Certification Statistics

National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy® (NAWCO) is dedicated to the advancement and promotion of excellence in the delivery of wound care and ostomy to the consumer through credentialing proficiency of health care practitioners. The following statistics reflect the pass rates for the most recent three-year period for multi-disciplinary clinicians that have taken the Wound Care Certified (WCC) examination.

Year # of Candidates Pass Rate Total Annual *Aggregate
2015 2002 88% 1762 11492
2016 2242 86% 1929 13385
2017 2002 85% 1709 15107
2018 2478 76% 1888 16608

 

Aggregate based upon new certifications and reinstatement of lapsed credentials