Real Balance

This health coach certification program offers the following levels:

  • Health and Wellness Coach Certification, their core 32-hour program
  • Professional Health and Wellness Coach Certification, which is an ICF (International Coaching Federation) approved process

The credentialing levels move from the ‘practiced coach’ to the ‘proven coach’ to the ‘master coach’ and are based on meeting a succession of the following:

  • Accredited Coach Training Program
  • Minimum of 8 clients and 100 hours for the Practiced Coach up to Minimum or 35 clients and 2500 hours for the Master Coach certification
  • Reference letters
  • Working with mentor coaches
  • Exams at every level, with fees ranging from $100 – $575 per test

Pros

  • Both on-location and webinar options available
  • Costs are between $495 – $895 per level of certification
  • Offer E-Learning, distance learning
  • CEC (Continuing Education Credits) available
  • Recognition by ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) and NWI (National Wellness Institute)

Cons

  • Very few in-person learning or networking opportunities
  • Long investment of time and professional work to complete higher level of certification (up to Master Coach)

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