Certification Bonus Update

We are constantly evaluating our Compensation Plans to ensure efficiency and efficacy. We’ve done in-depth analysis of a particular area of the plan, the Certification Bonus. While the Certification Program itself adds value to an independent OPTAVIA Coach, the data clearly indicates that Certification Bonus does not drive Coach performance (such as Client acquisition or Coach sponsoring).  

Therefore, September 2022 will be the last month that a Certification Bonus can be earned. Independent OPTAVIA Coaches will be paid this bonus for the last time in October 2022 based on their September performance. 

Certification will no longer be required for integrated rank qualifications and Consistency Bonuses like the Coach Consistency Bonus and the Fully Integrated Business Coach Consistency Bonus. Coaches will continue to be compensated for these rolling bonuses going forward. Certification is also no longer required to receive leads from OPTAVIA.

Certification remains as an important program for OPTAVIA, and we encourage ALL OPTAVIA Coaches to take the Certification Exam to increase their knowledge and understanding of the Habits of Health Transformational System and to build credibility with Candidates, Clients, and team members. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Why and when will the Certification Bonus end?

We are constantly evaluating our Compensation Plan to ensure efficiency and efficacy. We’ve done in-depth analysis of a particular area of the plan, the Certification Bonus.  

While the Certification Program itself adds value to an independent OPTAVIA Coach, the data clearly indicates that the Certification Bonus does not drive Coach performance (such as Client acquisition or Coach sponsoring).  

Therefore, September 2022 will be the last month that a Certification Bonus can be earned. Independent OPTAVIA Coaches will be paid this bonus for the last time in October 2022 based on their September performance.

If I’m a Certified Coach, can I still earn the rolling consistency bonuses?

Certification will no longer be required for integrated rank qualifications and Coaches can continue to earn rolling consistency bonus payouts like the Coach Consistency Bonus and the Fully Integrated Business Coach Consistency Bonus, which will continue to be paid to Certified Coaches.

Can I still take the Certification Exam to enhance my coaching business?

Yes, absolutely. We encourage all OPTAVIA Coaches to take the Certification Exam to increase their knowledge and understanding of the Habits of Health Transformational System and build credibility with their teams.  

With this change, is being Certified required for the leads pool?

No, Certification is no longer required for the leads pool.

What happens to my Certification since there is no longer a Certification Bonus?

Although certification was previously tied to a Certification Bonus, Certification remains an important program for OPTAVIA. OPTAVIA Coaches can take the Certification Exam to increase their knowledge and understanding of the Habits of Health Transformational System and build credibility with Candidates, Clients, and team members. Since you have got yourself certified, you can continue to position as Certified Coach to build your credibility. 

I just got certified and my independent OPTAVIA Coach told me I will no longer receive the Certification Bonus. Can I be refunded for the cost of the Certification Exam?

OPTAVIA will not refund recently certified OPTAVIA Coaches for the cost of the Certification Exam; however, being a Certified Coach has many benefits like increasing knowledge and understanding of the Habits of Health Transformational System and building credibility with Candidates, Clients, and team members. Certification will remain an important program for OPTAVIA, and we will continue to encourage ALL OPTAVIA Coaches to take the Certification Exam.  

What if a Coach is in their third month of the qualification period for the Coach Consistency or Integrated Consistency Bonuses? Do they need to be Certified in September to earn these bonuses? 

No, the decoupling of the Certification Bonus from the Certification Program and Compensation Plan is effective as of Thursday, September 1, 2022, so if an OPTAVIA Coach is in their third month of qualification for the Coach Consistency Bonus or the Fully Integrated Business Coach Consistency Bonus, they do NOT need to be Certified in September to earn these bonuses.