Frequently Asked Questions

How long will it take me to complete the certificate program?

The course is designed to be completed in 6 months. Upon graduation you will be given a certificate of completion and a seal for your website to display your credentials.

How many hours per week should I allot for completing course work?

We’ve made sure to chunk down the pieces of the curriculum into completely manageable pieces. If you watch all the videos, show up to the Q&A calls, plan on about 5-7 hours per week.

Do you offer payment plans?

Yes. Please call (877) 914-2242 to learn about our payment plans.

Can I do this program while working a full time job or being a full time parent?

YES! Absolutely. What you will learn in this course is habits that help you create a more spacious lifestyle and professionally inspire others to do the same which means less stress, more fun. If you only want to work part time, then that’s your choice and it is possible to build a wildly successful business while working part-time. We are living proof!

How do I know if Health Coaching is right for me?

Health coaching is one of the most lucrative, fulfilling careers on the planet. Who doesn’t want to get paid for your own personal growth and making a big difference in people’s lives? Some students wonder if they will actually be able to make a living doing it. Others wonder if they will be taken seriously if they aren’t a doctor or registered dietitian. When we launched careers as health coaches, we worried about that too. It turns out that many of our grads are now earning as much as or more than a doctor working a lot less hours. Want to be inspired? Read their stories here.

I’m already a coach, will this be repetitive?

Not at all. This is a unique training that’s rapidly redefining the health coaching industry. This work is based on cutting edge brain science, psychology and Stacey and Carey’s experiences with thousands of clients. Plus, every session is exciting and fun. This is a great way to spice up your own coaching practice.

Do I have access to Carey & Stacey?

YES! You will have monthly access to ‘Office Hours’ with our founders. You will be able to ask Stacey and Carey questions, get advanced coaching tips, and hear how they intuitively coach others.

Are there any opportunities to meet with fellow students?

Yes! Upon graduation of the BHC program you will be gifted with a ticket to one of our 3-day live event experiences! These immersion events take place twice per year in the U.S. You will have the opportunity to learn advanced coaching skills, grow your business and collaborate with hundreds of other coaches from all over the world.

Does this training include any mentorship?

Yes, you will have several coaching calls with a HCI Success Coach during your training. Our Success Coaches are master Health Coaches who have all created their own thriving Health Coach businesses so they know exactly what our students are going through, where they are headed and what it takes to succeed in the real world. They offer support in times of doubt, help our students overcome obstacles and are even there to celebrate their successes. Our Success Coaches walk the talk and show our students the way forward. They’re awesome!

Are there regulations to practice Health Coaching? Do I need a license?

Health coaches trained by the Health Coach Institute achieve “habit change” via coaching and do not diagnose or treat disease, prescribe medication, or perform the functions of regulated clinical occupations. This makes graduates unlikely to encounter legal restrictions for their work as Health Coaches
We work with top legal advisors in this field including Emord & Associates who clarified this question in a 2017 legal memo. Here is a brief quote –

Health Coaches do not require a license to practice so long as they do not engage in state regulated activities, such as the practice of medicine, chiropractic or dietetics. No state has established a license for health coaching as of the date of this correspondence, and likely will not in the future because health coaches do not pose a threat to the public health, which makes regulation unnecessary, and there has been a recent trend towards eliminating needless, restrictive regulation.”

With their focus on habit change, the work of Health Coaches is highly complementary to clinical professions. Together with our faculty and advisors, including prominent medical doctors and legal experts, we are strongly committed to growing the field of Health Coaching as an integral part of the solution to the global health crisis without unnecessary or anti-competitive restrictions.

With whom is Health Coach Institute accredited?

Our Become a Health Coach program is accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF), the only globally recognized, independent credentialing program for coach practitioners, via their CCE program (Continuing Coach Education).

The ICF is a non-profit, professional organization.  Its mission is to build, support and preserve the integrity of the coaching profession.

In addition, we are proud to be recognized by the following worldwide accrediting bodies and organizations –

  • Canada – Canadian Health Coach Alliance*.
    • Our Canadian graduates are eligible for the RHC (Registered Health Coach) Designation upon certification.
  • UK – Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT).*
  • Australia and New Zealand – International Institute for Complimentary Therapists (IICT).*

How soon can I start?

Enrollment for our next Become A Health Coach class is now open. Call (877) 914-2242 to speak to a Clarity Coach and get started today.


*Accrediting organization is not recognized by the US Department of Education. The Idaho State Board of Education does not recognize accreditation organizations that are not recognized by and in good standing with the US Department of Education.