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Status | Examination Dates
- Recognizes those who have met the eligibility
requirements for board certification.
- Identifies a standard of knowledge essential
for developing a comprehensive wound management program.
- Advances cooperation and resource exchange
among the various disciplines and organizations involved
in the treatment of patients with chronic wounds.
- Encourages continued professional growth and
development of individuals and the field of wound management.
- Establishes a code of ethics, responsibility
and high professional standards by all certified individuals.
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The AAWM shall grant Diplomate status to those individuals
who successfully pass the National Board Certification Examination
for Wound Management Professionals or Associates. Such Diplomates shall
be referred to as "Certified Wound Specialists® of
the AAWM" or Certified Wound Care Associate™ of the AAWM" and shall be entitled to use the designation CWS® or CWCA™, respectively, after their
All candidates for the CWS exam are required to have a Bachelors degree or higher in a life sciences related field plus 3 years of clinical experience in wound care. Candidates doe the CWCA are requried to have 3 years of clinical experience. For more information the Candidate Handbooks are available for download.
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AAWM Board Certification by Examination
The CWS and CWCA exams are held twice each each. The CWS is given in April and OCtober. The CWCA is held in February and August. There are over 700 testing centers nationwide.
Exact locations can be found at lasergrade.com.
Multidisiciplinary questions cover: General Knowledge, Anatomy,
Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, Physiology, Therapeutics and Psychosocial
topics. See each candidate handbook for extensive outline.
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