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Currently, any non-Bachelors Degreed Candidates with five years of documented clinical or research experience in the field of wound care are eligible to sit for the exam.  As of January 1, 2007, a Bachelors Degree or higher will be necessary in order to qualify to sit for the National Board Certification Examination for all Wound Management Professionals.

The AAWM National Examination for Board Certification in Wound Management from the American Academy of Wound Management is held every April and October at selected testing centers nationwide.  The next upcoming CWS exam will be administered on October 14, 2006.  Materials Deadline: September 1, 2006.

***Please note, if you are already a Diplomate with the AAWM and do not have a Bachelors degree this change will only effect you if you have to re-take the CWS® examination for any reason. Your certification remains intact as long as you remain in good standing with the AAWM.


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