Certified Skin & Wound Specialist
Exam format: 135 questions
Certification duration: 5 years
Positions Eligible to Apply for Examination:
- Hyperbaric Technician
- Diver Medical Technician
- Medical Assistant
- Respiratory Therapist
- Certified Nurse Aide
- EMT Paramedic
- Life Support Technician
- Physician Assistant
- Registered Nurse or LPN
- Nurse Practitioner
The Certified Skin & Wound Specialist (CSWS) examination will confer competency as a wound care specialist.
The following areas are included in the knowledge and skill domains that are evaluated during the certification process:
- Basic Wound Knowledge
- Patient Assessment & Care Skills
- Wound Care Procedures
- Wound Care Regulations
Each candidate will be required to have all competency checklists signed (by the Program Manager or Medical Director) to document knowledge and clinical skill competence in the required areas. These checklists must be submitted with the CSWS Application.
The ABWH Certified Skin & Wound Care Specialist Examination is endorsed by the American Professional Wound Care Association. Successful completion of the examination process allows the special recognition and distinction as a Certified Skin & Care Specialist, and use of the designation CSWS.