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New Article on Wound Certifications:

An overview of the current state of wound certification is presented by Lauri M. Rappl, PT, CWS, et al.

Rappl, Lauri M., et al. Wound Care Organizations, Programs, and Certifications: An Overview. Ostomy Wound Management 2007;53(11):28–39

Recent Board of Directors Meeting Photos:

The September Board of Directors meeting was truly a time for celebration. Earlier this year the CWS® exam was granted the prestigious NCCA certification. In August, the AAWM's new CWCA™ exam certified the first associate level diplomates. Robert J. Snyder, DPM, FACFAS, CWS, FACCWS and Joseph L. Fink III, BS, JD were also recognized for their contributions to the AAWM over the past year.

May 15, 2007
American Academy of Wound Management’s
Certified Wound Specialist® (CWS®) Program
Accredited by the National Commission
for Certifying Agencies (NCCA)

Washington, DC, May 15, 2023 – The American Academy of Wound Management (AAWM) is pleased to announce that on May 1, 2023 the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) granted accreditation to AAWM’s Certified Wound Specialist® (CWS®) program for demonstrating compliance with the NCCA Standards for the Accreditation of Certification Programs....read more here.


February 15 , 2007

The American Academy of Wound Management has established a new examination, The Certified Wound Care Associate™ (CWCA™). This examination requires 3 years of clinical experience plus a minimum of a high school diploma. Find more information in the CWCA™ Candidate Handbook.


January 1 , 2007

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