WCC Recertification Questions

Question:

What are my options for WCC recertification?

Answer:

The chart below shows the (4) four pathways to recertify your WCC credential.

 

For complete details refer to the WCC® Recertification Handbook

Question:

I am due to recertify my credential before November 30, 2018. What is the soonest I can start the process?

Answer:

You may submit your application no earlier than 6 months in advance of your lapse date. So you can apply anytime after June 1, 2018.

Question:

I completed the NAWCO approved skin and wound management course to recertify. What else do I need to do to recertify?

Answer:

You must also APPLY ONLINE with NAWCO for recertification and pay the $330 recertification fee. Click the APPLY ONLINE link or the button at the top of the homepage. You will create a new account for the Recertification application. (Choose the WCC Recertification All options Application)

We will be notified by the course provider when you complete the course. At that time, we will email an approval with information on how to log into the Members section of our website to print your new certification documents.  The course tuition you paid does not include your recertification application or fees.

Question:

I chose the Education pathway to receive my WCC certification. Can I use the continuing education contact hours I received from that course toward my recertification credits?

Answer:

No. Continuing education contact hours and/or CME’s must be accumulated after your initial certification date for use toward recertification.

Question:

If I am going to Recertify by the Training Pathway. How soon, in advance of my lapse date, may I take the NAWCO approved skin and wound management course?

Answer:

You cannot start the NAWCO approved skin and wound management course, sooner than 6 months in advance of your lapse date.

Question:

I am going to recertify by Continuing Education. How do I submit my approved contact hours?

Answer:

You must first APPLY ONLINE with NAWCO for recertification and pay the $330 recertification fee. Click the link above or the button at the top of the homepage. You will create a new account for the Recertification application. (Choose the WCC Recertification All options Application) Once you have completed the online Recertification application and paid your fee, you will need to complete the Continuing Education Verification Record with your specific contact hour information.  Save the document and email to recertification@nawccb.org

Question:

I am going to recertify my credential by taking the examination. What if I don’t pass the exam the first time? Do I have to pay again?

Answer:

If you do not pass the exam the first time, you may take it again. You have up to four (4) total exam attempts before your credential expires. There is a $330 fee for each exam attempt.

If you do not pass the exam before your credential expires, you must apply to reinstate your credential by examination, which requires a $330 reinstatement fee and a $300 late fee. You have two (2) years and/or four (4) exam attempts from the date of expiration to pass the exam and reinstate your credential. For more information, refer to the WCC CANDIDATE EXAM HANDBOOK.