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Certification Statistics

As of December 31, 2017

 Total ABWM Certified Professionals

       

CWCA Certifications

        

CWS Certifications

CWSP Certifications

             

Summary of Certification Statistics

As of December 31, 2017

The following statistics reflect the pass rates for the most recent five-year period for individuals that have taken the Certified Wound Specialist (CWS), Certified Wound Care Associate (CWCA) and the Certified Wound Specialist Physician (CWSP) exams, and the total number of individuals certified in each category at the end of the calendar year. ABWM is dedicated to representing the standard of excellence in multi-disciplinary wound certification.

Certified Wound Specialist (CWS)

Year # of Candidates Pass Rate Fail Rate Total Certified
2013 341 60% 40% 2952
2014 373 57.1% 42.9% 2863
2015 435 58.3% 41.7% 2771
2016 481 60.7% 39.3% 2516
2017 489 58.6% 41.4% 2533

Certified Wound Care Associate (CWCA)

Year # of Candidates Pass Rate Fail Rate Total Certified
2013 196 64% 36% 608
2014 165 57% 43% 662
2015 239 61.1% 38.9% 754
2016 230 64.3% 35.7% 863
2017 239 66.5% 33.5% 936

Certified Wound Specialist Physician (CWSP)

Year # of Candidates Pass Rate Fail Rate Total Certified
2013 145 77% 23% 205
2014 151 85% 14% 324
2015 133 77.3% 23.7% 420
2016 167 69.5% 30.5% 518
2017 261 75.3% 24.7% 700

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