. If you have any questions regarding your registration, contact NWI.

Note: All content, fees, and terms subject to change at the discretion of the National Wellness Institute.