If you have been researching online wound care certification options, you may have stopped after being bombarded with a host of acronyms. Fear not- we’ve listed the various wound care certification options to help you easily compare.
Wound Care Boards vs Certifications
Wound care certification boards are the ones that offer and regulate wound care certifications. The following are some of the most well-known wound care certification boards:
The American Board of Wound Management (ABWM®)
The Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing Board (WOCNCB®)
The National Alliance Wound Care Ostomy (NAWCO®)
Each wound care certification board has different requirements. Click below to learn more about each:
Accredited ABWM® Wound Care Certifications
Accredited NAWCO® Wound Care Certifications
Accredited WOCNCB® Wound Care Certifications
Compare Wound Care Certification Cost
The current cost of accredited wound care exams ranges from $330-$995. Some wound care certification boards also require you to pay an application fee in addition to the exam cost, which could range from $45-$95. Like all wound care certification prep courses, the cost of the exam is not included in the WoundEducators’ course price.
It is also necessary to keep track of important certification renewals and dates. The ABWM certifications are valid for ten years with a $150 annual renewal fee. The WOCNCB and NAWCO certifications are valid for five years.