CWCA: Why Certify?

Why should you become a CWCA?

The Certified Wound Care Associate (CWCA) board certification demonstrates a distinct and specialized knowledge in wound management, thereby promoting quality of care for persons with wounds.

Becoming a CWCA will help you:

  • Elevate your status as a specialist in wound care
  • Become recognized as a healthcare professional with specialized knowledge of wounds
  • Demonstrate a dedication to the highest standards in wound care
  • Cooperate and exchange resources with the disciplines and organizations involved in wound care
  • Gain professional pride and growth
  • Advance your career

Who is Eligible?

  • Healthcare professional with at least 3 years of wound care experience
  • Sales and marketing professional in the wound care industry with at least 3 years of wound care experience
  • Candidates with a professional license applying for the CWCA must possess a full and unrestricted professional license in at least one state and in all states in which the candidate currently practices.

Examples: Associate degree nurses, RNs, LPNs, LVNs, PTAs, all certified healthcare assistants, healthcare administrators, dieticians, sales and marketing professionals, and academic researchers.

On April 30, 2013, the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) granted accreditation to the American Wound Management Organizations Certified Wound Care Associate (CWCA) for demonstrating compliance with the NCCA Standards for the Accreditation of Certification Programs. NCCA is the accrediting body of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (formerly the National Organization for Competency Assurance). The NCCA Standards were created in 1977 and updated in 2003 to ensure certification programs adhere to modern standards of practice for the certification industry.  The American Wound Management Organizations joins an elite group of more than 120 organizations representing over 270 programs that have received and maintained NCCA accreditation.

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What are others saying?

“Becoming a CWCA has opened doors for me. As the owner of an independent nursing consulting business, I have gained recognition and respect as a skilled and credentialed wound nurse, instilling comfort in my patients and boosting my career with opportunities to conduct clinical research in the specialty of wound care.”

Jen Agosti, RN, CWCA,
Owner and President of Wound Sharks, Inc.