Download the Application
Not sure where to begin? Take a look at the application requirements and see which exam is right for you. Then, download an application from our website, fill it out and assemble any required documentation.
Submit Required Documentation
Next, you’ll need to submit the application documents. You will upload the application directly to the ABWH site under your corresponding certification pathway. Simply click “Submit Your Application” and upload the documents. Applications will be approved within 3-5 business days. Once you receive an approval e-mail you can schedule your online exam.
Schedule Your Exam
Once your application has been approved by the board and you have received written confirmation, you can schedule your examination by visiting “Schedule Your Exam” on the website.
Take the Exam
After you’ve prepared for your exam, it’s time to take it! Our exams are moderated using an online proctoring service. Depending on the exam, there will be 125-165 multiple choice questions to answer within 4 hours. Within 3-4 weeks of successfully passing your examination you will receive your certificate.
The American Board of Wound Healing (ABWH) serves to maintain and improve the quality of wound management by evaluating professional, clinical and educational standards of practice by using an examination process which is designed to assess the medical knowledge, judgment, professionalism and clinical skills required to provide quality patient care in the fields of Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine. The intent of the initial certification and the maintenance of certification of wound management specialists in the United States and internationally is to provide assurance to the public that a clinician who has been granted a Certificate of Added Qualification has demonstrated high levels of clinical competence.