In order to maintain the credibility and integrity of the certification process, the Certification Committee verifies the information provided on renewal applications to ensure the renewal requirements are met. Requests for verification may be made prior to recertification, or at a future time. Incomplete applications may result in delays or loss of certification. All renewal applications are reviewed for accuracy and completion. Professional licenses are checked for good standing and expiration dates. Random audits are conducted through the internal quality program to confirm information provided. This information is updated in each candidate’s file.
A process for auditing CE forms has been established by the Director of Certification. Approximately 15% of all recertification applications are chosen for audit. Selection of the file to be audited is random and can be chosen from any recertification application submitted either online, by mail, email, or fax. Applications from each submission method will be considered when selecting an application to audit.
Individuals are notified via email that they have been selected to participate in the audit. They are then required to submit copies of all certificates for the listed programs provided to NAWCO for recertification.
This type of training provides relevant education in skin and wound care management and helps to enhance the certificant’s knowledge and skill providing hands on clinical training.
The certification committee recognizes that this option for recertification provides an option for clinicians to use their knowledge in a way that enhances and builds not only the certification but new certificants as well.
Refer to the WCC Recertification Handbook for instructions and details regarding recertification.Refunds: Application fees are deposited upon receipt. If you withdraw your application after submission, there are no refunds. If your application is denied, you will be issued a refund less a $30 application processing fee. Refund information can be found on page 12 of the Recertification Handbook. Use the NAWCO Online Application for all pathway options.