Special Accommodations

The American Board of Wound Management (ABWM) complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and strives to ensure that no individual with a disability (as defined by the ADA as a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a person who has a history or record of such an impairment, or a person who is perceived by others as having such an impairment) is deprived of the opportunity to take the examination solely by reason of that disability. The ABWM will provide reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities.

Verification of the disability and a statement of the specific type of assistance needed must be made in writing to the ABWM at the time  of  application by  completing the Special Accommodations Request Form. The ABWM will review the submitted forms and will contact you regarding the decision for accommodations.

All requests and letters of verification will be kept confidential. Please contact the ABWM at (202) 457 8408 or with any questions.

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ABWM Appeals Policy

This form outlines the appeals process for adverse decisions affecting certification as a CWCA®, CWS®, or CWSP®.  The following adverse decisions affecting eligibility or certification by the American Board of Wound Management are subject to appeal: adverse administrative decisions, adverse substantive decisions, and adverse disciplinary decisions.

NO APPEAL may be taken from an adverse decision based on an individual’s receipt of a failing grade on an ABWM examination absent extraordinary circumstances, as determined solely by the ABWM.

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ABWM Disciplinary Policy

This form contains information regarding disciplinary actions based on irregular behavior, fraudulent credentials, legal, regulatory, or credentialing action, or documented allegations of misconduct.

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Retirement Status

ABWM offers Retirement Status to currently certified Associates and Diplomates who meet the requirements. Please reach out to us at to learn more.

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