American Board of Wound Management

Application & Handbook

Sign up now for the CWCA, CWS or CWSP.

Exam Scheduling
& Locations

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.

Forms

Re-Test

If you did not pass the CWCA, CWS, or CWSP exam and would like to re-test, please submit this form to the ABWM office a minimum of 15 business days prior to your desired testing date. Candidates are only eligible to apply to re-test 90 days after their previous exam date.

10-Year Recertification

All Associates and Diplomates of the ABWM are required to recertify their credential every 10 years on or before anniversary of their initial certification date. Please use this form if it has been 10 years since you last sat for the National Board Certification Examination, and you wish to maintain your certification.


To learn more about the ABWM policies related to recertification, please view the
Renewal & Recertification Handbook
.

Reschedule

If you are unable to sit for the examination for any reason, AMP will allow you to reschedule your examination one time, at no charge, if you provide advance notice a minimum of two business days prior to your previously scheduled exam date. If you do not provide advance notice a minimum of two days prior to your previously scheduled exam date, and do not sit for your examination, you will have forfeited your application and all associated fees. If, for any reason, you need to reschedule your examination for a second time, or any additional times, please submit this form, with your $150 Reschedule fee, to the ABWM. Your Reschedule Form will be processed and you will be able to reschedule your exam after approximately 15 business days.


Note: If you have missed your exam appointment you may NOT use this form to reschedule your exam. If you have missed your exam appointment, you have forfeited your application and all associated fees. You will need to submit a new application in its entirety.

Order Form

Please submit this form to the ABWM if you are a current Associate or Diplomate and would like to purchase additional pins, patches, or certificates.

ABWM Appeals Policy

This form outlines the appeals process for adverse decisions affecting certification as a CWCA, CWS, or CWSP.  The following adverse decisions affecting eligibility or certification by the American Board of Wound Management are subject to appeal:  adverse administrative decisions, adverse substantive decisions, adverse disciplinary decisions.


NO APPEAL may be taken from an adverse decision based on an individual’s receipt of a failing grade on an ABWM examination absent extraordinary circumstances, as determined solely by the ABWM

ABWM Disciplinary Policy

This form contains information regarding disciplinary actions based on irregular behavior, fraudulent credentials, legal, regulatory or credentialing action, or documented allegations of misconduct.

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