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Continuing Education

*Approvals are for the 18-week program AND the 4-day live program

In order for Wellcoaches to submit accurate reports to various organizations governing approval of our continuing education hours, ALL feedback surveys must be completed in full and submitted within 30 days of the last class.  If you are seeking continuing education from organizations other than ANCC, NCHEC, or CEI (pharmacists), you are responsible for submitting to your organization. You are also responsible for truthfully attesting that you attended classes live, if required by your continuing education provider.

AAFP [American Academy of Family Physicians] 
This live activity, Wellcoaches Core Health & Wellness Coach Training Program, with a begin date of January 1, 2016, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 50.25 Prescribed Credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Successful completion requires the completion and submission of 18 Lesson Feedback Surveys (one per lesson for the 18-week course; one for the 4-day course)

AMA/AAFP EQUIVALENCY
AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. When Applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed Credit, not as Category 1. Successful completion requires the completion and submission of 18 Lesson Feedback Surveys (one per lesson for the 18-week course; one for the 4-day course)

APNA [Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association]
27.5 Continuing Professional Development hours (CPDs)
  This program is approved by the Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association for 27.5 Continuing Professional Development hours (CPDs).  Successful completion requires the completion and submission of 18 Lesson Feedback surveys (one per lesson for the 18-week course; one for the 4 –day live course)

NURSE PRACTITIONERS
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts AAFP Prescribed Credit from organizations approved by the AAFP. Individuals are responsible for checking with the AANPCP for further guidelines. Successful completion requires the completion and submission of 18 Lesson Feedback Surveys (one per lesson for the 18-week course; one for the 4-day course)

NURSES
38.25 Continuing Nursing Education Contact Hours may be earned by learners who successfully complete the Wellcoaches Core Health and Wellness Coach Training Program (HWCT). Wellcoaches jointly provides nursing continuing education with the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, an Accredited Provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC). Successful completion requires the completion and submission of 18 Lesson Feedback Surveys (one per lesson for the 18-week course; one for the 4-day course)

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AAFP Prescribed Credit. Physician Assistants may receive a maximum of 50.25 Hours of Category I Credit for completing this program. Successful completion requires the completion and submission of 18 Lesson Feedback Surveys (one per lesson for the 18-week course; one for the 4-day course)

PHARMACISTS
Wellcoaches has partnered with CEI (Collaborative Education Institute) to provide 27.5hrs/2.7 CEUs to pharmacists who successfully complete the Wellcoaches Core Health and Wellness Coach Training Program (HWCT 18 week or 4 -day live) with a beginning date of Jan 1, 2016.  Successful completion requires the submission of 18 lesson feedback surveys (one per lesson for the 18 week course; one survey for the 4-day live)

NASW [National Association of Social Workers]
52 Social Work Continuing Education Units (CEUs). This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers for 52 Social Work Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEUs). Please note: California, Michigan and West Virginia do not accept National Social Work CE Approval Programs. Successful completion requires the completion and submission of 18 Lesson Feedback Surveys (one per lesson for the 18-week course; one for the 4-day course)

CDR/AND [Commission on Dietetic Registration for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics]
27.5 Level 2 Continuing Professional Education Units (CPEUs) for Registered Dietitians (RD) and Dietetic Technicians, Registered (DTR). Wellcoaches is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Registered Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians will receive 27.5 Level 2 CPEUs for completion of this program/material. Successful completion requires the completion and submission of 18 Lesson Feedback Surveys (one per lesson for the 18-week course; one for the 4-day course)

MCHES/CHES [National Commission for Health Education Credentialing]
38.5 Entry Level, Category 1, Continuing Education Contact Hours (CECHs) for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES).

Wellcoaches is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certifed Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 38.5 Entry Level, Category 1 Contact Hours in Health Education. Total contact hours earned: 38.5. Please note: Zero (0) Advanced Level CECHs are available for this program. Successful completion requires the completion and submission of 18 Lesson Feedback Surveys (one per lesson for the 18-week course; one for the 4-day course)

DIABETES EDUCATORS
To satisfy the requirement for renewal of certification by continuing education for the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE), continuing education activities must be applicable to diabetes and approved by a provider on the NCBDE List of Recognized Providers. NCBDE does not approve continuing education. Wellcoaches is accredited or approved by ACSM, CDR and ANCC (through a joint providership with the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing), which are on the list of NCBDE Recognized Providers.

ACSM [American College of Sports Medicine]
38 Continuing Education Credits (CECs) toward ACSM recertification. The American College of Sports Medicine's Professional Education Committee certifies that Wellcoaches Corporation meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider Status. Successful completion requires the completion and submission of 18 Lesson Feedback Surveys (one per lesson for the 18-week course; one for the 4-day course)

BOC/NATA [Board of Certification for National Athletic Trainers Association]
27.5 Category A Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Wellcoaches is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. This program has been approved for a maximum of 27.5 Category A Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Certified Athletic Trainers are responsible for claiming only those hours actually spent participating in the continuing education activity.  Number of hours actually participated: 27.5. Successful completion requires the completion and submission of 18 Lesson Feedback Surveys (one per lesson for the 18-week course; one for the 4-day course)

ACE [American Council on Exercise]
5.0 Continuing Education Credits (CECs) - equivalent to 50 continuing education hours. (4-day on-site program approved for 30 continuing education hours) Successful completion requires the completion and submission of 18 Lesson Feedback Surveys (one per lesson for the 18-week course; one for the 4-day course)

NASM [National Academy of Sports Medicine]
1.9 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Successful completion requires the completion and submission of 18 Lesson Feedback Surveys (one per lesson for the 18-week course; one for the 4-day course)

Coach-Related Continuing Education

ICF CCE [International Coach Federation Continuing Coach Education]
Cohorts that started in 2014 - 35 Continuing Coach Education Units (CCEUs) for Professional Development related to ICF Core Coaching Competences. Cohorts that started in 2013 - 32.5 Continuing Coach Education Units (CCEUs) for Professional Development (related to ICF Core Coaching Competencies) & 3 CCEUs for Resource Development (formerly called Personal Development, Business Development or Other Skills and Tools).

ICF ACSTH [International Coach Federation Approved Coach Specific Training Hours]
Trainees who completed the 13-week Core Coach Training Program (July 2012 cohort or later) or the 18-week Core Health & Wellness Coach Training Program (May 2013 cohort or later) along with certification (please see certification tab for requirements) may earn 35 ICF Approved Coach Specific Training Hours (ACSTH).

Important Note: Trainees may use the ACSTH hours earned to apply for the ICF credential (ACC, PCC or MCC) via the Portfolio Path.

WELLCOACHES
Wellcoaches Certified Coaches will receive 27.5 Continuing Coach Education Hours (CCEHs) for re-enrollment in the Wellcoaches Core Coach Training Program. (4-day on-site program also approved)

IMPORTANT: Complete ALL Lesson Feedback Surveys within 30 days of the last live teleclass in order to receive a Certificate of Completion.

CONTINUING COACH EDUCATION
ACSM, BOC, CDR, NCHEC and Wellcoaches continuing education hours are available for Wellcoaches Continuing Coach Education Member, Coach-in-Practice, and Premium Classes.