NWCC CERTIFICATION FAQs

Question:

What is the NWCC credential?

Answer:

NWCC (Nutrition Wound Care Certified) is a specialized certification for the RD/RDN involved in the care of wound care patients.  It demonstrates a candidate’s proficiency and mastery of essential knowledge and skills of wound management.

Question:

Why is NWCC important?

Answer:

Current wound care “standards of care” require a team approach. The NWCC (Nutrition Wound Care Certified) RD/RDN is a key member who understands both the underlying causes of wounds and how to support the patient with proper nutritional plans based on those underlying causes.

Question: 

What are the eligibility requirements for NWCC?

Answer: 

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

 

*ADDITIONAL FEE REQUIRED FOR  EDUCATION PROVIDER.

NWCC CANDIDATE EXAM HANDBOOK

Question: 
How long do I hold the NWCC certification?

Answer: 

NWCC Certification is a 5 (five) year credential.  All certificants must apply for recertification within 6 (six) month of their expiration date.

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.