Requirements to become a WHM Certified Instructor

  • Minimum 2 years in teaching/coaching experience in a relevant working environment (e.g. teaching adults). 

  • Excellent teaching and/or coaching skills

  • Commitment to the principles of Innerfire and to the Wim Hof Method

  • Agree to the WHM Manifesto

  • You have practiced with cold exposure (including an ice bath)

  • Good oral English skills (the Academy is only taught in English)

  • First Aid Certificate

Required WHM Academy Training Modules

The Academy requires you to do the Fundamentals video online course and consists of the Advanced & Master Module. To become certified, all three must be completed successfully. See here the Instructor Guide

Time Investment Academy

Duration: 8 till 10 months

Study load: 180 Hours (contact-hours, own practice, homework and exercises)

Note: The WHM Academy is only taught in English.

Note: This course is not intended for people while pregnant or when having epilepsy. Persons with cardiovascular health issues, or any other (serious) health conditions, should always consult a medical doctor before starting with the Wim Hof Method


Steps to register

  • Read the information about the academy carefully;
  • Sign up for the preferred advanced module and location;
  • After signing up: Fill out the template showing your motivation and teaching skills and send this to Do this latest 2 weeks after registration;
  • After you have registered, the Manifesto will be sent to you, after which you have to give consent to the Manifesto. If you do not want to agree with the Manifesto, you will be reimbursed for your Academy program.



In 2020, the Advanced Module will be held in three continents: Europe, North America, and Australia. The final course, the Master Module will be only held in Europe (Poland).

The price of the Advanced and Master Module is 3499-. This year you can only register for the full trajectory. 

Advanced Module

North America
Location: Los Angeles
Dates: March 7 & 8
Register here

Location: Stroe, The Netherlands
Dates: March 5 & 6 and March 7 & 8
Register here

Location: Sydney
Dates: March 2020 (expected registration opens in October)

Note: Lunch is included in the cost of the Advanced Module, accommodation is not. Course material is included.

Master Module

Poland - Przesieka
Dates: November 27 till December 3 and December 3 till December 9

Note: We will send a mail after the advanced modules to register for the Master Module.

Note: Food and accommodation are included in the cost of the Master Module. Course material is included.


Note:  We will open up registration beginning of September. To get informed about the next Academy intake, complete this registration form

For additional questions please contact