Getting Your WCC Certification

National Alliance Wound Care

Have you decided it’s time to get your WCC Certification? can help. The National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy, also known as NAWCO, is the nonprofit organization that regulates the WCC (Wound Care Certified) wound certification credential.

About the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy (NAWCO)

The National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy is a fast-growing, diverse and inclusive non-profit organization whose goal is to provide resources and support to its members, advancing the field of wound care through certification.

Wound Care Certified (WCC)

In order to take the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy certification examination to become a WCC (wound care certified) practitioner, you must hold an active unrestricted license and be one of the following registered health care professionals – RN, LPN, LVN, NP, PA, PT, PTA, OTA, MD, DO, or DPM .  Additionally, you must meet the following National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy eligibility requirements.

Distinguish Yourself

Obtaining wound care certification is a way to distinguish yourself from others in the healthcare field and show that you possess a greater amount of knowledge and skill than your basic healthcare licensing mandates. If you decide to pursue the WCC Certification and pass the certification exam, you will be able to use the WCC initials to designate your Wound Care Certified status.

Online Wound Care Education

WoundEducators wound care certification course will fully prepare you for the WCC certification exam. Our online wound programs help many WCC® candidates build the confidence and gain the necessary knowledge needed to pass the WCC® wond care certification exam.

Taking the WCC Certification Exam

After your wound care coursework is finished, you will be considered a viable candidate to take the WCC Certification exam provided you meet the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy eligibility requirements. The sections of the Wound Care Certification test will be similar to the material covered in the course and include the following:

  • Wound etiology and description.
  • Treatment administration and management.
  • Patient assessment, data collection, and wound analysis.

These three categories consist of roughly 60% of the total WCC exam weight. The other important exam topics will cover:

  • Structures and functions of normal skin
  • Identification and management of risk factors
  • Processes of wound healing
  • Legal issues, ethics, and policy

Additional Benefits Our Wound Courses Offer

Another benefit of choosing to help fulfill your WCC Certification requirements is course access until you pass your exam. Once you complete your wound care education course, we grant you access to the material until you pass the WCC Certification exam. wants to make sure that you are confident and prepared to take your WCC Certification exam, so we go the extra mile!

If you have any questions about the process or our wound care courses, contact us at [email protected].


  1. I have worked as an RN full time for 4 years in a LTC facility. Wound care has been a regular part of my position. Does this meet the requirements to sit for the WCC certification exam? Thank You!

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