Are You Eligible?
In order to sit for the CWCA, CWS or CWSP you must have at least 3 years of wound care experience.
Which best describes your education/professional experience?
I'm a healthcare professional with an Associate's degree. You are eligible to sit for CWCA.
I work in sales and marketing for the wound care industry. You are eligible to sit for CWCA.
I am a licensed healthcare professional with a Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral degree. You are eligible to sit for CWS.
I am an MD, DO or DPM. You are eligible to sit for CWSP.
Certified Wound Care Associate (CWCA)
- Healthcare professional with at least 3 years of wound care experience
- Sales and marketing professional in the wound care industry with at least 3 years of wound care experience
Examples: Associate degree nurses, RNs, LPNs, LVNs, PTAs, all certified healthcare assistants, healthcare administrators, dieticians, sales and marketing professionals, and academic researchers.
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.
Examples: Physical therapists, nurses, nurse practitioners, and other healthcare providers.
Certified Wound Specialist Physician (CWSP)
- MD’s, DO’s and DPM’s with three or more years of clinical wound care experience.
Examples: Physicians and podiatrists.
What are others saying?
“I know that education and credentials are the hallmark of clinical credibility. My job title as Nurse Manager of an Outpatient/Inpatient Wound Healing and Hyperbaric program holds an unspoken and spoken expectation of clinical knowledge in my specialty. While I continue my formal education, I knew that obtaining the CWCA® designation would give me the confidence to lead my team of wound care specialists. In addition, my commitment to pursuing this certification gave my team and colleagues a sense of my professional loyalty to continuing education and respect for literature.”
Denise Brenner, RN, CWCA Morristown, NJ