Registration Deadline: February 28, 2023
Wound Care Education Institute's® (WCEI®) Skin and Wound Management Course is a five-day wound care training seminar. This course is designed to provide participants with current evidence-based education in the areas of skin and wound management for licensed healthcare providers (MD, DO, DPM, PA, PT, PTA, OT, NP/APN, RN, LPN/LVN) who plan to take both the skin and wound management course and the wound care certified (WCC®) exam from the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy®.
Continuing Education Credits are available for RNs, LPNs, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physicians, and Registered Dieticians who attend all scheduled class sessions of the Skin & Wound Management Course.
Become Wound Care Certified with WCEI’s Wound Care Course
Our wound certification course is an informative and empowering week for anyone interested in learning more about healing wounds.
Wound Care Certification
WCEI’s Skin and Wound Management Course meets the pre-requisite requirement for the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy® (NAWCO®) certification exam. Eligible participants are given the option to take the wound examination onsite.
Or just simply take the course for your own knowledge and benefit. Individuals who are not eligible for wound care certification may also attend the course. Wound-related product sales representatives or other non-clinicians can gain valuable insight into the business and science of wound care, thus giving them an edge over their competition.
The Wound Care Certification Exam
In most locations, the NAWCO® Wound Care Certification Examination can be administered at the conclusion of the course for those who meet the eligibility requirements to sit for the certification exam. The test is administered by NAWCO – the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy. For details on the exam email email@example.com.
We can no longer guarantee the exam at all locations without a guarantee of 15 Exam Takers.
The Advantages of Wound Care Certification
- Enhanced career opportunities and accelerated career advancement including higher pay levels
- Professional acknowledgement, recognition, and respect
- Increased consumer/patient confidence
- Feelings of pride, self-satisfaction and confidence for the certified wound specialist
"Being certified has made a great difference in my professional life!"
--Deb Hans, RN, WCC®, Loxahatchee, FL
The Skin and Wound Management Course is taught in a fun, relaxed and professional environment. The classes are upbeat, positive, high energy, and designed specifically for health care professionals. Classes are interactive to maintain participants’ energy and interest levels; and all of the instructors are dynamic presenters who use lots of visuals, a variety of learning styles, interesting examples and humor as part of their instruction styles. We promise you won’t be bored!
Here’s what one satisfied participant had to say about WCEI’s wound care certification program:
"Thanks for such a great experience. … The classes were never boring; there was always something new that I was learning. Excellent, Excellent, Excellent! "
--Sue Tredenick, LPN, WCC®, Lansdowne, PA
Requirements for National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy® “WCC®” Certification Exam-Onsite testing only available if enrollment reaches fifteen candidates.
For participants interested in wound care certification additional requirements must be met to sit for the certification exam which include all of the following:
1. Active unrestricted license as a Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Physician, Physician’s Assistant, or Licensed Dietician.
2. Successful graduate of the WCEI® Skin and Wound Management course.
3. Must meet one of the following options:
a. Documentation of active involvement in the care of wound care patients, or in management, education or research directly related to wound care while actively licensed for at least two years full-time/four years part-time within the past five years. Please note: Candidate wound care experience must be a component of daily licensed job duties. This includes experience from such venues as Acute Care, Long Term Care, Home Health, etc.
b. Complete a minimum of 120 hours of hands on clinical training with an NAWC® approved clinical preceptor after completion of “Wound Management Certification Training Course”
4. Completion of application and required supporting documentation.
5. Payment of required fees.
6. Receive passing score of 70% or greater on the NAWCO® WCC® Examination.
a. If there are fifteen qalified candidates, a proctored paper and pencil examination is available onsite following our wound care training course.
b. Computerized versions of the examination are administered at computer based testing facilities managed by LaserGrade/PSI Computer Testing. LaserGrade/PSI maintains testing sites throughout the United States and in other countries.
The Skin and Wound Management Course© is approved by the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy® Credentialing Board (NAWCCB®), the credentialing arm of the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy®.
Registration is a two-step process:
1. Click on the Register button below to pay online by credit card.
2. Once you make payment, within 24 hours, you will receive an email outlining the final steps to complete your registration for the Skin & Wound Management Course.
Payments can also be mailed to ULM Continuing Education, ULIB 109, 700 University Ave., Monroe, LA 71209. Mailed-in payments should include a memo that list identifying information, phone number, valid email address, mailing address, and the name of the course you wish to enroll in.