Wound Care Certification in Canada

wound care certification in Canada

Did you know that Canadians have the same options for wound care certification that Americans do? At WoundEducators.com, we are committed to providing the most up-to-date and effective wound care certification courses internationally. Countless nurses and healthcare professionals have used our accredited online courses to prepare for wound care certification in Canada and other countries.

Need for Wound Care Data 

There is a great need for wound care certification in Canada, partially due to the lack of formal data available. Unfortunately, without ample data, the number of Canadians living with chronic wounds or other wounds is only a rough estimate.

Data is the most important factor of evidence-based wound care. Without accurate data, healthcare professionals will never know what the absolute best wound management solutions are. Our wound care certification courses focus on the facts that prove current practices and products. These same wound care facts will also disprove some traditional methods and introduce students to new and innovative methods.

International Wound Care Certification Benefits 

WoundEducators’ wound care courses provide many benefits aside from the obvious wound care education. Our international wound care courses are a fraction of the cost of other online wound care courses and cost far less than university courses. We understand the balancing act of modern-day life; our courses are accessible 24/7 from mobile, desktop, and tablet. In addition to valuable savings, we provide the maximum continuing education hours per course. We combine valuable knowledge, cost savings, maximum CE hours, and accredited coursework to make becoming wound care certified with WoundEducators.com a win-win situation.

Are the CE Hours the Same?

how to become wound care certified in Canada

Each course offered by WoundEducators.com provides the same number of continuing education hours across the US and Canada – up to 60 hours. Students will receive a continuing education certificate upon completion of the course. Continuing education hours per course: 

  • MA Course – 50 CE Hours
  • CNA Course – 50 CE Hours
  • LPN/LVN Course  – 50 CE Hours
  • RN  Course – 50 Hours
  • BSN Course – 57 CE Hours
  • PT  Course – 57 CE Hours
  • NP  Course…57 CE Hours
  • PA Course – 60 CE Hours
  • Physician Course – 60 CE Hours

Prepare for Almost Any Wound Care Certification in Canada

The wound care certification courses offered by WoundEducators.com can be used to prepare for the WCC, CWCA, CWCN, CWSP, or CWS Certifications. Even without the required clinical experience, healthcare professionals in Canada can begin certification by taking one of our wound care courses and can accrue the necessary experience after. Most wound care certifications require wound care course completion, an active license, and clinical experience. The actual requirements for certification eligibility differ from certification to certification – you can find more specifics and get help choosing the right certification here

Wound Care Certification Test Locations in Canada

There are 25 testing centers that offer the official wound care certification exams. These locations are:

  • Abbotsford, BC
  • Calgary, Alberta
  • Castlegar, BC
  • Edmonton, Alberta
  • Etobicoke, Ontario
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Kelowna, BC
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • Nelson, BC
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Pickering, Ontario
  • Prince George, BC
  • Regina, Saskatchewan
  • Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Scarborough, Ontario
  • Sudbury, Ontario
  • Trail, BC
  • Vancouver, BC
  • Vaughan, Ontario
  • Victoria, BC
  • Windsor, Ontario
  • Winnipeg, Manitoba

It’s never to early to begin pursuing wound care certification in Canada. WoundEducators.com provides 24/7 support for all students. We offer basic and advanced wound care courses that cater to a professional’s current level of expertise and knowledge. Wound care certified professionals typically earn more money than their non-certified counterparts and experience greater job security. Become wound care certified today and prove your value in the medical field!

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    1. I believe you could do WCC or CWCA. However i am not sure this certification is valid or we could use this title in Ontario.

    1. Katherine,

      How many years of experience do you have? You can take our course to prepare yourself for the CWCA certification offered by the ABWM. You will receive a course completion certificate at the end of the course, but to nationally certify you must take the test offered by ABWM after meeting all the requirements.

  1. I’ve been a psw for 15 years and would like to become a wound care nurse. I’m just not sure what to do or where to start…..

    1. Tanya, you can learn more about wound care by taking one of our online courses – these are open to anyone. There are also a few wound care certifications like the WCC which will allow the majority of healthcare workers to pursue wound certification. In order to become certified as a nurse, you will need to pursue your LPN or LVN degree. Hope this helps, and best of luck!

  2. This is Peter Moseneke from South Africa. I am a Registered Nurse advancing in Wound Care. How do I apply to study towards an on line certificate in wound care from a Canadian institution? What are the requirements and and how long does the course take?



    1. Peter,

      Thank you for your commitment to wound care! RNs with three or more years of related experience can apply for their CWS certification. The majority of certification tests, including the CWS, must be taken in-person at an approved testing center. Anyone outside of the US can fill out an international testing addendum with their application. Learn more-

  3. For RN certification from this program, does it equate to the nursing certification of specialties WOCC from the CNA? Thank you

  4. I am an RN and would like to take a wound care course online. Are there any prerequisites for this? I have many years of L&D and family health experience dealing with C-Section incision care, and all types of wounds in a family health environment. Is this course fully online? And if so how much is the course?

    1. Tracy, Our RN course is $897. There are no prerequisites to enroll in the course, and it IS 100% online! In order to become certified by ABWM, NAWCO, or CWONCB, you must take one of their exams in person or through the current remote proctoring options. However, if your goal is to prove knowledge of wound care to your current or future employers, you can use your course completion certificate.

  5. Hello, I am an RN in Alberta Canada. I have been working on a Gen Med unit for all of my career and have always wanted to pursue wound care. The NWOSCC certification in Canada is a competitive program to get into and may not guarantee employment thereafter. Which course would you recommend I take from Wound Educators that may provide me with the knowledge I need to get started and may benefit my chances of being accepted into NWOSCC and further become employed?

    Thank you!

  6. Good pm,

    I am a nurse in Quebec. I am an international nurse . I am interested to be a wound care nurse. What are the steps I need to be eligible to be one.how long usually and how much? Is it all online? Thanks

    1. Marjorie,

      If you can prove you have three years of cumulative experience helping with wounds, you can opt for your CWCA or CWS (CWS preferred for RNs and BSNs). The three years does not have to be consecutive! If you do not have the experience, we suggest getting your WCC to start. Our courses will prepare you for both. Our courses are 100% online, but depending on the certification you end up choosing, you will either need to ask for online proctoring (some offer due to covid) or find a testing center near you after you complete the application – https://candidate.psiexams.com/testdate/post_testdate.jsp

      Best of luck! Email us at [email protected] if you need further assistance.

  7. Hello I am a registered care aide looking to specialize in wound care. I have e 0 clinical hours experience in wound care as it requires you to take the course in person and then they send you out in the field. What requirements will I need to do the exam.? And if I have 0 clinical
    Hours how do
    I obtain these

    1. Skylar, you can register for our course and use it as a way to gain more wound care experience with their current employer. The WCC has a two-year minimum experience requirement and the CWCA has a three year minimum requirement. Best of luck!

  8. Are you offering the course or the certifications or both? I am an LPN in Canada and USRN for Montana. I would like to take certifications for both practices. Is there a certification applicable for both so that I would just take that certification in 1 sitting?

    1. Kima, you can take our course from anywhere in the world (with an internet connection!). Our courses can be used to prepare for the wound certification of your choice. Our courses are independently accredited for CE hours. All students will receive a course completion certificate, but for full wound certification you must sit for the appropriate exam. You can use the ABWM or NAWCO website to see which exams are offered in your area. Best of luck!

  9. Hi there, I’m an BScN in Quebec Canada and looking to become a wound certified RN, what course is best for me? the BSN one?
    Is this course recognized in Quebec Canada? and if so, what is the certification exam I need to do after this course?
    I have the same above questions for the LPN course, and certification

    1. Barbara,

      Thank you for your interest in wound care certification! You can use the PSI exam tool to search for testing centers in your area – https://candidate.psiexams.com/catalog/fap_test_details.jsp?testid=2046&prev_page=/catalog/fap_test_catalog_details.jsp

      We recommend the online BSN course for BSNs. This course will 1. provide you with more CE hours than the LPN course, and 2. cover more advanced wound care management practices. For certification, we recommend the CWS certification, which is a 10-year accredited ABWM certification. It does require 3 years of experience; if you do not have 3 years, we recommend starting with the WCC certification.

      We would recommend an LPN do the LPN course and then use that to prepare for the CWCA exam.

  10. i already had a basic wound care certificate now i need the advanced wound care, is there any opening soon?

  11. I am an RN in Toronto with 5 years experience of wound care. What is the best certification I can get as an equivalent to WOCC(C), and it can be recognized internationally?

  12. Hi
    I have done nursing in INDIA. I have 5 years of experience in wound care from India. I want to do a wound care specialist course in Montreal. I don’t know how I apply for this. Please help

  13. I’m a Jamaican who recently completed the CNA program and wants to work as a wound care specialist. Is this two-day course sufficient for certification, and if not, where can I enroll to do a wound-care training course?

  14. Iam an RN with 18 years of experience in acute ward. I’m interested to be w wound care specialist.Do they require a BSN degree to be able to get into the program
    What program will u suggest. Pls give me directions and info with regards to this matter.
    Much appreciated


    1. Hi Levys,

      You do not need a BSN to take our course OR to become wound care certified. As an RN with that much experience, you should be able to meet the experience requirement for the CWS certification offered by the ABWM. Our RN course will prepare you for the CWS exam. You can purchase the RN course online and you can also read more about the CWS requirements here.

  15. We must pay for any kind of exams/certificates separately? this fee is not included for any of them?

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