Exam Scheduling

The American Board of Wound Management offers continuous testing throughout the year.

The National Board Certification Examinations offered by the ABWM are administered by Pearson VUE.

Pearson VUE provides products and services for the entire exam program lifecycle ranging from exam development to measurement to test administration. A leader in the testing industry, Pearson VUE assists ABWM in the development, administration, scoring and analysis of the Certified Wound Care Associate™ (CWCA®), Certified Wound Specialist® (CWS®), and Certified Wound Specialist Physician® (CWSP®) examinations and delivers high-stakes exams for assessment, certification, and licensure programs worldwide.

Examinations are delivered by computer at 300+ Pearson VUE test centers throughout the Americas. The examination is administered by appointment only. Available dates will be indicated when scheduling your examination. Candidates are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.Please note that a no show for a scheduled exam will result in the loss of application fees as we are charged for the open seat.

To find a location where ABWM’s National Board Certification Examinations are offered, visit PearsonVUE.com/ABWM and log in to your account or click “Find a test center” on the right sidebar.

How to Schedule Your Exam

Step 1

Once you have been approved by ABWM to take the National Board Certification Examination, you will receive an e-mail from Pearson VUE with information on how to schedule your exam. Make sure that your name and address are listed correctly and that you’ve been registered for the correct examination. If not, please call the ABWM office at 202-457-8408. For more information on how to receive approval for an examination, please view: How to Apply.

Step 2

Once you have received notification from Pearson VUE, you can schedule your exam online or by telephone.

Online Scheduling: Go to www.pearsonvue.com/ABWM. Follow the step-by-step instructions to choose your examination.

You will select your test center, exam date, and appointment time. After you confirm your appointment, you will receive a confirmation e-mail from Pearson VUE.

Telephone Scheduling: Call Pearson VUE at tel: 1-833-918-2566 to schedule an examination appointment. This toll-free number is answered from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Central Time) Monday through Thursday.

If special accommodations are being requested, complete the Request for Special Examination Accommodations form included in the Candidate Handbook and submit it to ABWM at least 45 days prior to the desired examination date.

Rescheduling or Canceling an Examination

You may reschedule or cancel your appointment at no charge by logging in to your Pearson VUE account or calling Pearson VUE at 1-833-918-2566 at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled appointment. Candidates will not receive a refund and may have to apply for a new exam authorization with ABWM if exam changes are made within 48 hours of their appointment. Please note that a no show for a scheduled exam will result in the loss of application fees as we are charged for the open seat.