Frequently Asked Questions

What is the WELCOA Institute?
What is the difference between Certificate and Non-Certificate courses?
How do I add a course to my Learning Agenda?
How do I access my Learning Agenda?
How do I remove a course from my Learning Agenda?
How do I complete a course on the Institute?
What are the system requirements for the WELCOA Institute?
How do I maintain the WELCOA Faculty designation?
Are there Continuing Education Credits available with the Certificate courses that I can apply to other organizations that I belong to?
Who delivers the WELCOA Institute training courses?

What is the WELCOA Institute?

The WELCOA Institute for Wellness Studies is a one-of-a-kind learning platform available to WELCOA Members. It is a self-contained on-demand learning solution that allows WELCOA Members to complete WELCOA Certifications. Anytime. Anywhere.

What is the difference between Certificate and Non-Certificate courses?

Certificate courses are longer and more difficult to complete. They average around 4 hours of content and about 45 quiz questions. By completing four Certificate courses, you automatically earn the prestigious WELCOA Faculty designation.

Non-Certificate courses are shorter and easier to complete. They average around 1 hour of content and about 15 quiz questions. By completing four Non-Certificate courses, you automatically earn a “Current Events” certificate—bringing you one step closer to earning your WELCOA Faculty status! This counts as one Certificate course toward WELCOA Faculty status.

How do I add a course to my Learning Agenda?

Use your WELCOA membership log in credentials. You must be logged in to add courses. After logging in, simply click “ADD” on any course page or any course listing, and it will be added to your Learning Agenda. Courses are also automatically added to your Learning Agenda if you start playing a course video.

How do I access my Learning Agenda?

Use your WELCOA membership log in credentials. You must be logged in. You can then access your Learning Agenda anywhere on the site by clicking “Dashboard” near the top of the page.

How do I remove a course from my Learning Agenda?

You can remove it anytime by click the red “X” on the Learning Agenda page. Completed courses are automatically removed from your Learning Agenda.

How do I complete a course on the Institute?

In 3 simple steps! You must finish watching all the videos in a course, pass the course quiz then complete the course evaluation. These steps must be completed in order before you can begin the next step.

What are the system requirements to use the WELCOA Institute?

The WELCOA Institute is designed to work with just about any browser or device you want to use. Specifically, Internet Explorer (version 9 or later), Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari are all supported browsers. This site is also designed to work with desktop, tablet and mobile devices—allowing you to complete courses anytime and anywhere!

How do I maintain the WELCOA Faculty designation?

To maintain the Faculty designation, complete at least one additional Certificate course every two years and be an active WELCOA member in good standing.

Are there Continuing Education Credits available with the Certificate courses that I can apply to other organizations that I belong to?

Most Certificate and Non-Certificate courses from WELCOA are approved for:

  • Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) HR/General recertification credit hours (CEUs) toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR.
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Professional Development Credits (PDCs ) for SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.

Who delivers the WELCOA Institute training courses?

The WELCOA Institute curriculum is designed by leading experts in the field to teach you the competencies necessary to build work class, results-oriented wellness programs.