Physician Wound Care Certification Course


Physician Course Description

Our advanced Wound Care Certification Course provides Physicians with the fundamental knowledge you need to prepare for national board certification in wound care management.

The physician wound care course curriculum is designed by certified, highly experienced wound care specialists, offering access to the most current, accurate information, technologies, and best practices.

Physician Wound Care Certification, become wound care certified & advance your career!

Physician wound care certification benefits to you:

  • Stand out from your colleagues
  • Stand out from other job candidates
  • Improve your career prospects
  • Demonstrate your commitment to wound management

Our certification course benefits to you:

  • Study on your own time, at your own pace, in your preferred location
  • Plan your study around your other commitments
  • Retain information more easily through self-study
  • “Until You Pass*” Guarantee!

Physician Course Cost: $897
CE credits awarded: 60 hours
Hours to complete: 60 hours*

Eligibility Requirements

Anyone can enroll in the wound certification course. However, only students meeting the certifying body’s criteria are eligible to take the wound certification examination and receive certification credentials. It is not required that the basic or advanced course be completed before enrolling on the physician course.

The wound care certification examination and credentials are provided by a national inter-disciplinary certifying board for healthcare professionals involved in wound care. Physicians who have three or more years of clinical wound care experience are eligible to take the national wound certification examination. The test fee for the wound certification examination is $575 (this fee is not included in the price of the course).

Online Training Component

  • 17 interactive modules pertain to all areas of wound management
  • Quizzes and tests gauge your knowledge and identify areas in need of improvement
  • Digital images, animated activities, and video clips demonstrate important learning concepts
  • Charts and study guides can be easily downloaded for future reference
  • Current journal articles can be downloaded and printed
  • Key terms are presented with each module to reinforce important concepts

Certification Training Kit

  • Current wound management textbook reinforces online training
  • Interactive CD containing case studies that allow you to apply your wound care knowledge through the diagnosis and treatment of patients
  • Study guide includes an outline of each module and a note-taking area to use while completing online coursework
  • Sample products help you master all categories of wound dressing techniques
  • WoundSource product guide that includes clinically-reviewed product information for over 1600 wound care products manufactured by over 200 companies

Course Video Highlights

Study Aids for Physician Certification

  • Online flashcards reinforce key definitions
  • Detailed course outline to help you prepare for the examination
  • Practice tests and quizzes are included with each module to strengthen learning
  • Ability to track progress and return to any course area to reinforce specific topics
  • Test-taking strategies and practice certification exam

Physician Technical FAQs

What are the system requirements to view the Wound Management Training Course?
Flash Player 6.0.79 or later (http://www.adobe.com/go/getflash) (Flash Player 7 or later recommended), and one of the following browsers:

  • Windows: Internet Explorer 6 and later, Firefox 1.x and later, Safari 3 and later, Google Chrome, Opera 9.5 and later.
  • Macintosh: Firefox 1.x and later, Safari 3 and later, Google Chrome
  • Linux: Firefox 1.x and later.

Physician Financial FAQs

Do you offer financial aid?
No. At this time we do not offer financial aid for our courses. However, many employers support continuing education and may be willing to assist with course fees. If you would like information to provide to your employer please contact us.

Do you accept partial payment?
No. Once you register for our course you will be granted login information for the entire course. You will also receive our Wound Management training kit which includes all course material. For this reason we are unable to accept partial payment.

Do you offer group discounts?
Discounts are provided for group registrations. Please contact sales to discuss your needs: sales@woundeducators.com.

Physician Course FAQs

What is the requirement to enroll in the Physician Wound Certification Course?
Anyone may enroll in this course; however, only students meeting wound certification criteria are eligible to take the certification examinations.

How long will I have login access to the online modules?
Course access is granted for 6 months.

If I fail the certification examination will there be a fee to retake the course?
NO! The WoundEducators.com “Until You Pass!” Risk-Free Guarantee ensures that your training investment lasts. All product and course purchases are covered by our commitment to you and your success. Simply provide us with proof that you took the wound certification examination and did not pass and have re-registered for the exam and we will continue your online course access.

How long does it generally take to complete the course?
The Physician Wound Certification Course will take approximately 60 hours to complete.  However, each student progresses at his/her own pace, so individual completion times may vary.

What is the cost of the course?
The fee for the Physician Wound Certification Course is $897. This includes the online course, post-course test, continuing education certificate and home study kit. The fee does not include the certification examination.

Do you offer customized competency training for organizations?
Yes. Customized online training is available to meet the needs of your organization. Please contact sales to discuss your needs: sales@woundeducators.com

Physician Continuing Education FAQs

How much continuing education credit is provided with the Physician Wound Certification Course?

60 CME credit hours are provided.

How do I know if a continuing education activity is accepted by my state board?
The Physician Wound Certification Course, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 60 Elective credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).

AMA/AAFP Equivalency:
AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.

The wound certification course is AAFP approved and the CME hours are accepted in all States.

Physician Certification FAQs

Who administers the wound certification examination?
The CWS wound care certification examination is administered by the American Board of Wound Management – ABWM (Formerly American Academy of Wound Management -AAWM). The ABWM is a national inter-disciplinary certifying board for healthcare professionals involved in wound care.

What are the eligibility requirements to take the wound certification examination?
Any licensed healthcare professional with a Bachelor’s, Doctoral or Master’s degree who has three (3) or more years of clinical wound care experience is eligible. This is documented through your three letters of reference, resume, and application. Please note: If you are not sure if you meet the eligibility requirements to take the wound certification examination, please email the ABWM at: info@abwmcertified.org or call (202) 457-8408.

When are the next wound certification test dates?
The Certified Wound Specialist (CWS) exam is offered in a continuous testing cycle.  Completed applications must be received in the ABWM office a minimum of 15 business days prior to the desired testing date.  Once approved, candidates may schedule their examination for any time in the following six months, based on availability.

The candidate handbook/application can be downloaded here.

Where is the wound certification examination administered?
The CWS wound certification examination will be offered at 170 sites across the United States. For more information on the exam scheduling click here.

What is the cost to sit for the national board certification examination administered by the ABWM?
The CWS exam fee is $575.

Where can I find additional information about the CWS exam?
Information about the certification exams can be accessed at the ABWM website

Are there any additional wound certifications available for physicians?
Yes, MDs, DOs and DPMs are also eligible to take the CWSP exam. For more information about the CWSP certification and exam click here.

Physicians may also choose to become wound care certified through The Council for Medical Education and Testing (CMET). CMET is a non-profit organization providing physician specific certification for the Physician Specialist in Wound Care. For more information about CMET, Click Here.

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Oct 18, 2013 by Gary Kish MD, Portsmouth NH

Thank you. Perhaps one of the best courses I have taken. The knowledge already has enhanced my interest and hopefully my performance in this fascinating branch of medicine. Sincerely, Gary Kish MD

Jun 14, 2013 by Philip B., DO - Honolulu, HI

I have completed the wound care course. I found the course very helpful in providing basic knowledge about the approach to wound care management. I was disciplined and did all the work in a sequential fashion, reading all assignments and watching all the videos. I now have a solid foundation from which to build on as my experience with wound care expands.
I am more comfortable and less confused about the management of different types of chronic wounds, and have a greater appreciation of the myriad of wound care products that are available.
I am happy that I decided to take the course even though I have no desire for formal wound care certification. I found that readings reinforced with the videos, and the ability to repeat the videos as needed, was a great learning tool.
I enjoyed the structured on-line education at my own pace at home as opposed to a one or two week course in a strange city stuck in a chair in a classroom and living out of a hotel. I got my money's worth. It worked for me. I continue to refer to the textbooks that were provided with the course. Thanks
Philip B.
P.S. I practice infectious diseases, and participate in multidisciplinary wound care on a daily basis with wound care nurses and surgeons.

Mar 12, 2013 by Joe M., MD - Chico, CA

It was a real pleasure to take your course.
I would recommend it to any physician serious about wound care. I will
let you know how I did with the CWS exam. It will be out in six weeks.
Dr. Joe M.

Dec 11, 2012 by Arun R., MD, CWS - Augusta, ME

Dear Laurie, I have passed the CWS exams. Your course and the books were really instrumental in passing these exams. Thanks, Arun

Sep 05, 2012 by Ed S MD, CWS, CWSP - Mount Hope, WV

Hi Laurie
I thought I would drop a short note to let you know that I passed the CWSP exam and once again I couldn't have done it with the help of woundeducators.com. I think it is a wonderful course and it was enormously helpful in organizing the studying necessary to pass the exam. The 2 books that were included were also very valuable and were full of information that was not only helpful with the test but they will serve as a guide for patient care in my daily routine.
Thank you again for all your help and support. You have already heard from Irma and I understand she is ordering some 35 courses for all the wound champions to take which will greatly improve our pt. care at Beckley.

May 03, 2012 by Edward S., MD, CWS - Mount Hope, WV

I wanted to let you know I successfully passed the CWS exam thanks largely to your excellent course. I used the course to review and it organized the material so that I had a very logical method to go over the rather extensive syllabus. I found the homework downloads especially helpful. I plan to continue studying and try to pass the CWSP exam shortly and of course I will be again using your course as my study guide. I have recommended the course to all the wound champions at my hospital and encouraged them to get certified.
Edward J S., MD CWS

Nov 24, 2010 by Thomas H., DPM, CWS - Plymouth, MA

Dear Laurie....Just got notified that I passed my CWS exam. Your online course was excellent and helped me a great deal. I have advised my colleagues interested in wound care to take your course. Thanks for your help and happy holidays! Tom H. ,DPM, CWS

Nov 17, 2010 by Brian M., MD - Longmont, CO

Thank you for the login information. I am back in and working on the course which I must say is the best wound care CME I have taken.

Jul 20, 2009 by Jerome B., MD - Hartford WI

I am a physician who is currently practicing wound care and hyperbaric medicine and have found your course most clinically applicable and interesting.


May 21, 2009 by Deborah B., MD

Ms. Swezey,

I thought you might like to know that I did successfully pass the Wound Care Certification exam through the APWCA/CMET taken April 5, 2009. I am officially a fellow of the APWCA and plan on continuing to further my skills in wound management. I work as a hospitalist in an LTAC and this will help me a great deal care for my patient population, most of whom have wound care needs.

Your course was quite good, in particular the texts provided with the course. They were both very helpful and thorough. Reading each of them through and through was the key to passing this exam, I think.

Thanks again for your assistance and your excellent course.

4.9 5.0 10 10 Thank you. Perhaps one of the best courses I have taken. The knowledge already has enhanced my interest and hopefully my performance in this fascinating branch of medicine. Sincer Physician Wound Care Certification Course


May 05, 2014 by Diane Ucci, RN, CWCA

Passes CWCA with a 90%!
Delighted and relieved....
Di Ucci...
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Feb 05, 2014 by Mary Grace Gaza, BSN

I have been one of your students in wound management course. Your materials, teaching strategy is very helpful and has provided a good training ground ...
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Jan 22, 2014 by Sue Hill, RN,WCC

After months of distractions and disasters, I finally took the certification exam for NAWCO and guess what? I PASSED! The Wound Educators course ...
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4.9 5.0 10 10 Thank you. Perhaps one of the best courses I have taken. The knowledge already has enhanced my interest and hopefully my performance in this fascinating branch of medicine. Sincer