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American Board of Wound Management Receives Re-accreditation

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For Immediate Release                                                                                       June 15, 2023

 

American Board of Wound Management Receives Re-accreditation of its Certified Wound Care Associate (CWCA®), Certified Wound Specialist (CWS®) and Certified Wound Specialist Physician (CWSP®) programs from the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).

WASHINGTON (June 15, 2023)—The NCCA accredited the American Board of Wound Management (ABWM), Certified Wound Care Associate™ (CWCA®), Certified Wound Specialist® (CWS®) and Certified Wound Specialist Physician® (CWSP®) programs for a five-year period, expiring April 30, 2028 during its recent meeting.

Founded in 1995, ABWM is a professional certification organization acting in the public interest by establishing and enforcing education, examination, experience and ethics requirements for certification.  Currently, over 5,000 health care providers are certified to use the CWCA®, CWS®, or CWSP®, designation.

ABWM received NCCA accreditation of its Certified Wound Care Associate™, Certified Wound Specialist®, and Certified Wound Specialist Physician® programs by completing a rigorous application demonstrating the program’s compliance with the NCCA’s Standards for the Accreditation of Certification Programs.  NCCA is the accrediting body of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (formerly the National Organization for Competency Assurance).  Since 1977, the NCCA has been accrediting certifying programs based on the highest quality standards in professional certification to ensure the programs adhere to modern standards of practice in the certification industry.

Of ICE’s more than 370 organizational members, only 130 of them have obtained NCCA-accredited programs.

NCCA-accredited programs certify individuals in a wide range of professions and occupations including healthcare, financial professionals, respiratory therapists, counselors, emergency technicians, crane operators and more.

ICE’s mission is to advance credentialing through education, standards, research, and advocacy to ensure competence across professions and occupations.  NCCA was founded as a commission whose mission is to help ensure the health, welfare, and safety of the public through the accreditation of a variety of certification programs that assess professional competence.  NCCA uses a peer review process to: establish accreditation standards; evaluate compliance with these standards; recognize programs which demonstrate compliance; and serve as a resource on quality certification.

ICE/NCCA are located at 2001 K Street, N.W., 3rd Floor, Washington, DC 20036-3309; phone 202/367-1165

www.credentialingexcellence.org.

 

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