Become a Wisdom of the Whole Certified Coach
The Wisdom of the Whole Certification Guidebook outlines the exam process and requirements in detail, how to prepare for the exam, and the requirements for re-certification. The Guidebook is only available for current students or graduates of our coach training program, and you must read the Guidebook in it’s entirety prior to registering for the certification exam.
A Unique Pathway
Just as in coaching, we recognize our students are unique with different preferences for a professional coaching certification. The Wisdom of the Whole Certified Coach pathway is for students who would like to obtain a certified coach credential from the Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Academy LLC*.
After completion of either our 30-hour Core Competency Course or our previous 60-hour coach training program (Foundations 1, Foundations 2A, Foundations 2B, and Practicum), graduates can apply to take our exam and become a Wisdom of the Whole Certified Coach (WWCC). If you are currently taking our 60-Hour Take-All-Three coach Training program (Core Competency, Advanced Tools, & Practicum), you also qualify to sit for our WWCC exam.
The certification pathway involves a knowledge and skills assessment which consists of one 50-question multiple choice exam along with the submission of one recorded coaching session for review by Wisdom of the Whole assessors. The multiple choice exam is administered through an online testing platform in conjunction with an online exam proctor. The test can be taken from anywhere using a computer with webcam and internet connection, and can be scheduled at a time that works for you.
Certification exam fee: $345.00
How to apply: Simply fill in the form below to request the Wisdom of the Whole Certification Guidebook. Once you have read the guidebook, you will receive instructions for exam registration. Alternately, you may email [email protected] with your name and the date you completed our coaching training to request our WOW Certification Guidebook.
Notice: As of July 31st 2019, registration for the exam is on hold while we update our proctoring system and testing platform. Registration will resume this fall 2019 (we apologize for the delay!). Students and alumni can request your new Certification Guidebook later this fall as well, once our new system is in place. We apologize for any inconvenience.
*Please note: The Wisdom of the Whole Certified Coach credential is not a national coaching credential. Our certification is a certification to the Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Academy’s curriculum. Someone that passes our exam can say they are a Certified Coach through Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Academy LLC, or, a Wisdom of the Whole Certified Coach (WWCC).
In addition to our curriculum-based certification, the Wisdom of the Whole 60-hour training program also prepares students to apply for the nationally accredited Nurse Coach and ICF coaching certifications.
We encourage our students to also pursue these certification pathways based on their individual professional and personal needs. Our courses are approved for coach training hours that apply toward International Coach Federation (ICF) certification and are approved as continuing coaching education units if you are already credentialed. Courses are also approved for continuing nursing education credit, which can be applied toward the Nurse Coach and/or Holistic Nurse Certification / Re-Certification offered through the American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation.
Tools for Success
Want help preparing for the exam?
As a graduate of Wisdom of the Whole, you can renew your knowledge and skills with our coach training Refresher. Click here to learn more about our Refresher options.
*Please note: Registering for the Refresher is optional and not a requirement of the Wisdom of the Whole Certification examination.
The Wisdom of the Whole Certified Coach (WWCC) professional designation is valid for three years from the time you are awarded certification. Re-certification by the end of the three year period is required if you wish to continue to use your Wisdom of the Whole Certified Coach (WWCC) professional credential.
Our objectives for re-certification are to maintain a high standard for our coaches and ensure our coaches are staying current with best practices in coaching. We also want to make the process user friendly and streamlined.
Re-certification Information and Requirements
Prior to the end of your three year certification time period, you are required to complete 30 continuing education hours during the three years that are either International Coach Federation (ICF) approved, or from the Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Academy LLC.
Re-certification fee: $75.00
If you do not re-certify before the end of three years, you will be required to re-take the certification exam if you wish to continue using the Wisdom of the Whole Certified Coach (WWCC) credential. There is a sixty day grace period to renew your coaching credential at the end of three years (subject to a $35.00 reactivation fee in addition to the Re-Certification fee of $75.00).
Please mark your re-certification date on your calendar. You are responsible for contacting Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Academy LLC if you wish to re-certify at the end of three years. When you are ready to re-certify, you can download our re-certification form to log your credit hours, the organization providing the continuing education, the title(s) of your activity, and the date(s) completed.
Click here to see a sample log to submit for re-certification. Please review the Wisdom of the Whole Certification Guidebook for further information on the re-certification process. (Email [email protected] with your name, and the date you completed our coaching training to request our WOW Certification Guidebook.)