Continuing Education Credits
for a Variety of Professions

EARN CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS!

It’s a two-for-one opportunity! Earn continuing education credits at the same time you obtain a Health Coach Certification. The Dr. Sears Wellness Institute has been approved for continuing education credits for a variety of professions.

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Dr. Sears Wellness Institute Health Coach Training & Certification is a highly respected educational course that has been approved by a variety of health and wellness organizations that require their members to obtain a certain number of credits toward Continuing Education. Requirements for Continuing Education vary by organization and from state-to-state.

Nurses, teachers, and fitness professionals are just a few of the professions approved for continuing education credits. We will take care of all of the details, you just enjoy the training!

Continuing Education Credits are Available

Professional Coaches

Qualifying classes approved through NBHWC for 16 CEs and ICF for up to 120 hours.
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Nutrition Professionals

Approved by the National Association of Nutrition Professionals for 30-60 CEUs
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Registered Nurses

Approved through University of Massachusetts Global for 30 CEUs
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Fitness Instructors

Approved through ACSM and ACE Fitness for 1.9-60 CEC/CEUs
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Registered Dieticians

Approved through the Commission on Dietetic Registration for 30-107 CEUs
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Childbirth Educators

Approved through the International Childbirth Education Association for 24 CEUs
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Licensed Clinical Social Workers

Approved through University of Massachusetts Global for 30 CEUs
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Marriage and Family Therapists

Approved through University of Massachusetts Global for 30 CEUs
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*CEs must be requested and processed within 6-months of starting training.

OTHER LICENSED PROFESSIONAL?

Most professionals can receive CEUs by petitioning their certifying organization

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PROFESSIONAL COACHES

National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coaches (NBC-HWC)

Approved for NBHWC continuing education credits.

  • Families (6 week) Life-stage Specialty Course: 16 CEs
  • Adults & Seniors (6 week) Life-stage Specialty Course: 16 CEs

For more information on NBHWC CEs, please click here.

International Coaching Federation (ICF) Coaches

Approved by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) for up to 120 hours of Coach Continuing Education (CCE).

  • Core Competencies = 90 Hours (24-week Advanced Coach Training and Techniques course)
  • Resource Development = 30 Hours (6-week initial Life-stage Specialty course)

The Master Health Coach Certification* will allow you to pursue the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential. The Advanced Coach Training and Techniques (ACTT) course is a Continuing Coach Education (CCE) program that is accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF). The program structure and curriculum align with the coach-specific training requirements of the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential when applying through the Portfolio path.

*Comprised of one or more life-stage specialty courses plus the Advanced Training course.”

NUTRITION PROFESSIONALS

Approved by the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP) for 30-60 contact hours of NANP category 1 CEUs.

REGISTERED NURSES

Approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) through University of Massachusetts Global – Provider Number 15531. Course meets the qualifications for 30 contact hours* of continuing education for RNs as required by the California Board of Registered Nursing. CEs must be requested at the time of registration. 

*One (1) academic semester unit is equal to fifteen (15) continuing education hours and one (1) academic quarter unit is equal to ten (10) continuing education hours. Description of the course content and/or objectives is available upon request.

FITNESS INSTRUCTORS

Approved through:
• American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) for 30, 45, or 60 CECs*
• American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 2.5-3.0 CECs

TEACHERS

Approved through University of Massachusetts Global for up to 4 undergraduate-level professional development credits.

REGISTERED DIETICIANS

Approved through the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), the credentialing agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) for 30-107 CPEs. Activity numbers are listed in table below.

COURSE NAMECONTACT HOURSLENGTH OF TRAININGCDR ACTIVITY #
Families306 Weeks114721
Pregnancy306 Weeks114720
Adults/Seniors306 Weeks114719
Families & Pregnancy459 Weeks114718
Families & Adults/Seniors459 Weeks114717
Adults/Seniors & Pregnancy459 Weeks155005
Families, Pregnancy & Adults/Seniors6012 Weeks113643
Advanced Coach Training & Techniques (ACTT) Course*4724 Weeks154717

*A minimum of 1 Life-stage Specialty must be completed prior to taking the ACTT course.

LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKERS

Approved by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) through University of Massachusetts Global – Provider Number PCE 1821. Course meets the qualifications for 30 – 60 contact hours* of continuing education for LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

*One (1) academic semester unit is equal to fifteen (15) continuing education hours and one (1) academic quarter unit is equal to ten (10) continuing education hours. Description of the course content and/or objectives is available upon request.

MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS

Approved by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) through University of Massachusetts Global – Provider Number PCE 1821. Course meets the qualifications for 30 – 60 contact hours* of continuing education for MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

*One (1) academic semester unit is equal to fifteen (15) continuing education hours and one (1) academic quarter unit is equal to ten (10) continuing education hours. Description of the course content and/or objectives is available upon request.

CHILDBIRTH EDUCATORS

Approved through the International Childbirth Education Association for 24 ICEA contact hours that can be applied towards ICEA certification and/or recertification.

OTHER PROFESSIONALS

Most licensed professionals can receive continuing education credits by petitioning their certifying agency. Please contact your state licensing board to inquire about the process to petition a course for continuing education credits. If you have questions, please contact our Executive Director of Education, Dominique Hodgin at (303) 242-8411 x 102.