Ostomy Management Specialist Course and OMS Certification Exam


The Ostomy Management Specialist (OMS) certification program is a week long course created and designed by multidisciplinary clinicians, with input from patients and caregivers. This program was created due to the overwhelming requests to WCEI® by their Alumni, multidiscipline clinicians in nursing, medicine and therapy, along with industry that supports patients with ostomies.  The message we heard, was there is just not enough ostomy nurses available to meet the needs of this under served patient population.

This comprehensive program starts out with online computer based pre-modules that you would complete at home prior to attending the live course onsite.  Depending on the experience of the student these modules may take up to 15-30 hours to complete. Once your home-study is complete then you would attend our week long onsite classroom which includes lectures and hands-on skills laboratories and practice sessions.

Your instructors include a physician and nurses from diverse health care backgrounds, who are credentialed, dynamic and passionate about Ostomy Management. This will enhance your knowledge along with making a difference in your Ostomy patients life.

Click here to view course content: Course Content Summary   

Eligibility for OMS Exam:
Anyone can take the course. Health care providers with an active unrestricted license and who have practiced the equivalent of one year full-time within the last five years as a: Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Physicians or Physician Assistant may sit for the OMS exam. The OMS Exam is offered by the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy® (NAWCO).

Alumni Testimonials

Onsite Course Schedule:
Monday - Thursday:  8:00 am-5:00 pm
Exam: Fri 8:00 am-11:00 am

Ostomy Management Course and OMS Board Exam

    Includes OMS Board Certification exam and fees - $2997
                    WCC® or DWC®  WCEI Alumni Rate - $2597

Tuition Includes:
1.   Home Study Pre-Modules and Onsite Course
2.   WCEI Ostomy Management Manual
3.   Learning aides:  glossary, sample questions
4.   OMS Board Pre-exam certification review
5.   OMS Board certification exam and fees
6.   36 education credits (CE)
7.   "Alumni Only" access to WCEI website
8.   WCEI promotional items
9.   Clinical consultation support
10. Networking lunches (most locations)

Financial Options
For Groups of 10 or more we can bring the course to you!

Program Cancellation Policy click here.
OMS® Certification Examination is offered by the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy®

Accreditation Statements

The Ostomy Management Specialist Course© is approved by the National Alliance of Wound Care® Credentialing Board (NAWCCB®), the credentialing arm of the National Alliance of Wound Care®.

OMS Handbook

CE/CME Details