DWC® Certification FAQs

Question:

What is the DWC credential?

Answer:

DWC (diabetic wound certified) is a specialized certification in diabetic wound management. It demonstrates a candidate’s proficiency and mastery of essential knowledge and skills of diabetic wound management. Diabetic wound management focuses on overall diabetic wound care and promotion of an optimal wound healing environment, including prevention, therapeutic interventions, and rehabilitative interventions.

Question:

What are the eligibility requirements for DWC certification?

Answer:

The chart below illustrates the required pathway options necessary to pursue certification.

Candidate Exam Handbook

diabetic wound certfication

* Additional Fee is required for the approved Diabetic Skin and Wound Management Course.

Question:

How does it differ from a wound care certification?

Answer:

The DWC credential is specialty certification that will focus on wound care as it relates to the disease of diabetes.

Question:

Why is the certification necessary?

Answer:

In America today, our aging population is growing to record numbers and the incidence of diabetes is on a steep rise. This means the need for more dedicated wound care clinicians has never been greater.  DWC®certification ensures the industry, patient and peers that the certificant has the skills and tested competency to treat diabetic wounds.

Question:

At a PSI Test Center may I skip questions and go back to answer those questions later?

Answer:

Yes, as long as you have time remaining and do not close out of the exam.

Question:

How is the DWC credential recognized?

Answer:

DWC is the only wound care certification in the specialty of diabetic wounds. It sets the highest threshold of certification making it recognized and relevant within health care. The DWC credential is a clear, strong indicator of a candidate’s tested competency.

Question:

What does the course cover?

Answer:

  1. Anatomy/Physiology
  2. Etiology/Epidemiology
  3. Diagnostics, Examination
  4. Prevention
  5. Treatment
  6. Multidisciplinary Care