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Diabetic Wound Certified Certification

The chart below shows the pathway options and eligibility requirements to sit for the Diabetic Wound Certified certification exam. Review the information to see which option best suits your experience and education. *IF CHOOSING TRAINING COURSE PATHWAY, ADDITIONAL COURSE FEE APPLIES FOR EDUCATIONAL PROVIDER. (Click here for certification committee criteria) REFER TO THE DWC Candidate Exam Handbook FOR COMPLETE DETAILS. Complete the NAWCO® Online Application for the DWC certification exam.


Upon successful completion of the DWC certification exam, candidates may use the initials DWC, Diabetic Wound Certified, to designate their status. Credentials are awarded for a five (5) year period. Upon expiration of the credentialing term, DWC  clinicians are required to recertify with the NAWCO to maintain their credentials.