ABWM has changed the eligibility requirements for the Certified Wound Specialist (CWS) certifying exam. Previously, licensed RNs required a Bachelor’s level degree in order to sit for the exam. As of January 1 2019, any licensed RN is now eligible to sit for the CWS exam.

This decision was made in light of the fact that all RNs pass the same state licensing board exam regardless of whether they have an associate or bachelor’s degree.

In light of these changes, any current CWCA that tested within the last three years can sit for the CWS exam for a reduced fee of $200. Simply fill out a Re-Test Form (checking the CWS box) and include a note highlighting the date you certified as CWCA.

CWCAs who certified more than three years ago are still welcome to sit for the CWS, but must fill out a Re-Certification Form (just tick the CWS box) and pay the standard $575 CWS recertification fee.

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