AAWM American Academy of Wound Management
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Board Certification

Why Certification?

  • Recognizes those who have met the eligibility requirements for board certification.
  • Identifies a standard of knowledge essential for developing a comprehensive wound management program.
  • Advances cooperation and resource exchange among the various disciplines and organizations involved in the treatment of patients with chronic wounds.
  • Encourages continued professional growth and development of individuals and the field of wound management.
  • Establishes a code of ethics, responsibility and high professional standards by all certified individuals.
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    Why you should choose certification

Certification Status

The AAWM shall grant Associate status to those individuals who successfully pass the National Board Certification Examination for Wound Management Professionals or Associates. Such Associates shall be referred to as "Certified Wound Care Associates™ of the AAWM" or Certified Wound Care Associate™ of the AAWM" and shall be entitled to use the designation CWCA® after their name.

The CWCA® Exam is open to those who have three years experience-associate degree nurses, LPNs, LVNs, PTA, RDs, all certified healthcare assistants, sales and marketing professionals, healthcare administrators, and research professionals.

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AAWM Board Certification by Examination

The CWCA® exam is held twice a year in February and August. Learn more about upcoming exam dates.  

Multidisiciplinary questions cover: General Knowledge, Anatomy, Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, Physiology, Therapeutics and Psychosocial topics. See each candidate handbook for extensive outline. 

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How important is it to have a wound care certification?

David E. Mahon
Partner, Advanced Surgical Associates
Arlington Hts, IL


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