WCC Recertification Questions

Question:

I attended the WCEI skin and wound management training course to receive my WCC certification. Can I use the continuing education credits I received from that class toward my recertification credits?

Answer:

Continuing education credits and/or CME’s must be accumulated after your initial certification date for use toward recertification. Since you received your WCC certification after attending the class, the continuing education credits can not be counted for recertification credits.

Question:

I have completed the training course offered by the Wound Care Education Institute
to recertify. Do I need to do anything else to recertify?

Answer:

No! We make it easy for you when you choose the Recertification by Training Pathway. Because the course fee you pay to Wound Care Education Institute includes your recertification fees, all you have to do is finish the course and wait for the mail. Wound Care Education Institute will notify us when you have completed the course. About 4 weeks following completion of the course, you will receive your updated WCC materials by US mail.

Question:

I am due to recertify my credential before November 30, 2018. What is the soonest I can start the process?

Answer:

You can submit your paperwork no more than 6 months in advance. So, that would mean you can send in your paperwork anytime after June 1, 2013. If you are taking the Recertification by Training Pathway, which means taking the course with our education partners at Wound Care Education Institute, you can not take the course more than 6 months in advance.

Question:

I am going to recertify my credential by taking the examination. What if I don’t pass the exam the first time? Do I have to pay again?

Answer:

For the Recertification by Examination Pathway, if you do not pass the exam the first time, you can take it again. You have up to 4 total tries before your credential expires. There is a $330 fee for each re-examination try. If you do not pass the exam before your credential expires, you would apply to reinstate your credential by examination, which would also require a $330 fee. You have 2 years and/or 4 tries from the date of expiration to pass the exam and reinstate your credential. For more information on reinstating a lapsed credential go to page 10 of the Recertification Handbook.