Continuing education is a very important element to continue your professional licensure as well as one of the options for recertification.
To recertify through the continuing education pathway, you must complete sixty (60) contact hours (same as clock hours) of continuing education related to wound or skin care management. All contact hours must be obtained during the five year certification period to ensure adequate and current continuing education. A contact hour is defined as a unit of measurement that describes one (1) hour of an approved organized learning experience.
To receive credit for the contact hours for recertification, the educational program must be approved/accredited by either the state board governing your primary license (or any state board governing the professional license type under which you practice), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), American Physical Therapy Association, (APTA), National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy® (NAWCO®), Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), American Medical Association (AMA) or Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME).
The National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy does not endorse one specific course, school or curriculum. The following links are independent of NAWCO and should not be considered an endorsement of any kind.
Listed below are several links with options available for continuing education:
Continuing education for Physicians through World Wide Learn
Continuing education for Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistant and Occupational Therapists through RehabEdge