Wound Care Education Institute
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®.
Become Wound Care Certified with WCEI’s Wound Care Course
Or just simply take the course for your own knowledge and benefit. Our wound certification course is an informative and empowering week for anyone interested in learning more about healing wounds.
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.
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.
The Wound Care Certification Exam
The NAWCO® Wound Care Certification Examination is 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.
The Advantages of Wound Care Certification
- Earning a wound specialist certification offers many advantages and benefits including:
- Increased consumer/patient confidence
- Feelings of pride, self-satisfaction and confidence for the certified wound specialist
- Enhanced career opportunities and accelerated career advancement including higher pay levels
- Professional acknowledgement, recognition, and respect
"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 Skin & Wound Management Seminar Participation
Anyone interested in skin and wound management is eligible to enroll in our wound care seminar.
Requirements for National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy® “WCC®” Certification Exam
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 or Physician’s Assistant.
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 NAWC® WCC® Examination.
a. For Qualified 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®.
Continuing Education Credits are available for RNs, LPNs, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Physicians who attend all scheduled class sessions of the Skin & Wound Management Course.
Registration is a two-step process:
1. Open the attached file below and follow the instructions. Please fill out application completely. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
2. Click on the Register button below to pay online by credit card.
Mail-in payments must be received before your application will be reviewed.