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Certification Statistics

As of June 30, 2018

 Total ABWM Certified Professionals

       

CWCA Certifications

        

CWS Certifications

CWSP Certifications

             

Summary of Certification Statistics

As of June 30, 2018

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
2014 373 57% 43% 2863
2015 435 58% 42% 2771
2016 481 61% 39% 2516
2017 489 59% 41% 2533
2018 244 71% 29% 2777

Certified Wound Care Associate (CWCA)

Year # of Candidates Pass Rate Fail Rate Total Certified
2014 165 57% 43% 662
2015 239 61% 39% 754
2016 230 64% 36% 863
2017 239 67% 33% 936
2018 140 66% 34% 1076

Certified Wound Specialist Physician (CWSP)

Year # of Candidates Pass Rate Fail Rate Total Certified
2014 151 85% 15% 324
2015 133 77% 23% 420
2016 167 70% 30% 518
2017 261 75% 25% 700
2018 111 79% 21% 811

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