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Health Coach Requirements Find out if you're eligible to sit for the Health Coach certification exam.

Health Coach Requirements

To sit for the ACE Health Coach Certification Exam, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old and hold a current adult CPR / AED certification with a live skills check.
  • SUBMIT PROOF for one of the following before registering for your exam:
    • Current NCCA-accredited certification or license in fitness, nutrition, healthcare, wellness, human resources, or related field.
    • An associate’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university in fitness, exercise science, nutrition, healthcare, wellness, human resources, or related field.
    • Comparable work experience in any of the industries specified above.


Have questions about our ACE Health Coach pre-requisite requirements? Contact us at (888) 825-3636, ext. 782.

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ACE Health Coach Study Coach Program

Get prepared for the ACE ACE Health Coach Certification Exam with our new Study Coach Program! This free assistance program keeps you on track with your studies through a convenient weekly email guiding you through the ACE ACE Health Coach Manual and our recommended approach to exam preparation.

It is recommended that you first purchase study materials before enrolling in this program.

Each weekly Study Coach communication provides the following information:

  • Overview: Presents a summary of the material to be covered that week.
  • How this Applies to You: Describes why the material is important and how it specifically applies to your role as a ACE Health Coach.
  • What You Will Learn: Lists essential points and key concepts you will learn to focus your studies.
  • Your Next Steps: Assigns tasks involving various ACE study materials to reinforce your learning.
  • Helpful Hints: Provides suggestions, tips and other useful information to help you get the most out of your studies.
  • View a sample of the Study Coach Program weekly email

If you have any questions about the program or exam preparation, feel free to contact an Education & Certification Consultant at 888-825-3636, x 782.