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CWS IS NOW NCCA ACCREDITED

CWS is now accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) which is the accreditation body of the National Organization for Competency Assurance (NOCA)

Read the Press Release | Visit the web site

Candidates for the CWS exam may now check their application status online! link

You will need Acrobat Reader to open the PDF files, and Microsoft Word to open the DOC files. Item 7 is for re-test candidates only.

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

Candidates for Board Certification in wound management must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Have a Bachelors Degree or higher in a life sciences related field

  • Three (3) years of clinical experience in wound care.

  • Designated professions (MD,DO,DPM,RN, PA,PT,OT,DMD,VMD)
  1. Completed Application with all fields filled in with biographical  information including social security number.
  2. Provide a professional resume or curriculum vitae.
  3. Provide a detailed written description of 3 years of clinical wound care experience and direct patient care. *this must be separate document from the resume.
  4. Copies of professional licenses and board certifications.
  5. An official transcript from the educational institution of the highest degree sealed in its original envelope.
  6. Three letters from professional references sealed in original envelops. Letters should discuss wound care knowledge, skills, and expertise, and must document the required years of experience.
  7. Read the AAWM code of ethics, and sign the statement on the application form, affirming adherence to this code.
  8. Complete, in pencil, the Testing Center application form.
  9. Payment for the required fee.
  10. 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. Faxes will not be accepted.

The AAWM Candidate Handbook is a 16 page handbook that includes information about the exam, testing sites, sample questions, and general information about the AAWM.Everything you need to know about the exam is included in this handbook.

Retest Forms: All application materials must arrive at the AAWM together in the same envelop by the application deadline. Faxes will not be accepted.

**Note: Even if you applied or tested prior to November 2006 you must have a Bachelors Degree or higher in a life sciences related field plus three (3) years of clinical experience in wound care to sit for the CWS exam.

  1. The Re-test form is for individuals who failed their exam and request to re-take the CWS test at the next scheduled examination.
  2. The Testing Center application form is also required. This form is used to set up your testing site.
  3. The Payment Processing Form for individuals paying for their exam registration costs by credit card.

 

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