Our Mission


The Wellness Compliance Institute, Inc. (WCI) advances multidimensional, multicultural, high-level wellness initiatives by providing compliance education resources.  Further, WCI is the leader for the standards of conduct for workplace wellness professionals and brokers/advisors.  These compliance resources help the workplace wellness community to proactively navigate compliance issues and effectively design, implement and provide compliant wellness programs and services that reduce legal risk and instill confidence within program participants.

With regard to the certification and credentialing services, WCI will offer those services to both individuals and organizations. Individuals may earn a compliance certification credential by completing designated coursework and passing an exam administered by WCI staff. 


WCI was created in 2015 after its founder, Barbara J. Zabawa, witnessed a gap in wellness legal and ethical guidance and standards. Individuals participating in the wellness industry expressed a desire for help in understanding the legal rules that apply to various wellness practices, such as health and lifestyle coaching, functional medicine, exercise and nutritional consulting, to name just a few. Many individuals who advise wellness professionals are unfamiliar with or uncomfortable with the various rules (or lack thereof) that can impact wellness service delivery. As a result, WCI aims to offer easy-to-understand educational tools to help build confidence in and compliance with wellness laws and guidelines.


Email: bzabawa@wellnesslaw.com
Phone: 608.579.1267 


The courses, resources, and information provided on this website are designed for educational purposes only and should never be considered or construed to be the provision of legal advice. For individual legal advice, it is necessary to obtain legal counsel in the jurisdiction where such appropriate advice can be provided.