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The Certified Wound Care Associate® Exam is offered in a continuous testing cycle starting February 5, 2012. Testing will be offered at 170 sites across the United States.

 

 

NOTE: All application materials must arrive at the AAWM together in the same envelope by the application deadline.

Click to open the Candidate Handbook and Application. Right click (PC) or CTRL + Click (Mac) to save a PDF copy to your computer.

*Please note: New application materials reflect AAWM's new name: American Board of Wound Management (ABWM). The official transition to the new name will occur gradually through December 2011 and January 2012. Please continue to use the info@aawm.org email address and www.aawm.org URL for the time being.


What are the steps in applying to become a CWCA®?

1. Complete the entire Application with all fields filled in with biographical information including social security number, and Testing Center Application.

2. Provide a professional resume or curriculum vitae.

3. Provide personal statement, which details 3 years of wound care experience and direct patient care (if applicable).

4. Provide copies of professional licenses and board certifications.

5. Include three letters of reference sealed in original envelopes. Letters should discuss wound care knowledge, skills, and expertise, and must document the required years of experience.

6. Read the AAWM code of ethics, and sign the statement on the application form, affirming adherence to this code.

7. Complete the checklist form by initialing next to each application item.

All application materials must arrive at the AAWM together in the same envelope by the application deadline. Packets that arrive with materials missing will be returned, thus delaying the application. Fedex and USPS certified mail is recommended. It is the soul responsibility of the candidate to ensure that all application materials arrive by the deadline.

Note: Effective April 10, 2010, AAWM no longer requires transcripts from the highest level of education obtained for the CWS™ and CWCA® Exams!

Retesting? Click for the Re-Test Application. *Please note: New application materials reflect AAWM's new name: the American Board of Wound Management (ABWM). The official transition to the new name will occur gradually through December 2011 and January 2012. Please continue to use the info@aawm.org email address and www.aawm.org URL for the time being.

 

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