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Certification Resources


Find out if you are eligible to sit for the CWCA®, CWS®, or CWSP®.

In general, in order to sit for the CWCA®, CWS®, or CWSP®, you must have at least 3 years of wound care experience. Discover which certification best fits your professional experience.

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How to Apply

Learn about the application process for obtaining certification through ABWM.

Read about the step-by-step process for first-time candidates, retesting candidates and recertifying candidates.

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Find the latest ABWM forms

Download forms for taking ABWM certification exams, ordering merchandise, and obtaining information on the American Board of Wound Management.

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Exam Scheduling

Learn how to schedule your certification exams.

Research the steps to schedule your National Board Certification Examinations offered by the ABWM and how to locate the assessment center nearest you.

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How to Prepare

See resources previous candidates have used to prepare for the certification exam.

See optional study resources such as flashcards, study guides and practice exams.

Study Resources

10-Year Recertifications

The application process for 10-year recertification.

Learn the steps for applying for 10-year recertification.

10-Year Recertifications

Board Certification

Discover the value of our certifications.

Look up information on the ABWM board certification, including the value of board certification, eligibility requirements, and examination information.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

View our list of common questions and their answers.

Find the answers you need in our list of frequently asked questions for the CWCA®, CWS® and CWSP®.

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Additional Resources

Practice Examinations are compiled from test questions that have previously appeared on the National Board Certification Examination.

Use these Practice Examinations to help gauge your familiarity with each of the content areas of the examination, experience taking a computerized exam, review example content, and learn more about the question format, style, and level of difficulty.

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