The Certification Committee has established the following requirements for determining eligibility to sit for the WCC Certification Examination. Effective November 1, 2018, NAWCO implemented the eligibility requirements as listed below to determine a candidate’s eligibility. Review previous eligibility criteria HERE.
The chart below shows the options and eligibility requirements needed to sit for the Wound Care Certified certification exam. Review the information to see which option best suits your experience and education.
*ADDITIONAL FEES APPLY FOR SKIN AND WOUND MANAGEMENT COURSES OFFERED BY EDUCATION PROVIDERS. (Click here for Certification Committee criteria)
NAWCO will require proof of completion of training by way of the Certificate of Completion awarded upon completion of the course.
REFER TO THE WCC Candidate Exam Handbook FOR COMPLETE DETAILS.
Complete the NAWCO Online Application for the WCC certification examination.
Upon passing the WCC certification exam, candidates may use the initials “WCC”, Wound Care Certified, to designate their status. Credentials are awarded for a five (5) year period. Prior to the expiration of the credentialing term, certificants are required to recertify with the NAWCO to maintain their credentials.