Which wound care certification programs are currently accredited?
Three organizations that currently offer formally recognized accredited certifications in wound care:
- The American Board of Wound Management (ABWM)
Wound certifications offered: CWCA, CWS, CWSP
- The Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing Certification Board (WOCNCB)
Wound certifications offered: CWCN
- National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy (NAWCO)
Wound certifications offered: WCC
Non-accredited Wound Care Certification Programs and Certificate of Completion Courses
Wound care certification and certificate services offered by other organizations may be non-accredited certifications or merely certificates of completion, which can be mistaken for an accredited wound care certification:
- VOHRA Wound Physicians
It should be noted that both the ABWM and the WOCNCB accredited wound care certifications differentiate educational levels, while other organizations present the same testing level for each test, whether the individual is a licensed practical nurse (LPN), registered nurse (RN), Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), or medical doctor (MD).