Study Tips

Study Tips

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, recommended especially if you are planning on taking the exam following the WCPC course. Below are recommended study guides.

Review the course content outline of the American Board of Wound Management (ABWM) exam you are taking:

Certified Wound Care Associate (CWCA®) content outline 
Certified Wound Specialist (CWS®) content outline
Certified Wound Specialist Physician (CWSP®) content outline

Focus on your weakest areas of knowledge. Feel free to bring questions with you to the prep course and engage the faculty on areas you need to strengthen. 

Review ABWM Foundation flashcards and focus on areas of weakness. You can order the flashcards here

ABWM Foundation provides practice exams. Use the practice examination to help gauge your familiarity with the content areas of the examination, experience taking a computerized exam, review example content, and learn more about the question format, style, and level of difficulty. Recommended study resources available for purchase through the ABWM Foundation include:

Practice Exam
CWCA®, CWSP®, CWS® Study Guides

 

Wound Certification Prep Course

In addition to your self-study program, the WCPC live courses provide:

A comprehensive review of wound care and management that is guided by the blueprint of the ABWM content outline
Interactive case-based studies and practice test questions for an engaging learning experience
Tips on test-taking strategies to strengthen your confidence
Instruction by a team of ABWM-certified expert clinician-educators who have taken the exams
An electronic version of the syllabus and 200 practice test questions
A notebook