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Health Coach Requirements

To sit for the ACE Health Coach Certification Exam, you must:
  • Be at least 18 years old and hold a current CPR/AED certification with a live skills check.
  • SUBMIT PROOF for ONE of the following three items before registering for your exam:
    • Current NCCA-accredited certification or license in fitness, nutrition, health care, wellness, human resources or a related field; OR
    • An associate's degree or higher from an accredited college or university in fitness, exercise science, nutrition, health care, wellness, human resources or a related field; OR
    • At least two years of comparable work experience in any of the industries specified above.
  • Present a current government-issued photo ID with signature (driver’s license, passport, military ID) on scheduled exam day.

Want to know if you meet these requirements? Please submit your pre-approval documents here.
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ACE Health Coach eBook

ACE Health Coach eBook

Study on the move with our new ACE Health Coach eBook

Preparing for the ACE Health Coach Certification exam just got easier. To better accommodate candidates who prefer to incorporate digital learning methods, ACE has introduced an eBook version of our ACE Health Coach Manual. Now aspiring ACE Certified Health Coaches can prepare on the go by accessing the text from virtually any tablet or smartphone. Available at checkout with any study program or manual set, the eBook allows users to bookmark and highlight key content, take notes, and access embedded hyperlinks when connected to the Internet.



  • Sync Capability

    Automatically sync your progress when using more than one mobile device to study.

  • Note Taking

    Add comments as you read and compile all of your notes for reference later on.

  • Highlight

    Highlight key concepts or definitions as you go.

  • Access Hyperlinks

    Select links embedded within the text to learn more about specific topics when you’re connected to the Internet.

  • Bookmark

    Mark pages to return to or keep tabs on where you are in the study process.

ACE Mobile Library

ACE Health Coach eBookDelivering content that appeals to the learners of today

Our new eBook, a digital version of the ACE Health Coach Manual, is accessible through our app, the ACE Library. Available in the App Store on virtually any mobile device or desktop, the library is one way ACE is working to deliver content that appeals to the learners of today. The eBook, available for purchase with any manual set or study program, is intended for desktops (Mac and PC), tablets and smartphones (iOS and Android) only.


ACE Resource Center

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ACE Certified Professional

Unlike other certification organizations that leave you to prepare on your own, ACE supports you throughout the study process. Experts in our ACE Resource Center provide personal, one-on-one connections for candidates preparing for ACE exams by offering encouragement or help navigating complicated topics. When you need expertise, our ACE Resource Center team is available by phone or via email at


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ACE Offers the only Health Coach Certification Accredited by the NCCA


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Get Social With Studying

In addition to our team of experts in the ACE Resource Center, we have a number of study resources you can use. Our Facebook page dedicated to people preparing for their certification exams can help connect you with study partners in your area or get tips from candidates who’ve been through the process. Our Exam Prep blog can also help you navigate complicated topics and give you valuable advice about exam sites, study techniques and what to expect on exam day.