American Board of Wound Management

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ABWM offers continuous testing at over 170 locations.

Neither the ABWM nor the CWS®, CWCA® or CWSP® credentials are affiliated with the American College of Clinical Wound Specialists.

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The American Board of Wound Management is the standard of excellence in multidisciplinary wound certification. The ABWM offers three certifications:

Certified Wound Care Associate® (CWCA®)

A healthcare or sales and marketing professional with at least 3 years of wound care experience.  Candidates with a professional license applying for the CWCA must possess a full and unrestricted professional license in at least one state and in all states in which the candidate currently practices.

Certified Wound Specialist® (CWS®)

A licensed healthcare professional with a Bachelor's, Master's or Doctoral degree with 3 or more years of clinical wound care experience.  Candidates must possess a full and unrestricted professional license in at least one state and in all states in which the candidate currently practices.

Certified Wound Specialist Physician® (CWSP®)

MDs, DOs and DPMs with three or more years of clinical wound care experience.  Candidates must possess a full and unrestricted professional license in at least one state and in all states in which the candidate currently practices.
 

 

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Creating a pathway for wound care professionals to have adequate knowledge, skills, and abilities to provide effective wound care.

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