Certification Statistics

As of December 31, 2015

Summary of Certification Statistics

As of December 31, 2015

The following statistics reflect the pass rates for the most recent five-year period for individuals that have taken the Certified Wound Specialist (CWS), Certified Wound Care Associate (CWCA) and the Certified Wound Specialist Physician (CWSP) exams, and the total number of individuals certified in each category at the end of the calendar year. AAWM is dedicated to representing the standard of excellence in multi-disciplinary wound certification.

Certified Wound Specialist (CWS)

Year # of Candidates Pass Rate Fail Rate Total Certified
2011 524 60% 40% 3199
2012 287 68% 32% 3049
2013 341 60% 40% 2952
2014 373 57.1% 42.9% 2863
2015 435 58.3% 41.7% 2771

Certified Wound Care Associate (CWCA)

Year # of Candidates Pass Rate Fail Rate Total Certified
2011 269 49% 51% 475
2012 188 45% 55% 523
2013 196 64% 36% 608
2014 165 57% 43% 662
2015 239 61.1% 38.9% 754

Certified Wound Specialist Physician (CWSP)

Year # of Candidates Pass Rate Fail Rate Total Certified
2011 30 73% 27% 68
2012 39 67% 33% 96
2013 145 77% 23% 205
2014 151 85% 14% 324
2015 133 77.3% 23.7% 420