This pathway is designed for health care professionals who have a strong passion for wound care but don't have the necessary experience (2 years of full-time or four years of part-time wound care experience in the last five years of your career, either in direct hands on, management, education or research). Either you have worked in a different area of practice, you are a new graduate, or maybe you are retired and want to get back into the field of healing. This pathway is for you!

The National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy™ Preceptor Pathway is a WCC® certification option that includes one week of classroom and 120 hours working with an approved WCC preceptor in the clinical setting. Review requirements for NAWCO® "WCC" Certification Preceptor Pathway. 



Skin and Wound Management Course and WCC® Certification Exam

Wound Care Education Institute's® (WCEI®) Skin and       
Wound Management Course is offered in two options;

•Onsite classroom- Day1-4 in classroom instruction and the  WCC exam is on Day 5.                                                                                   
•Online home study course- Self-paced online course, exam can be taken at a local computer testing center. Is online learning for me?
Our courses offer an evidence-based approach to skin and wound management with current standards of care practices to keep clinicians legally defensible at bedside.  The curriculum is designed and taught by certified wound care instructors that are dynamic, highly energetic and interactive in the classroom or online environment.  Our course will prepare you for the board certified Wound Care Certification (WCC®) exam administered by the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy (NAWCO®)

Course Content and Agenda 

Advantages of becoming wound care certified

•    Certification indicates a higher level of skill and knowledge
•    Increase earning potential
•    Enhanced career opportunities and accelerated career advancement
•    Increased consumer/patient confidence
•    Professional acknowledgement, recognition, and respect

PayScale Reference Link for WCC Clinician

Alumni Benefits and Support:

•   Clinical consultation hotline
•   Research materials
•   Tools, forms and “how to” videos
•   Free mobile APP
•   Live seminars and webinars
•   Hands-on workshops
•   Free webinars
•   Social networking with 20,000+ alumni

Alumni Testimonials


Accreditation Statements

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