WCC Recertification Questions

Question:

What are my options for WCC recertification?

Answer:

WCC Recertification Handbook

Question:

I completed the 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. Apply at the home page of our website .  Click the APPLY ONLINE button at the top of the home page.  (Choose the WCC® Recertification by Training application)

Wound Care Education Institute®, our approved education provider will notify us when you complete the course. At that time, we will send you an email approval with information on how to log into the Members section of our website to print your new certification documents.  The course fee you paid to WCEI® does not include your recertification application or fees.

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 paperwork no more than 6 months in advance of your lapse date. So, that would mean you can send in your paperwork anytime after June 1, 2018.  If you are taking the Recertification by Training Pathway, which means taking the NAWCO® approved Skin and Wound Management course, you cannot take the course more than 6 months in advance of your lapse date.

Question:

I attended the NAWCO® approved Skin and Wound Management course to receive my WCC® certification. Can I use the continuing education credits I received from that class toward my recertification credits?

Answer:

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

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 require a $330 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 go to page 10 of the WCC® Recertification Handbook.