Wellness consultants help clients with overall exercise guidance through health and lifestyle education and coaching. Certified wellness consultants are prepared to help clients meet goals through their education in personal training, group fitness instruction and weight management counseling. Extensive information about nutrition and weight management is shared through the program, as well as other health-related topics.


The NAFC Certified Wellness Consultant program is for anybody looking to engage in a health professional career but is not interested in training people on the gym floor. This program is geared more to people looking to work in more of a counselling aspect, or provide programs such as HR or workplace health solutions. 

  • Individuals looking to start a career within the health industry.

  • Individuals looking to increase their own knowledge of exercise and nutrition.

  • Individuals looking to become credible within the health industry.

  • Individuals looking to earn more $ either full time or part time.

  • A great course for those interested in gym sales as you can help guide potential members to make better personalized purchasing choices. 


The tIFA makes it very easy to get certified as an NAFC Wellness Consultant.


At tIFA we offer the NAFC Wellness Consultant Certification course as an at-home study course. 


All your materials, and graduating certificate, will be delivered as high-resolution PDF's, and all theory testing will be done on-line as well (web cam required).

The NAFC Wellness Consultant Certification course has 3 main components. 

  • 3 PDF eManuals to download and study.

  • One online theory test for each course manual (3 theory tests in total). 


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The first book we suggest reading is the NAFC Lifestyle Consultant Manual. This in-depth manual goes through how we can help our clients make better day to day decisions to help them avoid becoming a statistic of modern health. 

Average study time is 30 - 45 days

Once you have completed your study. Simply take the online recorded test offered in your NAFC official student portal.

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The next manual we suggest is the NAFC Fitness Assessment Manual which cover the many common fitness and health test we professional trainers and coaches use on clients. Including cardio, strength, body composition, heart rate, cardiovascular health and more.

Average study time is 30 - 45 days

Once you have completed your study. Simply take the online recorded test offered in your NAFC official student portal.

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The final book is the Nutritional Coaching manual, which will help guide you through the most important aspects of nutritional coaching.

Average study time is 30 days

Once you have completed your study. Simply take the online recorded test offered in your NAFC official student portal.


1. Can I get the needed liability insurance with NAFC?

Of course! We are partners with North America's biggest sport and fitness insurance provider, Sport & Fitness USA, and Sport & Fitness Canada. You are 100% eligible for insurance across Canada!

2. Is NAFC recognised anywhere and everywhere?

This is a common misconception when it comes to certifications. There is NO such thing as a globally recognised mandatory certification. Each gym or owner of a gym may or may not allow ANY certification they choose. However, NAFC operates in Canada, USA, Latin America, Mexico, and throughout most of Asia, including Hong Kong, China, Singapore, all SE Asia. We also have graduates working in gyms and studios all over the world. The most IMPORTANT things gyms look for is "do you have a professional, and international certification that is applicable for liability insurance?". Yes you will with NAFC!

3. How long has NAFC been around for?

They started in 1992, and have over 35,000 students 

4. How does working around the world work? 

That is a great question, and as our founder Ror Alexander has lived and trained people all over the world, we will let him answer.

"Hi, terrific question! Let me tell you first, it's AMAZING to get paid to travel! OK, well let's start with this. IF you say wanted to do a 1, 2 or maybe even 3 week retreat out of Canada, say on a tropical island, then your insurance would cover you for a temporary period (just make sure to tell them first). 

Now, let's say you want to travel the world, well it depends on the country or even the continent. Most of Asia for example is WAYYYY behind in fitness, they don't require ANY insurance! Often they don't even require certifications! Scary right?! 

If let's say you are moving to a European or UK country, then you will need to ask the gym where you work if they accept your certification, and each country has it's own rules on insurance, some slack, some strict".

5. How do I stay certified with NAFC?

Easy again. Like ALL good certifications, NAFC requires 2.7 CEC credits per every 2 years, and a membership renewal also every 2 years of $100 USD (only $50 per year). You will also need to do your CPR and AED annually. NOW HERE IS THE AWESOME PART! NAFC is very welcoming of CEC courses by other organisations. Besides other NAFC courses, or courses offered by NAFC partners like us at CISF, they also give CEC's for any courses recognised by canfitpro, ACE, ISSA, NASM, ASCM, NESTA, or AAFA.

*Please note, NAFC does NOT accept CEC courses from small provincial organisations such as BCRPA, only internationally accredited professional courses.