DWC Training Recertification Course - Diabetic Skin and Wound Management

Get recertified with our online or onsite DWC® training course without the stress of a final exam. 
Tuition Cost
Schedule & Content

Keep Your Clinical Knowledge Current for Lasting Results

You can recertify the easy way by taking a WCEI® Diabetic Skin and Wound Management course onsite or online. No test, no stress, no problem! 

Maintain your competitive edge as a leader in wound care by recertifying. And continue helping save the lives and limbs of diabetic patients in your care.

The best way to maintain strong clinical results is by keeping your knowledge current. Invest in your career - and in the lives of your patients - by signing up for diabetic wound care recertification.

Recertification by Training

If your credential is through NAWCO® you do not have to sit for the certification exam if you take the onsite or online WCEI® recertification Diabetic Wound Care Management course.

After registering for the course, you will select a credentialing board, complete their recertification application and pay their recertification fees.  The credentialing board determines your eligibility.


Intended Audience

This course is intended for multiple professions including nurses, dietitians, physical therapists, and other healthcare professionals interested in wound care.

Continuing Education Information

Continuing education and accreditation information may be found on the certificate tab for the individual courses.

Tuition Cost

Alumni Recertification Tuition Rate

  • $1,297 Onsite

  • $797 Live Online

  • $597 Online


Included with Tuition

  • Live instructor-led education (onsite and live online)

  • 90-days access to the online course (students in a live class have access 29 days before the 1st day of class)

  • Contact hours upon completion (visit “Certificates” tab)

  • WCEI® Diabetic Skin and Wound Care Management course workbook

  • Tools: pen and highlighter

  • Pre-exam certification review (onsite and live online)

  • Exam prep tools, including flashcards and end-of-lesson knowledge quizzes

  • Networking lunches at most locations (onsite)

Ongoing Education

  • Nurses: Free 1-year Nurse.com Standard or Premium APRN subscription

  • Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist or Dieticians: FREE 1-year subscription to Relias Academy

  • Physician: access to free CMEs on FreeCME.com

Financial Options Cancellation Policy

Schedule & Content

Online or Onsite Recertification Course

Online Recertification Schedule 

Once the initial online module is started, you have 90-days to complete all thirteen modules at your own pace.  

Onsite Schedule

Four-Day Course

Days 1 - 4
8:00AM - 5:00PM
Classroom Training
Day 5

8:00AM - 11:00PM

For your convenience, the National Alliance of
Wound Care and Ostomy® administers the
certification examination at most course locations
the day after the course concludes.

Contact NAWCO at 877-922-6292 for exam-related questions.

Learning Modules

  • Section 1    Foundations of Diabetes Management
  • Section 2    Neuropathy
  • Section 3    Cutaneous Aspects of Diabetes
  • Section 4    Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Wound Healing
  • Section 5    Comprehensive Diabetic Foot Exam
  • Section 6    Diabetic Foot Ulcer Infection
  • Section 7    Principles of Wound Management
  • Section 8    Topical Wound Management
  • Section 9    Treatment Diabetic Foot Ulcers
  • Section 10  Adjunctive Therapies Diabetic Foot Ulcer Treatment
  • Section 11  Treatment of Charcot Neuropathic Osteoarthropathy
  • Section 12  Offloading the Diabetic Foot
  • Section 13  Nutrition, Depression and Pain
  • Section 14  Peripheral Arterial Disease and Diabetes
  • Section 15  Amputation and Limb Care
  • Section 16  Care of Skin and Nails Neuropathic Foot
  • Section 17  Interdisciplinary Concepts

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the difference between type I and type II diabetes.
  • Discuss overall epidemiology of diabetes and incidence of diabetic foot ulcers.
  • Discuss the basic anatomy and physiology of the foot.
  • Describe the gait cycle.
  • Identify two of the major functions of normal gait.
  • List the six clinical presentations of diabetic neuropathy.
  • List the neuropathic pain descriptors of distal symmetrical sensorimotor polyneuropathy.
  • Differentiate characteristics of somatic and autonomic nervous system.
  • Identify five components of a comprehensive diabetes foot exam.
  • Summarize risk factors, causes and classification of diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs).
  • Name and explain characteristics of at least three common skin complications associated with diabetes.
  • Discuss overall effects of diabetes and impaired wound healing.
  • Classify diabetic foot infections and choose treatments based on this classification.
  • Summarize assessment findings and treatment recommendations for diabetic foot ulcer complicated by osteomyelitis.
  • Explain the theory of moist wound healing.
  • Identify five factors which enhance or impede the wound healing process.
  • Identify five different dressing categories for topical wound management.
  • Select safe topical treatment options based upon wound assessment and goal of wound care.
  • Select appropriate diabetic foot ulcer treatments and interventions based upon wound characteristics and goal of treatment.
  • Demonstrate procedure for conservative sharp debridement.
  • Explain the rationale for offloading and footwear in the patient with neuropathy.
  • Distinguish at what point in the diabetic wound one should consider “adjuvant therapy".
  • Explain the importance of nutritional interventions and glucose control for the wounded diabetic.
  • Describe and differentiate examples of diabetes related distress and diabetes associated depression.
  • Define two clinical terms associated with pain.
  • Identify four characteristics of peripheral arterial disease.
  • Summarize types of pain and potential complications experienced post-amputation.
  • Demonstrate application of total contact cast.
  • Summarize basic nail and skin care recommendations for the person with diabetes.
  • Describe three interventions or methods to assist patient in compliance with care plan.
  • Demonstrate procedure for trimming and filing of toenails.
  • List three types of adult learners and describe one example of each.
  • Discuss importance of evidence based standards of care and specify examples of two diabetes associated practice guidelines.
What Others Say Matters
“I would absolutely recommend taking the wound care certification course. I thought I knew what I was doing before the course, but after the course, I was way more confident and I could just build on those skills after that. I don’t think anybody should be doing wound care without the certification. It just adds so much to your knowledge and confidence and knowing what you’re doing to treat the wounds. And since my colleague and both I got certified, our wound care rates are through the roof-- they’re just amazing!”
Tara Swan, FNP, WCC, Carroll County Memorial Hospital
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