What is the WHM Academy?

The WHM Academy is the Wim Hof Method branch that oversees the training of WHM Instructors. It also provides continued support for existing Instructors, and safeguards the standards of Innerfire and the Wim Hof Method brand by ensuring that they observe a professional image and adhere to certain regulations once they become certified.

Teaching the Wim Hof Method aptly and responsibly requires a specific skillset. Instructors must:

  • be able to convey correct technique in order to guarantee a safe and sustained practice
  • have a thorough grasp of the various physiological mechanisms that are impacted by the Wim Hof Method, in order to tailor its application to the idiosyncracies of each individual practitioner
  • possess presentation skills that translate to an enjoyable experience, showing that the WHM is fun and accessible, and incentivizing people to spread our important message

How do I become a WHM Instructor?

To qualify for the Academy program, you must have at least one year of experience in teaching and/or coaching. An official degree is not required, but you will be asked to demonstrate your ability to confidently and competently guide a group of trainees. If your proficiency is considered inadequate, you will not be able to continue the program.

The Academy program consists of three Modules— Basic, Advanced & Master. To become certified, all three must be successfully completed. You can read more about the individual Modules below. Activities like WHM workshops or the Winter Expedition are entirely separate and cannot be used as a substitute for any of the Modules.

If you successfully complete the entire program, you will receive an official WHM certificate, accrediting you to provide WHM services for one year. This also means you then represent the Wim Hof Method brand and image, and must take care to always present yourself and your services accordingly. When the year is up, you must renew your certification by participating in a mandatory refresher course to polish your knowledge and skills.

A downloadable PDF with all the specific requirements can be obtained here. If you have any additional questions pertaining to the Academy, please send these to academy@wimhofmethod.com.

Go here for details & sign-up links for the 2018 programAdmission of Dutch applicants has been suspended, to resume in 2019. If you wish to be informed of updates, and/or apply for future Academy programs, please fill out this form.