The Certification Committee has established the following requirements for determining eligibility to sit for the AWCC™ Certification Examination.
The chart below shows the options and eligibility requirements needed to sit for the Advanced Wound Care CertifiedTM certification exam. Review the information to see if you meet the experience and education requirements.
The NAWCO Certification Committee has established criteria that must be met by education providers to ensure that the domains and the objectives of the certification examination are covered. At this time the established criteria has been met by Healiant Wound Training Solutions.
*ADDITIONAL FEES APPLY FOR ADVANCED WOUND MANAGEMENT TRAINING COURSES OFFERED BY EDUCATION PROVIDERS.
NAWCO will require proof of completion of training by way of the Certificate of Completion awarded upon completion of the course.
REFER TO THE AWCCTM Candidate Exam Handbook FOR COMPLETE DETAILS.
Complete the NAWCO® Online Application for the AWCCTM certification examination.
Upon passing the AWCC™ certification exam, candidates may use the initials AWCCTM, Advanced Wound Care CertifiedTM, to designate their status. Credentials are awarded for a five (5) year period. Prior to the expiration of the credentialing term, certificants are required to recertify with the NAWCO® to maintain their credentials.
Objectives of Certification:
The objectives of the certification are to promote consumer protection and confer peer and public recognition to those individuals who prove proficient in their practice. The objective of the AWCC™ certification is to provide assurance to the public by promoting the delivery of safe and effective skin and wound management by:
Applicants for the NAWCO® AWCCTM certification examination must meet all of the following criteria: