Exam Instructions

Step 1: Applying for the Exam

Download the candidate handbook/application below for the exam you will be taking (refer to FAQs if you are unsure which exam you are qualified for). Read the handbook carefully and follow the steps on how to complete the application. Once you have all the items in your application checklist completed, send the documents and separate exam fee to ABWM for approval (address below).

American Board of Wound Management
1800 M Street NW Suite 400S
Washington, DC 20036


Step 2: Scheduling the Exam

How to Schedule to Take the Exam at a Later Time at Another Location

You should receive a postcard and an email from ABWM once your application has been accepted. At this time, you can schedule your exam through the AMP testing center at a time and location of your choice.

AMP Online Scheduling: Go to www.goAMP.com at any time and select "Candidates." Follow the step-by-step instructions to choose your examination and register for the examination.

AMP Telephone Scheduling: Call AMP/PSI at 888.519.9901 to schedule an examination appointment. This toll-free number is answered from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM Monday through Thursday, 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM on Friday, and 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM on Saturday (Central time).

Step 3: Preparing for the Exam

The ABWM Foundation endorses only the Wound Certification Prep Course (WCPC) as their recommended review course. WCPC is a great way to enhance your knowledge and is taught by American Board of Wound Management (ABWM) certified, multidisciplinary faculty, each of whom are uniquely qualified to prepare you for the exam you have chosen. In addition to attending WCPC, and to improve your rate of success in passing your exam, we highly recommend beginning a self-study program to help you prepare, please view our study tips here

ABWM Exam Structures

CWCA® - 2.5 hrs; 120 multiple-choice questions; 20 questions are non-scored, pre-test items.
CWS® - 3 hrs; 150 questions; 25 questions are non-scored, pre-test items.
CWSP® - 3.5 hrs; 180 questions; 30 questions are non-scored, pre-test items.


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