Frequently Asked Questions
No. However, members receive a discounted rate.
What are the steps I need to take or how do I become eligible to become qualified to join the College?
First, obtain certification in one of Certifying Agencies recognized by the College. Next, Click Here and follow the directions.
The College is uniquely positioned to provide networking and collaboration with fellow certified practitioners AND provide both the resources and access to quality scientifically-based education for those that are seeking to become certified or advance as a Fellow of the College.
The College is a unifying body of interdisciplinary wound care practitioners, seeking to provide their patients with the most relevant and current wound care. As a member of the College you will have access to and be able to network with fellow providers both in your discipline and across disciplines. The College will notify you of cutting edge educational presentations available in your region, and you will have access to the “BLOG SPOT: Name that Wound”. Having a voice in the leadership of the College, an opportunity to serve on committees or task forces, will help shape the future of wound care and the College.
And YOU are an important part of that journey!
The presence of the College of Clinical Wound Specialists® is a collaborative of those certified in wound care by recognized and accredited programs, including the CWS® designation. The College serves to maintain the validity of specialty certification and to empower the professionals who have attained this level of education. By uniting as Fellows, the College will enhance our ability to work to increase provider relations, educate the public, and lobby Congress/CMS to recognize the designations of wound care specialist. CWS®, WCC®, ABWMS®, CWCA®, CWSP®, WCC®, CWOCN®, CWCN®, CWON®, CWOCN-AP®, CWCN-AP®, CWON-AP® are desirable credentials when considering rendering payment for the care of patients with wounds. Additionally, the College, by virtue of truly being multi-disciplinary, bridges many of the wound care societies, organizations and industry providers as an advocacy arm. Together we can accomplish changes in wound care practice, policy and payment.
Yes, the College does publish the Journal of the American College of Clinical Wound Specialists.