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The WCEI® Skin and Wound Management Recertification Course 
Keeps Your Clinical Skills Sharp

Earn WCC recertification onsite or online. No NAWCO® credentialing examination, no stress, no problem!

Maintain your competitive edge as a leader in wound care by taking the Skin and Wound Management course. Your certification offers more than just the possibility for professional advancement. It’s an investment in your career and the lives of your patients.

Over time, new information and advances in the wound care field lead to improved standards of care and best practices.  The best way to maintain strong clinical results is by keeping your knowledge current.

Recertification by Training

If your credential is through NAWCO® you do not have to sit for the wound care certification exam if you take the onsite or online WCEI® Recertification Skin and Wound 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 recertification eligibility. 

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


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

Recertification Tuition Rate

Recertification: Fees are not included in the tuition rate. You will need to select a credentialing board, complete their  application and pay their exam and/or recertification fees.

Onsite Recertification Tuition Rate

$1,297  WCEI® Alumni Recertification Rate

Included with Onsite Tuition

  • Onsite classroom training
  • Continuing education contact hours upon completion
  • WCEI® Skin and Wound Management course workbook
  • ​Tools, including a business tote bag, pen and highlighter
  • Learning aides: glossary, sample questions, and more
  • Pre-exam certification review (course review)
  • Exclusive access to resource materials
  • Networking lunches (at most locations)
  • Nutrition and Wound Healing Supplement for RD/RDN

Online and Live Online Recertification Tuition Rate

$597  WCEI® Online Alumni Recertification Rate
$797  WCEI® Live Online Alumni Recertification Rate

Included with Online Tuition

  • Online is a self-paced learning with 90-days of access
  • Live Online is an instructor led virtual class
  • Continuing education contact hours upon completion
  • WCEI® Skin and Wound Management course workbook
  • Learning aides: glossary, sample questions, and more
  • Pre-exam certification review (course review)
  • Exclusive access to resource materials
  • Nutrition and Wound Healing Supplement for RD/RDN

Financial Options Cancellation Policy

Schedule & Content

Recertification Schedule


Four-day Course

Days 1 - 4 9:00AM - 4:30PM Classroom Training
Day 5 8:00AM - 11:00AM 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.

Online Course

Once the initial online module is started, you have 180 days to complete all thirteen modules at your pace. 

Curriculum/Online Modules

  • Section 1    Principles of Practice
  • Section 2    Skin and Underlying Structures
  • Section 3    Wound Assessment
  • Section 4    Wound Healing
  • Section 5    Wound Bed Preparation
  • Section 6    Nutrition
  • Section 7    Topical Wound Management
  • Section 8    Lower Extremity Ulcers
  • Section 9    Pressure Ulcers
  • Section 10  Acute Wounds
  • Section 11  Other Wounds
  • Section 12  Therapeutic Interventions & Modalities
  • Section 13  Practice Development

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss how standards of care, evidence based practice and a multidisciplinary wound care team can affect clinical choices in wound management.
  • Discuss the basic anatomy and physiology of the skin.
  • Identify at least five parameters required for accurate wound assessment.
  • Identify pressure ulcer stages according to NPUAP guidelines.
  • Identify five factors which enhance or impede the wound healing process.
  • Explain four types of basic principles of wound bed preparation.
  • Identify three major components of a nutritional assessment for optimizing wound healing.
  • Identify four different categories for topical wound management.
  • Select treatment options based upon wound assessment, etiology and goal of wound care.
  • Differentiate arterial, neuropathic and venous ulcers in terms of causative factors, pathophysiology, appearance and principles of management.
  • Describe three factors involved in development of a pressure ulcer and interventions to prevent their occurrence.
  • Describe at least five interventions that optimize acute surgical wound healing.
  • Differentiate between wound etiologies and clinical manifestations of acute and traumatic wounds.
  • Differentiate types of burns and principles of management.
  • Select treatment options and differentiate wound etiologies and clinical manifestations of chronic, malignant and inflammatory wounds.
  • Discuss three adjunctive treatment modalities that enhance wound healing.
  • Discuss current multidisciplinary care approaches to wound care.
  • Discuss components required for accurate wound documentation.
What Others Say Matters
“The credentials are important to me, because it means that I've have earned the respect of my peers and the doctors. It also has increased my pay.”
Judy Gallien, LPN, WCC, CWCA, OMS
Daytona Beach, FL
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