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Requirements for NAWCO WCC® Certification


For participants interested in wound care certification additional requirements must be met to sit for the certification exam which includes all of the following:
 
  1. Active unrestricted license as a Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Physician or Physician’s Assistant.
  2. Successful graduate of the WCEI Skin and Wound Management course.
  3. Must meet one of the following options:
    1. Documentation of active involvement in the care of wound care patients, or in management, education or research directly related to wound care while actively licensed for at least two years full-time/four years part-time within the past five years. Please note: Candidate wound care experience must be a component of daily licensed job duties. This includes experience from such care settings as Acute Care, Long Term Care, Home Health, etc.
    2. OR - Complete a minimum of 120 hours of hands on clinical training with an NAWCO approved clinical preceptor after completion of “Skin and Wound Management Certification Training Course”
  4. Completion of application and required supporting documentation.
  5. Payment of required fees (included in WCEIs course fee).
  6. Receive passing score of 70% or greater on the NAWCO WCC Examination.
    1. For Qualified candidates a proctored paper and pencil examination is available onsite following our skin and wound care training course.
    2. Computerized versions of the examination are administered at computer based testing facilities managed by LaserGrade/PSI Computer Testing. LaserGrade/PSI maintains testing sites throughout the United States and in other countries.
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