PCWC Re-certification Requirements

Fee: $204/ 2 years

CME Requirements: 20 CME credits during prior two year period. 

Applicants must complete the ABWH re-certification form and submit required documentation to applications@abwh.net a minimum of 5 business days before their certification expiration date.

The re-certification application must contain receipt of re-certification payment, proof of CMEs, proof of category 1 or 2 credits, and letter of good standing and active status on workplace letterhead. Applicants who are not actively practicing but meet requirements are still eligible.

CME Requirements:
A minimum of 20 CME credits are required for re certification. Submit 10 CMEs, 5 of the credits must be in the field of wound care. 10 credits from category 1 or 2, including but not limited too active involvement in formal teaching / research of Wound Care to physicians, staff, out of hospital personnel or public, reviewer / editor for recognized journal, listed author of published scientific article / text book, attendance of professional conference, active involvement in hospital affairs such as medical staff committees

Failure to re-certify:
Applicants who fail to re-certify while holding an active ABWH designation will incur a $100.00 penalty fee, which will be added to their re-certification fee. ABWH will allow a 6 month grace period for applicants who fail to re-certify within their 10 year certification duration. If the applicant does not re-certify within the 6 month grace period, they will lose the designation and will need to start the application process over. These applicants will need to re-take the ABWH examination.