CSWS Re-certification Requirements
Certification Duration: 5 years
CME Requirements: 15 CME hours during prior two years.
Applicants must complete the ABWH re-certification form and submit required documentation online a minimum of 5 business days before their certification expiration date.
The re-certification application must contain receipt of re-certification payment, proof of CME, and letter of good standing and active status on workplace letterhead.
A minimum of 15 CME credits are required to re-certify. 15 credits must be directly related to the practice of wound care.
Failure to re-certify:
Applicants who fail to re-certify while holding an active ABWH designation will incur a $50.00 penalty fee, which will be added to their re-certification fee. ABWH will allow a 6 month grace period for applicants who fail to recertify within their 5 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.