Forms

Re-Test

If you did not pass the CWCA®, CWS®, or CWSP® exam and would like to re-test, please submit this form to the ABWM office a minimum of 15 business days prior to your desired testing date.

Candidates who wish to retake an exam must wait 30 days after their previous exam date before their new three-month eligibility window begins. Candidates may submit a Re-Test Application Form prior to the end of the 30-day waiting period; the new three-month eligibility window will start 30 days after their previous exam date. Candidates who wish to re-test more than three times will need to provide documentation of 20 CEUs in wound care for each exam attempt. Candidates may submit a Re-Test Application to retake an exam for up to 2 years from their original exam date.

Fill out the form from your computer. Then print, sign, and submit via email (in PDF form), fax, or mail.

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10-Year Recertification

All Associates and Diplomates of the ABWM are required to recertify their credential every 10 years on or before anniversary of their initial certification date. Please use this form if it has been 10 years since you last sat for the National Board Certification Examination, and you wish to maintain your certification.

Fill out the form from your computer. Then print, sign, and submit via email (in PDF form), fax, or mail. You will be given a 90-day window to schedule and sit for your exam upon processing. Your three-month eligibility window will begin immediately upon application approval. Do not submit your application until you are prepared for your three-month eligibility window to begin. Window extensions will not be granted.

To learn more about the ABWM policies related to recertification, please view the Renewal & Recertification Handbook.

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Reschedule

If you are unable to sit for the examination for any reason, AMP will allow you to reschedule your examination one time, at no charge, if you provide advance notice a minimum of two business days prior to your previously scheduled exam date. If you do not provide advance notice a minimum of two days prior to your previously scheduled exam date, and do not sit for your examination, you will have forfeited your application and all associated fees. If, for any reason, you need to reschedule your examination for a second time, or any additional times, please submit this form, with your $150 Reschedule fee, to the ABWM. Your Reschedule Form will be processed and you will be able to reschedule your exam after approximately 15 business days.

Fill out the form from your computer. Then print, sign, and submit via email (in PDF form), fax, or mail.

Note: If you have missed your exam appointment you may NOT use this form to reschedule your exam. If you have missed your exam appointment, you have forfeited your application and all associated fees. You will need to submit a new application in its entirety.

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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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International Testing Addendum Form

Please use this form if you wish to sit for the CWS® or CWSP® exam at an Assessment Center outside of the United States. Submit this form with your Application or Re-Test Application form. You will indicate your preferred testing location when scheduling your exam with our testing company AMP, a PSI Business. Scheduling is subject to availability.

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Retirement Status

Use this form to apply for Retirement Status with the ABWM. Applicants must meet all qualifications for Retirement Status.

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