The Certification Committee has established the following requirements for determining eligibility to take the WCC Certification Examination.
REVISED ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Effective November 1, 2018, NAWCO will utilize the Certification Committee approved revised criteria. Click Here for Revised Eligibility Requirements.
The chart below shows the options and eligibility requirements 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.
CURRENT VS NEW ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
|CURRENT REQUIREMENTS||NEW REQUIREMENTS|
|4 Pathway Options||2 Eligibility Requirements (2 options for each) Must meet one option for each requirement|
|2 yrs FT or 4 yrs PT in 5 yrs||2 yrs FT or 4 yrs PT in 5 yrs – No Change|
|Education – Training course||Education – Training course|
|Experiential – 60 Contact Hours||Experiential – N/A|
|Other Certification||Other Certification – Accepted as one option for Education requirements|
|Preceptor||Preceptor – Addressed within the Experience requirement|
Contact NAWCO with any questions regarding the eligibility criteria changes.
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.