The Certification Committee of the NAWCO is the governing body for all credentials.
“The NAWCO Certification Committee does not accredit, approve, endorse, or recommend any education or training programs and/or products designed or intended to prepare candidates for WCC Certification. The Committee has no involvement in the development or delivery of such programs or products.”
NAWCO offers the Certification Examinations to measure the academic and technical competence of eligible candidates in the area of wound, lymphedema, diabetic, ostomy, and nutritional management beyond their basic knowledge.
The Certification Committee provides criteria that must be met by any acceptable course.
- The course must be relevant to the Certification Exam domains
- The course can be delivered online or onsite
- A single course must be a minimum of 20 hours of coursework
To receive credit, the CH/CPEUs must be from an accredited provider of continuing nursing/physician/therapy/dietitian education. 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®) , Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) ,Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME®), American Medical Association (AMA®), or the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR®).
NWCC & WCC PROVIDERS:
CoreMedSource (both Basic and Advanced courses needed to meet hour requirements)
Wound Treatment Associate (WTA) Program (Does NOT include “WTA Your Way” program)