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)
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Candidates for the CWS exam may now
check their application status
You will need Acrobat Reader to open the PDF files,
and Microsoft Word to open the DOC files. Item 7 is for re-test
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:
- Completed Application
with all fields filled in with biographical
information including social security number.
- Provide a professional resume or curriculum vitae.
- 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.
- Copies of professional licenses and board certifications.
- An official transcript from the educational institution
of the highest degree sealed in its original envelope.
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.
- Read the AAWM code of ethics, and sign the statement
on the application form, affirming adherence to this
- Complete, in pencil, the Testing
Center application form.
for the required fee.
- 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.
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.
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.
- The Re-test form
is for individuals who failed their exam and request
to re-take the CWS test at the next scheduled examination.
- The Testing Center application form is also
required. This form is used to set up your testing
- The Payment
Processing Form for individuals paying
for their exam registration costs by credit card.
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