College Health and Wellness Professional (CHWP) Certification Program

Why Participate?

The CHWP program brings together college health and wellness professionals in the areas of administration, clinical services, health promotion and wellness, and mental health. Participants will benefit not only from the expertise of the instructors, but also learn from each other, as the cohort navigates the diverse perspectives inherent in our work to discover foundational approaches to enhance our capacity as college health professionals.

CHWP courses reflect ACHA’s multidisciplinary approach to college health and wellness and provide a unique platform for a variety of professionals in our field to learn, grow, and exchange ideas with others who are also facing the challenges of providing high quality care to the college student population.

Participating in the CHWP gives you the opportunity to gain critical insight and leadership skills relevant to your area of expertise and enhances your ability to support your institution in fulfilling its mission.

Applications are now being accepted.

Steps to Earning the CHWP

  1. Submit an application, along with the course fee.
  2. Upon acceptance, complete the required courses.
  3. Pass the online exam. The first exam offering will be in early 2018. More details to come.
  4. Renew the certification every three years by documenting 40 hours of approved continuing education and paying the renewal fee.


To be eligible for consideration for the CHWP certification program, applicants must...

  • Hold a bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited institution of higher learning, and
  • Have at least two years' employment at a university or an outsourced service provider that provides college health and wellness services.

Program Requirements

Completion of seven mandatory core courses plus three electives and passing of a final exam.


For complete details on course requirements, course descriptions, a calendar of live events and online sessions, visit CHWP Courses and Events . Content will be presented through self-study (live and recorded webinars and/or videos) as well as live events, including at the ACHA Annual Meetings.

Program Fee

The program fee is due at the time you submit your application and is payable via credit online. See CHWP Application.

ACHA individual members at institutional member schools = $300
ACHA individual members = $400
Nonmembers = $700