Certification Statistics

Total ABWM Certified Professionals

As of February 15, 2021
Certification
Percentage of Certified Professionals
CWS®
57%
CWSP®
22%
CWCA®
21%
Professionals with CWS® Credential
Percentage
PT
27%
RN
23%
NP
16%
BSN
11%
DPM
10%
MD
6%
PA
4%
DO
1%
Other
2%
Professionals with CWSP® Credential
Percentage
MD
67%
DPM
25%
DO
8%
Professionals with CWCA® Credential
Percentage
RN
59%
LPN
26%
BSN
4%
SKMT
5%
PTA
3%
Other
3%

Summary of Certification Statistics

As of February 15, 2021

The following statistics reflect the pass rates for the most recent five-year period for individuals that have taken the Certified Wound Specialist (CWS®), Certified Wound Care Associate (CWCA®) and the Certified Wound Specialist Physician (CWSP®) exams, and the total number of individuals certified in each category at the end of the calendar year. ABWM is dedicated to representing the standard of excellence in multi-disciplinary wound certification.

Certified Wound Care Associate® (CWCA®)

Year
# of Candidates
Pass Rate
Fail Rate
Total Certified
2016
230
64%
36%
863
2017
239
67%
33%
936
2018
274
69%
31%
1210
2019
178
69%
31%
1083
2020
108
59%
41%
957

Certified Wound Specialist® (CWS®)

Year
# of Candidates
Pass Rate
Fail Rate
Total Certified
2014
373
57%
43%
2863
2015
435
58%
42%
2771
2016
481
61%
39%
2516
2017
489
59%
41%
2533
2018
462
68%
32%
2995
2019
656
67%
33%
2020
428
56%
44%

Certified Wound Specialist Physician® (CWSP®)

Year
# of Candidates
Pass Rate
Fail Rate
Total Certified
2014
151
85%
15%
324
2015
133
77%
23%
420
2016
167
70%
30%
518
2017
261
75%
25%
700
2018
215
75%
25%
915
2019
204
83%
17%
2020
122
86%
14%