Become a Certified Fibromyalgia Coach®
and help others improve their lives!
Use your pain to help someone else. Train with the first coaching institute dedicated solely to fibromyalgia.
In an ideal world, every fibromyalgia patient’s health care team would include a Fibromyalgia Coach or Advisor, along with a medical professional.
- ginevra liptan, md, author, The FibroManual: A Complete Fibromyalgia Treatment Guide for You and Your Doctor
We are proud to offer 100% remote online education...
designed to be fibro-friendly and accessible
International Fibromyalgia Coaching Institute, LLC (IFCI) is the first coaching institute dedicated solely to fibromyalgia. Our training programs are designed to be fibro-friendly and accessible for all students—no matter where you live or your level of symptoms. No prior experience is necessary.
Choose the best program for you:
“The more you know, the better you are, and the more power you have to take control of your health. This class definitely made me feel more powerful and more in control of my situation.”
- ANGELA FRESCHOLTZ, CERTIFIED FIBROMYALGIA ADVISOR®, CLASS OF 2022
Certified Fibromyalgia Advisor® Training Program
Our Certified Fibromyalgia Advisor® Training Program focuses on fibromyalgia knowledge and includes instructional lectures combined with one-on-one coaching to improve your own fibromyalgia symptoms.
This two-part training is perfect for those who want to improve their own fibromyalgia symptoms while educating themselves on the treatment and management of fibromyalgia. On average, our Certified Fibromyalgia Advisor® students improve their Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQR) scores by nearly 50%.*
Students who are ideal for this program want to find new ways to feel better while also learning how to help others in their community. They are healthcare providers, support group leaders, and fibromyalgia patients who want to be able to help others.
Part 1 of the Certified Fibromyalgia Advisor® Training Program consists of three months of weekly lectures and group coaching with Tami Stackelhouse on fibromyalgia-specific topics such as:
- Current fibromyalgia science
- Medications and treatment plans
- Natural alternatives for fibromyalgia medications
- Complementary and integrative therapies
- Pacing and energy management
- Fibromyalgia-specific nutrition and exercise plans
- Improving symptoms, such as pain, brain fog, fatigue, and sleep
- How to add more joy to your life
- Self-care and coping techniques
- Building a fibromyalgia Flare Survival Kit
Part 2 of the Certified Fibromyalgia Advisor® Training Program involves working with your own Certified Fibromyalgia Coach® in one-on-one sessions. Your tuition includes 18 private sessions to be held over six months.
Students can expect to spend a minimum of three to five hours per week on classwork, consisting of: 90 minutes of class lectures (via Zoom), one hour with your coach, plus regular reading assignments and homework.
Whether you want to build your own Fibromyalgia Coaching business, learn more about fibromyalgia for your existing profession, or learn skills to improve your own fibromyalgia symptoms, our certification program will help you meet your goals.
Certificate completion requires completion of weekly one-on-one calls with your Coach, class lectures and assignments, and completion of a final exam and interview with a passing grade.
This training program has done so much for so many women. I'm so thankful that Tami decided to create this opportunity for other women. Thank you. You helped me change my life.
- ANN GARNER COULTER, CERTIFIED FIBROMYALGIA COACH® student, CLASS OF 2023
I SOMETIMES LISTENED TO CLASS WHILE I WAS EATING DINNER IN MY PAJAMAS, SITTING IN A PARKING LOT, OR DRIVING MY CAR. THE RECORDINGS ALSO HELPED WHEN I HAD BRAIN FOG OR FAMILY ACTIVITIES. YOU REALLY MADE THIS PROGRAM DO-ABLE FOR FIBRO WARRIORS. MOST OF THE HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS ARE COMPLETED AT YOUR OWN PACE — AND WE HAD SUCH A SUPPORTIVE GROUP OF CLASSMATES!
— MELISSA SWANSON, CERTIFIED FIBROMYALGIA ADVISOR®, CLASS OF 2016
Tuition & Financial Aid
Tuition includes full enrollment, all required course materials, certification exam, plus six months of one-on-one mentoring with a Certified Fibromyalgia Coach®.
Students who are currently working with a Certified Fibromyalgia Coach® can request a discount off their tuition, if no coaching sessions are included in the tuition.
A pay-in-full discount is offered to all students who pay their tuition in full and enroll during their Admissions Interview. This is reflected in the single payment tuition listed above.
A $500 scholarship is offered to all students living outside of the United States. Your Student Advisor can give you additional details during your Admissions Interview.
At this time, we cannot process any other forms of financial aid.
Tuition Payment Schedule
IFCI offers in-house financing and tuition payment options based on the training path you choose (Advisor path or Coach path). Your tuition deposit is applied to your first payment.
- First tuition payment due when enrolling
- Second payment due 30 days after enrolling
- Third payment due 60 days after enrolling
- And so on
Students who fail to meet the payment deadlines in their payment plan are restricted from participating in the program until all outstanding financial obligations to the Institute are met.
While IFCI does not issue refunds, we do recognize that our students are living with fibromyalgia.
Students accepted into the training programs show a clear commitment to completing their training and certification. As we place our full faith in your success as a student, we leave no space for you to quit on yourself or your dreams! Our no refund policy is a clear way of saying right from the start that neither of us are willing to accept failure as an option.
At the same time, fibromyalgia bodies don't always operate on a strict schedule! This is why build-in "catch up weeks" in our class curriculum. In addition, if fibromyalgia or other life circumstances interfere with you completing the course, you may request a leave of absence. Requests are not guaranteed to be granted, are reviewed on a case by case basis, and reinstatement fees may apply.