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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.

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ACE Health Coach Certification Manual

Health Coach Study Programs

Study materials for the ACE Health Coach Certification come in two options – both of which offer aspiring health coaches an exam voucher and a variety of study materials to help you prepare. The Premium program, which includes our presentation-led study platform, ACE Academy Select, ultimately offers the best value for professionals from fitness, health care, workplace wellness or a related field. As an added bonus, when you choose our Premium option, you get free shipping on your order.


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Premium $599 $549 Retail Price $1130


In addition to everything included in our Standard Program, the Premium option features our ACE Health Coach Master the Manual text and ACE Academy Select, our interactive study experience. The online platform divides all of your learning material into convenient lessons that incorporate presentations led by an ACE professional, custom progress tracking, lesson quizzes, two practice tests and our exam review course. We created ACE Academy Select for candidates who want an online university experience and those who perform best in a structured learning environment. You will also receive a free exam retest voucher.

Standard $499 Retail Price $760


Our Standard Program for the ACE Health Coach exam includes our ACE Health Coach Manual, an exam voucher, access to experts in our ACE Resource Center, our 12-week guided email series, one online practice test and our exam review course. We recommend this option for candidates who have significant education or experience in the fields of health and fitness, or those who do not need visual aids or a guided study path.


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Health Coach Certification Exam

If you already hold a current NCCA-accredited health and fitness certification from another organization or if you have a background in anatomy, kinesiology and physiology, you can elect to take the exam without purchasing any of the study materials. Find out more about the exam and our eligibility requirements by clicking below.
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